Superman #708 [Direct]
(April 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2011-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370811
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.

"Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 01/28/11."

Two covers were done for this issue; this one featuring Superman and Wonder Woman, and an alternate one featuring many Supermen flying in orbit (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:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Wonder Woman

Grounded Part Six (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski; Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Eddy Barrows
Inks:
J. P. Mayer; Julio Ferreira ("with")
Colors:
Rod Reis
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Superman Squad [C. K.; Ra-Bak; Ming; Superwoman; Titano (cameo); Supercilia (cameo); Superego (cameo); Kan (cameo); Layna (cameo); Superbatman (cameo)]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Lisa Jennings; Infinite Man (cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (flashback, cameo); Lincoln, Nebraska; Fortress of Solidarity
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Kansas and later Lincoln. He is invited to visit the Fortress of Solidarity, where the future Superman Squad tells him they are inspired by his example, and not to lose himself during this time. Returned to Nebraska, he finds a flood and tornado going on simultaneously, a situation caused by a mysterious woman. Fortunately, Wonder Woman is also there and, also inspired by Superman, helps. She also encounters the woman, and warns Superman.

Indexer Notes

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

This is not a co-writer situation, Roberson is working from Straczynski's plots; they gave him a rough outline that JMS had turned in for the remaining issues of the Grounded arc, which amounted to a sentence or two for each of the issues, spelling out in general terms where the issue would take place geographically, specific guest stars, etc.

The Wonder Woman here is the same version that is concurrently running in JMS's Wonder Woman title. As such, Superman (and the world) does not recognize her, and she only thinks of herself as a warrior defending Amazons, and not as a superhero (although this adventure makes her wonder).

Batman and Robin #20 Sneak Preview (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Peter Tomasi
Pencils:
Patrick Gleason
Inks:
Mark Irwin (page 1); Mick Gray (pages 2-6)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Pat Brosseau
Editing:
Michael Marts (Editor); Harvey Richards (Assistant Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Betty Ticoras

Indexer Notes

Preview of the cover and first five pages of Batman and Robin (DC, 2009 series) #20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC Universe / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
? (starfield illustration)
Inks:
? (starfield illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Marvin Choi, Leandro, Carl Bosnasera, and Chad Whitley; with answers by Ian Sattler. Appears on page 33 in this issue.

DC Universe Online [February 9, 2011] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for the DC Universe Online game with a "frightening look" (preview) at dcuniverseonline.com/cinematic. 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: Brightest Day collector action figures, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne hardcover, The Flash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues hardcover, and Justice League Generation Lost #19. 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: DC Universe Online Offical Strategy Guide (book, BradyGames), got milk? with Apolo Ohno (milk, America's Milk Processors), Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded (video game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Six
    Superman
  3. 2. Batman and Robin #20 Sneak Preview
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    DC Universe
  5. 4. DC Universe Online [February 9, 2011]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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