Action Comics #649 [Direct]
(January 1990)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1989-12-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Carlin; Jon Peterson (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Brainiac Trilogy, Part Three (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

[The Brainiac Trilogy, Part 3] Man and Machine (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Pérez (layouts); Kerry Gammill
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Job Number
[G-5313]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Guardian [Jim Harper] (flashback); Dubbilex (flashback); Collin Thornton; Mara Talbot (first appearance); Dr. Augustine; VILLAINS: Brainiac [Vril Dox] (origin); Milton Fine (flashback); Sydney Happersen; Lex Luthor; Metallo [John Corben] (flashback)
Synopsis
Vril Dox takes over Milton Fine's body for good, and then escapes Earth and Superman in a rocket ship.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Re: Action / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Dooley
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-5313

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Uncle Elvis, Mark Billian, Michael Garner, Andy Ziats, Malcolm Bourne and Charlie Harris - and responses from Kevin Dooley.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Brainiac Trilogy, Part Three
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Brainiac Trilogy, Part 3] Man and Machine
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Re: Action
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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