(September 2007)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-07-25
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

Listed on the cover as "A Countdown Tie-In". This issue went on sale 3 weeks late from the solicited shipping date of this issue.


The Secret Origin of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Inks:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors:
Jeromy Cox (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Superman Family: Jimmy (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Rick Leonardi
Inks:
Ande Parks
Colors:
Pete Pantazis
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (flashback); Jimmy Olsen (flashback); Lois Lane (flashback); Perry White (flashback); The 10 (predecessor to The 100) (intro, flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Barry Giardelli (flashback); Mr. Olsen (photo); Dr. Sarah Olsen (Jimmy's mother) (photo); Tess Haslip (flashback, dies); Monte McGraw (flashback); Monte's gang [including Ronson; Henny; Burford] (flashback); Rannian Xuri-cannons
Synopsis:
Set "years ago", young Jimmy Olsen is selling extra newspapers on the street. The "10" is operating in Metropolis, and have killed Jimmy's guardian, his neighbor Tess Haslip. She had accounting books that they want. The 10 is after Jimmy thinking he may know where the books are, so he's been living in the Planet's basement to hide. They find him and kidnap him. Superman tracks them, but they trap him. Jimmy frees him, and they clean up the gang. Jimmy is hired as a copy boy at the Planet, and becomes Superman's pal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "a COUNTDOWN Dossier Special". "Fort Bridwell" is an homage to former Superman writer/editor E. Nelson Bridwell. "Kurtiswana" is an homage to former Superman penciller Curt Swan.

#70 [July 18, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nick Napolitano

Indexer Notes

Nick discusses the production department, and gives a list of the top 20 things that have the ability to spoil his day. Ads for Superman #666, Amazons Attack #4, Countdown #41, and All Flash #1. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: 52 Aftermath (Booster Gold, Black Adam: The Dark Age, 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen, 52 Aftermath: Crime Bible, Infinity Inc.), Metal Men, Action Comics, Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious, Countdown to Adventure, Superman: Doomsday action figures. Appear in various places in the issue.

MAD about Hunger (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Caldwell (idea)
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

This and the following named Ad sequences are an 8 page advertising insert, stapled separately but bound into the issue. It has an indicia title of "The MAD Magazine BallPark Franks Special Issue", and is done by the talent of MAD Magazine.

A MAD Look at Hunger (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Evolution of Hunger (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Richmond
Inks:
Tom Richmond
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Museum of Hunger (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Viviano
Inks:
Hermann Mejia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ad for BallPark franks, which sponsored this 8-page insert.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 4 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Comic Collector Live (collection software, Midten Media), Get The Glass (online game, California Milk Processor Board), Above the Influence (Partnership for a Drug-free America, 2 pages), Alien Syndrome (video game, Sega), and Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer (video game, Take-Two Interactive). Appear in various places in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret Origin of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Superman Family: Jimmy
    Superman
  3. 2. #70 [July 18, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. MAD about Hunger
  6. 5. A MAD Look at Hunger
  7. 6. The Evolution of Hunger
  8. 7. The Museum of Hunger
  9. 8. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
  10. 9. [Ads]
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