- Kurt Busiek
- Jesus Merino
- Jesus Merino
- Kanila Tripp
- Superman; Lois Lane, Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Insect Queen; Lana Lang; Anders; Fitch; Bridney Nelson (cameo); Kenny (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Tim McCready (cameo); Super-Soldier Ants; Ambrozia
- Superman is still on the moon held by the Insect Queen. He finds out that she has used his genes to create super-soldier ants. Lana and the remaining moon base workers observe, and Lana slips over to Superman to help free him. Insect Queen returns, but Superman has recovered enough to fly them away. After dropping off Lana, Superman is attacked by the super-soldier ants in moon orbit, with Insect Queen directing them. Superman decoys them into the path of the baseball he hit two issues ago, and it distracts her long enough for Superman to defeat the soldiers, and punch her through some ambrosia, freezing her in suspended animation. All humans are returned to Earth. Superman checks in on Lois and Chris Kent, who had caused the explosion in their apartment building. Chris was scared that Superman would send him away, but Superman reassures him that he belongs as part of the family.
Story continued from the previous issue. "Bridey Nelson" is an homage to former Superman writer/editor E. Nelson Bridwell. Insect Queen's next appearance is in Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #50.
- Dan Didio
Dan talks about DC Universe Zero, a bridging issue between Countdown and Final Crisis. Ads for Superman #674, Booster Gold #0, Gotham Underground #5, and Green Arrow/Black Canary #5. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: zuda comics: Night Owls (1/2 page), and zuda comics: High Noon (1/2 page). Appear in various places in this issue.
Total of 9 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: got milk? with Steve Nash (milk), Professor Layton and the Curious Village (video game, Level-5), Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin (video game, Intelligence Systems, 2 pages), Pirates of the Caribbean Online (game, Disney), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), Frontlines Fuel of War (video game, THQ), WonderCon (comic convention, Comic Con International), Dragonball Z History of Trunks/Bardock The Father of Goku/Season 4 (DVD, TOB Animation), WWE Raw Greatest Hits (CD, WWE), and Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (food, BallPark franks). Appear in various places in this issue.