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(January 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
 
Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
2008-11-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Guardian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Aaron Lopresti (signed)
Inks:
Aaron Lopresti (signed)
Colors:
? (signed)[as W.]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Gwendoline Harper; Jimmy Olsen

New Krypton Part Three The Worst Night of His Life (Table of Contents)

The Guardian / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Pere Perez
Inks:
Pere Perez
Colors:
David Baron
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Tellus (flashback); Guardian [Jim Harper] (flashback, dies); Gwendoline Harper; Eddy (flashback, cameo); Ron (flashback, cameo); Codename: Assassin (voice, flashback); Jim Harper/Paul Kirk clones (flashback); Cadmus
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen has tracked down his old friend Jim Harper. Harper tells Jimmy what has happened to him; how he found an alien (Tellus) being held by Cadmus, how he saw the original Jim Harper being killed, and how he found another cloning facility. The last one held grotesque clones of Paul Kirk and himself, and Harper was so disgusted that he destroyed them all. As a clone, he wonders if he even qualifies as a man; but Jimmy assures him that he is a good man. After Jimmy leaves, Harper flashes back one more time, and remembers that he didn't quite kill all the clones; he rescued one small female clone (Gwendoline). He decides to go back to Metropolis.

Indexer Notes

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.

#138 [November 5, 2008] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 11.5 pages (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Guardian
  2. 1. New Krypton Part Three The Worst Night of His Life
    The Guardian
  3. 2. #138 [November 5, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisement]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Allen Ross
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross