This issue went on sale on time. This issue is labeled as a Countdown Tie-in.
Story continued from the previous issue and from Countdown (DC, 2007 series) #39, and continues in the next issue. The monkey (which appears to be really an ape) is unnamed, but in a Q&A session on Superman Homepage Kurt says that he calls him K-Monkey.
Fred goes over what his department does, troubleshooting all the artwork and text just before printing. Ads for Action Comics #854, The All-New Atom #14, Countdown #39, and Metal Men #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, The Batman Strikes, Countdown to Adventure, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans Go!, Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special, and www.johnnydc.com. Appear in various places in the issue.
Total of 3 one-page ads for: Top 10 Ways to Tell if your Home has an Energy Hog (advice, Ad Council/7-Eleven), Yogos Bits (fruit snacks, Kellogg's), and Chaotic (card game, Chaotic USA). Appear in various places in the issue.