(September 2009)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2009-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
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 #33, and went on sale on time. It also features "World Without [S-shield]" promotion on the cover. With this issue, more pages are added, and a "Second Feature"; in this case, Captain Atom.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Andrew Robinson (painting); Cafu (Captain Atom headshot)
Inks:
Andrew Robinson (painting); Cafu (Captain Atom headshot)
Colors:
Andrew Robinson (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nadira Va-Dim; Az-Rel; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (headshot)

Indexer Notes

The Captain Atom headshot is taken from the Captain Atom second feature.

The Sleepers Part 5 (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka
Pencils:
Diego Olmos
Inks:
Diego Olmos; Javier BergantiƱo [as bit]
Colors:
Rod Reis
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nadira Va-Dim; Az-Rel; Codename: Assassin; Zor-El (flashback, cameo); Alura (flashback, cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Brainiac probes (flashback, cameo); Lois Lane; Mon-El; General Sam Lane; Lieutenant Hollister; Mirabai (finally named)
Synopsis:
Codename: Assassin and his army of creatures fight Nightwing, Flamebird, Nadira Va-Dim, and Az-Rel. The latter two flee, and Nightwing also escapes, but Flamebird is captured. Codename: Assassin digs into her mind, but that releases the power of the ancient Flamebird from her. Nightwing catches up with Nadira and Az-Rel; they fight, but the fight endangers civilians, so Nightwing stops to help them as the others flee. Flamebird catches up, saving the remaining people. Lois visits her father's grave, as Mon-El stops by at Lois' request. They analyze the body, discovering it is not Sam Lane's body. Codename: Assassin reports in to General Lane on what happened; Mirabi disappears, reappearing a while later with Nadira and Az-Rel captured.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in Superman: World of New Krypton (2009 series) #6. There is much Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Chapter One (Table of Contents)

Captain Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson (plot, script); Greg Rucka (plot)
Pencils:
Cafu
Inks:
Cafu
Colors:
Santiago Arcas
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Rocket Red (flashback, cameo); Power Girl (flashback, cameo); Flash [Wally West] (flashback, cameo); Metamorpho (flashback, cameo); Elongated Man (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis:
Captain Atom finds himself on a mission to destroy an enemy base that is a danger to the government. He attacks a castle, defended by an army of medieval warriors, but with ogres and warriors on strange beasts. His is easily winning the battle, but suddenly flashes back to a meeting of the Justice League, and then collapses.

We Who Are About to Die... (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen
Pencils:
Matthew Clark
Inks:
John Livesay
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
Pat Brosseau
Editing:
Elizabeth V. Gehrlein; Sean Ryan (Associate)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Grunt [Henry Bucher]; Nudge [Mi-Sun Kwon]]; Dusty Marlow; Dr. Amanda Beckett; Botflies
Reprints:

Attention, DC Nation! [July 15, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian talks about the San Diego Comic Con International, and DC's panel schedule there. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Blackest Night (checklist part one), Wednesday Comics, Batman: Hush, and Justice League: A Cry for Justice. 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: Get up and play An Hour a Day (Department of Health & Human Services), School Supplies (food pyramid, USDA), and FreeRealms (online game, Sony Online Entertainment). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. The Sleepers Part 5
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  3. 2. Chapter One
    Captain Atom
  4. 3. We Who Are About to Die...
    Doom Patrol
  5. 4. Attention, DC Nation! [July 15, 2009]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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