Action Comics Vol. 1 #598


“Checkmate” -- 22 pages

  • script by Paul Kupperberg
  • story by Paul Kupperberg and John Byrne
  • pencils by John Byrne
  • inks by Ty Templeton
  • first appearance of the Checkmate organization (which spins off into the mature-readers Checkmate Vol. 1, beginning the following month)

See It in Context on the Continuity Pages:

Man of Steel #1 (collector's edition)Post-Crisis Superman: John Byrne Era (1986-1988)

In 1986, in the wake of Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC chose John Byrne to helm the reboot of the Superman titles. Byrne was the popular artist of Marvel’s The Uncanny X-Men, which he had often… [more]

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