- James Robinson
- Fernando Dagnino
- Raúl Fernandez
- John J. Hill
- The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Mon-El (cameo); Mirabai (also as Supergirl); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Metal Men [Iron; Mercury; Platinum; Tin] (cameo); Science Police [Wilcox [Sensor Girl; Princess Projectra]; Romundi; Billi Harper; others]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Firestorm [Jason Rusch] (cameo); Doctor Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Morgan Edge (cameo); Donna Troy; Bloodsport; Riot; Green Lantern [John Stewart] (flashback, cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (flashback, cameo); Alura (flashback, cameo); Supergirl (flashback, cameo); Superman (flashback, cameo); General Sam Lane; Zachary Zatara; Mark Merlin (flashback, cameo); Eclipso [Bruce Gordon] (flashback, cameo); Prince Ra-Man (flashback, cameo); Karate Kid [Val Armorr] (photo); Codename: Assassin; G.I. Robot [J.A.K.E. 1] (cameo); G.I. Robot [J.A.K.E. 2] (cameo); Bozo the Iron Man (cameo); Robotman [Robert Crane] (cameo); Robotdog (cameo); Mekanique (cameo); Manhunter robot (cameo); Outsiders [Designation FIS#10; Amazing Ronnie; Billy; Mighty Mary; Lizard Johnny; Hairy Larry] (cameo); Creature Commandos [Designation WWT#93; Lieutenant Matthew Shrieve; Patchwork; Wolfpack; Dr. Medusa; Velcro] (cameo)
- Mon-El has been proclaimed dead. The sewers of Metropolis have been bombed by a smart bomb with encoded nanotechnology that undoes any fixes attempted. John Henry Irons has been found comatose in Ivy Town. With water for Metropolis cut off, it has become valuable, and Riot and Bloodsport hijack a water truck, but the Science Police stop them. Morgan Edge decries all that is happening, but uplifts the newly-revealed General Lane as a hero, and announces that the US President has made him in charge of the Human Defense Corp. Zatara finds himself a prisoner of Mirabai on her world. She reveals that he did not meet Mark Merlin nor the Parasite, but someone who posed as them. Jim Harper gathers the Science Police to an off-duty event at a bar, announcing that the Jonathan Kent they knew was Mon-El, and toasts him. Billi Harper takes it hard, and talks it over with Jim Harper. He reveals he partnered them so that she could teach and help Mon-El, and also reveals he knows they are related. Wilcox then approaches Harper to discuss Mon-El, telling him she is a recent widow. She then goes home, talks to someone on a cell phone, and picks up a picture of herself as Princess Projectra with Karate Kid, and mourns him, as a Sensor Girl costume is also shown. Codename: Assassin walks with General Lane through several projects at 7734, and end up in front of Mon-El, who is alive but a captive.
Story continued from previous issue, and continues in the next issue. Several designations are used in the story. "Designation FIS#10" refers to 1st Issue Special (DC, 1975 series) #10, the first (and only Bronze-Age) appearance of the first Outsiders. "Designation WWT#93" refers to Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #93, the first appearance of the Creature Commandos. The robots are from the Creature Commandos, Smash Comics (from Quality Comics), the Golden Age Robotman and his dog, All-Star Squadron, and one of the Manhunters (also first introduced in 1st Issue Special; in #5).
- Ian Sattler
Ian talks about the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: Justice League of America #38, Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds hardcover, Blackest Night, Batgirl, and Magog. Appear in various places in this issue.
Total of 7 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: got milk? with Chris Paul (milk, America's Milk Processors), FreeRealms (online game, Sony Online Entertainment), Shonen Jump Bleach the Movie 2 the DiamondDust Rebellion (DVD, Shonen Jump Home Video), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (video game, Ubisoft), Spyborgs (video game, Capcom), 2009 Design Scholarship Challenge Winner (graphic design colleges, visualdiner.com, 2 pages), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV, Cartoon Network), and Batman Arkham Asylum (video game, Eidos). Appear in various places in this issue.