([January] 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages:
148
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2007-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-1263-8; 978-1-4012-1263-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bob Harras (collected edition)
Format:
Color; Tradepaperback; squarebound; Oneshot

He's Back, But Is He a Fraud? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Nightwing; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Cyborg; Ravager
Reprints:

Back In Action (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page. Includes art from panel of Superman flying from Action 842 pages 2-3 (flipped), reprinted elsewhere in this book.

[Table of Contents and Credits] (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Includes art from panels from Action 841 pages 2-3 and 19 and Action 842 page 7, reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Transmitter (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods (signed)
Inks:
Pete Woods (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pete Woods

Indexer Notes

Design page for the transmitter spider. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints later in this book.

He's Back, But Is He a Fraud? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Nightwing; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Cyborg; Ravager
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kurt Busiek confirmed to me at the Baltimore Comic-Con on 2006-09-10 that he wrote the cover copy for this cover.

Back In Action (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek (script, plot); Fabian Nicieza (plot)
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Carapax; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Lorraine Reilly; Echnis-Tao; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Nightwing; Major Andrews; General Hastings; Kid Devil; Robin [Tim Drake]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Cyborg; Ravager; a pacifier robot; an aquisitioner robot; The Auctioneer (intro)
Synopsis:
A trading ship in space tracks another ship heading for Earth. In Baltimore, Superman is fighting Carapax when Firestorm arrives to help, and they defeat him, but Firestorm is unsure if it is really Superman. The trading ship sends appraisers to Earth to see what might be of interest to them, and they start taking structures like places of worship. Nightwing witnesses one theft in Manhattan, and tries to stop it with Superman's help. The Joint Chiefs at the White House try to coordinate actions with the National Guard. Superman overhears them, as they also have doubts about who he is. Meanwhile, Alcatraz is being taken, and the Teen Titans try to intervene. Superman zooms to their aid, and takes out the robot stealing the prison. The trading ship retaliates, and the leader of the ship (the Auctioneer) transports down to investigate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next story sequence.

Appraiser Rev. 1 (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods (signed)
Inks:
Pete Woods (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pete Woods

Indexer Notes

Design page for the appraiser robot. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints later in this book.

Aliens Are Stealing Our Stuff (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Auctioneer; Killer Frost; Parasite; Catman; Livewire
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kurt Busiek confirmed to me at the Baltimore Comic-Con on 2006-09-10 that he wrote the cover copy for this cover.

Back In Action Part 2 Action & Reaction (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek (script, plot); Fabian Nicieza (plot)
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Auctioneer; Kid Devil; Robin [Tim Drake]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Cyborg; Ravager; Flash [Bart Allen]; Wonder Woman; Batman (cameo); Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Catwoman (cameo); Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes] (cameo); Knockout (cameo); Catman (cameo); Hourman [Rick Tyler] (cameo); Stargirl (cameo); Nightwing; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Blue Jay; Skyrocket; Veteran; Livewire; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Packaging Unit Tau-Tau 7; Meg Tempest (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); General Hastings; Sabrina McCaffey
Synopsis:
Superman confronts the Auctioneer, who finds it interesting that there is a Kryptonian on the Earth. He scans for others, finds Supergirl too, but then also finds a mysterious third Kryptonian. With that discovery, he decides to cease stealing houses of worship, and instead start taking all metahumans (good and evil), starting with Superman. The Joint Chiefs continue to monitor the situation, and discuss whether the disappearance of the metahumans is a good thing or not. Mister Terrific notes the disappearance, and sends out a general alert. Nightwing picks it up, and decides to hitch a ride on one of the robots with Firestorm to find out what happened. Superman finds himself trapped with hundreds of other metahumans. Nightwing and Firestorm arrive, and Firestorm loses his powers, but they search for the missing people. Superman, Skyrocket, and Livewire are able to talk to each other, and manage to break out, just as Nightwing and Firestorm find them. They team with the others who were in the same "cell"; Veteran, Blue Jay, and Aquaman; all have lost their (non-mechanical) powers except Livewire. The robots sense the escape, and try to stop it, but the team defeats them. Arguments are made over who should be leader, but Superman and Nightwing are busy trying to get information from a data terminal. Nightwing hacks in, and Superman goads Livewire into setting up a link with the outside world to Mr. Terrific; she achieves not only that, but also to the whole world. Mr. Terrific figures out the schematics to the space ship, and directs them to the power bay. He determines that the power damping equipment is on the other side of the power core below them, but the only way to get to it is through the core, which is unsafe. The core can be disrupted, but only for 7 seconds before the backup kicks in. While the "leaders" argue about what to do, Superman tells them he will jump in, and to disrupt the core 13 seconds after he jumps, so he can destroy the damping equipment.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous story sequence and continues in next story sequence.

Devastator (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Woods (signed)
Inks:
Pete Woods (signed)
Letters:
Pete Woods

Indexer Notes

Design page for the devastator robot. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints later in this book.

We'll Smack You Up! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gibbons (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Nightwing; Skyrocket; Livewire; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Blue Jay; Veteran
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kurt Busiek confirmed to me at the Baltimore Comic-Con on 2006-09-10 that he wrote the cover copy for this cover.

Back In Action Part 3 All-Out Action (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek (script, plot); Fabian Nicieza (plot)
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman. Characters: Superman; Nightwing; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Blue Jay; Skyrocket; Veteran; Livewire; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; the Auctioneer; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Amalak (into; cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Halo (cameo); Striker Z (cameo); Plastic Man (cameo); Robin [Tim Drake] (cameo); Vixen (cameo); Phantom Lady [Stormy Knight] (cameo); Crimson Avenger II (cameo); Ops; Lois Lane (cameo)
Synopsis:
A powerless Superman jumps into the power core area of the trading ship, counting on his teammates to disrupt it in time for him to get by the core and destroy the power damping equipment, with the world watching. They have a seven second window to do that, but fail to completely shut it down. But Superman has survived; it turns out the damping field was only psychological, not physical, which allowed him to survive through the core before shutting down the damping field. The heroes are attacked, but fight back. They find an area of the ship being guarded, and break in, and hold a being named Ops, disrupting all transactions. They start to shut down the operations center, but the Auctioneer returns to the ship. Livewire frees all the other metahumans, who start wreaking havoc. Superman uses this to "negotiate" with the Auctioneer, threatening to disperse his database galaxy-wide, unless the Auctioneer returns everything and leaves Earth alone. The Auctioneer agrees to do this for a time, but promises that they will do business again. The world cheers as Superman reappears over Metropolis, and even the Joint Chiefs and the President now believe that he is the real deal. Meanwhile, the ship the traders were tracking arrives at Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence.

Action-Plus Or, "What Is All This Stuff in the Back of the Book, Anyway?" (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek

Indexer Notes

Kurt explains why reprints from 1978 and 1980 were included in this collection. Includes art from panel of Nightwing and Firestorm from Action 842 page 9. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints.

Action-Plus with the Metal Men (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek

Indexer Notes

Kurt introduces the reprint from DC Comics Presents #4, commenting on Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez's art and Len Wein's story. Includes art from panel of Superman flying from that issue page 9. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints.

[Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Tin; Mercury; Iron; Platinum; Lead]; Superman; Chemo
Reprints:

Sun-Stroke! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Metal Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Glynis Wein (original); Dave Tanguay (recoloring)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Tin; Platinum; Lead; Mercury; Iron]; Superman; Chemo (villain); S.T.A.R. Labs; Dr. Jenet Klyburn; Hawkman [Katar Hol] (flashback); Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl, flashback); I.Q. (villain)
Reprints:

Action-Plus with Firestorm (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek

Indexer Notes

Kurt introduces the reprint from DC Comics Presents #17, commenting on Firestorm's history. Includes art from panel of Firestorm from that issue page 8. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints.

[Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond]; Killer Frost
Reprints:

The Ice Slaves of Killer Frost! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Firestorm / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (original); Dave Tanguay (recolored)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond]; Killer Frost (villain); S.T.A.R. Labs; Professor Knudson; Martin Stein; Cliff Carmichael (cameo); Doreen Day (cameo)
Reprints:

Action-Plus with Deadman (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek

Indexer Notes

Kurt introduces the reprint from DC Comics Presents #24, commenting on Deadman's history. Includes art from panel of Deadman from that issue page 1. The background in very light gray contains panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints.

[Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Deadman
Reprints:

The Man Who Was the World! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Deadman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors:
Glynis Wein (original); Dave Tanguay (recoloring)
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Deadman; Rama Kushna; Abraham Gold (flashback); Jack Gold (flashback); Caprice (flashback); S.T.A.R. Labs; Dr. Jenet Klyburn; Alex Atley; Carol Atley; Dennis; Mr. Genarian (villain); Lois Lane (cameo)
Reprints:

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman collections (Superman: For Tomorrow vol. 1, Superman: The Man of Steel vol. 1, Superman for All Seasons, and The Death of Superman). Appears on page 146 in this issue.

Extra! Extra! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Summarizes the content of this trade paperback. The artwork is from the covers of Action 842 and 843. On back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank pages used as filler. Some have a background in very light gray containing panels from the DC Comics Presents reprints. Appear in various places in this book.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He's Back, But Is He a Fraud?
    Superman
  2. 1. Back In Action
  3. 2. [Table of Contents and Credits]
  4. 3. Transmitter
  5. 4. He's Back, But Is He a Fraud?
    Superman
  6. 5. Back In Action
    Superman
  7. 6. Appraiser Rev. 1
  8. 7. Aliens Are Stealing Our Stuff
    Superman
  9. 8. Back In Action Part 2 Action & Reaction
    Superman
  10. 9. Devastator
  11. 10. We'll Smack You Up!
    Superman
  12. 11. Back In Action Part 3 All-Out Action
    Superman
  13. 12. Action-Plus Or, "What Is All This Stuff in the Back of the Book, Anyway?"
  14. 13. Action-Plus with the Metal Men
  15. 14. [Cover Reprint]
    Superman
  16. 15. Sun-Stroke!
    Superman; Metal Men
  17. 16. Action-Plus with Firestorm
  18. 17. [Cover Reprint]
    Superman and Firestorm
  19. 18. The Ice Slaves of Killer Frost!
    Superman and Firestorm
  20. 19. Action-Plus with Deadman
  21. 20. [Cover Reprint]
    Superman and Deadman
  22. 21. The Man Who Was the World!
    Superman and Deadman
  23. 22. [House Advertisement]
  24. 23. Extra! Extra!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
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