(December 2009)

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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2009-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003369311
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 is Red Shield Continuity #13. "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 10/21/09." This issue features "World Against [S-shield]" promotion on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mon-El / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Cafu
Inks:
Cafu
Colors:
Santiago Arcas
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mon-El; Codename: Assassin; Mirabai; General Sam Lane; Atlas
Reprints:

7734 (Table of Contents)

Mon-El / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Fernando Dagnino
Inks:
Raúl Fernandez
Colors:
Blond
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mon-El; Codename: Assassin; Mirabai; General Sam Lane; Atlas; Sgt. Kelly (cameo); Major Force (cameo); Specialist Jenny Blake [Natasha Irons] (cameo); Metallo (cameo); Parasite; Dr. Calomar; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Science Police (cameo); Bizarro Superman #1 (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mon-El awakens as a prisoner of Project 7734 on Mirabai's world. All he has to do is promise to follow General Lane, and he will be freed (the alternative is to be sent to the lab to be taken apart). Lane introduces the others who follow him; but Mon-El is unimpressed, and picks the lab. Atlas keeps pounding him to unconsciousness to soften him up, to no avail. Eventually, the Parasite sneaks into Mon-El's cell, and they form a pact to escape together and return to Earth. Mon-El agrees, and they accomplish the escape (Parasite gets through first). Arriving at the Project on Earth, Mon-El finds that it has been trashed. General Lane is there, and explains that Brainiac and Luthor did it. Lane knows he can't stop Mon-El from leaving, but taunts him, saying he can achieve nothing now. Mon-El disagrees. Later, Bizarro attacks Metropolis, with the Science Police confronting him.
Reprints:

As it is My Turn, Honor and Duty to Deliver a Memorable DC Nation [October 28, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Simona Martore

Indexer Notes

The author discusses projects for Starman and Catwoman, using French and Italian. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

Here are the official translations, from DC's The Source blog (http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2009/10/30/dc-nation-international-martores...):

TRANSLATION: Do you have a multilingual dictionary with you? Very good! Let's begin, then. I will start writing in French, which is the most beautiful language in the world. What I'd like to do is to tell you something about a night, the darkest of them all, when some black rings caused hell in the heroes’ world. Once upon a time, there was a superhero named Starman. After his death, he came back several times under different names. I am very happy to announce that one of his incarnations is coming back, but this time, he will do something strange and terrifying! Our superhero will behave in a peculiar manner and will have an interesting encounter with an old, Irish friend and another character who's very dark in his own way. This new Starman episode will be written by the magic hand of James Robinson.

TRANSLATION: And what about Italian? Do you speak it better than I do? Perhaps. However, as it's my mother tongue, I feel obliged to honor the country of spaghetti and Roman emperors and to annoy you even further by writing something in a language that probably sounds like Latin gibberish to many you. Let's start then. Speaking of blackest nights again... I am always very excited at the idea of reading a story that has a solid and original plot, and I think that this time I am dealing with something like that. In fact, a new adventure featuring Catwoman, associated somehow to a "dark night" and written by Fabian Nicieza, is going to be presented to you very soon. This time, our favorite feline will have to face an old enemy who is known for his passion for artifacts generally used ornamentally.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Batman / Doc Savage Special, The Authority #18/Wildcats #19, and Blackest Night. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (graphic novel, Disney Hyperion), Dragonball Revenge of King Piccolo (video game, Bandai Namco), Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (online game, Square Enix), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (video game, Ubisoft), Tekken 6 (video game, Bandai Namco, 2 pages), Shonen Jump Naruto Shippuden (DVD, Shonen Jump Home Video), Star Wars The Clone Wars Rise of the Bounty Hunters (TV, Cartoon Network), and Batman Arkham Asylum (video game, Eidos). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mon-El
  2. 1. 7734
    Mon-El
  3. 2. As it is My Turn, Honor and Duty to Deliver a Memorable DC Nation [October 28, 2009]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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