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Issue Details

Issue #598
Published March 1988
Cover Price 0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Mike Carlin

Cover Details - "Checkmate Blows Into Metropolis!"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane
Genre Superhero; Spy
Pencils John Byrne
Inks John Byrne

22 page Superman; Checkmate story "Checkmate"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Checkmate [Harry Stein; Harvey Bullock; Knight-Two] (first appearance); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Cat Grant; Perry White; The Jackal; VILLAINS: Morgan Edge; Achmed Khareemali (dies); The Fist of Allah (an armored terrorist; first appearance); The Jackal (first appearance); the Angels of Allah (a terrorist group; first appearance)
Synopsis Checkmate takes out a terrorist.
Genre Superhero; Spy
Script Paul Kupperberg (co-plot; script); John Byrne (co-plot)
Pencils John Byrne
Inks Ty Templeton
Colors Petra Scotese
Letters John Costanza
Notes Intro and 1st Checkmate, the law-enforcement agency which spins off into its own book.

2 page Re: Action Comics letters page "Re: Action Comics"

Script Mike Carlin ?
Letters typeset
Notes Letters from readers - Ricardo Padiua, Peter Meilaender, Neil Ahlquist, Charlie Harris, Abe Rodriguez, Kiril Kundurazief, Michael D.Z., Juan Carlos Alvarez, Todd Standish, PFC Jonathan Hook and Jody Hamby.