Action Comics #858 [2nd Printing]
(Late December 2007)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
3.50 USD; 4.25 CAD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2007-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Second Printing Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Second printing cover, colored with a red background, announced on 2007-11-13. The left tip of Superman's cape is different, extending above the logo.

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 1: Alien World (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Brainiac Time Diver Robot; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy (flashback); Saturn Girl (flashback); Lightning Lad (flashback); Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass; Princess Projectra; Colossal Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy; Light Lass; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Dream Girl; Karate Kid; Ferro Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Timber Wolf] (flashback, cameo); Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Juun (cameo); Mara (cameo); General Zod (photo)
Synopsis:
Superman remember the Legion of Super-Heroes and travels to the 31st century to visit them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring; time bubble

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. The Interlac dialog on page 15 is translated as follows: "THERE HE IS." and "TURN YOUR LEGION TRANSLATORS ON."

DC Nation 85 [October 31, 2007] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan discusses the Fourth World characters, the Death of the New Gods mini, and mentions the upcoming Fifth World. Ads for Action Comics #859, Countdown Presents: Lord Havok & the Extremists #1, Crime Bible: The Five Lessons #1, and DC Infinite Halloween Special #1. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Green Arrow/Black Canary, Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists, Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Salvation Run, and Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil hardcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: MLB Power Pros (video game, Konami), Get Your Pow (Saturday TV, KidsWB, 2 pages), Top 10 Ways to Tell if your Home has an Energy Hog (advice, Ad Council/7-Eleven), and Wizards of Waverly Place (TV, Disney Channel). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Second Printing Cover]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 1: Alien World
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 85 [October 31, 2007]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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