Action Comics #516 [Newsstand]
(February 1981)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
44
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-11-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041002
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting 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) #516 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #185.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3507
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vandal Savage nevers runs out of diabolical schemes!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Vandal Savage; the Atom
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; pterosaurs; sauropods; stegosaurs; tyrannosaurs

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Time and Time Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3522
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vandal Savage; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Justice Society of America (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman travels to the World War II era to track down Vandal Savage. Lex Luthor reveals how things came to be that Vandal Savage rules the world. The story involves a seer in ancient Sumer telling Savage that he could be a great ruler on Earth One. So Savage planted special "time bombs" to alter the past, making him ruler. Jimmy goes to the past to help Superman, not knowing that Luthor plans to take over. Superman is able to stop the sequence of events that will lead to Vandal Savage's rule, and everything returns to normal.
Reprints

Aquaman and the Space Capsule (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Clueless Capers of Chronos! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3154
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos
Synopsis
The Atom battles Chronos, who has stolen Atom's size-changing belt and impersonated him. Atom escapes Chronos' dastardly trap involving a blender and pancake syrup.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-3512
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Vandal Savage nevers runs out of diabolical schemes!"]
    Superman; The Atom
  2. 1. Time and Time Again!
    Superman
  3. 2. Aquaman and the Space Capsule
    Aquaman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. The Clueless Capers of Chronos!
    The Atom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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