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Price:
3.99 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages:
52
On-sale date:
2007-11-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194126583401311
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue had a different cover and first story than what had been originally solicited (the solicited cover and story ended up in Superman #670). This change was announced by a press release on 2007-09-18.


Camelot Falls The Finale! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco (signed)
Inks:
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Arion (of Atlantis)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

There is an inscription "TO NEAL ADAMS AND H.P.", the cover is an homage to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 by Adams and referring to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu.

the Fall (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco; Jesus Merino
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Pete Pantazis
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Arion [of Atlantis]; Phantom Stranger; Arion [Bill Knightly]; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Young Gods [Turrek; Sarka]; Lana Lang; Bette (cameo); Squad K [including Colonel Perseus T. Hazard]; Prankster (balloon); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (cameo); Khyber; Ghostwolves (future)
Synopsis:
Superman talks to the Phantom Stranger about the future, and is given a gift to help in the coming battle. Superman battles Arion, who is using the kidnapped Young Gods as part of his transformed army. Using Phantom Stranger's gift of a shield against magical attacks, he strips Arion of his amulets, and defeats him. Arion flees back in time, leaving the other Arion behind disguised as himself. Lana's use of the Scancams helps Lexcorp's financial problems. And Khyber comes back to life after being defeated by Sirocco two years ago.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #667. In promotional materials, this is called part 2 of the 2-part finale of "Camelot Falls", and was originally scheduled for Superman #668. In the panel where Superman stops the tidal wave (page 17), Carlos added "TO ROSS AND TERRY" on the panel border. On Geoff Johns' message board on 2007-12-01, some fans mention (and Kurt confirms) that that is a reference to Ross Andru and Terry Austin's work on the first Superman vs. Spider-Man crossover, which had a similar scene. On the DC Message Boards on 2007-10-02 and the next day, Kurt talks about the art, saying that Merino is sharing the pencils with Pacheco, and "doing quite a bit more than layouts, but not full pencils."

Subjekt-17, Khyber (Table of Contents)

Fortress Fact File / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
D. Williams
Inks:
D. Williams
Colors:
Lee Loughridge
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Subjekt-17; Khyber; Superman
Reprints:

The Best Day (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek (script and co-plot); Fabian Nicieza (co-plot)
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Colors:
Renato Guedes
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Terabithia (planet, intro)
Synopsis:
Superman takes the whole family to another world for a Kryptonian feast picnic. Supergirl tells Chris what Krypton was like, and the Kents remember back to when they found baby Kal-El.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Terabithia is likely a reference to the "Bridge to Terabithia" book/movies, but could also be a
reference to an island in "Prince Caspian" and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C. S. Lewis called Terebinthia. Per Kurt (in a question and answer session on Superman Homepage on 2007-12-04), the reference to Kara being from Kandor is a mistake; it should be Argo.

DC Nation 89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dan shares Liz Gehrlein's list of all the known universes at this point. Ads for Superman #671, Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Red Rain #1, Green Lantern #25, and Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion #1. Appears on page 50 in this issue.

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for: World of Warcraft. Appears on page 46 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page and 2 two-page ads for: Star Wars Entertainment Pack (video games, Sony Computer Entertainment), Justice League Padlocks (locks, Kryptonite), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (video game, Nintendo, 2 pages), Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (video game, Sony Computer Entertainment, 2 pages), Dino Squad (TV, CBS), Millcase and DrawerBoxes (storage solutions), Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (art school), and Nights: Journey of Dreams (video game, Sega). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Camelot Falls The Finale!
    Superman
  2. 1. the Fall
    Superman
  3. 2. Subjekt-17, Khyber
    Fortress Fact File
  4. 3. The Best Day
    Superman
  5. 4. DC Nation 89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisement]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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