(August 2010)

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Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2010-06-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370011
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 has variants.

This issue went on sale 2010-06-23 (on time). "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 06/16/10."

Three covers were done for this issue; one featuring primarily Superman and Lois, and two alternate ones featuring just Superman (25 issues for 1 issue mixture in color, and 75 issues for 1 issue mixture in black and white).


Giant-Sized Anniverary Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson [as BA] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Martha Kent; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto

The Comeback (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Bernard Chang
Inks:
Bernard Chang
Colors:
Blond
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Parasite; Lois Lane; Prankster (cameo)
Synopsis:
Lois interrupts an operation by the Prankster and the Parasite, but is rescued by Superman. After they finish the job of rounding up the crooks and filing the story, they finally get to reunite after being apart for so long.

Geometry (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Jurgens
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens (layouts)
Inks:
Norm Rapmund (finishes)
Colors:
Pete Pantazis
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman hears about gunrunners in Gotham City. Dick Grayson has major geometry homework, but goes to train in the Batcave first, and then gets distracted by reports that the gunrunners are on the move. He sneaks out to confront them, but needs to be rescued by Superman (from both the gunrunners and the homework).
Keywords:
Batcave

Indexer Notes

This story is set in the past. The scene on the first page with the boat sitting on the street in front of a Metropolis police station is very reminiscent of a similar scene in Superman: The Movie.

Grounded Prologue: The Slap Heard 'Round the World (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils:
Eddy Barrows
Inks:
J. P. Mayer
Colors:
Rod Reis
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Richard (photo)
Synopsis:
Superman gives a question-and-answer session after testifying before congressional committees. A woman approaches, slaps him, and says that while he was off-planet, he was unable to help people like her husband, who died of a brain tumor that Superman could have easily fixed. In the days that follow, Superman ponders this, talking with Batman and Flash, and remembering back to wisdom from his foster father. He makes a decision, and starts walking.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

Breaking Up is (Not) Hard to Do (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Superboy / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Paul Cornell; Sterling Gates; Jeff Lemire
Pencils:
David Finch; Pete Woods; Amy Reeder; Jamal Igle; Pier Gallo
Inks:
Joe Weems; Pete Woods; Richard Friend; Pier Gallo
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald; Brad Anderson; Guy Major; Blond
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (first appearance); Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Bizarro Supergirl; Superboy [Kon-El]; Teen Titans [Raven; Beast Boy; Psion]; Krypto
Synopsis:
The writers give a look ahead at the rest of the "Superbooks", with preview art.

Indexer Notes

The art includes previews of the covers of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #890 and #892, page 11 of Action Comics #890; the covers from Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #55 and #56; pencils from an interior page of Supergirl #54; and page 2 and the first panel of page 4 of the Superboy story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #892.

Action Comics #890 Sneak Preview (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Spalding; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Sasky
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previews the upcoming issue on sale June 30th.

Green Arrow: Man of the People, Man of the Forest, the Next Great Comic Book [June 23, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Adam Schlagman
Pencils:
Mauro Cascioli (painter)
Inks:
Mauro Cascioli (painter)
Colors:
Mauro Cascioli (painter)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]

Indexer Notes

Adam talks about the new Green Arrow series. Appears on page 58 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page and 2 two-page ads for: React (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (video game, Nintendo/TREASURE, 2 pages), Unnatural History (TV, Cartoon Network, 2 pages), Big Problems call for Big Solutions: Hero Factory (toys, Lego), and Batman: Arkham Asylum (video game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Giant-Sized Anniverary Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Comeback
    Superman
  3. 2. Geometry
    Superman
  4. 3. Grounded Prologue: The Slap Heard 'Round the World
    Superman
  5. 4. Breaking Up is (Not) Hard to Do
    Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Superboy
  6. 5. Action Comics #890 Sneak Preview
    Lex Luthor
  7. 6. Green Arrow: Man of the People, Man of the Forest, the Next Great Comic Book [June 23, 2010]
    DC Nation
  8. 7. [Ads]
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