Superman #713 [Direct]
(September 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2011-07-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003371311
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. 7/1/11."

Two covers were done for this issue; this one featuring Superman, Clark Kent, Superboy, and Supergirl, and an alternate one featuring Superman and a safecracker (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


Clark Kent Abandons Superman! (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 [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Indexer Notes

This cover is an homage to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #201, right down to the cover blurb.

Grounded Part Eleven (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski; Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Chris Roberson; Diogenes Neves (pages 1, 4-10); Eddy Barrows (pages 2-3); Jamal Igle (pages 11-20)
Inks:
Oclair Albert (pages 1, 4-10); J. P. Mayer (pages 2-3); Jon Sibal (pages 11-20)
Colors:
Marcelo Maiolo
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Bubbles (flashback, cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Lisa Jennings (cameo)
Keywords:
Newberg; Portland; San Gabriel

Indexer Notes

Story continued from issue 711, and continues in the next issue.

Note that "Grounded Part Ten" was skipped, due to the situation surrounding issue 712. In addition, per Roberson in an email with ComicsAlliance, issue 712 was supposed to open with a one page sequence of Superman rescuing a cat in San Gabriel, California, included as part of a contest that DC ran at the start of this story arc. When that issue's content was pulled, that scene was redrawn as a flashback for this 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Gary Dunaier, Daniel Bellay, Tom Dudley, Robert Lize, Lawton Robinson, and Barry Hollifield. This includes a promo for the next issue including the cover.

[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 Blackest Night softcover graphic novels.

Celebrating All Things DC Comics: DC Retroactive [July 13, 2011] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dan discusses the three eras of DC Retroactive books (70s, 80s, 90s), illustrated with the logos of those. 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: Blackest Night softcovers, DC Retroactive 70s (Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, Superman, and Wonder Woman), DC Retroactive 80s (Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, Superman, and Wonder Woman), and DC Retroactive 90s (Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, Superman, and Wonder Woman). 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: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (video game, Warner Brothers Entertainment), CraveOnline (web site, www.craveonline.com), Classic Heroes Classic Shoes - Superman (sneakers, Converse), Classic Heroes Classic Shoes - Flash (sneakers, Converse), Ninjaga (toy blocks, Lego, 2 pages), Calling All Dragons! - Last Dragon Chronicles (books, Scholastic), and got milk? with Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) (milk, America's Milk Processors). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Clark Kent Abandons Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Eleven
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    In the Spotlight
  5. 4. Celebrating All Things DC Comics: DC Retroactive [July 13, 2011]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
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