Action Comics #485 [Whitman]
(July 1978)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
41
Price
[none]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #485. There exist further variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Neal Adams ?; Cory Adams ?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2894
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
chains; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Colors credits provided by Anthony Tollin. Cover is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233.

The Experiment That Backfired on Superman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (pages 1-3, 17); Denny O'Neil (pages 4-16)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (pages 1-3, 16 [panel 5], 17); Murphy Anderson (pages 4-16)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (as Tony Tollin)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-2928
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
After being blasted by an experimental ray, Superman reflects on when he was previously blasted by a similar ray, which also transformed all of the Kryptonite on Earth to iron. After Superman protects a space launch, Clark Kent is assigned to be a TV reporter full-time. In the present, Superman recovers and stops the bad guys who blasted him.
Reprints

Imperiled Sub (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (replies)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2901

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Thomas Krasker, Mike White and Dave Blanchard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2901A

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kent A. Phenis, Al Shroeder and Robert A. Buethe.

Superman in Action Extra

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Experiment That Backfired on Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. Imperiled Sub
    Aquaman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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