(January 2010)

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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2009-11-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120001988311
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is Red Shield Continuity #15, and went on sale on time. "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 11/04/09." It also features "World Against [S-shield]" promotion on the cover.


Target: Zod's Most Dangerous Sleeper! (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Captain Atom (headshot)

Indexer Notes

The original (solicited) cover is signed, but on the final cover the signatures are covered up by Captain Atom's head.

Divine Spark Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka; Eric Trautmann
Pencils:
Pere Pérez
Inks:
Pere Pérez
Colors:
Javier Mena
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Jax-Ur (also as Dr. Pillings); Brimstone; Lois Lane; Perry White; Isabel Glenn; Ron Troupe (cameo); Kimiyo Hoshi [Doctor Light]; Doomsday (photo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (photo); Flash (photo); Wonder Woman (photo); Martian Manhunter (photo); Batman (photo); Tor-An (hologram); Nadira Va-Dim (hologram); Az-Rel (hologram); Quex-Ul (hologram); Car-Vex (hologram); Gazzi; Wazir; Kellie; Jerome
Synopsis:
Some students run into some gunrunners in Iraq, but they are all captured by Jax-Ur, to be used as experiments in his secret lab in the land of Ur (fittingly). In Toronto, Brimstone has split into several smaller Brimstones, and is threatening the city. Nightwing and Flamebird save the day, but are in turn attacked by fighter jets. Jimmy Olsen's girlfriend Isabel is worried about him being missing, and gets Perry White to check into it. He goes to Jimmy's apartment, and finds a clue that Jimmy has hidden behind a photo. Dr. Hoshi gets invited to Dr. Pillings' lab to investigate the technology behind the Brimstone split. Nightwing and Flamebird return to an apartment in Hong Kong, review their progress in capturing the sleeper agent Kryptonians (including Jax-Ur), and discuss the Flamebird situation. Chris doesn't believe that Thara is really connected to the real Flamebird. Thara does admit that she loves Chris, and kisses him, but that triggers another aging attack in him. Dr. Pilling goes to his private lab at S.T.A.R. Labs, and we see that he is really Jax-Ur, and apparently has something to do with Flamebird and Nightwing. He is interrupted by Dr. Hoshi and Thara, who bring an aged Chris to ask for Dr. Pillings' help.
Keywords:
CN Tower; S.T.A.R. Labs

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue. There is Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Chapter Five (Table of Contents)

Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson (plot, script); Greg Rucka (plot)
Pencils:
Cafu
Inks:
Cafu
Colors:
Javier Bergantiño [as BIT]
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Major Force; Royard; Specialist Jenny Blake [Natasha Irons]; Danel; Aggaro; Green Lantern [John Stewart] (flashback, cameo); Starfire (flashback, cameo); Power Girl (flashback, cameo); Black Lightning (flashback, cameo); Katana (flashback, cameo); Mon-El (cameo)
Synopsis:
On Mirabai's world, Captain Atom and Major Force fight, with Major Force taunting that Atom has killed before as Monarch, but Atom saying he is no longer Monarch. Meanwhile, Jenny Blake escapes to keep her cover. Major Force brings Captain Atom back to Metropolis, where overwhelming forces are ready to take him into custody, but Mon-El shows up and disables the forces.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

Hey Nation! [November 11, 2009] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan talks about his trip to Los Angeles and meetings with Joe Straczynski, Felicia Henderson, Len Wein, Geoff Johns, and Philip Tan. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Absolute Justice, Blackest Night (checklist, part 2), and JSA All-Stars. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 9 one-page ads for: Skyrunners (TV, Disney), Dragonball Revenge of King Piccolo (video game, Bandai Namco), Powerless (book, Alfred A. Knopf), Ben 10 Alien Force Vilgax Attacks (video game, D3 Publisher), Ben 10 Alien Swarm (TV, Cartoon Network), Vincent Shadow (book, Little, Brown and Company), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (video game, Ubisoft), Dragonball Z Attack of the Saiyans (video game, Bandai Namco), and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (online game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Target: Zod's Most Dangerous Sleeper!
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. Divine Spark Part 1
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  3. 2. Chapter Five
    Captain Atom
  4. 3. Hey Nation! [November 11, 2009]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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