This issue has variants.
Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring the Guardian smashing through a window by Aaron Lopresti, and an alternate one featuring Jimmy's camera and a collage of characters by Victor Ibánéz (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue was originally solicited as "GUARDIAN OF METROPOLIS SPECIAL #1", but DC announced in a press release on 2008-10-14 that it was being renamed. This issue is Green Shield Continuity #3, and went on sale on time.
Story continued from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special (DC, 2008 series) #1 (between pages 53 and 54 in that issue), and continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #871. Tellus is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Shown: a picture of Green Lantern and Green Arrow, and a construction hat with a Superman S symbol with a sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION". Ad for Action Comics #871. Appears on page 33 in this issue.
House ad for: Faces of Evil. Appears on the tops of pages 24 and 25 in this issue.
Total of 5 one-page, 1 two-page, 1 four-page, and 1 half-page ads for: Wall-E (DVD, Disney/Pixar), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 2 pages), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Official Game Guide (book, Prima), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (video game, Midway, 4 pages), Dragonball Z Season Seven/Cooler's Revenge/The Return of Cooler (DVD, Funimation Entertainment), Spanking Shakespeare (book, RHCB, 1/2 page), TNA Impact (video game, Midway), and Twilight (movie, Summit Entertainment). Appear in various places in this issue.