Adventure Comics #5 / 508 [Regular Direct Cover]
(February 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Sean Ryan
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia reads: Adventure Comics #5/Adventure Comics #508 (Variant Cover).


[Cover - A] (Table of Contents)

Superboy-Prime; Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed); Francis Manapul (inset)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (signed); Francis Manapul (inset)
Colors:
Brian Buccellato
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy-Prime; Black Lantern Alexander Luthor; Superboy [Conner Kent] (inset)

Indexer Notes

Superboy inset taken from interior story. Cover bannered as part of the “Blackest Night” event. Cover is an homage to the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC, 1985 series) #7 ("after Perez").

He Primed Me, Part Two: Flame War (Table of Contents)

Superboy-Prime / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Sterling Gates
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway
Inks:
Bob Wiacek; Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Brian Buccellato
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy-Prime; Black Lantern Alexander Luthor; Black Lantern Ballistic; Black Lantern Bushido; Black Lantern Charaxes; Black Lantern Element Lad; Black Lantern Geist; Black Lantern Major Disaster; Black Lantern Nightblade; Black Lantern Razorsharp; Black Lantern Sun Boy; Laurie Lemmon; Superman (memory); Flash (memory); Impulse (memory); Legion of Super-Heroes (of Earth-Prime) [Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy] (memory); Risk (memory); Power Girl (memory)
Synopsis:
Realizing his destiny is controlled by the people at DC Comics, Superboy-Prime tries to leave his fight with the Black Lanterns and take out his frustrations on the DC employees. But Black Lantern Alexander Luthor transports the Black Lanterns and Superboy-Prime to Prime's basement to continue the fight. Prime tries to take possession of one of the Black Lantern rings, but it refuses to let him, exploding in a burst of light and leaving him alone in his basement remembering his love for Laurie. Just then, Laurie arrives and tells Clark that everything will be all right from now on.

Indexer Notes

Seen in the DC offices are Dan Didio, Simona Martore, Mike Carlin, Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman, and many others. All of the Black Lanterns other than Alexander Luthor are unidentified, as are the victims Superboy-Prime remembers. There is no explanation for why Legion corpses should exist in the 21st century.

The Boy of Steel (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Francis Manapul
Inks:
Francis Manapul
Colors:
Brian Buccellato
Letters:
Steve Wands

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Conner Kent]; Krypto; Lori; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Superboy finds Lori vandalizing a doctor's office and also finds out a little bit more about Lori's life.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Cover - A]
    Superboy-Prime; Superboy
  2. 1. He Primed Me, Part Two: Flame War
    Superboy-Prime
  3. 2. The Boy of Steel
    Superboy
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  • Bob Hughes
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