Action Comics #491 [Whitman]
(January 1979)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
42
Price
0.40 USD
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)
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 is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3034
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last -- I, Brainiac triumph!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Hawkman; Brainiac
Reprints
Keywords
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

A Matter of Light and Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]

Job Number
S-3022
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac (villain); Hawkman; Theodore J. Henkin; Jerry
Synopsis
Diverted by Hawkman, Superman lands in northern Oregon where he hatches a plan. He engages Brainiac's ship, then drags it to the location of a supernova, where he powers up enough to penetrate Brainiac's force shield, enter his spacecraft, and knock him out.
Reprints

Penguins on Parade (Table of Contents: 2)

The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

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

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

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

Job Number
S-3041

Volume 78 Issue 43 - Week of October 23, 1978 (Table of Contents: 4)

Daily Planet; Hembeck / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Fred Hembeck
Pencils
?; Fred Hembeck
Inks
?; Fred Hembeck
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Bob Rozakis

Job Number
P-243
Genre
humor
Characters
Unknown Soldier
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["At last -- I, Brainiac triumph!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. A Matter of Light and Death!
    Superman
  3. 2. Penguins on Parade
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  5. 4. Volume 78 Issue 43 - Week of October 23, 1978
    Daily Planet; Hembeck
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