Action Comics #537 [Canadian]
(November 1982)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
45
Price
0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-08-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041011
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) #537 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #203.


[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-3985
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trapped in the past... defeated in the present... does Superman have a future?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Syrene; Jackhammer [Jackson Hammersmith]

...Half 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-3978
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jackhammer [Jackson Hammersmith] (villain); Syrene (villain); Lord Satanis [Collin Thorton]
Synopsis
A low-powered Superman goes to the Fortress of Solitude to try to travel to the past and battle Lord Satanis and get his powers back, but Satanis blocks him. Meanwhile, Superman's duplicate with the other half of his powers is still held by Syrene in the past. Back in the present, Superman must battle the villain Jackhammer, without his invulnerability. Superman gets hit hard and goes down.
Reprints
Keywords
Time Bubble

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #537 (December 1982).

Where Science Ends -- Magic Begins... (Table of Contents: 2)

Masters of the Universe / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
He-Man [Prince Adam]; Teela; Man-At-Arms [Duncan]; Battle Cat [Cringer]; Zodac Zur; Skeletor [Keldor]; Beast Man [Raqquill Rqazz]

Indexer Notes

"Cover" of Masters of the Universe preview.

Fate Is the Killer (Table of Contents: 3)

Masters of the Universe / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Dave Manak

Genre
science fiction
Characters
He-Man [Prince Adam]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Teela; Man-At-Arms [Duncan]; Battle Cat [Cringer]; Sorceress [Teela 'na]; Zodac Zur; Skeletor [Keldor]; Beast Man [Raqquill Rqazz]
Synopsis
Superman travels to Eternia and helps He-Man battle Skeletor.

Indexer Notes

Masters of the Universe preview story.

A Bad Case of Worms (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Worms Novelty Toy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
S-3990

Indexer Notes

Letters from Rand Lee, Mike Sopp, Keven T. Brown, Daniel Tobias, Gary Thompson, Rene H. Manuel III, Frank Krulicki, and Charles David Haskell.

Something Fishy! (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Job Number
S-3969
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Doctor Carmel
Synopsis
Aquaman and a woman who looks just like Mera investigate who she is and why she has Mera's appearance and powers. But those powers get out of control and their lives are endangered.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Trapped in the past... defeated in the present... does Superman have a future?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. ...Half a Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. Where Science Ends -- Magic Begins...
    Masters of the Universe
  4. 3. Fate Is the Killer
    Masters of the Universe
  5. 4. A Bad Case of Worms
    Worms Novelty Toy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Action Reaction
  7. 6. Something Fishy!
    Aquaman
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