Action Comics #80

DC Comics

United States

Published
January 1945
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/4109

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk

Credits

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

"Only in a Superman DC Publication are found..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Mr. Mxyztplk Returns! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Mxyztplk

Credits

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel]
Art
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #272 (February 1974)
Mr. Mxyzptlk Returns!
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Murray, 1978? series) #34 ([October 1978?])
Mr Mxyztplk Returns
From GCD
From Action Comics #80
This version
Superman 272, February 1974

Synopsis

When unusual and weird things begin affecting Clark Kent, there is only one answer for it: that imp from another dimension has returned, and that means more headaches for the Man of Tomorrow!

Notes

Mr. Mxyztplk first appeared in Superman #30.

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

"First horse thievin'..."

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Art
George Lichty
Show/hide 5. The Riddle of the Reservoir! (Congo Bill) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Congo Bill
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Horace Manton; Miggs Horgan

Credits

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Art
John Daly

Synopsis

Bill stumbles into a plot to cover the tracks of racketeers Manton and Horgan.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (The Big All-American Comic Book) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"All I can say is wow!"

Featuring

Feature
The Big All-American Comic Book
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes) Advertisement, 1 page

"Gee, Professor, what is it?"

Featuring

Feature
Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
Genre
Superhero
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Grandpa Peters) Comic story, 2 pages

"Did you ever play baseball, Grandpa?"

Featuring

Feature
Grandpa Peters
Genre
Humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters

Credits

Script
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady]
Art
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady]
Letters
Tom McNamara

Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 9. The Pillager of the Parthenon! (The Vigilante) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Vigilante
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

Credits

Art
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton]
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Casey the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"This sounds swell!"

Featuring

Feature
Casey the Cop
Genre
Humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 11. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America
Show/hide 12. Escape by Night Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan]
Letters
typeset

Notes

Second page in inside back cover.

Show/hide 13. The Hair That Wasn't There! (Hayfoot Henry) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hayfoot Henry
Genre
Humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Credits

Art
Thurston Harper

Notes

Art credits by Jerry Bails. Alvin Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. According to the Who's Who, Schwartz wrote this strip from 1946-48.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. Tumbling Timber! (Zatara) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatara
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Zatara

Credits

Art
William F. White
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Electric Football) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Electric Football

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries) Advertisement, 1 page

"It never fails..."

Featuring

Feature
Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
Genre
Humor

Credits

Art
Sid Hix

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Modified version of this issue released as Special Edition [U.S. Navy] (DC, 1944 series) #1 for U.S. Navy with simplified text.

The on sale date is from the publication date as reported to the U.S. Copyright Office in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 40, January-December 1945, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration #B 653420.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22919

Entry created

  • 10/09/2019

Cover added

  • 10/09/2019

Index completed

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