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Issue Details

Issue #500
Published October 1979
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 1.00 USD
Pages 68
Editing Julius Schwartz

Cover Details - "Superman--This Is Your Life Story!"

Characters Superman; Supergirl; Lois Lane
Genre superhero
Pencils Ross Andru
Inks Dick Giordano

2 page Superman text article "The Action Comics Story"

Genre Superhero
Script E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters typeset
Notes The history of Action Comics located on inside front and inside back covers.

64 page Superman story "The Life Story of Superman"

Characters Superman [also as Superboy; Clark Kent]; J. Robert Arngrim; Lois Lane; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Lana Lang; Lara; Jor-El; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Supergirl; Lori Lemaris; Toyman; Parasite; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Morgan Edge
Synopsis At the opening of the Superman Pavilion of the Metropolis World's Fair, Superman recalls and relates all the siginificant moments of his life. But Luthor uses this occasion to launch his latest scheme against the Man of Steel.
Genre superhero
Script Martin Pasko
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks Frank Chiaramonte
Colors Adrienne Roy
Letters Gaspar Saladino
Notes Superman's life story, featuring all the supporting characters.
Reprinted in Superman Story, The (Tor Books, 1983 series) #nn

1 page Superbaby illustration "The Rocket That Carried the Future Superman from Krypton Bursts Through the Covers of Our Previous Anniversay Issues!"

Characters Superbaby [Kal-El]
Genre superhero
Pencils Ross Andru
Inks Dick Giordano
Letters typeset
Notes Background composed of Action Comics anniversary issues #100, 200, 300, 400.