Action Comics Annual #11 [Standard Cover Edition]
(July 2008)

DC, 1987 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
4.99 USD; 4.99 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2008-05-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring the Phantom Zone criminals, and an alternate variant one featuring Superman and the Superman Revenge Squad (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue went on sale twelve weeks from the solicited shipping date of this issue. The upside down logo, issue number, and credits are written in Kryptonese, duplicating the information at the top in English.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Non; General Zod; Ursa; other Phantom Zone criminals
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Last Son Conclusion (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils:
Adam Kubert
Inks:
Adam Kubert
Colors:
Edgar Delgado
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Superman Revenge Squad [Bizarro; Metallo; Parasite]; General Zod; Ursa; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Non; Jax-Ur; Lois Lane; Martian Manhunter (cameo); Red Tornado (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Hawkgirl (cameo); Hawkman (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Jor-El (hologram); Mon-El (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman and the Revenge Squad discuss the Phantom Zone criminals' takeover of Metropolis. Meanwhile the army attacks the criminals. Zod captures their leader, and wants to use him to pass along a message, that Zod will kill anyone that doesn't immediately obey him, starting with his own son, Lor-Zod (Chris) right now. But before he can, Superman rescues Chris, and the fight is on. The squad takes out several of the criminals, while Superman fights Zod. Luthor sneaks into their headquarters, killing a criminal, and starts working on one of the Phantom Zone ships. Superman rescues Lois and the captured heroes, and continues to fight Zod, but Chris intervenes. Luthor reverses the warp drive on the ship to draw the criminals back to the zone, but before he can set it to take Superman too, Lois crowns him hard. The criminals are drawn back, as is Chris, but Superman hangs onto him. The zone won't close, though, so Chris sacrifices himself to close the zone. Later, Superman has Mon-El search the zone, but Mon-El can't find Chris.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics (DC, 1987 series) #851 (August 2007). Seven Kryptonian criminals die.

[Profiles] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Stephane Roux
Inks:
Karine Boccanfuso
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Non; General Zod; Ursa; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Mon-El; Perry White; Lois Lane; Steve Lombard; Cat Grant; Ron Troupe; Jimmy Olsen; Fort Rozz
Reprints:
Keywords:
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Profiles of Superman, Supergirl [Kara Zor-El], Krypto, Phantom Zone, Non, General Zod, Ursa, Chris Kent [Lor-Zod], Mon-El, Fort Rozz, Perry White, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Steve Lombard, Cat Grant, Ron Troupe, and Jimmy Olsen. The Fortress scene has an "key" mapping Kryptonese characters to English letters. Perry's notepad says "Call JJJ", presumably an homage to J. Jonah Jameson of Marvel's Daily Bugle. And Clark Kent has a Batman mug on his desk.

DC Nation 112 [May 7, 2008] Jim Mooney 1919 - 2008 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (illo)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Supergirl

Indexer Notes

Paul remembers the late Jim Mooney's DC work. Ads for Action Comics #865, Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #1, Salvation Run #7, and The War that Time Forgot #1. Appears on page 66 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: www.johnnydc.com, Scooby Doo, The Batman Strikes, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Super Friends, Teen Titans Go!, and Tiny Titans. 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 Videogame (video game, WB Games), Laffy Taffy (candy, Wonka), and Ben 10 Alien Force (TV, Cartoon Network). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Last Son Conclusion
    Superman
  3. 2. [Profiles]
    Superman
  4. 3. DC Nation 112 [May 7, 2008] Jim Mooney 1919 - 2008
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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