Superman #710 [Direct]
(June 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2011-04-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003371011
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. 4/1/11." Two covers were done for this issue; this one featuring Superman, Batman, and Vandal Savage, and an alternate one featuring just Superman and Batman (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


Before Superman and Batman... ... There was Clark and Bruce! (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; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Vandal Savage

Grounded Part Eight (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski; Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Eddy Barrows (pages 1-5, 18-20); Travel Foreman (pages 6-17)
Inks:
J. P. Mayer (pages 1-5, 18-20); John Dell (pages 6-17)
Colors:
Rod Reis (pages 1-5, 18-20); Dave McCaig (pages 6-17)
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Doctor Helen Phelps; Terri Chung; Sheng Fan [Vandal Savage]; Ajhn (cameo); Crimson Avenger (in comic book); Iron Munro (in comic book); Ogden, Utah; Mt. Krowak; Bhutran
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Ogden, Utah, where he rescues an archeologist who is about to be run over. She takes him back to her dig, which they are about to be evicted from. Batman summons Superman, and they reminisce about their first team-up in Bhutran before they became heroes against Vandal Savage. After that, they talk, with Batman giving Superman a pep talk. He also reveals he just bought the dig site from the owner so the dig can continue.

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.

Batman's references to "business with Magpie" and "share a room on the Varanian Princess" refer to two other "first meetings" between Superman and Batman. The former was in Man of Steel, The (DC, 1986 series) #3 (November 1986), and the latter in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #76 (May-June 1952).

Bruce's mention of stopping in Smallville on his way across the country was shown in Superman / Batman Secret Files 2003 (DC, 2003 series) #[nn] (November 2003).

On page 14, the scene where Superman is lifting a green tank while someone in the foreground screams appears to be an homage to the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carlos Infante, Joshua Hicks, Glenn Simpson, Henry Sarmiento, and Christopher Walsh.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

In the Spotlight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for the following graphic novels: Superman: The Return of Superman, Infinite Crisis, and Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.

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

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

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
Carlos D'anda
Inks:
Carlos D'anda
Colors:
?; Gabe Eltaeb
Letters:
Travis Lanham
Editing:
Jim Chadwick; Chynna Clugston Flores (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Harleen Quinzel [Harley Quinn]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previews the cover and 5 pages of the upcoming series on sale in May.

Hi There! [April 13, 2011] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Bob announces the 2010 Diamond Gem Awards won by DC Comics. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: War of the Green Lanterns event, Brightest Day, and Flashpoint. 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: Find Your Inner Geek (web site, GeekChicDaily.com), The Zombie Chasers: Undead Ahead (book, Harper), and Doctor Who (TV, BBC America). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Before Superman and Batman... ... There was Clark and Bruce!
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Eight
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    In the Spotlight
  5. 4. Batman: Arkham City #1 Special Sneak Preview
    Batman
  6. 5. Hi There! [April 13, 2011]
    DC Nation
  7. 6. [House Advertisements]
  8. 7. [Ads]
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