(October 2009)

DC, 2008 Series
Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2009-08-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

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
  • Katie
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes