Action Comics #685 [Direct]
(January 1993)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mike Carlin; Jennifer Frank (assistant)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

1993 Triangle #4. 2nd and 3rd printings exist. "Special thanks to Tom Grummett & Doug Hazlewood."


Funeral for a Friend/2: The All-New Metropolis Marvel! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jackson Guice (signed)
Inks:
Jackson Guice (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Matrix]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1

Re-Actions [Funeral for a Friend, Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Jackson Guice
Inks:
Denis Rodier
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Job Number:
G-7583

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (camera footage); Supergirl [Matrix]; Guardian [Jim Harper]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Allie; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Scott Harris; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Paul Westfield; Team Luthor; Mayor Frank Berkowitz; Bibbo Bibbowski; Clovis; Diasy; Doctor Jorge Sanchez (first appearance); High-Pockets; Lamarr; Lex Luthor (villain); Doomsday (camera footage; villain); Toyman [Winslow Schott] (villain; cameo); Parasite [Rudy Jones] (villain; cameo); Danny (villain); George (villain)
Synopsis:
Paul Westfield attempts to confiscate Superman and Doomsday's bodies on behalf of Cadmus, but the Metropolis S.C.U. and Lex Luthor won't let that happen. The world continues to mourn Superman's death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #498 and story continues in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL (DC, 1991 series) #20.

You May Think It's Not Your Problem... Think Again. (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle; Booster Gold; Fire / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Fire [Beatriz DaCosta]

Indexer Notes

Public service announcement for AIDS.

Re: Action (Table of Contents)

Re: Action / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jennifer Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Robert John Williams, Lisa Briggs, Ed & Cassie Catto, Simon DelMonte, Mark Lucas, James Evans and Jim Jackson - and responses from Jennifer Frank.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Funeral for a Friend/2: The All-New Metropolis Marvel!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Re-Actions [Funeral for a Friend, Part 2]
    Superman
  3. 2. You May Think It's Not Your Problem... Think Again.
    Blue Beetle; Booster Gold; Fire
  4. 3. Re: Action
    Re: Action
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