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Superman Comic Books & Graphic Novels

  • Issue #484
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 484
    Published Jun 1978 by DC.

    Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano. Superman Takes a Wife, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Joe Giella; Colonel Future and The Wizard team to prevent the existence of Earth 2 Superman, who eventually restates his marriage vows with Lois; 40th anniversary issue. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #485
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 485
    Published Jul 1978 by DC.

    Cover by Neal Adams. "The Experiment That Backfired on Superman", script by Cary Bates (pgs. 1-3; 17) and Dennis O'Neil (pgs. 4-16), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Joe Rubinstein (pgs. 1-3, 17) and Murphy Anderson (pgs. 4-16); En route to the laboratory of Professor Bolden to help test a new energy source, Superman is attacked by a pair of thieves using Bolden's device; while unconscious, Superman dreams of Professor Bolden's first experiment: the Kryptonite Engine; Clark Kent begins his TV career. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #486
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 486
    Published Aug 1978 by DC.
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    Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. "Superman's Time-Killing Trip!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta; Superman travels to the future where he finds the Earth population at war with the Halflings and the sun has turned red, robbing him of his ability to travel home. "Hero for a Day," script by Elizabeth Smith and Thomas E. Smith, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Lex Luthor escapes prison to deliver a birthday present for his nephew. 36 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #487
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 487
    Published Sep 1978 by DC.

    44-page giant. First 50-cent cover price. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Origin and 1st appearance of Microwave Man in "The Super Origin of the Microwave Man," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Earth-Ones first super-criminal, Microwave Man, makes a comeback after 40 years of inactivity, and Superman must deal with him. "The Miniature War of the Bat Knights," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Ray and Jean Palmer return to the cavern where Ray first shrunk to tiny size, but she is soon captured by Bat-Knights who wish to learn the secret of changing size from The Atom. José Luis Garcia-Lopez bio by Michael Catron. 44 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #488
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 488
    Published Oct 1978 by DC.

    44-page giant; Garcia Lopez cover. Superman in "Superman Battles Microwave Man!: written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Sewan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Air Wave begins as a back up feature in "A Close Shave for Air Wave!" with story by Bob Rozakis, art by Alex Savilik and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Double page center spread ad for "The Infamous Milk Duds Superduds Sweepstakes!" featuring the Joker. Julius Schwartz, editor. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #489
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 489
    Published Nov 1978 by DC.

    Last 50-cent cover price. 44-page giant. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Krypton Dies Again," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; As the light from Krypton's explosion finally reaches Earth, Superman works overtime to protect his adopted planet; But it's not to distract himself, as his friends suppose; Superman is looking for Brainiac who has once again threatened Earth. "Where There's a Will, There's a Fray," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; The Atom tries to discover who is stealing mementos from the estate of the deceased comedian Joseph Rak. Letter to the editor from writer Cat Yronwode. Batman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Corsair of Crime." 44 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #490
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 490
    Published Dec 1978 by DC.

    First 40-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "No Tomorrow For Superman," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Ever since Brainiac made him view the destruction of Krypton, Superman has had excessive super-energy that he has to find a way to express harmlessly; But during the latest bout of super-energy, Brainiac directs Superman at the Justice League satellite. One-page Fred Hembeck strip. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #491
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 491
    Published Jan 1979 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "A Matter of Light and Death," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Diverted by Hawkman, Superman lands in northern Oregon where he hatches a plan; He engages Brainiac's ship, then drags it to the location of a supernova, where he powers up enough to penetrate Brainiac's force shield, enter his spacecraft, and knock him out. One-page Unknown Soldier strip by Fred Hembeck. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #492
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 492
    Published Feb 1979 by DC.

    Superman in a book length story, "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. It's Superman's birthday, but its not a fun party because the Man of Steel is threatened by the usual suspects from the Phamtom Zone! Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #493
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 493
    Published Mar 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "The Metropolis-UFO Connection!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Why are flying saucers appearing in the sky over Metropolis--are they friend or foe? Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #494
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 494
    Published Apr 1979 by DC.

    "The Secet of the Super-S!" Starring Superman. Story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Clark Kent resigns his job at WGBS and returns to his job at the Daily Planet, but not all is as it seems. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #495
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 495
    Published May 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "Attack of the Ultimate Warrior!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. A legendary invincible seven-foot Kryptonian Guardian appears on earth with none other than Kal-El as his prey. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #496
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 496
    Published Jun 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "Death Out of a Bottle!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. An alien plague threatens death and destruction but Superman finds himself helpless to stop it. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #497
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 497
    Published Jul 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "Superman's Command Performance!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. What would you ask for is Superman could grant a wish for you? In this story three people have that chance. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #498
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 498
    Published Aug 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "The Catastrophic Man!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Julius Schwartz, editor. Vartox, the sole survivor of the exploded planet Valeron, arrives on earth, much as Superman once did. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #499
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 499
    Published Sep 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "As the World Turns...for the Last Time!" with story by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Vince Colletta. Julius Schwartz, editor. Vartox, the sole survivor of the exploded planet Valeron (see previous issue) warns Superman that Earth, like Krypton and Valeron, faces impending destruction, but this time it's the son of Jor-El who fails to heed the warning! Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #500
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 500
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    64-page Giant centennial issue with infinity cover. Superman's life story is recounted in "The Life Story of Superman!," an all-new three-chapter story written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Inside front and back covers feature a text history of Action Comics written by E. Nelson Bridwell. Julius Schwartz, editor. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #501
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 501
    Published Nov 1979 by DC.

    Superman in "The Mystery of the Mild-Mannered Superman!" written by Cary Bates with art by Kurt Schaffenberger and inks by Jow Giella. It's happened before and it happens here again--Superman and Clatk Kent trade personalities! Profile of artist Joe Staton. Julius Schwartz, editor. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #502
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 502
    Published Dec 1979 by DC.

    Superman and Supergirl in "Fall and Rise of the Star-Child!" written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Julius Schwartz, editor. When an alien baby arrives on earth in a space ship much as Superman did, the Man of Steel and Supergirl join forces to prepare him for his new life. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #503
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 503
    Published Jan 1980 by DC.

    "A Save in Time!" Written by Cary Bates. Pencils by Curt Swan. Inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. Starring Superman and The Astounding Kolzer. Superman tries to prevent a woman from being kidnapped "right out of this world." Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #504
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 504
    Published Feb 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Power and the Choice," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; An evil woman hypnotizes Tobias Williams into infusing her with his prana-powers so that she can run rampant as the Mystery Marauder, and Williams appeals to Superman for help. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #505
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 505
    Published Mar 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Creature That Charmed Children starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; a harry beast named Jorlan charms children, but makes trouble for Superman. 32 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #506
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 506
    Published Apr 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Children's Exodus from Earth! starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; the harry beast named Jorlan continues making trouble for Superman. Superboy cameo. 32 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #507
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 507
    Published May 1980 by DC.
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    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Clark's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, has apparently returned from the grave. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #508
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 508
    Published Jun 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. The Secret World of Jonathan Kent starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Pa Kent has apparently returned from the grave; Superman is defeated, his identity revealed. 32 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #509
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 509
    Published Jul 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Great Space-Travel Hoax," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman tangles with an energy-being created from the subconscious of five aliens masquerading as Earth people. "The Computers That Saved Metropolis!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Dick Giordano; Alec and Shanna use a pair of TRS-80 computers to help Superman stop Major Disaster after Superman's powers become difficult for him to control. 68 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #510
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 510
    Published Aug 1980 by DC.

    Cover art by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano. Luthor's Last Stand starring Superman, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman apparently leaves Lex Luthor to face sudden death. 36 pgs. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #511
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 511
    Published Sep 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Luthor Fights for Good!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Lex Luthor appears to confirm his change of heart by deactivating all nuclear weapons on Earth, repairing the ozone layer, and helping Superman fight Terra-Man and other alien criminals. "A New Costume for Air-Wave!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; After Air Waves costume gets ripped apart by his two young cousins, Karen Peterson has to secretly make him a new one. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #512
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 512
    Published Oct 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Luthor's Day of Reckoning!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Lex Luthor marries Angela Blake, but it turns out to be part of a plot to trap Superman. "Sinister Spectacle of Sunspotter," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Romeo Tanghal, inks by Vince Colletta; Air Wave tangles with a solar-powered villain, Sunspotter. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #513
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 513
    Published Nov 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Return of Superman Island," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman deals with the return of Superman Island and the secret inside, as well as the H.I.V.E., a new organization that wants the secret inside that island. "The Red Dart's Deadly Arts," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Romeo Tanghal, inks by Kim DeMulder; Subbing for Green Arrow, Atom faces the Red Dart and his explosive darts, and gets a little help from Air Wave. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #514
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 514
    Published Dec 1980 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Countdown of the Killer Computer," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman is confronted by Brainiac again, who manipulates the contents of the Fortress of Solitude against him. "Sunspotter's Crime Collection," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Romeo Tanghal, inks by Kim DeMulder; The Atom and Air Wave are individually trapped by Sunspotter, who is bent on robbing wealthy hobbyists. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #515
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 515
    Published Jan 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "This Is My World, and You're Welcome to It!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; The Earth has been transformed into a world in which Vandal Savage rules and Superman is his servant, but Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen convince the Man of Steel to turn on his master. The Flash Meets the Bureauc-Rat ad. "Sorry - Wrong Powers!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; The Atom must track down the kidnappers of Professor Hyatt, despite the fact that meddling by a cosmic being has given him the powers of the Atom of Earth-Two. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #516
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 516
    Published Feb 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Time and Time Again," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman learns that the worlds history has been distorted by "time bombs" planted through history by Vandal Savage; But Lex Luthor, in getting the Man of Steel to defuse the bombs, hopes to make himself master of the alternate Earth. "The Clueless Capers of Chronos," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; Chronos returns to trap the Atom in a blender full of pancake syrup. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #517
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 517
    Published Mar 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The War for Peace!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Dave Hunt; Superman recovers a religious artifact beloved by two races and stops them from going to war upon each other on Christmas Eve. "Brother Rat," script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Don Heck; Aquaman learns from Vulko that Mera will die unless she returns to her other-dimensional world before long; Nonetheless, she accompanies her husband to New York City, where they fight Ocean Master, who leaps off a building to his apparent death. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #518
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 518
    Published Apr 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Treasure Hunt on a Small Planet," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman must discover why alien beings are stealing dams and factories on Earth. "Old Gold" Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure," script by J. M. DeMatteis, art by Don Heck; Ocean Master survives the fall, but Amphitrite, who now commands him, sends Poseidon in his place to fight Aquaman, who now suspects that Ocean Masters mother (his fathers second wife) may still be alive. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #519
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 519
    Published May 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Where the Space-Winds Blows," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman tries to prevent an alien hunter from destroying a monster which he soon learns destroyed the alien's planet. "Family Plot," script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Don Heck; Aquaman, Mera, and Cal Durham learn the strange history of Aquamans mother: that Atlanna was a survivor of the original Atlantis, thanks to her taking a serum of her own invention that made her amphibious and nearly immortal; that her sister, Atlena, was a priestess of the Delphius Oracle, which proclaimed that a savior would be born to become king of sea and land people; that Atlanna did not really die in Aquamans childhood, but was merely rendered comatose. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #520
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 520
    Published Jun 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Superman's Arch-Rival for Lois Lane," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman discovers a businessman beating his time with Lois Lane, and distracting him deliberately with reports of disasters the Man of Steel must deal with. "The End," script by J. M. DeMatteis (plot) and Bob Rozakis (script), art by Don Heck; Aquaman and Poseidon have a final encounter with Atlanna, Ocean Master, and a horde of villainous robots. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #521
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 521
    Published Jul 1981 by DC.
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    • Label #1497548025
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    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Deadly Rampage of the Lady Fox," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; In New York City, the Vixen steals a van full of furs that belong to entrepreneur Mordecai Mule; Superman, attending a function at Madison Square Garden, learns of the robbery and gives chase; Superman and Vixen team up to stop a horde of elephants. "Grow, Little Growfish!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; Off the coast of Virginia, Aquaman experiments with his telepathic powers by sending out a routine mental scanning wave; He discovers a large, gelatinous organism that shrinks in size; Aquaman contacts the Atom, who teleports over to investigate. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #522
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 522
    Published Aug 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Time-Tornado of the Clockwork Man," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman battles a robot that is disrupting timelines. "The Hurricane Harness Hijack," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; Professor Hyatt invents a device which can harness part of a hurricanes power and sends it through the Time Pool to be charged by a hurricane in 1938; But when the Calculator comes to steal it, he winds up kicking the Atom into the Time Pool. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #523
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 523
    Published Sep 1981 by DC.

    Last 50-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Steve Lombard's Double Life!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; An alien cons Steve Lombard into thinking he is one of their race, so that he may steal Steves athletic qualities and use it to compete in sports on his own planet. "The Robot Master" Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. "The Eye of the Storm," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; The Atom helps save his own parents during the hurricane, then returns through the Time Pool to defeat the Calculator. 36 pgs. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #524
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 524
    Published Oct 1981 by DC.

    First 60-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "If I Can't Be Clark Kent... Nobody Can," script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; A clone of Superman that was created by Lex Luthor tries to take the place of Clark Kent. "Lights... Camera... Crime!" Hostess snack cakes ad with Batman. "Catastrophe By Calculation!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; The Atom seeks Air Wave's assistance to stop the Calculator. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #525
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 525
    Published Nov 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Neutron Nightmare!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Nat Tryon, one of Lex Luthors hirelings, is changed by a radiation bombardment into Neutron, a nuclear-powered villain, and seeks revenge on Superman for not delivering him from his predicament. "Air Wave Goes Blank!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Hal dresses up as Green Lantern for a costume party. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #526
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 526
    Published Dec 1981 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Man Who Murdered Metropolis!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman must discover where Neutron has planted an atomic bomb which, if and when it goes off, will destroy Metropolis. "Air Wave Tunes In!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; After receiving an electrical shock, Air Wave learns that he has the power to read minds. "Penguins on Parade" Hostess Fruit Pies ad with The Penguin. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #527
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 527
    Published Jan 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "Sorcery Over Stonehenge!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman becomes the pawn of two sorcerers from the future who wish to use him to obtain a mystic Runestone. "Air Wave Under the Waves," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Dennis Jensen; After defeating a couple of crooked students, Air Wave is suddenly hit by a transporter beam that teleports him into an undersea realm; There he rescues a six-armed octopus-like creature who is being attacked by costumed humanoids; Air Wave abruptly phases back to Earth, but finds a small version of the "hexapus" creature has been caught in his cap; He places it in his aquarium and, when Hal Jordan comes calling, gets Green Lantern to contact Aquaman. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #528
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 528
    Published Feb 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Star-Kill!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; A reformed Brainiac enlists Supermans help to try to destroy a doomsday device he created in his nefarious days, which is headed for Earth. "Land-Masters of the Sea," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Aquaman finds himself teleported to the world of Vortuma, where he communicates with another hexapus and learns about their society; While on a tour of their city, Aquaman witnesses the Land-Masters, human tyrants who terrorize the sea-dwelling hexapi, make an attack on the hexapus governor. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #529
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 529
    Published Mar 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by George Pérez, inks by Dick Giordano. "I Have Two Eyes, But I Cannot See!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Dan Adkins; A mind-altering ray from Brainiacs device has rendered Superman unable to perceive any of the disasters threatening Earth, so Jimmy Olsen becomes his "seeing-eye" partner. Death If by Land... Death If by Sea!, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Pablo Marcos; Aquaman fights off the Land-Masters of Vortuma and helps the hexapi get to safety, but is knocked unconscious by the tyrants; He awakens in a desert, confronted by Land-Masters. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #530
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 530
    Published Apr 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. "Fantastic Deadly Voyage," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Dan Adkins; As Superman fights desperately to destroy a doomsday device, the Planet-Eater, he learns that Brainiac has been reprogrammed to be more evil than ever. "Home... Home on the Waves," script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Aquaman and one of the Hexapi try to find a means of "energizing" Aquaman so that he may return to Earth on the transport beam; The hexapus tells Aquaman about the vibrus, an underwater animal that gives off high-levels of vibration energy when attacked. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #531
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 531
    Published May 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Devil... and the Daily Planet!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank McLaughlin; The Daily Planet is in danger of being turned into a tabloid by a publisher who wishes to take it over, but a ghost of a printers devil will not allow it. "No Time Off for Heroes!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Vince Colletta; While Ray and Jean Palmer are in Curaçao, Venezuela, for a physicists convention, the Atom comes across a nuclear bomb which must be deactivated, at a time in which his body is giving off inexplicable mini-nuclear reactions. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #532
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 532
    Published Jun 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia. "H.I.V.E. and Go Seek!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Dave Hunt; When the H.I.V.E. strike in Metropolis again, Lois Lane masquerades as one of their female members whom she has captured, and finds herself part of a squad assigned to kill Superman with Kryptonite ray-guns. "Carnival of Catastrophe!", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; The Atom becomes Ray Palmer to deactivate the nuclear bomb, but inadvertently gives away his secret identity to two crooks, who die soon afterward. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #533
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 533
    Published Jul 1982 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Trackdown!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Superman tries to stop the H.I.V.E. from threatening the world with a cloud of nuclear waste, while the criminal cabal targets Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane for murder. "Ground Zero - Where?", script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; The Atom joins Air Wave and D.A. Larry Jordan to uncover a Dallas oilmans plot to blow up the nuclear physicists convention. 36 pgs. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.