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Action Comics (1938) - #544
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  Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
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Cover Artist(s):
Dick Giordano
Gil Kane
 

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Cover Date: June 1983
Cover Price: US $ 1.50

Issue Tagline: The Cosmos-Quaking Origins Of The New Luthor & Brainiac

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 64 pages

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Letters Column: None

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Adventures Of Superman: Gil Kane (2012) HC
The Best of DC (1979) #50
Superman Vs. Brainiac (2008) TPB
Superman Vs. Lex Luthor (2006) TPB
Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2013) HC

Notes:
45th Anniversary Issue with a pin up of the new look Lex Luthor by George Perez and new look Brainiac by Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano. A special write up by Jerry Siegel and a pin up by Joe Shuster.

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Writer(s):
Cary Bates

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Curt Douglas Swan

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Murphy Anderson

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Anthony Tollin

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Ben Oda

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Ardora of Lexor (Earth-1)
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