Adventures of Superman #500 [Direct]
(Early June 1993)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price
2.50 USD; 3.25 CAD; 1.00 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1993-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Carlin; Jennifer Frank (assistant)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

1993 Triangle #11.


Back From the Dead?! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grummett (signed)
Inks
Doug Hazlewood (signed)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Jor-El; Blaze [Angela Blaze]; Kismet; Cleric
Reprints

Life After Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Ordway
Pencils
Tom Grummett
Inks
Doug Hazlewood
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (as a spirit); Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Gangbuster [Jose Delgado]; Kismet; Harry Kent (hallucination); Cat Grant; Peter; Vincent Edge; Ty; Jimmy Olsen; Ron Troupe; High-Pockets; Cindy; Clarice Day; Inspector Bill Henderson; Cleric (demon; villain); Blaze [Angela Blaze] (villain); Prankster [Oswald Loomis] (villain)
Synopsis
After suffering a heart attack, Jonathan's spirit joins Clark's in the astral plane. Jonathan must get Clark to clear his head, or else he might end up in Blaze's domain... forever.
Reprints

First Sighting (Table of Contents: 2)

Steel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Louise Simonson
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
superhero
Characters
John Henry Irons (first appearance); White Rabbit [Angora Lapin] (first appearance; villain); The Dragons [Homes; Wheels; Hype (death)] (villains); The Sharks (villains)
Synopsis
In the midst of a battle between rival gangs, John Henry Irons rises from the rubble of the battle between Superman and Doomsday.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Superman: The Man of Steel (DC, 1991 series) #22.

First Sighting (Table of Contents: 3)

Eradicator / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Jackson Guice
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eradicator (first appearance); Darryl Wilbur (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A guy tries to hijack a car, and is pursued by the cold Last Son of Krypton.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #687.

First Sighting (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Tom Grummett
Inks
Doug Hazlewood
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy (first appearance; Superman clone); Guardian [Jim Harper]; Newsboy Legion [Tommy; Flip; Gabby; Big Words; Scrapper]; Paul Westfield; Carl Packard
Synopsis
Superboy escapes from Cadmus with the help of the Newsboy Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #501.

First Sighting (Table of Contents: 5)

Cyborg Superman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (layouts); Brett Breeding (finishes)
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]
Synopsis
Superman returns to Metropolis, but portions of his body have been replaced with cybernetic parts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Superman (DC, 1987 series) #78.

Kryptograms (Table of Contents: 6)

Kryptograms / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jennifer Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Larry Piona, Paul N. Hicks, Melissa Page, Alan C. Carroll, Kate Murray and Philip Youngman - and responses from Jennifer Frank.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back From the Dead?!
    Superman
  2. 1. Life After Death!
    Superman
  3. 2. First Sighting
    Steel
  4. 3. First Sighting
    Eradicator
  5. 4. First Sighting
    Superboy
  6. 5. First Sighting
    Cyborg Superman
  7. 6. Kryptograms
    Kryptograms
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