([November] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
 
Price:
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2006-09-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-0954-8; 978-1-4012-0954-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bob Harras (collected edition)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

"Publication Design by Amelia Grohman." A "1 Year Later" tie-in.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Clark Kent looking at a "tall building."

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with the first page from the story from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #652.

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Includes art from panels from Superman #653 page 20 and Superman #652 page 3 (flipped), reprinted elsewhere in this book.

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

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

[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
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [as Clark Kent only]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor; Perry White; Kryptonite Man [Dr. K Russell Abernathy] (introduction); 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 title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in next sequence. The "68 years ago" is an homage to Superman's first appearance in 1938.

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Two Mild-Mannered Reporter] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [as Clark Kent only]; Lex Luthor; Toyman (introduction); Lois Lane; Hawkgirl; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superboy [Kon-El] (as a statue); Metallo
Synopsis:
Luthor is listening to the news in his hideout, when "Superman" bursts in, but it is just a new Toyman in a Superman robot shell. Luthor shows him the sunstone crystal, and says that he recovered it from the ruins of the fortress. Clark returns home to Lois, and describes his confrontation with Luthor, and his lack of powers for the past year. Later, he is on a cell phone pursing reports of weaponry in the Metropolis subway system, and finds a hideout just off Track 13. In it are former Luthor henchmen, stealing some armor. They detect Clark and attack. Clark is saved by Green Lantern and Hawkgirl, who had been on the phone with Clark before the signal was lost. One attacker tries to destroy an oncoming train, but Clark stops him. Luthor meets up with Metallo in Metropolis Park. Hawkgirl and Green Lantern return Clark home, and offer him a Green Lantern ring.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous sequence and continues in next sequence. A Clark Kent logo is used instead of the Superman logo. The hideout at Track 13 is an homage to Superman the Movie, where the entrance to Luthor's hideout was off of Track 13.

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Clark Kent; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; The Prankster; Toyman
Reprints:
Keywords:
sunstone crystal

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Three Bare Hands] (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:
Jared K. Fletcher
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [as Clark Kent only]; Lois Lane; Kryptonite Man; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Hawkgirl; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Prankster; Flea Circus (introduction); Toyman; Metallo
Synopsis:
Clark tries out a Green Lantern ring, brought to him by Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. Clark says he'll think about using it. The Prankster runs pranks throughout Metropolis, and GL and Hawkgirl respond. Meantime, the Flea Circus free the Kryptonite Man from Stryker's Island, bringing him to Luthor. Prankster's distraction complete, he escapes capture. Luthor and Toyman incapacitate Metallo, and take out his kryptonite heart, adding it to more kryptonite they've collected.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from the previous sequence and continues in next sequence. The table that Metallo is laid out on is an homage to the kids game "Operation".

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Four Powers and Abilities] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Renato Guedes
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Ray (flashback cameo); Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt] (flashback cameo); Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi] (flashback cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Councilman Jeffries; Perry White; Kryptonite Man; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Neutron; Radion
Synopsis:
Clark recalls how the heroes tried to restore his powers at S.T.A.R. Labs. Later, he and Jimmy track down a bribe occurring from Intergang to Councilman Jeffries, transmitting the pictures back to the Daily Planet (except Clark keeps losing his connection). Back at the Planet, as Lois and Clark are talking, Clark's computer crashes, just as Perry White is walking by. But Perry complements Clark on his work. Luthor and Toyman are using the Kryptonite Man to focus a Kryptonite cannon, down to the center of the Earth. Lois and Clark attend a monster truck rally, but Lois senses that Clark's heart is not in it, and lets him leave. Clark is attacked by Neutron and Radion for his Intergang exposes. He tries to call Supergirl on his signal watch, but it doesn't work. Luthor's K-cannon contacts something at the center of the Earth via the sunstone crystal, and it responds and moves upward. Neutron blasts Clark, but it doesn't seem to hurt him. He runs into a subway tunnel, but is knocked down on the tracks and can't get up. A train comes and hits him. Neutron and Radion think they've killed him, but he survives, and finds that he has left a handprint on the front of the train, as his powers have at least partially returned.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence and continues in next sequence. Lois references a restaurant called "Bessolo", an homage to George Reeve's real last name.

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 5] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Puzzler; Livewire; Silver Banshee; Bloodsport; Hellgrammite; Riot
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Five Speeding Bullet] (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
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; The Puzzler; Livewire; Silver Banshee; Bloodsport; Hellgrammite; Riot; Kryptonite Man (cameo); Toyman; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Clark tries leaping a tall building, but trips at the top and lands hard. Later back at the apartment. Lois finds him with his hand on a red-hot burner, unharmed, and realizes that his powers are coming back. She gets his costume and tells him to "Go Get 'em". Intergang sends The Puzzler over to the Daily Planet to kill Clark Kent, but Superman crashes in to stop her rampage. They fight in the street until Superman defeats her. Toyman and Luthor hear the news that Superman has returned, and Luthor steps up his artifact retrieval. Superman's powers are still slowly returning, when he is attacked by a group of villains, with Jimmy covering the story. Bloodsport shoots at Jimmy, but Superman manages to outrace the bullet and catch it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 6] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Six This Looks Like a Job...] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Renato Guedes
Colors:
Renato Guedes
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superman (of Earth 2, flashback, cameo); Superboy Prime (flashback, cameo); Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt] (flashback cameo); Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi] (flashback cameo); Lois Lane; Livewire; Silver Banshee; Bloodsport; Riot; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang (flashback, cameo); Pete Ross (flashback, cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Perry White; Josef Schuman (cameo); Connie (Daily Planet reporter, cameo); Lex Luthor; Toyman
Synopsis:
Superman recalls losing his powers at the end of the Infinite Crisis. He then returns to his fight against Livewire, Silver Banshee, Bloodsport, and Riot, and suddenly realizes that his mental abilities have also increased with the return of his powers. He defeats the villains, and returns to the Daily Planet as Clark. Perry is handing out assignments, when Clark hears something and leaves abruptly, letting Lois know something is going on outside. Suddenly, Kryptonian crystals start erupting from the ground all over. Superman gets busy rescuing people from them. Meanwhile, Luthor sees success, as the crystals are coming from a spaceship that was buried in the Earth's core. He dismisses Toyman, uses the Sunstone to override the command of the ship, and enters it. The ship rises above Metropolis, where Superman confronts it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence and continues in next sequence. There is mention of a reporter named Bratton, a reference to Percy Bratton pre-Crisis. The Kryptonian text on page 141 is translated as follows: panel 1: "DREADNOUGHT-CLASS CRAFT DESIGNATED 'DOOMSDAY.' UNDER COMMAND OF ADMIRALTY OFFICER DRU-ZOD. AWAITING AUTHORIZATION VOICEPRINT." Panel 3: "OVERRIDE ACCEPTED. WELCOME, COMMANDER."

[Up, Up, and Away! Part 7] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Seven Up in the Sky] (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:
Nick J. Napolitano
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Dru-Zod (introduction, 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)
Synopsis:
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 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.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence and continues in next sequence. The Kryptonian text on page 149 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".

[Up, Up, and Away! Finale] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks:
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

[Up, Up, and Away! Finale The Adventures of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dr. Virus [Dr. Verisofsky] (introduction); Kryptococcus the Omni-Germ (introduction); Meg Tempest (cameo); Mahjoub
Synopsis:
Superman and Luthor fall into the bay. They swim to a small island, where Superman discovers his powers are gone again. Luthor insists on fighting, but after a few minutes, Superman knocks him unconscious. But then Superman blacks out himself. When he awakens, the Coast Guard has just taken Luthor away, and they want to take Superman to the hospital, but, as his powers are returning, he refuses and flies off, returning home to Lois. Dru-Zod's ship is recovered; Luthor is claiming the ship controlled him, and Clark gets an old typewriter as a package from his mother. Perry complains about Clark's disappearance, but Clark turns in several supporting stories he did in the meantime. Perry still tries to bawl him out, but Lois stops him. They talk with Jimmy, who is also recovering. Superman helps shore up some of the wreckage from the fight, and meets up with Jimmy. Jimmy gives him the sunstone crystal that he found, and Superman gives Jimmy a new signal watch. They are interrupted by Dr. Virus and Kryptococcus, but Superman dispatches them quickly. The Dr. reveals he was forced into this attack by Intergang. Superman signs autographs, and then hears that Luthor has escaped from prison. Mahjoub gives Superman a gift as a thank you. Superman flies to the north polar ice cap, analyzes the sunstone crystal, and realizes what it can do. He activates it, throws it on the ice, and it grows a new Fortress of Solitude. Then he enjoys the pretzel that Mahjoub gave him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crystal Fortress of Solitude (introduction); signal watch; sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence. One of the panels (page 173 panel 3) was semi-swiped from the cover of Superman (1939 series) #164, at Kurt's request (per a reply by Kurt on a topic on Newsarama on 2006-06-22). Weisinger Square is an homage to former Superman editor Mort Weisinger.

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for these collected editions: Superman: For Tomorrow Volume 1, Superman: The Man of Steel volume 1, Superman for All Seasons, and The Death of Superman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank pages each with small Clark Kent image from Superman #652 page 3, each image a little lower than the last like he's falling. Appear in various places in this book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

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

["A hero without powers. A villain without scruples. And the fate of a city hangs in the balance."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Summarizes the content of this trade paperback.

Indexer Notes

The artwork is panels from Action #839 page 2, Superman #651 page 14, Superman #651 page 10, and Action #839 page 4. On the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Up, Up and Away!
    Superman
  3. 2. Up, Up and Away!
  4. 3. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 1]
    Superman
  5. 4. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter One Mortal Men]
    Superman
  6. 5. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 2]
    Superman
  7. 6. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Two Mild-Mannered Reporter]
    Superman
  8. 7. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 3]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Three Bare Hands]
    Superman
  10. 9. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 4]
    Superman
  11. 10. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Four Powers and Abilities]
    Superman
  12. 11. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 5]
    Superman
  13. 12. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Five Speeding Bullet]
    Superman
  14. 13. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 6]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Six This Looks Like a Job...]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Up, Up, and Away! Part 7]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Up, Up, and Away! Chapter Seven Up in the Sky]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Up, Up, and Away! Finale]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Up, Up, and Away! Finale The Adventures of Superman]
    Superman
  20. 19. [House Advertisement]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. ["A hero without powers. A villain without scruples. And the fate of a city hangs in the balance."]
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