(April 2009)

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Volume:
?
Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2009-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is Green Shield Continuity #13, and went on sale on time. It also features the "Origins & Omens" promotion on the cover for April 2009 titles.


Out of the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Aaron Lopresti (signed)
Inks:
Aaron Lopresti (signed)
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Mon-El
Reprints:
Keywords:
Phantom Zone

Suspicion! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Pablo Raimondi
Inks:
Pablo Raimondi; Walden Wong
Colors:
Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; General Zod; Non; Ursa; Alura; General Sam Lane; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Nightwing [Chris Kent] (cameo); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (cameo); Mon-El; Kryptonians
Synopsis:
On New Krypton, Superman attacks Zod, but is subdued by his soldiers. Zod tells Superman that his motives have changed, now that he has fellow Kryptonians on New Krypton. Alura invites Superman to renounce Earth and stay on New Krypton. Superman says he'll think about it. And he does, taking Lois to the Fortress, pondering what Zod is up to. While there, he hears Mon-El pleading from the Phantom Zone, as it is collapsing around him. He pleads for Superman to release him, knowing that he'll die from lead poisoning if released. Superman reluctantly releases him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Headship; Kandor; New Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #684, and continues in Superman (DC, 2006 series) #685.

Origins & Omens (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Renato Guedes
Inks:
Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Colors:
David Curiel
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Scar of Oa; Science Police [Markham; Pollock; Wilcox]; The Guardian [Jim Harper] (flashback, cameo); Gwendoline Harper; Tellus (cameo); Nightwing [Chris Kent] (cameo); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Former Guardian Scar is observing the Guardian (Jim Harper's clone), as he warns the Science Police that Toyman always has a surprise for Metropolis on his birthday, even when in prison. Sure enough, miniature P38 Lightnings start strafing the city, and a giant teddy bear is firing explosive blasts. The team deals with the threats, as Harper reminisces. Scar then peeks into Harper's future, seeing his fears realized and other emotions with the situations to come.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Superman (DC, 2006 series) #686.

Black Adam! Isis! Dissension in the ranks! An uncertain future! [February 11, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian discusses what is coming up in the Justice Society of America title. Ad for Superman #685. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Supergirl, Batman (Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?), Justice League of America action figures series 3, DC Comics Classics Library, World of New Krypton, Origins & Omens, and All Star Superman 2 hardcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: The Mousehunter (book, Little, Brown), Aaron Stone (TV, Disney XD), and Coraline The Game (video game, D3Publisher). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Out of the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  2. 1. Suspicion!
    Superman
  3. 2. Origins & Omens
    Superman
  4. 3. Black Adam! Isis! Dissension in the ranks! An uncertain future! [February 11, 2009]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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