Superman #683 [Alex Ross Cover]
(February 2009)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-12-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003368311
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant 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 by Ross, and an alternate one by Chris Sprouse/Karl Story (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue is Green Shield Continuity #9, and went on sale 2008-01-02 (US).


[Alex Ross Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Adventures of Superman (DC, 1987 series) #435 (December 1987)

New Krypton Part Nine Hard Times! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Jorge Correa Jr.
Colors:
David Curiel
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Power Girl; Wonder Woman; Black Lightning; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Steel; Starfire; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Science Police; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Alura; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Commander Gor; Kryptonians; Zatanna Zatara (cameo); Dr. Fate [Kent V. Nelson] (cameo); Zachary Zatara (cameo); Jakeem Thunder (cameo); Shazam [Freddy Freeman] (cameo); Ibis (cameo); Sargon the Sorcerer [David Sargent] (cameo); Enchantress (cameo); Dr. Occult (cameo)
Synopsis:
Several DC heroes approach Kandor, confronting Superman to demand justice for the people killed by the Kryptonians. Superman agrees that justice is needed, but it will have to be approached carefully. He confronts Alura, as Supergirl joins, but they have a strong difference of opinion. Alura summons her army, and the battle starts. Superman has had enough, and grabs Alura and refuses to let go. But Supergirl, torn by the entire scene, punches him out. The battle is not going well for the heroes, but then the magic-based heroes arrive.
Keywords:
Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #36, and continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #873.

Welcome back to what's turned into my sneak peek of the characters and books in the DC Universe as we get ready to unveil our 2009 schedule [December 31, 2008] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan discusses what is happening with Wonder Woman's series. Ad for Action Comics #873. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for: Batman: R.I.P. hardcover. Appears on page 14 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page and 1 four-page ads for: PlayStation Portable (game system, Sony Computer Entertainment), The Spirit (movie, Lionsgate), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (training,), Mortal Combat vs DC Universe (video game, Midway, 4 pages), DC Heroic Holiday Sweepstakes (sweepstakes, DC and several co-sponsors), Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set/Dungeon Master's Guide (role-playing game, Wizards of the Coast), and Batman: The Dark Knight (Blu-Ray Disc, WB). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Alex Ross Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. New Krypton Part Nine Hard Times!
    Superman
  3. 2. Welcome back to what's turned into my sneak peek of the characters and books in the DC Universe as we get ready to unveil our 2009 schedule [December 31, 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