Superman #711 [Direct]
(July 2011)

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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2011-05-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003371111
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. 4/29/11." Two covers were done for this issue; this one featuring Superman and Livewire, and an alternate one featuring Superman in front of the Las Vegas sign (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


LiveWire Lights Up Las Vegas! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Livewire

Grounded Part Nine (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Livewire; Iron Munro; mystery manipulator woman; Dr. Serling Roquette; signal watch; Provo, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada, Austin, Texas
Synopsis:
While getting the key to the city of Provo, Superman hears Jimmy's signal watch, and goes to Las Vegas to find Livewire attacking. She's more powerful and crazier than normal. With the help of Jimmy (using the key), Serling Roquette, and Iron Munro, Superman is able to figure out that one of his electrical containment suits should help control her, and he gets it around her, containing the problem.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in issue 713. 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 containment suit is from Superman's electric phase (1997), and is shown in the Fortress of Solitude with several other former Superman costumes (the Return of Superman suit (1993), the Krypton Man suit (1990), and the suit with the black background shield (2002)).

[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 Francesco Vanagolli, Andrew Carl, Henry Sarmiento, and Carlos Infante. This includes a promo for the next issue including the cover, but that specific issue as described and shown ended up not being published (an inventory story replaced it).

[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: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Long Halloween, and Batman: Dark Victory.

Are Your Ready to Visit Arkham City? [May 11, 2011] (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 discusses Batman: Arkham City, both the video game and the comic. 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: Batman and Robin #23, Flashpoint (May and June checklist, 2 pages), and Batman: Gates of Gotham. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Super 8 (movie, Paramount), 5 Cobalt (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), Action Figures Perfected (action figures, Mattel), MidtownComics.com (comic store, Midtown Comics), Hero Factory 2.0 (toy blocks, Lego, 2 pages), The Prince of Mists (book, Little, Brown and Company), and got milk? with Chris Bosh (milk, America's Milk Processors). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. LiveWire Lights Up Las Vegas!
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Nine
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    In the Spotlight
  5. 4. Are Your Ready to Visit Arkham City? [May 11, 2011]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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