- Kurt Busiek
- Peter Vale
- Jesus Merino
- Kanila Tripp
- Pat Brosseau
- Superman; Lana Lang; Insect Queen (intro); Lois Lane; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Jared (catcher); Tina (reporter, cameo); Johnny (cameo); Josh Mittelmark; Larry (flashback, cameo); Ronald (flashback, cameo); Pete Ross (photo); Clark Ross (photo); Pyridax (dies); Goliath Beetles; Tettigoni; Moloidi; Carabi; Al Joreshy (cameo); Pig Iron (on a watch); red-sun watch
- Lana is kidnapped by an insectoid creature, who is looking for Luthor. Superman participates in a baseball game for charity, and smacks a home run towards the moon, at a target there. He finds out about Lana's disappearance, and a robbery at another LexCorp site. He goes there, and is temporarily overcome by insectoids there. After reviving, he tries to get the leader to tell where Lana is, but he and the others all self-destruct instead. Superman traces dust from them to the moon. In a cavern on the moon, Lana revives in time to see the Insect Queen rebirth herself in Lana's image.
Story continues in the next issue. "Special thanks to Max & Jack Hosler's dad, Jay, for the entomological assistance!".
- Dan Didio
Dan shows us his gift list, which contains clues as to upcoming events in the comics. Ads for Superman #672, Countdown: Arena #3, Superman/Batman #44, and The Spirit #13. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: Bat Lash, Robin, and Teen Titans: Year One. Appear in various places in this issue.
Total of 7 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Nights Journey of Dreams (video game, Sega), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), The Demonata (books, Little, Brown, and Company), Dino Squad (TV, CBS), Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (art school), PSP PlayStation Portable (video game system, Sony Computer Entertainment, 2 pages), Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix (DVD, Warner Bros), and Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (food, BallPark franks). Appear in various places in this issue.