(October 2009)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2009-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has a Red Shield on it that is usually used for a continuity number, but has a black Superman S in it instead of a number.


The Secret Origin of Mon-El and His World! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Renato Guedes (signed)
Inks:
Renato Guedes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mon-El; Clark Kent; Dax-Am
Reprints:

The History Lesson (Table of Contents)

Mon-El / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Javier Pina
Inks:
Javier Pina
Colors:
? [as Hi-Fi]
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mon-El; Mitch; Doctor Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Tellus (hands only); Captain Nazi (cameo); Steel [John Henry Irons] (cameo); Dax-Am (intro); Lon-Am (flashback); Zax Vane (flashback); Van Toth (flashback); Juyu (flashback); Bal Gand (flashback); Eradicator (flashback); Sorrow Cult (flashback); Van (flashback); Clark Kent (flashback); Daxam
Synopsis:
Someone has given Mon-El red crystals that can show him the past on his planet, Daxam. Using them, he finds out his planet's history starts on Krypton. The people there spread beyond their planet, expanding in conquest and colonization. One such traveler was Dax-Am, who colonized the planet Daxam. In combination with the natives, the new society grew, and eventually reached for the stars themselves, but not in conquest, rather in trust. One traveler came to Earth, and fell in love with an Aztec man, but returned to Daxam carrying their child. Years passed, and many on Daxam started to fear the stars, but not descendants of the female traveler. Wars were fought, and most people ended up fearing other worlds. But at the time of Lar Gand, some did not fear, but had to meet in secret. Two such people were Lar and his friend Van, who even found a rocket ship; the female travelers craft (still working). But they were betrayed, and Van was captured and Lar forced to flee in the rocket. The ship still had programmed into it a course to Earth, which Lar follows, crashing at the Kent farm where he is found by Clark Kent. Mon-El now realizes that the female traveler was his ancestor; he has Earth blood in him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #690.

Secret Origin Book One: The Boy of Steel (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Steve Wands
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Lex Luthor
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kryptonite

And the DC Nation 2009 Tour Rolls On! [August 19, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler

Indexer Notes

Ian talks about attending Fan Expo Canada in Toronto and the DC guests that will be there. Appears on page 45 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page ads for: FreeRealms (online game, Sony Online Entertainment), got milk? with Danica Patrick (milk, America's Milk Processors), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America), Batman Arkham Asylum (video game and strategy guide, BradyGames), DewTour (Action Sports tour, NBC Sports), Heck (books, Random House Children's Books), and Batman Arkham Asylum (video game, BradyGames). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret Origin of Mon-El and His World!
    Mon-El
  2. 1. The History Lesson
    Mon-El
  3. 2. Secret Origin Book One: The Boy of Steel
    Superman
  4. 3. And the DC Nation 2009 Tour Rolls On! [August 19, 2009]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Matthew Head
  • Jordan Inman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross