([July] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
 
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Price:
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2006-05-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0917-3; 978-1-4012-0917-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
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Editing:
Anton Kawasaki (collected edition)
Format:
Color; Tradepaperback; squarebound; Oneshot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Black Adam; Queen of Fables; Livewire

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Superman busting chains logo from covers starting with Action Comics #814.

[Credits] (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Artwork is panels from Action 827 page 19, Action 833 page 9, Action 830 page 9, Action 828 page 17, and Action 832 page 5 (flipped); all reprinted elsewhere in this book.

The Story Thus Far... (Table of Contents)

recap / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Summarizes stories from previous issues of Action Comics.

Indexer Notes

Artwork contains panels from Action 828 pages 19 and 7, reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Strange Attractors Part One (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Pat Brosseau
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Doctor Polaris; Repulse [intro, split personality of Doctor Polaris]; Aura [Lindsay Wah, nearly killed in this issue]; Superboy [Kon-El, cameo]; Hero [Hero Cruz, cameo]; Half-Life [Byron Stark, cameo]; Willis [intro]; Josef Schuman [intro]; Lt. Lupe Teresa Leocadio-Escudero [cameo]
Synopsis:
A woman with magnetic powers named Repulse almost kills Aura (from Superboy and the Ravers). Meanwhile, Superman rescues a small village in Africa from raiders, and then brings Lois breakfast. A "fight" breaks out in Metropolis between Repulse and Dr. Polaris, with Jimmy and Mr. Schuman covering the story. Superman intervenes, whisks Dr. Polaris away, and tells him Repulse doesn't exist. Dr. Polaris then attacks Superman, speaking as Repulse.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in the next sequence.

Strange Attractors Part Two: Positive Reinforcement (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Doctor Polaris; Repulse [split personality of Doctor Polaris]; Josef Schuman; Congressman Mark Shephard; Willis; Black Adam, Professor Zoom [cameo]
Synopsis:
Superman is fighting Repulse and Dr. Polaris. Meanwhile, Congressman Mark Shephard opens a new Youth Center, but Lois Lane confronts him with evidence of corruption, and asks if he really wants to name the center after himself. The congressman later threatens her and the Planet. Jimmy and Mr. Schuman catch up with the battle, as Superman continues to describe Repulse as a split personality of Dr. Polaris. Jimmy attacks with a wooden baseball bat, knocking her head off, and Dr. Polaris suddenly remembers who Repulse is modeled after (his aunt, who raised him cruelly after his mother died). That allows Superman and Dr. Polaris to trash what's left of Repulse. Then Black Adam and Professor Zoom show up to claim Dr. Polaris for the Society, and Zoom takes him away. Black Adam stays to help Superman repair a bridge damaged in the battle. Clark and Lois spend some time going for a walk (on the Great Wall of China).
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence.

Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

Superman / recap / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Synopsis:
Summarizes the Sacrifice storyline, which Action Comics #829 was a part of.
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Indexer Notes

Other art is a panel from Action 830 page 22, reprinted elsewhere in this book.

The Great Society (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Lary Stucker; Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Pat Brosseau
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Perry White [cameo]; Shrapnel; Lex Luthor [cameo]; Phillipe Gunzman; Willis [cameo]; Martian Manhunter [cameo]; Lana Lang [cameo]
Synopsis:
Dr. Psycho is on an airplane flying to Metropolis, and mindcontrols the passengers into becoming psycho Superman fans. Lois and Clark talk about recent events, but are interrupted by a bank robbery taking place by Shrapnel. Luthor calls Dr. Psycho, and tells him that he was just supposed to observe, not engage. Psycho's minions interfere with Superman's efforts to stop Shrapnel. Luthor sends Black Adam to retrieve Dr. Psycho. Superman manages to defeat Shrapnel, and confronts Dr. Psycho and Black Adam.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in next sequence.

Black & Blue (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Pat Brosseau
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Beast Boy [cameo]; Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Perry White [cameo]; Lana Lang; Shrapnel [flashback, cameo]; Congressman Mark Shephard [cameo]
Synopsis:
Superman and Black Adam fight, although Adam is reluctant. Lois goes to Lana's apartment, where Lana gets details about what is known about the Society from a Pentagon general. The knifeman from last issue is still trying to get to Lois, but Congressman Shephard tells him to fall back as Lois is currently with Lana under secret service protection; but Shephard tells him Lois must disappear. Lois gets word of the Society to Superman in the middle of the battle. Superman attempts one last KO punch, but Adam turns his back to Superman, causing Superman to stop the fight. Dr. Psycho reports that he will leave everyone permanently mentally-scarred, unless he is allowed his freedom. Superman agrees, and Psycho releases everyone from his control. Superman threatens that he's watching the Society now that he knows about it, and Adam takes Psycho back.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence.

Old Ghosts (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman. Characters: Superman; Lois Lane; Spectre [hostless]; Willis; Satanus [Collin Thornton]; Sam Lane [ghost]
Synopsis:
It's Halloween night, and some kids who are trick or treating encounter some real ghosts. Lois and Willis observe as a storm starts raging, and try to get the story. Superman investigates the storm, and encounters the Spectre. Colin Thornton realizes that the Spectre is coming for him, and broadcasts a spell to have spirits rise to his defense. Lightning almost hits the van with Lois and Willis; he falls out while the van crashes off of a bridge, injuring and pinning Lois. Superman confronts Thornton, who reveals himself to be Satanus. Superman volunteers his soul to help Satanus if Satanus will release all the innocent people he has enslaved. Sam Lane's ghost appears and directs away all the other ghosts from Lois. They have a heart-to-heart talk while awaiting rescue. Meanwhile, Satanus cannot absorb Superman's soul, as it was offered up selflessly. The Spectre comes, immobilizes Superman, and crushes Satanus, apparently destroying him. Sam leaves Lois, the Spectre disappears, the storm ends, the ghosts disappear, and Superman rescues Lois. But, watching from a distance is Sam Lane, who apparently is not a ghost after all.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here).

Depths (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]; Norm Rapmund; Lary Stucker
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Willis; Queen of Fables [Tsaritsa]; Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Leslie [Livewire, voiceover]
Synopsis:
Lois is investigating an illegal immigrant smuggling scheme, when two of Congressman Shephard's flunkies named Mike and Burt kidnap her. Meantime, a deep sea submersible is attacked by the Queen of Fables, and Superman rescues them, and takes them to the hospital. Superman meets Mr. Schuman, who invites him to Shabbos dinner. The Queen tracks Superman to Metropolis, and changes reality so that Superman is a knight and prince in a medieval kingdom. She wants Superman to court and marry her. He refuses, so she sends a troll to devour Jimmy. Superman rescues him, and the Queen says he is worthy, but Superman still refuses her, and says he will fight her. She restores reality for now, but warns that she will be back. Lois attacks Mike and attempts to escape, and is rescued by Willis, who is acting strange, and he shoots Mike and Burt.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in the next sequence.

Awake in the Dark (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]; Marc Campos; Oclair Albert
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Queen of Fables [Tsaritsa]; Lois Lane; Willis; Striped River Witch; Chandelier Warriors; Martian Manhunter [cameo]; Flash [Wally West, cameo]; Plastic Man [cameo]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner, cameo]; Wonder Woman [cameo]
Synopsis:
On Krypton, a mother tells her daughter a story. The Queen of Fables enters the Daily Planet, and forces Perry White to sell the Daily Planet to her. Clark enters, and the Queen tells him that Lois is in danger from a young man that she exploited. That young man, Willis, has kidnapped Lois, and wants her to attend his "prom" with her. The Queen blackmails Clark into entering her realm by biting an apple. He finds himself on some version of Krypton, and is given a task of retrieving the Queen's shawl from the tower to be set free. He fights a snagriff, a Striped River Witch, and Chandelier Warriors, retrieving the shawl and giving it to the Queen. He tells her that he is just a man in love, and she returns him to the Planet. Meanwhile, Willis gives Lois a prom dress to wear, and makes her wear it. Back on Krypton, the mother's husband confronts her about telling stories to the daughter, but she insists that it's for the better of Krypton, and is revealed to be the Queen.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

A Contagion of Madness (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gail Simone
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Phil Balsman
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Livewire [intro]; Lois Lane; Willis; Miguel Sendoza; Josef Schuman; Esther Schuman [intro]
Synopsis:
Leslie the talk show host is fired by her boss for slagging Superman when Superman saved his wife's life. She goes ballistic, shows her electrical powers, and changes into Livewire. Lois, who is still being held by Willis (Leslie's half-brother), attends his "prom". Livewire runs across Superman, and they fight. She has him on the ropes until some people on the street intervene, distracting her. Superman recovers, but she tells him about Lois being held. Meanwhile, Lois gets the drop on Willis, and flees, but he pursues. Superman defeats Livewire, and she tells him where Lois is. Superman intervenes just as Willis is shooting at Lois. Two nights later, Superman attends the Shabbos dinner at the Schumans, who tell him about their son who died in the Gulf War. They all talk about their inspirations.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from the previous sequence. Livewire was first introduced in the Superman The Animated Series on TV years earlier; this is her first DCU comic appearance.

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Intro to the Cover Gallery

Indexer Notes

Artwork: Superman busting chains logo from covers, and panel from Action 828 page 22.

[Action 827 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Doctor Polaris
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[Action 828 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Repulse
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[Action 830 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
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[Action 831 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Black Adam
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[Action 832 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks:
Wayne Faucher (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Spectre; Satanus
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[Action 833 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Conrad (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
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[Action 834 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
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[Action 835 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)
Inks:
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)
Colors:
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Livewire
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[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ads for these collected editions: Superman: For Tomorrow Volume 1, Superman: The Man of Steel volume 2, Superman for All Seasons, The Death of Superman, Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, The Return of Superman, Superman: Red Son, Superman: Our Worlds at War Volume 2, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Superman in the Fifties

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover, both blank pages.

Everyone Wants Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Summarizes the content of this trade paperback. The artwork is detail from cover of Action 830.

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Credits]
  4. 3. The Story Thus Far...
  5. 4. Strange Attractors Part One
    Superman
  6. 5. Strange Attractors Part Two: Positive Reinforcement
    Superman
  7. 6. Sacrifice
    Superman
  8. 7. The Great Society
    Superman
  9. 8. Black & Blue
    Superman
  10. 9. Old Ghosts
    Superman
  11. 10. Depths
    Superman
  12. 11. Awake in the Dark
    Superman
  13. 12. A Contagion of Madness
    Superman
  14. 13. Cover Gallery
  15. 14. [Action 827 Cover]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Action 828 Cover]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action 830 Cover]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action 831 Cover]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action 832 Cover]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Action 833 Cover]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action 834 Cover]
    Superman
  22. 21. [Action 835 Cover]
    Superman
  23. 22. [Ads]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Everyone Wants Superman
    Superman
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