(Late December 2007)

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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-10-24
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 contained different content than what had been originally solicited (the solicited content ended up in the previous issue). This change was announced by a press release on 2007-09-18.


Who is the Third Kryptonian? (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Inks:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; the Auctioneer; Karsta Wor-Ul
Reprints:

The Third Kryptonian Part Two: The Escape (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Rick Leonardi
Inks:
Dan Green
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Karsta Wor-Ul (origin); Ro-Kul (flashback, dies); Amalak; Batman (cameo); Admiral Dru-Zod (flashback, cameo); Kev-Dal (flashback, cameo); Ensign Kat Sem-Arr (flashback, cameo); Jav-Nur (flashback, cameo, dies); Doro-Sul (flashback, cameo, dies); the Auctioneer (flashback, cameo); Silver Twist
Synopsis:
With Batman's help, Superman tracks down the third Kryptonian that the Auctioneer found on Earth. After an initial confrontation, they talk, and she tells her story. She and other Kryptonians were serving as peacekeepers in the Kryptonian Empire's Navy, but decided to go AWOL when recalled to Krypton after a shift from a military-based empire to a science-based government. After many years of piracy and adventure, including killing people, she met and paired off with Ro-Kul. They left piracy behind, and settled down for over a century. On a visit with other Kryptonians on a local planet, they were attacked by Amalak, but were able to escape and go on the run. But over time, all other known Kryptonians were tracked down and killed, including Ro-Kul. After decades on the run, she hears about Superman, and goes to Earth to hide in his shadow, figuring any attack on him would be an early warning to leave. As she prepares to leave, Amalak (who has been listening in) attacks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor; Wegthor (Krypton moon)

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue. This story was originally scheduled for issue #670, but got moved up one issue. The Earth name that Karsta picks, "Kristen Wells", is a homage to the silver age Superwoman, whose name was Kristen Wells.

DC Nation 84 [October 24, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Bruning
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Richard introduces Zuda, and the web site for it, zudacomics.com, as a place for DC to present webcomics. Ads for Superman #670, Gotham Underground #1, Green Lantern Corps #17, and Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Salvation Run, Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists, 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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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. Who is the Third Kryptonian?
    Superman
  2. 1. The Third Kryptonian Part Two: The Escape
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 84 [October 24, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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  • Allen Ross
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