Action Comics #538 [Canadian]
(December 1982)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
45
Price
0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-09-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041012
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) #538 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #204.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3999
First Line of Dialogue or Text
One more pounding from Jackhammer and you're dead! Get out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Jackhammer
Reprints

The Measure of a Superman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-4009
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Jackhammer (villain)
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen helps Superman recover from his beating at the hands of Jackhammer. Superman has to conquer his fears to go after Jackhammer again, but he does, and beats him, with a little help from the nice folks of Metropolis.
Reprints

Mera, Mera, on the Wave-- Who's the One You've Got to Save? (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3992
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera
Synopsis
Aquaman manages to escape the trap created when the woman who he thinks is Mera goes out of control. But then he learns the truth - Mera is trapped, and this woman is someone else in Mera's body!

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis [as BR]
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4004

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jef Peckham, Martin B. Miller, Kent A. Phenis and Jill D. Weber.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["One more pounding from Jackhammer and you're dead! Get out!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Measure of a Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. Mera, Mera, on the Wave-- Who's the One You've Got to Save?
    Aquaman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
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