Superman #650 [2nd Printing]
(May 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.50 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2006-04-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Superman (DC, 2006 series) #650.

A "1 Year Later" tie-in.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (poster); Clark Kent

Indexer Notes

Alternate cover for second printing: pencils only with red shadings instead of full color for the title and the Superman logo.

Up, Up, and Away! Chapter one Mortal Men (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek; Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [as Clark Kent only]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor; Perry White; Kryptonite Man [Dr. K Russell Abernathy] (intro); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El (actor); Lara (actor)
Synopsis:
A spaceship lands on Earth 68 years ago. Lois, Clark, and Jimmy watch "Superman: A Retrospective" in Metropolis Park, commenting on how the makers got several things wrong. Luthor gets cleared of all charges, but the people have lost respect for him, and he resents it, holding up a crystal (the sunstone). Perry White praises Clark's work over the last year. Dr. Abernathy experiments with Kryptonite on animals; one breaks away and causes an explosion that turns Abernathy into a Kryptonite Man. Clark finds a quiet corner, but instead of changing to Superman, sets off a signal watch that summons Supergirl, who defeats the Kryptonite Man. A couple of Luthor's goons grab Clark and take him to Luthor, who tells him "No more stories", and threatens Lois. Clark tells him "You're finished", as Luthor punches him out and kicks him down. Luthor and his goons leave a bloodied Clark behind, who has obviously lost his powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #837. The "68 years ago" is an homage to Superman's first appearance in 1938.

03.06 (Table of Contents)

DC In Demand / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Promotion for "1 Year Later" and ad for Action Comics #837. Appears on page 34 in this issue; only in the first printing.

DC Nation (Table of Contents)

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Ads for Action Comics #837, JSA #84, Outsiders #35, and Superman/Batman #24. Appears on page 34 in this issue; only in the second printing.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Insiders, Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 1, and Batman: Hush Returns. Appears on page 23 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 11.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 8 one-page, 1 one-and-a-half-page, and 1 two-page ads for: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Pack (trading card game, Konami), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America, two different ads), Teen Titans Pizza & Play Sweepstakes (game, Majesco Entertainment, 1.5 pages), Teen Titans (game, Majesco Entertainment), DragonBall Z Shin Budokai (game, Funimation Entertainment), Yu-Gi-Oh! Shadow of Infinity (trading card game, Konami), The Ultimate Eye Toy Challenge: Play 2/Operation Spy/Kinetic (games, Eye Toy, 2 pages), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (DVD, WB), and A Powerful Force Awaits: Solstice (car, Pontiac). Appear in various places in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Up, Up, and Away! Chapter one Mortal Men
    Superman
  3. 2. 03.06
    DC In Demand
  4. 3. DC Nation
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross