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Action Comics (1938 DC) comic books

  • Issue #551
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 551
    Published Jan 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. Written by Marv Wolfman. Art by Gil Kane. Superman: Friend or Foe? Superman must race to deliver an antidote to two dying children, battling global emergencies along the way. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #552
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 552
    Published Feb 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. Written by by Marv Wolfman. Art by Gil Kane. Another Time! Another Death starring Superman; Immortal Man tells The Forgotten Heroes that they must kill Superman to destroy giant vines. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #553
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 553
    Published Mar 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. Written by by Marv Wolfman. Art by Gil Kane. The World At Time's End starring Superman; Superman and The Forgotten Heroes go back in time to stop Vandal Savage from harnessing the powers of creation. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #554
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 554
    Published Apr 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. Written by Marv Wolfman. Art by Gil Kane. If Superman Didn't Exist..., in the wake of Superman creating an alternate timeline in which he doesn't exist, two kids imagine Superman coming to life to protect them. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #555
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 555
    Published May 1984 by DC.

    Written by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Curt Swan. "Reunion!" Superman and Supergirl battle that power-sapping purple pariah -- the Parasite! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #556
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 556
    Published Jun 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto and Klaus Janson. Written by Marv Wolfman. Art by Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger. Endings starring Superman, Vandal Savage interferes with Superman's powers, making him damage Metropolis. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #557
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 557
    Published Jul 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. The Artistic Thefts of Terra-Man starring Superman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Dave Hunt; Terra-Man steals three Rembrandt paintings. Yesterday Once More starring Superman, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #558
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 558
    Published Aug 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. The All-Searing Eyes starring Superman, script by Bob Rozakis, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Loretta Grant transforms into the Yellow Peri and attacks Superman. Hoax Night starring Superman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dennis Jensen. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #559
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 559
    Published Sep 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. The Once and Future Peril, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt; Superman battles the Yellow Peri. A Superman of A Different Color, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Dennis Jensen. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #560
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 560
    Published Oct 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. Meet John Doe, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Dave Hunt; Superman fights an escaped convict named John Doe and gets amnesia. Police Blotter starring Ambush Bug, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #561
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 561
    Published Nov 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. The Great Toyman Trivia Contest starring Superman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dennis Jensen; to bring forth a childhood foe, Toyman sponsors a million-dollar trivia contest. The Past and Future Superman! starring Superman, Superboy, and Lana Lang, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #562
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 562
    Published Dec 1984 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. Their Magnetic Majesties--King Alexander and Queen Bee! starring Superman, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt; Superman battles Queen Bee and King Alexander. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #563
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 563
    Published Jan 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. Black Beauty, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner; Ambush Bug tells Superman the origin of his costume, which is similar to his own. Mr. Mxyzptlk, Media Star! starring Superman, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Dennis Jensen. Jimmy Olsen -- Blob starring Superman, script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Pablo Marcos. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #564
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 564
    Published Feb 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. A New Life for Superman starring Superman and Master Jailer, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Clark Kent doesn't realize he's Superman. ...Run for Freedom! starring Superman, script by Charlie Boatner, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #565
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 565
    Published Mar 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Keith Giffen and Bob Oksner. The Wizard City Warrior starring Superman, script by Mort Todd, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt. $ellout or Manna from Mando starring Ambush Bug, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Peabody, Blotto, Ms. Mohawk, and The Cleaver, script by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #566
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 566
    Published Apr 1985 by DC.

    Cover art by Marshall Rogers and Jerry Ordway. Traumas in the Bahamas starring Superman, script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Ron Randall, inks by Karl Kesel; Superman battles Captain Strong, who resembles Popeye. With Love from Superman, script by Mindy Newell, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #567
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 567
    Published May 1985 by DC.

    The Yellow Peri's magic goes awry in Paradise! Written by Bob Rozakis, with art by Kurt Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt. Plus, "The League of Superman Watchers!" Cover by Pat Broderick and Jerry Ordway. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #568
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 568
    Published Jun 1985 by DC.

    A stage magician's illusion goes haywire. Written by Elliot S! Maggin, with art by Curt Swan and Al Williamson. Also: Craig Boldman, Howard Bender and Alex Nino bring you "The Amazing Matchmaker of Metropolis." Cover by Bender and Jerry Ordway. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #569
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 569
    Published Jul 1985 by DC.

    A high school prank unleashes a Lois Lane monster! Written by Dennis Yee and Paul Kupperberg, with art by Irv Novick. Plus: A second story, "Casting Call," by Michael J. Wolff, with art by Howard Bender and Pablo Marcos. Cover by Bender and Bob Oksner. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #570
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 570
    Published Aug 1985 by DC.

    Jimmy Olsen has such a big ego it decides to split away and menace him! Written by Paul Kupperberg, with art by Kurt Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt. Plus: A back-up tale by Craig Boldman, Howard Bender and Pablo Marcos. Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #571
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 571
    Published Sep 1985 by DC.

    An alien comes to Earth to find the means to save his race, but winds up causing a world of trouble for Clark Kent in "Mission To Earth!" Script by Elliot S! Maggin. Art by Alex Saviuk & Dave Hunt. Letter to the editor from T.M. Maple. Cover by Brian Bolland. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #572
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 572
    Published Oct 1985 by DC.
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    • Label #1497151020

    All action, all complete! Look at this avalanche of talent: Craig Boldman's story "The World of Superman Masqueraders" is penciled by Wayne Boring and inked by Dave Hunt; Beppe Sabatini's tale is penciled by Howard Bender and inked by Bob Oksner; and for Mark Waid's story (1st pro work), Rick Hoberg pencils and Steve Mitchell inks! Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #573
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 573
    Published Nov 1985 by DC.

    J. Wilbur Wolfingham - con man supreme - sells Earth to an alien! What's the price? A fantastic, wild story by Craig Boldman, with par excellence art by Kurt Schaffenberger and Bob Oksner. Cover by Howard Bender and Murphy Anderson. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #574
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 574
    Published Dec 1985 by DC.

    Craig Boldman's enticing script, "May the Best World Win!" is illustrated by Kurt Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt. Plus: A second story, by guest writers Bob Greenberger and Barbara Randall, illustrated by Howard Bender and Hunt. Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #575
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 575
    Published Jan 1986 by DC.

    Cover art by Eduardo Barreto. The Great Brain Robbery starring Superman, script by Joey Cavalieri, pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Dave Hunt. Rodent on a Rampage starring Superman, script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Dave Hunt. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #576
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 576
    Published Feb 1986 by DC.

    Superman discovers "Earth's Sister Planet," and it's ruled by highly evolved dinosaurs! Scripted by Bill Woolfolk, with art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Also: What is "The Monumental Menace of Metropolis"? Only Mark Waid, Paris Cullins and Mike DeCarlo know! Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #577
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 577
    Published Mar 1986 by DC.

    He can kill with a touch...and not even Superman is immune! Call him "Caitiff - First of the Vampires." Written by Robert Loren Fleming and Keith Giffen, with art by Giffen and Bob Oksner. Cover by Giffen and Karl Kesel. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #578
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 578
    Published Apr 1986 by DC.

    What could possibly cause the public to turn on Superman and idolize a nobody? Craig Boldman's script and Kurt Schaffenberger's art hold the answer. Cover by Eduardo Barreto. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #579
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 579
    Published May 1986 by DC.

    Cover art by Keith Giffen and Karl Kesel. Prisoners of Time! (1986 A.D. to CCLIII A.D.) starring Superman, script by Jean-Marc Lofficier (as R. J. M. Lofficier) andRandy Lofficier [as R. J. M. Lofficier), pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Bob Oksner; an evil druid sends Superman and Jimmy Olsen back in time to Gaul (France) in the year 253 AD. The story is clearly an homage to homage to Goscinny and Uderzo's Astérix and Obélix. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #580
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 580
    Published Jun 1986 by DC.

    Superman suffers pangs of remorse over his failure to save a group of people from death! An insightful look at the Man of Steel by writer Robert Loren Fleming and artist Kurt Schaffenberger. Plus: Two more stories, by the likes of E. Nelson Bridwell, Paul Kupperberg, Paris Cullins and Greg Theakston! Cover by Gil Kane. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #581
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 581
    Published Jul 1986 by DC.

    Cary Bates and Kurt Schaffenberger's unique story allows you to observe a day through Superman's eyes in "Superman for a Day!" Plus: Michael J. Wolff, Schaffenberger and Dave Hunt reveal that "Even a Superman Needs a Lawyer!" Cover by Denys Cowan and Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #582
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 582
    Published Aug 1986 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Strange Rebirth of Jor-El and Lara," script by Craig Boldman, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Kurt Schaffenberger; Superman discovers that the intellects of his parents Jor-El and Lara were transferred into his brain before he left Krypton. He is able to find a way to extract them and place them into new bodies, essentially bringing them back to life. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #583
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 583
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    • Label #1497343024

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan (layouts) and Curt Swan (as Swanderson), inks by Murphy Anderson (as Swanderson). "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?", script by Alan Moore, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Kurt Schaffenberger and Murphy Anderson (uncredited); Lois continues to relate how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor's body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realized who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself; Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart; Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. Legendary story continued from Superman #423. Superman in Action article by E. Nelson Bridwell; The history of Superman in Action Comics. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #584
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 584
    Published Jan 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Squatter starring Superman and the Teen Titans, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; David Gunderson uses a machine to control Superman's mind, making him destructive. Action Comics: In the Beginning... article by John Byrne. Postcard insert for contest to win The Man of Steel trade paperback, art by Byrne. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #585
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 585
    Published Feb 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. And the Graves Give up Their Dead..., script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; Superman and The Phantom Strangers team to destroy a creature created by the Serabite Stone. Meanwhile… Superman's Other Creators article by Dick Giordano about Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #586
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 586
    Tags: Legends (DC) (part 19)
    Published Mar 1987 by DC.

    Legends Chapter 19. Orion and Lightray are sent to Apokolips to help a fallen hero in "The Champion!" Part 3 of 3, continued from Superman (1987) #3 and Adventures of Superman (1939) #426. Darkseid, Amazing Grace, Granny Goodness appearances. Written & drawn by John Byrne, embellishes by Dick Giordano. Cover by Byrne. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #587
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 587
    Published Apr 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Comics Buyer's Guide 1986 Fan Awards. Cityscape! starring Superman and the Demon, art by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; To stop Morgan Le Fay, Superman teams up with the Demon of 1987 and the Demon of 1162. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #588
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 588
    Published May 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. All Wars Must End Part Two, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; Hawkman and Hawkwoman go to Superman for help in stopping the Thangarian invasion fleet. A Shadow War tie-in, this issue continues from Hawkman #10 and continues in Hawkman #11. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #589
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 589
    Published Jun 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Green on Green, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; Arisia finds Superman 400,000 light years from Earth, Superman then teams up with the Green Lantern Coprs. to stop a mighty foe. Gardner Fox memoriam by John Byrne. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #590
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 590
    Published Jul 1987 by DC.
    • Signed by inker Dick Giordano (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Better Dying Through Chemistry starring Superman and the Metal Men, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Dick Giordano; Clark Kent falls into a vat of chemicals, resulting in the birth of a new chemo. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #591
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 591
    Published Aug 1987 by DC.

    Superman is transported to another time when he tries to catch up with Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes in "Past Imperfect." Continued from Superman (1987) #8. Concludes in Legion of Super Heroes (1984 3rd Series) #38. Time Trapper, Krypto appearances. Story, pencils & figure inks by John Byrne, background inks by Keith Williams. Cover by Byrne. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #592
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 592
    Published Sep 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. A Walk on the Darkside starring Superman and Big Barda, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; Sleez uses Big Barda's Mega-Rod to battle Big Barda and Superman. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #593
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 593
    Published Oct 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. The Suicide Snare starring Superman, Big Barda, and Mr. Miracle, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; Sleez uses Big Barda's Mega-Rod to try and force Superman and Big Barda to make an adult film for Grossman Pictures. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #594
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 594
    Published Nov 1987 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. All that Glisters starring Superman and Booster Gold, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; Booster, mad at Superman for invading Qurac, picks a fight with him. 36 pgs. $0.75. NOTE: The cover for this issue is an Homage to the Booster Gold (1986 DC 1st Series) #7 cover by Dan Jurgens and Mike DeCarlo. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #595
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 595
    Published Dec 1987 by DC.

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    Cover art by John Byrne. The Ghost of Superman starring Superman and the Martian Manhunter, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Keith Williams; to stop the Silver Banshee, Superman fakes his death. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #596
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 596
    Published Jan 1988 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Hell is Where the Heart Is... starring Superman and the Spectre, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by John Byrne and Keith Williams; in this Millenium crossover, Superman and the Spectre team to free the people of Smallville from apparent death. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #597
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 597
    Published Feb 1988 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Visitor starring Superman, Lois Lane, and Lana Lang, script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Leonard Starr and Keith Williams; Lois Lane meets Lana Lang, Ma and Pa Kent reveal to Lois that they raised Clark and Superman. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #598
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 598
    Published Mar 1988 by DC.

    Cover art by John Byrne. Checkmate starring Superman and Checkmate (1st appearance), script by Paul Kupperberg and John Byrne, inks by Ty Templeton; the Checkmate agency defeats a terrorist. 36 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #599
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 599
    Published Apr 1988 by DC.

    "Element 126" What do the Metal Men have to do with Luthor's newly created Kryptonoid Man? Story & figure inks by John Byrne, pencils by Ross Andru, background inks by Keith Williams. Bonus 16-page tale: Superman & Jimmy Olsen in "The Karma Baggers" by Joe Calchi, Britt Wisenbaker & James Scott. Cover by Byrne. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #600
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 600
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    80-page giant. Cover pencils by John Byrne, Kurt Schaffenberger, Dick Giordano, Curt Swan, and Mike Mignola, inks by George Perez, Jerry Ordway, John Beatty, Murphy Anderson, and Mike Mignola. Alternate Action Comics #600 cover, pencils by John Byrne, inks by George Perez. "Different Worlds," script by John Byrne, pencils by John Byrne (breakdowns) and George Perez (finishes), inks by George Perez; Hermes summons Wonder Woman to Olympus from her romantic meeting with Superman, and the Man of Steel follows, but they arrive in different locations; After Hermes explains to Diana that Olympus has been taken over by Darkseid, the New God toys with the heroes, making them battle, as he discusses with Desaad his plans. "True Love," script by John Byrne (plot) and Roger Stern (script), pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger, inks by Jerry Ordway; Lois is upset that the papers are saying that Superman and Wonder Woman are dating. "Games People Play," script by John Byrne, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by John Beatty; Lex threatens to reveal to the public that Maggie is a lesbian; Lex learns that he has kryptonite poisoning. "A Friend in Need," script by John Byrne (plot) and Roger Stern (script), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman goes to Millersburg to answer Jimmy's signal watch, but weakens from kryptonite poisoning. "The Dark Where Madness Lies" starring Superman and Man-Bat, script by John Byrne, pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by Mike Mignola. Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards for 1987. Kevin MaguireDave Gibbons, Walt Simonson, and Mike Zeck pin-ups; Art Adams pin-up inks. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.