Action Comics #723 [Direct Sales]
(July 1996)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
1.95 USD; 2.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1996-05-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941200019 72311
Editing
KC Carlson (editor); Mike McAvennie (associate)

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1996 DC Comics.
1996 Triangle #27.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson (signed)
Inks
Dave Johnson (signed)
Colors
Patrick Martin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
clockworks; cogs; gears; heat vision; sprockets

Identity Crisis II: Keys (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer; Mark Waid
Pencils
Chris Renaud; Curt Swan (pages 12-16); Chris Marrinan; Steven Butler
Inks
Dick Giordano; Pam Eklund
Colors
Glenn Whitmore; Digital Chameleon (separations)
Letters
Phil Felix

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Brainiac [Milton Fine]; Chas Cassidy; Aminah; Lois Lane; Cat Grant [Catherine Grant]; Jimmy Olsen; Dr. Guinness; Eric; James (death)
Synopsis
Brainiac is in Superman's body while Superman's is trapped in that of a young boy. Brainiac almost sets off nukes. Superman contacts Lois to get her to the asylum he is trapped in. But when she gets there he worries about her getting hurt and doesn't tell her. Brainiac decides that a TV broadcast will help him control humans. Superman escapes but now the police are after him.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #536 and continues in Superman: The Man of Steel (DC, 1991 series) #58.

The Deal of Steel (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Watch This Space #12 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Watch This Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Re: Action / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike McAvennie
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer
Inks
Denis Rodier
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Aaron Fenaud, Brian Kelley, Andy Oliver, Joe Iaquinto, Aaron Regan, and Kenneth J. Garrett.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Identity Crisis II: Keys
    Superman
  3. 2. The Deal of Steel
  4. 3. Watch This Space #12
    Watch This Space
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Re: Action
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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