Action Comics #579 [Newsstand]
(May 1986)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1986-02-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041005
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor); Tom Condon (managing 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) #579 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #24.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4764
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho-hum! Another day, another enemy to kill!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Astérix (unnamed); Columnix [Obélix]
Keywords
Asterix homage; swords

Prisoners of Time! (1986 A.D. to CCLIII A.D.) (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Marc Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier]; Randy Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier]
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-4745
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Superix]; Jimmy Olsen; Astérix (unnamed); Picturix [Panoramix]; Prolifix (villain); Columnix [Obélix]; Prefix [Idéfix]; Chief Flipmybix [Abraracourcix]
Synopsis
Superman and Jimmy Olsen prevent the theft of an ancient shield. But they are pulled back in time to 253 A.D. where they help the folks in a hidden village escape the Romans.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The story is a homage to Goscinny and Uderzo's Asterix.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Action Reaction / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ho-hum! Another day, another enemy to kill!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Prisoners of Time! (1986 A.D. to CCLIII A.D.)
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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