(May 2008)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003367411
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Tom Palmer Jr. (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue was originally solicited to contain the comic book debut of the "Smallville" TV show character Chloe Sullivan, but DC decided to pull that (as a rights problem developed at the last minute) and have Kurt Busiek write a new story. This contents change was announced via a press release on 2008-02-26.

The solicitation for the original (mostly-unpublished) story read: "It's a time of new beginnings for Superman as art sensation Renato Guedes joins the team! Plus, the superhuman mastermind Paragon is loose in Metropolis, Clark and Lois are hunting for a new place to live after the events of "Insect Queen," and worse, they've got relatives coming to visit — namely, a certain blonde cousin of Lois's from Smallville. It all sets the stage for a major new addition to the cast in next month’s anniversary issue! Can you say "Chloe Sullivan"? We thought you could..."


Speeding Bullet! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Renato Guedes (signed)
Inks:
Renato Guedes (signed)
Colors:
? [as Jamison]
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Shadows Linger Part One: Bright Tomorrows (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Jose Wilson Magalhaés
Colors:
David Curiel
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Jackal (cameo); The Ray (cameo); Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Priest-Elders of the Protonic Flame; Perry White (cameo); Paragon (villain); Red Tornado (flashback, cameo); Wonder Woman (flashback, cameo); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond] (flashback, cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback, cameo); Power Girl (dream, cameo)
Synopsis:
Clark shows Lois and Chris their rebuilt apartment, with many special features including a "door" to the fortress. Superman then experiments with a cure for Mon-El's lead poisoning, finding out more about Daxam from him. Later at the Daily Planet, Clark is kidnapped by Paragon, who has tracked his power signature, and feeds off Superman's power. Paragon wants revenge for being put away by the Justice League years earlier. They battle, but Superman leads him to the fortress, where Superman is about to strand him by using the red-sun watch. But they are interrupted by the Priest-Elders of the Protonic Flame from Daxam.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. Paragon was created by Busiek and was introduced in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #224 way back in March 1984. Alex Ross designed Paragon's new costume (per an interview with Kurt Busiek at the Comic Bloc website). "Special thanks to Fabian Nicieza, Helper Monkey of Krypton". Kurt later explained this credit (at the Comic Bloc website) this way: he rattled off a story to Fabian using him as a sounding board and editor-at-large. From this verbal plot, he typed up a "beat sheet" -- a page-by-page outline -- and that allowed Kurt to type up the actual plot faster.

#104 [March 12, 2008] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Cheryl Smith-Owens

Indexer Notes

Cheryl (Senior Pre-Press Artist) describes some of the workings of the production department. Ads for Superman #675, Green Arrow/Black Canary #6, Salvation Run #5, and Wonder Woman #18. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Final Crisis (Injustice), Titans (Together), Batman R.I.P., Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 hardcover, and Justice League The New Frontier Special. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page ads for: Justice League The New Frontier (DVD, Warner), Professor Layton and the Curious Village (video game, Level-5), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), Lost Via Domus (video game, Ubisoft), New York ComicCon (comic convention, Reed Exhibitions), got milk? with Michael Strahan (milk), and Sweetarts Rope (candy, Wonka). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Speeding Bullet!
    Superman
  2. 1. Shadows Linger Part One: Bright Tomorrows
    Superman
  3. 2. #104 [March 12, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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