Action Comics comic books issue 631
Cover by Jim Starlin. "Détente," script by James Owsley (Christopher Priest) and Mark Bright, pencils by Mark Bright, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Captain Atom attempts unsuccessfully to track an alien into space, then rescues Hal Jordan from a desert, after which Hal finds his power battery in the hands of some common crooks and confronts them to recharge his ring and capture them. "Knock 'Em Dead" (Part 8), script by Sharon Wright, pencils by Randy DuBurke, inks by Pablo Marcos; Black Canary tracks Cat Maddox, who commits another murder and eludes capture. "Cat And Mouse" (Chapter 1), script by Paul Kupperberg, art by Fred Carrillo; The Phantom Stranger confronts Tannarak and Tala, after Tala appears to defeat Cassandra Craft. "Point Blank," script by Roger Stern, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman fights the Consortium after discovering it is receiving the same rays from outer space that his worshippers are. "Old Friends, New Enemies," script by Cherie Wilkerson, pencils by Vince Giarrano, inks by Tom Mandrake; Nightwing returns to Ireland after Speedy defeats some Sanas and some police are found to be causing murders as the Friends of The Empire. "Kissoff - That's a Russian Word, Isn't It?", script by Martin Pasko, art by Rick Burchett; The Blackhawks discuss espionage with President Truman while some C.I.G. operatives kidnap Natalie Reed, and a Nazi plot to steal LSD begins. 52 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.