- James Robinson
- Renato Guedes
- Jose Wilson Magalhaés
- John J. Hill
- Superman; Atlas; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Control [Rachel; Chameleon Boy]; Lana Lang; Barrington; Lex Luthor (hologram); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Codename: Assassin (unnamed); Steel [John Henry Irons] (cameo); Bibbo Bibbowski (cameo); Krypto (cameo)
- Superman and Atlas are fighting on the streets of Metropolis, with Lois and Jimmy watching. Superman is losing, and not sure why he is so weak. Lana Lang is monitoring the fight from LexCorp headquarters, and tries to activate Team Luthor to help Superman, but finds that aiding Superman violates the terms of her contract, and is fired. Jimmy spots a mysterious man watching from above at the edge of a building, and photographs him. Supergirl hears the fight, and arrives to help out, only to be blasted with a ray from a satellite, controlled by the mysterious man. Superman tells Supergirl to find out more about the ray, while he continues the battle with Atlas. Atlas knocks him unconscious, but then Krypto arrives.
Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. This version of Atlas was designed by Jack Kirby, and only appeared once before this arc in 1st Issue Special (DC, 1975 series) #1 (April 1975).
- Simona Martore
Simona Martore, Dan Didio's executive assistant, talks about the aftermath of the San Diego Comic-Con. Ads for Superman #680, Ambush Bug: Year None #2, Teen Titans #62, and Trinity #13. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: DC Universe: Last Will and Testament, Final Crisis (September 2008 checklist), and DC Universe: Decisions. Appear in various places in this issue.
Total of 9 one-page ads for: TNA Impact (video game, Midway), got milk? with All-American Rejects (milk, America's Milk Processors), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), Batman Battle Rolls Fruit Roll-Ups (fruit snacks, Betty Crocker), dew Action Sports tour (NBC Sports), Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV, Fox), Fringe (TV, Fox), Heck Where the Bad Kids Go (book, Random House Children's Books), and Soul Calibur IV (video game, Bandia Namco). Appear in various places in this issue.