(April 2005)

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Price:
2.50 USD; 3.85 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2005-02-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
76194120001982411
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman vs. Preus... Winner Take Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ian Churchill
Inks:
Ian Churchill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Preus
Reprints:

Old Man, New World (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
J. D. Finn
Pencils:
Ivan Reis
Inks:
Marc Campos
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Melinda (dies); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Preus; Repo Man [Jesse] (cameo); Aquaman (cameo); Hawkman (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (cameo); Doomsday (cameo); Gog (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Flash (Wally West, cameo); Booster Gold (cameo); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord] (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); signal watch
Synopsis:
Preus has captured both the Martian Manhunter and Jimmy Olsen, and uses Jimmy's watch to signal Superman. He is attacked by missiles, then by a suicide bomber, and by a mob of Preus' followers. Finally, Preus himself attacks. Superman manages to free Jimmy and the Martian Manhunter, and then tries to use Kryptonite on Preus with no success. The Martian Manhunter senses that something in Preus' armor is helping him, so Superman pulls it off, weakening Preus to the edge of death. Superman (weakened from the fight) takes him to Metropolis to try to get to S.T.A.R. Labs to save his life, but is confronted by Gog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. J. D. Finn is apparently a pseudonym, but it is not known for who. Some had speculated it might be Chuck Austen, but, in an interview published on Comic Book Resources on 2006-02-14, Chuck denies being J.D. Finn, and thinks it's editor Eddie Berganza. Whoever it is might have chosen JD Finn from JD Salinger and Huck Finn.

Will Eisner The True Spirit of Comics (Table of Contents)

character profile / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Spirit; Will Eisner

Indexer Notes

Tribute to the late Will Eisner, including illustrations of his characters over a photo of Will.

02.05 (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Ads for Action Comics #825, DC Countdown #1, Action Comics #824, Batman the Man who Laughs, and Breach #2. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Flash: Ignition/Batman: War Games #1/JSA: Prince of Darkness (1/2 page), and The Batman Strikes. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 8 one-page and 1 half-page ads for: Hubba Bubba Max (gum, Wrigleys), Marshmallow Mania Pebbles (cereal, Post), Power Rangers S.P.D. (TV, Toon Disney), Aloha Scooby-Doo (DVD, Warner Bros, 1/2 page), DuelMasters (card game, Wizards of the Coast), American Dragon Jake Long (TV, Disney Channel), Bone: volume 1: Out from Boneville (book, Scholastic), Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Decks (card games, Konami), and Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape (gum, Wrigleys). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman vs. Preus... Winner Take Earth!
    Superman
  2. 1. Old Man, New World
    Superman
  3. 2. Will Eisner The True Spirit of Comics
  4. 3. 02.05
    DC In Demand
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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