Action Comics #488 [Whitman]
(October 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) #488.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2961
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Punch-proof! Bullet-proof! Capture-proof!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Microwave Man [Lewis Padgett]
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin. Todd Klein credit for lettering from his website (kleinletters.com).

Superman Battles 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)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
S-2917
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Metropolis Park, the dead of night-- where a fearsome display of indescribable violence has shattered a majestic statue of steel!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Microwave Man [Lewis Padgett]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Josh Coyle; Lana Lang; Morgan Edge; Perry White; Henry
Synopsis
Superman battles Microwave Man, a former super-villain from the past rejuvenated by aliens.
Reprints
Keywords
Galaxy Communications; Metropolis; Metropolis Park

Batman and the Corsair of Crime (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies / 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 (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
#S-2967
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear ENB: Well, well, well! After the last several issues of Action, #483 was a breath of fresh air!
Feature Logo
Superman in Action [booth change]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tony Berg, Andrew C. Taylor, and Beppe Sabatini.

A Close Shave for Air Wave! (Table of Contents: 4)

Air Wave / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-2952
First Line of Dialogue or Text
District attorney Larry Jordan battled crime not only in the courtrooms, but also in the streets, as the costumed hero...
Feature Logo
Air Wave
Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback); Air Wave [Larry Jordan] (flashback); Helen Jordan (flashback); Jack Jordan (flashback); Janice Jordan (introduction); Jason Jordan (introduction); Jennifer Jordan (introduction); Karen Peterson (introduction); Casey Jones (introduction); Black Canary [Dinah Lance] (flashback); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (flashback)
Synopsis
Young Hal Jordan arrives in Dallas to visit his cousin Jack. At the airport, he (as Air Wave) stops a hijacker. At a train museum, Air Wave battles the Railroad Robber. But Hal's new friend Karen has suspicions about Hal and Air Wave.
Reprints
Keywords
Dallas; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Punch-proof! Bullet-proof! Capture-proof!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Battles Microwave Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. Batman and the Corsair of Crime
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. ["Dear ENB: Well, well, well! After the last several issues of Action, #483 was a breath of fresh air!"]
    Superman in Action
  5. 4. A Close Shave for Air Wave!
    Air Wave
  6. 5. ["Though you're used to reading biographies of our staffers in the regular DC Profiles column, we thought this particular bio deserved a bit more space."]
    DC Publishorial
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