(December 2009)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2009-10-14
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 Red Shield Continuity #11, and went on sale on time. "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 10/07/09." It also features "World Against S" promotion on the cover.


The Hunt for Reactron Part 3 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Cafu (signed)
Inks:
Cafu (signed)
Colors:
Santiago Arcas (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Reactron; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (headshot)

Indexer Notes

The Captain Atom headshot is taken from the Captain Atom second feature from issue #879.

The Hunt for Reactron Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka; Sterling Gates
Pencils:
Pere Pérez
Inks:
Pere Pérez
Colors:
Javier Mena
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Squad K [Colonel Percy Hazard (death); others]; General Sam Lane; Reactron; Lieutenant Hollister; Lois Lane; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Colonel Hazard finds himself and Squad K reporting to General Lane, and is forced to take Reactron along on a mission to find Kryptonians in Metropolis. Lois meets up with Chris and Lana in an replica Blue Beetle Bug at a Metropolis museum, and they compare notes. Meanwhile, Supergirl and Thara are also discussing things, when the Squad K vehicle passes by. Chris decides to be a decoy to lure them away from all the others. Supergirl and Thara join, allowing Lois and Lana to clear away. The forces including Reactron attack, forcing the trio to hide underground, with Reactron clearly not obeying orders by putting civilians in harm's way. The forces catch up to the trio. They decide to go for a new tactic, and surrender. Restrained by red sun manacles, they try to convince Colonel Hazard that they've been framed, and by Reactron. They say if they really did do the killings, why did they surrender? Colonel Hazard looks like he's being convinced, so Reactron decides to give a message, and blasts Hazard and his men, killing them all. And the trio is next.
Keywords:
Blue Beetle Battle Bug (replica); Metropolis Museum of Science and Industry

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Supergirl (2005 series) #45, and continues in Supergirl (2005 series) #46. There is Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Chapter Four (Table of Contents)

Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson (plot, script); Greg Rucka (plot)
Pencils:
Cafu
Inks:
Javier Bergantiño [as BIT]
Colors:
Santiago Arcas
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Danel; Aggaro; Specialist Jenny Blake [Natasha Irons]; Superman (flashback); Royard; Major Force (cameo)
Synopsis:
Captain Atom awakes in an encampment, and discovers that Specialist Jenny Blake is really on the other side, has has been working with the rebels, revealing herself to be Natasha Irons. She informs Captain Atom that he had been brainwashed by General Lane and Mirabai and turned into a weapon. He starts remembering bad things he had done, including as Monarch. Royard catches up with them, and wants to capture Captain Atom, but behind him stands Major Force.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

How Big is Blackest Night [October 14, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan describes how DC will resurrect eight canceled titles for special one-shot issues tying into Blackest Night. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Blackest Night, Batman #692, Justice League of America #38, Superman: Secret Origin, and Azrael. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page ads for: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (graphic novel, Disney Hyperion), Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (online game, Square Enix), Rumblewick's Diary (books, Little, Brown and Company), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (video game, Ubisoft), Pseudonymous Bosch (books, Little, Brown and Company), Star Wars: The Clone Wars Rise of the Bounty Hunters (TV, Cartoon Network), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game, LucasArts). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hunt for Reactron Part 3
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. The Hunt for Reactron Part 3
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  3. 2. Chapter Four
    Captain Atom
  4. 3. How Big is Blackest Night [October 14, 2009]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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