(August 2007)

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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-07-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale 4 weeks late from the solicited shipping date of this issue.


In the Hands of Arion... Who Is Squad K? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Alex Sinclair?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Arion; Squad K
Reprints:

Countermeasures (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco; Jesus Merino
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Arion; Prankster; Prankster's gang [Elisabeta; Saskia; Marjorie]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Squad K [including Colonel Perseus T. Hazard; Anders; Cage; Jones; Stenec; Asherman] (intro); Young Gods [including Turrek; Sarka]; Pranksterbot; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Starman [Thom Kallor] (cameo); Star Girl (cameo); Hourman [Rick Tyler] (cameo); Black Lightning (cameo); Doctor Mid-Nite [Pieter Cross] (cameo); Vixen (cameo); Hawkgirl [Kendra Sanders] (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Batman (cameo)
Synopsis:
Arion has attacked Superman, and takes over his mind to make him serve Arion. Superman attacks at the Daily Planet, but regains control by focusing on Jimmy's faith in him. But everyone is convinced that Superman is still mind controlled, and a federal force named Squad K attacks. After he escapes them, the Prankster socks him with a giant pie, and then the Justice League and Justice Society come to stop him. Superman finally convinces them he's no longer mind controlled. Arion goes to hide to bide his time, senses the Young God runaways, and kidnaps them. Superman cleans up, discusses the event with Squad K, and captures the Prankster.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in issue #667. In promotional materials, this is called chapter three of the second half of "Camelot Falls". On the DC Message Boards on 2007-10-02 and the next day, Kurt talks about the art, saying that Merino is sharing the pencils with Pacheco, and "doing quite a bit more than layouts, but not full pencils."

DC Nation 69 [July 11, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jann Jones
Pencils:
Jann Jones (sketch); Stephane Roux; ?
Inks:
Stephane Roux; ?
Colors:
Stephane Roux; ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Black Canary

Indexer Notes

Jann answers the question "What does the Coordinating Editor do at DC Comics?". Ads for Superman #665, Countdown #42, Green Arrow: Year One #1, and Green Lantern #21. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5.67 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Metal Men, Justice League of America hardcover (2/3 page), 52 Aftermath (Booster Gold, Black Adam: The Dark Age, 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen, 52 Aftermath: The Crime Bible, Infinity Inc.), Teen Titans #50, Action Comics (Escape from Bizarro World), and Superman Doomsday action figures. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 6.33 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 5 one-page and 1 one-and-one-third page ads for: Ghost Rider (DVD, Columbia Pictures), Kyle XY (TV, ABC Family), Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (food, BallPark franks, 1 and 1/3 pages), dew Action Sports tour (NBC Sports), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer (video game, Take-Two Interactive), and Laura Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary Edition (video game, Eidos International). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In the Hands of Arion... Who Is Squad K?
    Superman
  2. 1. Countermeasures
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 69 [July 11, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross
  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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