Action Comics #859 [Direct Market Standard Cover]
(January 2008)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120001985911
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part Two (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman (statue); Lightning Lad (statue); Dawnstar (statue); Cosmic Boy (statue); Saturn Girl (statue); Brainiac 5 (statue); Phantom Girl (statue); Wildfire (statue); Colossal Boy (statue)
Reprints:

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 2: Illegal Aliens (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy] (intro); Miss Niwtyn (cameo); Maetthu (cameo); Ariel (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Blok (cameo); Batcave (future)
Synopsis:
In the 31st century, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl dig their way into the Batcave, looking for evidence that Krypton existed. The new Justice League, rejected Legion applicants, find them and fight, overcoming them. Superman is briefed by his Legion colleagues and discovers what's been going on. Earth-Man, the leader of the Justice League, imprisons the newly-captured Legionnaires, and absorbs their powers, revealing that he has many more Legionnaires held in stasis. Superman wants to track down Brainiac 5, and his team goes to an alien holding camp to do so.
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Keywords:
Alien Holding Camp 6736; Human Cultural Center

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue.

Alien Holding Camp 6736 appears to be modeled on the first Legion Clubhouse (the upside-down rocket).

The members of the Justice League were all former Legion rejects pre-Crisis, having been rejected in Adventure Comics #301, 320, 323, 331, and Superboy #218. Miss Niwtyn's full name is Ethel Lyn Niwtyn, also known as another reject, Eye-Ful Ethel.

The Superman hologram on page 16 is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1.

DC Nation 88 [November 21, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan teases a few questions that fans might have, with no answers. Ads for Action Comics #860, Countdown #23, Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Gotham By Gaslight #1, and Justice League of America #15. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3.67 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: World of Warcraft, Heroes hardcover, Teen Titans Go (2/3 page), and Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil hardcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8.33 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page, 1 one-third page, and 1 two-page ads for: Viva Pinata Party Animals (video game, Krome Studios), Avatar The Last Airbender The Burning Earth (video game, THQ), Rescuing Recess (volunteer opportunity, Cartoon Network), Ratatouille (video game, THQ), Buzz Junior Jungle Party (video game, Sony Computer Entertainment, 2 pages), Ben 10 Race Against Time (TV, Cartoon Network, 1/3 page), Chibi-Robo Park Patrol (video game, Nintendo), and Nights Journey of Dreams (video game, Sega). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part Two
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 2: Illegal Aliens
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. DC Nation 88 [November 21, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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