Superman #703 [Direct]
(November 2010)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2010-10-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370311
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 went on sale four weeks after the solicited date. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 10/06/10."

Two covers were done for this issue; this one featuring Superman with crowds of sign-waving people, and an alternate one featuring Superman punching a street (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Cassaday (signed)
Inks:
John Cassaday (signed)
Colors:
David Baron (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Grounded Part Three (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 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]; Perry White; Debbie; Lois Lane; Lisa Jennings (introduction); Robert; Willie Trask; Bruce Wayne (flashback, cameo); Thomas Wayne (flashback, cameo); Martha Wayne (flashback, cameo); Penguin (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Two-Face (flashback, cameo); Riddler (flashback, cameo); Mr. Freeze (flashback, cameo); Joker (flashback, cameo); Cincinnati, Ohio; Danville, Ohio
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Cincinnati, Ohio, and then Danville, Ohio. He explains to Batman why he's doing this. Meanwhile, a fragment of New Krypton has infected a teacher, and she passes the infection on to the town drunk, who gains super powers from it. He challenges and fights Superman. The fight destroys a lot of the town before the powers wear off. Although Superman fixes the damage, he is blamed for causing it.

Indexer Notes

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

Danville is a thinly-veiled reference to Glenville, the Cleveland neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the 1930s. The story features Glenville High School, which is where Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel first met at the age of 16, and shows the actual facade of the building, and some of the story is set inside the school.

When this book shipped a month late, there were complaints from a retailer who had tried to publicize Superman's visit to Cincinnati with various events. The writer publicly apologized for the lateness, citing a recurring problem with bronchitis on his part.

Special Sneak Preview Superman: Earth One (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils:
Shane Davis
Inks:
Sandra Hope
Colors:
Barbara Ciardo
Letters:
Rob Leigh
Editing:
Eddie Berganza; Adam Schlagman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent

Indexer Notes

Five page preview of Superman: Earth One (DC, 2010 series) #[nn].

A Public Service Announcement from DC Nation [October 13, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
Tyler Kirkham
Inks:
Matt Banning
Colors:
Nei Ruffino
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian previews several issues: Batman the Return #1, Action Comics #894, Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1, Teen Titans #88, and DC Comics Presents. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Action Comics #894, Brightest Day, Luthor hardcover, and Superman: Earth One. 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: Prism 5 (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), DC Super Heroes the Ultimate Pop-Up Book (book, Little, Brown and Company), and Be the Hero with Hostess (sweepstakes and cupcakes, Hostess). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Three
    Superman
  3. 2. Special Sneak Preview Superman: Earth One
    Superman
  4. 3. A Public Service Announcement from DC Nation [October 13, 2010]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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