Action Comics #539 [Canadian]
(January 1983)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
46
Price
0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-10-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
709893041001
Editing
Dick Giordano (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) #539 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #205.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4018
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
bondage

Indexer Notes

Art credits and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Past Imperfect! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-4031
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Perry White; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Syrene (villain); Lord Satanis (villain)
Synopsis
The Atom uses the Time Pool to try to help Superman get to the past to stop Lord Satanis and Syrene. Flash does the same with the Cosmic Treadmill, but both efforts fail. Back in the past, the other Superman is still a pawn in the war between Satanis and Syrene. Clark Kent shows up at the Daily Planet, and promptly keels over. Clark Kent is dead! Meanwhile, Satanis manages to take over the body of the Superman in the past. And Clark Kent's autopsy begins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits, page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Story continues from Action Comics #538; story continues in Action Comics #541.

Help! I'm a Prisoner in My Own Body! (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Phil Felix

Job Number
S-4029
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; V'Lana (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman learns that V'Lana has taken over Mera's body and plans to use Mera's ability to control fish to take over Mera's home dimension of Xebel. Aquaman and Mera confront her, but she gets the upper hand, and Mera's life is in danger.

Indexer Notes

Page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Action Reaction / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
José Luis García-López
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4023

Indexer Notes

Page count and job number confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Past Imperfect!
    Superman
  3. 2. Help! I'm a Prisoner in My Own Body!
    Aquaman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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