Action Comics #866 [Direct]
(August 2008)

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Volume:
?
Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2008-06-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120001986611
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 has variants.

This issue went on sale on time. This issue is labeled as a Sightings tie-in to Final Crisis.


Brainiac Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Catherine Grant; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor

Brainiac Part 1 First Contact (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; General Zod (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Brainiac; Lois Lane; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Ron Troupe (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Catherine Grant; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
A flashback shows how Brainiac stole Kandor from Krypton. At a staff meeting at the Daily Planet, Perry White welcomes Steve Lombard as new sports editor, and welcomes back Catherine Grant. A Brainiac probe enters Earth's atmosphere; Superman intercepts. It analyzes him, sends the information, and then shuts down. Brainiac's headship receives the information.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Headship; Kandor (city)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue.

DC Nation #117 [June 11, 2008] In the Midnight Hour... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Michael Siglain
Pencils:
Kelley Jones
Inks:
Kelley Jones
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Michael discusses the Batman: Gotham After Midnight maxiseries. Ads for Action Comics #867, Booster Gold #10, Titans #3, and Wonder Woman #21. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder hardcover, Superman: Last Son hardcover, Showcase Presents Series 1 action figures, Ambush Bug: Year None (Unvictorious), Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (Prime Evil), Reign in Hell, Final Crisis: Revelations (Show No Mercy), Trinity, and Final Crisis (July 2008 checklist). Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: MyPyramid.gov (food pyramid, USDA), Get Up and Play An Hour a Day (Department of Health & Human Services), and Yogos Sour Bits (candy, Kellogg's). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Brainiac Part 1
    Superman
  2. 1. Brainiac Part 1 First Contact
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #117 [June 11, 2008] In the Midnight Hour...
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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