(July 2008)

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Volume:
?
Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2008-05-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
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 went on sale on 2008-05-28 in the US (on time).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kevin Maguire
Inks:
Kevin Maguire
Colors:
Brad Anderson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toyman; Superman toys

The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Jesus Merino
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (cameo); Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Jimmy Olsen; Mary Schott (flashback, destroyed); Walter Dunhill (flashback, dies); Prankster (flashback); Adam Grant (flashback); Toyman (predator, destroyed); Toyman [Hiro Okamura] (cameo); Toyman [Toyboy] (cameo); Toyman [Jack Nimball] (cameo); Toyman [Grandpa] (cameo) Batman; Mr. Zsasz (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Catherine Grant (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Toyman, escaped from Arkham Asylum, kidnaps Jimmy Olsen. Toyman denies murdering Cat Grant's son and reveals that Adam Grant was killed by an out-of-control Toyman robot. He takes a baseball bat and destroys that robot. Jimmy grabs a Superman doll and uses it to escape. He then grabs his signal watch from a nearby workbench and signals Superman. Batman arrives, and Toyman sets the robots on him. As Batman and Jimmy escape, Superman arrives and finishes the battle. Cat Grant finds out her son was killed by a robot and decides to return to Metropolis.
Keywords:
Arkham Asylum; signal watch

Indexer Notes

The various Toyman robots resemble versions from the Golden Age, Bronze Age, Superman/Batman book, Byrne era, and Busiek era. The Superman/Batman Toyman (Hiro Okamura) has since appeared again, so that character may not have ONLY been a robot.

DC Nation #115 [May 28, 2008] In Crisis Mode (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eddie Berganza
Pencils:
J. G.Jones
Inks:
J. G.Jones
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Eddie discusses the Final Crisis miniseries and the associated comics. Ads for Action Comics #866, Action Comics #865, Teen Titans #59, and Final Crisis #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 8 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Envy (Hush), Batman R.I.P. (checklist), Final Crisis Rogues' Revenge, Tor, Rann/Thanagar: Holy War, World of Warcraft action figures, Starman Omnibus #1, and Heroes softcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Top 10 Ways to Tell if your Home has an Energy Hog (advice, Ad Council/7-Eleven), Speed Racer The Video Game (video game, WB Games, 2 pages), Wonka Laffy Taffy (candy, Nestle), Get Up and Play An Hour a Day (Department of Health & Human Services). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #115 [May 28, 2008] In Crisis Mode
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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