Action Comics #487 [Whitman]
(September 1978)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
41
Price
[none]
Pages
44
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) #487.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Atom; Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed as Garcia Lopez)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed as Garcia Lopez)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2944
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something has turned the old Daily Planet globe into a guided missile--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Atom [Ray Palmer]
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet (newspaper); Daily Planet newspaper; WGBS (television station)

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Super-Origin of Microwave Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte (credited as Francisco Chiaramonte)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn (credited)

Job Number
S-2917
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Farewell, my son!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Microwave Man; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
After chasing a flying saucer, Superman encounters a strange older man. Turns out the old man used to be Microwave Man, and the alien rays rejuvenated him.
Reprints

Onward and Upward (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

DC Publishorial / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
#S-2951
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor: The last time I picked up a Superman comic was 17 years ago.
Feature Logo
Superman in Action [booth change]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Eileen M. Arnold, Rick Bidard, and Philip M. Botwinick.

Miniature War of the Bat-Knights! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Pencils
Alex Saviuk (credited)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte (credited as Francisco Chiaramonte)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn (credited)

Job Number
S-2908
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At long last it's happened!
Feature Logo
The Atom [rounded e]
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bat-Knights; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring
Synopsis
The Atom and Jean go exploring some caves. After a quick review of the Atom's origin, he and Jean are attacked by miniature men riding bats. Atom rescues Jean from their capture.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Answer Man / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Q: What does Diana (Wonder Woman) Prince of Earth-1 do for a living?

39 Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Table of Contents: 6)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Mike Catron
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's fascinating to watch Jose Luis Garcia Lopez talk about his work.
Genre
biography
Characters
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Indexer Notes

Script credit confirmed by Michael Catron.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Something has turned the old Daily Planet globe into a guided missile--"]
    The Atom; Superman
  2. 1. Super-Origin of Microwave Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. Onward and Upward
    DC Publishorial
  4. 3. ["Dear Editor: The last time I picked up a Superman comic was 17 years ago."]
    Superman in Action
  5. 4. Miniature War of the Bat-Knights!
    The Atom
  6. 5. ["Q: What does Diana (Wonder Woman) Prince of Earth-1 do for a living?"]
    The Answer Man
  7. 6. 39 Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
    DC Profiles
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