- Kurt Busiek; Geoff Johns
- Pete Woods
- Pete Woods
- Brad Anderson
- Nick J. Napolitano
- Superman; Lex Luthor; Dru-Zod (intro, flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo); Stargirl (cameo), Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark] (cameo); Robin [Tim Drake] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Captain Marvel (cameo); Firestorm [Jason Rusch] (cameo); Cyborg (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane (cameo); Josef Schuman (cameo); Sunstone Crystal
- Luthor gives a history of the Sunstone battle cruiser, that it is Kryptonian and was used by Dru-Zod to conquer other planets. Luthor now wants to use it to destroy Metropolis. But Superman says Metropolis is under his protection. The battle begins, with Superman trying to distract Luthor while other heroes arrive. Luthor realizes this, and shields the city from attacks from the outside. Superman burns out the control center that directs the remote robot crystals. Luthor engages the Kryptonite weapons, and Superman falls. Jimmy rushes over to shield Superman briefly, getting burned in the process. Superman has one desperate rip through the ship, grabbing Luthor and the Sunstone. That disables the ship, but drains Superman's powers, and they start to fall over the bay.
Story continued from Action Comics (1938 series) #839 and continues in Action Comics (1938 series) #840. The Kryptonian text on page 3 is translated as follows: "RESISTANCE HAS ENDED MALAK IS PACIFIED", "PREPARE LANDING PARTIES SCAN UNDEVELOPED AREAS FOR POTENTIAL SLAVE LABOR", "YES GREAT DRU ZOD", "AT ONCE GREAT DRU ZOD".
- Dan Didio
- Dan discusses DC's legacy.
Ads for Action Comics #840, All Star Superman #4, Checkmate #3, and Green Lantern Corps #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: Superman/Batman and Teen Titans Go (1/2 page). Appear in various places in the issue.
Total of 9 one-page and 1 one and a half-page ads for: WannaBWonka? (candy, Nestle), Superman: Brainiac Attacks (DVD, Warner Bros), Hubba Bubba Max (gum, Wrigley), Lego Batman Set #7781 with Secret Files and Origins of Two-Face (toy, Lego), New Super Mario Bros (video game, Nintendo), Justice League (frozen novelties), Superman Returns Movie Cards (trading cards, Topps), Lego Batman Secret Files Sweepstakes (Sweepstakes, Lego, 1.5 pages), Big League Chew (gum), and Cars The Videogame (game, Buena Vista Games). Appear in various places in the issue.