([September 2012])

DC, 2012 Series
Volume:
2
Price:
16.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
228
On-sale date:
2012-09-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [peel]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-3444-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140123444751699
Editing:
Bob Harras (VP - Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Copyright 2011.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (painted)
Inks:
David Finch (painted)
Colors:
David Finch (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:
No image yet

Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marcos Marz
Inks:
Luciana Delnegro
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Secret Six (DC, 2008 series) #29.

Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #898.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marcos Marz
Inks:
Luciana Delnegro
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Publishing data. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Secret Six (DC, 2008 series) #29.

Story So Far (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

The background image is of power rings.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (signed)
Inks:
Matt Banning [as Batt] (signed)
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Secret Six [Bane; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]]
Reprints:

The Black Ring, Part Seven (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Seven] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Secret Six [Scandal Savage; Bane; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]; Black Alice [Lori Zechlin]]; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Monique; Mister Mind; Joker (cameo)
Synopsis:
Vandal Savage has confronted Luthor in his boardroom after sabotaging the building, but Luthor has worked out a deal with the Secret Six, summoning them to rescue him. Monique, one of Luthor's employees, reactivates RoboLois, reveals that she is being controlled by Mr. Mind, and asks her what happened when they met earlier. But RoboLois has her own agenda, separate from the person controlling Mr. Mind and from Luthor. She and the Six fight with Savage over a detonator, which results in RoboLois being cleaved in half, Savage's daughter Scandal injured, and the detonator triggered.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Six / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Inks:
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Colors:
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Editing:
Sean Ryan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Secret Six [Bane; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]]; Scandal Savage
Reprints:

What Luthor Has Wrought (Table of Contents)

Secret Six; Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marcos Marz
Inks:
Luciana Delnegro
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vandal Savage; Bane

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[What Luthor Has Wrought] (Table of Contents)

Secret Six; Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
Marcos Marz
Inks:
Luciana Delnegro
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
Travis Lanham
Editing:
Sean Ryan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Secret Six [Bane; Black Alice [Lori Zechlin]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]]; Scandal Savage; Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Lois Lane (robot); Sebastian; Scandal Savage's mother (flashback, death)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ethan Van Sciver (signed)
Inks:
Ethan Van Sciver (signed)
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Darkseid
Reprints:

Young Lex Luthor in Father Box / A Father's Box (Table of Contents)

Young Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Benes
Inks:
Ed Benes
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the second story following.

[Father Box] (Table of Contents)

Young Lex Luthor / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Marco Rudy
Inks:
Marco Rudy
Colors:
Val Staples
Letters:
John J. Hill
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Perry White; Ty; Bruno Mannheim; Darkseid; Desaad; Mokkari; Simyan; Kalibak; Laura (cameo); Granny Goodness (cameo); Female Furies [Stompa; Lashina; Big Barda; Mad Harriet; Bernadeth] (cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (cameo); Apokolips; Scientwister; Father Box
Synopsis:
Newly arrived in Metropolis, Luthor starts working with Bruno Mannheim at his club with an undercover Perry White. He discovers a portal to Apokolips, works for Darkseid for six weeks, but then tries to kill him and rule himself. Darkseid lets him escape back to Earth, seeing him as a tool there in Metropolis, but foreshadows a bigger future taking a "bait set by a god."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is set "many years ago," with the last page being set in the present.

[A Father's Box] (Table of Contents)

Young Lex Luthor / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Ed Benes
Inks:
Ed Benes
Colors:
Jason Wright
Letters:
John J. Hill
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul (cameo)
Synopsis:
Young Luthor becomes an apprentice for six months to Ra's Al Ghul, but betrays him. He is killed for that, but resurrected in a Lazarus Pit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lazarus Pit

Indexer Notes

The story is set "not so many years ago."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (signed)
Inks:
David Finch (signed)
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Black Ring, Part Eight (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Eight] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Mr. Spalding; Joker; Agent Orange [Larfleeze] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Spalding discovers information that the original articles on the black spheres were planted, but can't yet tell Luthor that as Luthor is about to interview Joker. At the interview they banter back and forth a while, but Joker reveals he has one of the spheres, and that it's a keyhole. Spalding activates it, enlarging it. Luthor leaves the room, and RoboLois pushes Spalding into the sphere, and it shrinks back to small size. When Luthor asks what happened, RoboLois blames Joker.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (signed)
Inks:
Ryan Winn (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus
Reprints:

The Black Ring, Part Nine (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Nine] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Michael Finch (death); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Ms. Jessup [Ms. Jessop]; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus; Brainiac (cameo)
Synopsis:
The space-located black spheres have all moved together. Luthor is going up there to gain their power, when Larfleeze interrupts. He reveals that Glomulus has the last Earth-located sphere, and he wants to know how to use their power, threatening Luthor and his people. Luthor shows he doesn't care about that by shooting Finch dead. They fight, until Luthor is able to push Larfleeze into the sphere he got from Joker. After gaining the sphere Glomulus had, Luthor and RoboLois launch into space. Larfleeze comes out of another sphere, saying what’s in there he doesn't want (for the first time).
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (signed)
Inks:
Ryan Winn (signed)
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Reprints:

The Black Ring, Part Ten (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jesus Merino
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Ten] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Jesus Merino
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (destroyed); Brainiac; Mister Mind; Phantom Zone Creature; Headship
Synopsis:
As Luthor and RoboLois approach the black spheres in orbit, Brainiac's ship arrives. Luthor acts surprised, but then reveals that he knew that Brainiac was behind many of the recent events, including RoboLois' betrayal. They fight, trying to outthink each other, but Luthor finally gets the upper hand, and breaks Brainiac's neck. While drones carry Brainiac off, Luthor activates the spheres, and the Earth-bound ones join them to form a portal. A powerful creature comes out. But Luthor was ready for it, and uses nanites from RoboLois to combine with it.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (painted)
Inks:
David Finch (painted)
Colors:
David Finch (painted)
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

The Black Ring, Finale (Table of Contents)

Superman; Lex Luthor / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lex Luthor; Superman

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Finale] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Lex Luthor / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods (pp. 1-10, bottom of 18-36); Dan Jurgens (p. 11); Rags Morales (signed, p. 12); Ardian Syaf (p. 13); Jamal Igle (pp. 14, top of 15); Gary Frank (bottom of p. 15 through top of p. 18)
Inks:
Pete Woods (pp. 1-10, bottom of 18-36); Norm Rapmund (p. 11); Rags Morales (signed, p. 12); Ardian Syaf (page 13); Jon Sibal (pp. 14 and top of 15); Gary Frank (bottom of p. 15 through top of p. 18)
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Doomsday; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Lex Luthor; General Zod (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Non (flashback, cameo); Jor-El (flashback, cameo); Lara (flashback, cameo); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (flashback, cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo, death); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Death of the Endless (cameo); Vandal Savage (cameo); Red Lanterns (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Larfleeze (cameo); Deathstroke (cameo); Gorilla Grodd (cameo); Brainiac (cameo); Joker (cameo); Phantom Zone Creature (flashback)
Synopsis:
Having combined with the Phantom Zone creature, Luthor has achieved enormous power, and draws Superman to him to break him, but can't. The creature reasserts itself, causing Luthor to grant absolute happiness to all, but he gives that up by continuing to try to destroy Superman.
Reprints:

Action Comics 900 Variant by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adam Hughes
Inks:
Adam Hughes
Colors:
Adam Hughes
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Action Comics 900 Variant by Alex Ross (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Sketches by Pete Woods (Table of Contents)

text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Pete Woods
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
RoboLois; Zone Child; Superman; Brainiac

["Defeating supervillains? Saving the universe?..."] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

On the back cover. Illustration taken from the story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #898.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  2. 1. Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two
    Lex Luthor
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Story So Far
    Lex Luthor
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  7. 6. The Black Ring, Part Seven
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  8. 7. [The Black Ring, Part Seven]
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Secret Six
  10. 9. What Luthor Has Wrought
    Secret Six; Lex Luthor
  11. 10. [What Luthor Has Wrought]
    Secret Six; Lex Luthor
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Young Lex Luthor
  13. 12. Young Lex Luthor in Father Box / A Father's Box
    Young Lex Luthor
  14. 13. [Father Box]
    Young Lex Luthor
  15. 14. [A Father's Box]
    Young Lex Luthor
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  17. 16. The Black Ring, Part Eight
    Lex Luthor
  18. 17. [The Black Ring, Part Eight]
    Lex Luthor
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  20. 19. The Black Ring, Part Nine
    Lex Luthor
  21. 20. [The Black Ring, Part Nine]
    Lex Luthor
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  23. 22. The Black Ring, Part Ten
    Lex Luthor
  24. 23. [The Black Ring, Part Ten]
    Lex Luthor
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  26. 25. The Black Ring, Finale
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  27. 26. [The Black Ring, Finale]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  28. 27. Action Comics 900 Variant by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  29. 28. Action Comics 900 Variant by Alex Ross
    Superman
  30. 29. Sketches by Pete Woods
  31. 30. ["Defeating supervillains? Saving the universe?..."]
    Lex Luthor
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