(Early August 2010)

DC, 2010 Series
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Price:
4.99 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2010-06-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
limited series

Issue Notes

"Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 06/02/10."

Writer Sterling Gates announced on 2010-05-25 in an interview at Newsarama that the first two issues of War of the Supermen had sold out, and were going to be collected as a “Double Feature” book. This was confirmed in a DC press release on 2010-05-27.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eddy Barrows
Inks:
Eddy Barrows ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Superman: War of the Supermen Part 1: The Battle for New Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson; Sterling Gates
Pencils:
Jamal Igle
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Blond
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; General Zod; Ursa; Non; Alura (death); Reactron (death); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto; Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; Zor-El (statue); Natasha Irons (photo); Kryptonian Military Installation KV-426; New Krypton (destroyed)
Synopsis:
Superman hears that Zod has launched an attack on Earth, and tries to stop it. Reactron reveals to Alura that he is a human doomsday bomb, and detonates, destroying New Krypton.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from War of the Supermen (FCBD) (DC, 2010 series) #0, and continues in the next sequence.

In an interview with Newsarama published on 2010-05-12, the writers reveal that Sterling wrote the scene with Supergirl, Alura, and Reactron, and James wrote the last scene between Supergirl and Superman. They also reveal that the idea for Reactron to be the doomsday bomb was Dan Didio's. Sterling also gives this description of what happened with the bomb (which was somewhat unclear in the story): "When the device in Reactron switched on, Alura’s computers registered its presence and what it was doing. Alura shoved Kara into a radiation-shielded chamber, which protected Kara from the Gold-K-infused blast that killed the Kryptonians and destroyed the planet. Basically, everyone else on New Krypton had their powers taken away by the blast. Kara didn’t, so she survived."

Superman: War of the Supermen Part 2: The Battle for Mars (Table of Contents)

Superman; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Sterling Gates; James Robinson
Pencils:
Eduardo Pansica
Inks:
Wayne Faucher
Colors:
Blond
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; General Zod; Ursa; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto; General Sam Lane; Codename: Assassin; Lex Luthor; Rao (corpse); Human Defense Corps; Catherine Grant (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Mount Rushmore; Callisto; Mars
Synopsis:
Supergirl, Superman, and Zod all react to the destruction of New Krypton. The Kryptonian fleet advances toward Earth, destroying the Human Defense Corps base on Mars en route. But General Lane has an ace left; he has Luthor turn the sun red.
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Indexer Notes

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

Batman: Odyssey #1 Special Sneak Preview (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Neal Adams
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Indexer Notes

Previews the upcoming issue on sale in July.

Beware the Red Hood! [June 16, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian talks about the new DC Universe Original Animated Movie coming July 27th. Appears on page 58 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Batman #700/Superman #700/Wonder Woman #600 (two pages), and What's Next? Great Graphic Novels You Should be Reading (Batwoman: Elegy, Flash: Rebirth). Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: React (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), MaxFresh Keeping it Fresh (mini breath strips, Colgate), and Batman: Arkham Asylum (video game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: War of the Supermen Part 1: The Battle for New Krypton
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman: War of the Supermen Part 2: The Battle for Mars
    Superman; Supergirl
  4. 3. Batman: Odyssey #1 Special Sneak Preview
    Batman
  5. 4. Beware the Red Hood! [June 16, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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