(August 2008)

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Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-06-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003367711
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 has variants.

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman and the Daily Planet globe by Ross, and an alternate one featuring Superman and Atlas' leg and arm by Guedes (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


In the Shadow of Atlas (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This cover is an homage to the traditional pose of Atlas lifting the Earth. In the story, Atlas (not Superman) reenacts that pose.

The Coming of Atlas Part 1 The World on His Shoulders (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Jose Wilson MagalhaƩs
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Krypto; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Science Police [Travis DuBarry; Adam McCafferty; Carol Dash; Jake Grimaldi; Clare Madison]; Atlas (post-Crisis intro)
Synopsis:
Superman and Green Lantern discuss life while playing fetch with Krypto in space. A giant creature invades Metropolis, and the Science Police try to stop it. It is finally brought down by a new meta-human named Atlas, who demands to see Superman. The Science Police also try to stop him, to no avail. Superman finally notices the ruckus, and arrives to confront Atlas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. This version of Atlas was designed by Jack Kirby, and only appeared once before in 1st Issue Special (DC, 1975 series) #1 (April 1975).

#119 [June 25, 2008] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan talks about the various Teen Titans books currently being published. Ads for Superman #678, Final Crisis #2, Superman #677, and Teen Titans #60. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Final Crisis: Revelations (Show No Mercy), Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (Prime Evil), and Ambush Bug: Year None (Unvictorious). Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 5 one-page and 2 two-page ads for: got milk? with Batman [Christian Bale] (milk, America's Milk Processors), Batmobile Owner's Manual (book, DK), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 2 pages), dew Action Sports tour (NBC Sports), Secret Agent Clank (video game, Sony Computer Entertainment, 2 pages), The Middle Man (TV, ABC Family), and Hellboy The Science of Evil (video game, Konami). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In the Shadow of Atlas
    Superman
  2. 1. The Coming of Atlas Part 1 The World on His Shoulders
    Superman
  3. 2. #119 [June 25, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross