(Early December 2007)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-10-10
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 contains different content than what had been originally solicited (the solicited content ended up in Superman Annual #13). This change was announced by a press release on 2007-09-18, and also mentioned as an editor's footnote on the title page.


The Search Begins for the Third Kryptonian! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Renato Guedes (signed)
Inks:
Jose Wilson Magalhaes (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Dominator
Reprints:

The Third Kryptonian Part One: The Hunt (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Rick Leonardi
Inks:
Dan Green
Colors:
Pete Pantazis
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Dominators; Amalak; Batman; the Auctioneer (flashback, cameo); Powergirl (flashback, cameo); Krypto (flashback, cameo); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Flash [Wally West] (cameo); Kanjar Ro (cameo); Talam-Sa; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Karsta Wor-Ul (cameo); Pig Iron (on a watch); Batcave
Synopsis:
Superman enlists Batman to help him find the third Kryptonian on Earth, as detected by the Auctioneer. Chris Kent escapes from school, but Superman finds him and takes him with him to the Batcave. At Superman's request, Batman incorporates a red sun projector into a watch for Chris, to inhibit his powers while at school. Amalek, having heard of Superman from the Auctioneer, comes to Earth, and observes at first, discovering two other Kryptonians (Supergirl and Chris), and hears that Superman is looking for another. He decides to wait until all are found, to slay them all.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. This story was originally scheduled for issue #669, but got moved up one issue. The "K. Wells" on the mailbox is a homage to the Silver Age Superwoman, whose name was Kristen Wells.

#82 [October 10, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler

Indexer Notes

Ian describes his job as Senior Story Editor, and how he must help keep track of DC's continuity and characters. Ads for Superman #669, Detective Comics #837, Metamorpho Year One #1, and Supergirl #22. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Countdown to Final Crisis teaser (2 pages), Green Arrow/Black Canary, and Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil hardcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: got milk? with Masi Oka (milk), The Orc King (book, Wizards of the Coast), Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles (video game, Konami), Justice League (padlocks, Kryptonite), SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow (video game, Sony, 2 pages), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), and Transformers (DVD, DreamWorks). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Search Begins for the Third Kryptonian!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Third Kryptonian Part One: The Hunt
    Superman
  3. 2. #82 [October 10, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross