Action Comics #844 [Variant Cover]
(December 2006)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
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On-sale date:
2006-10-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
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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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #844 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

This cover by Andy Kubert/Jesse Delperdang featuring Superman (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Jesse Delperdang (signed)
Colors:
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Variant cover. Note that this is penciled by Andy Kubert, not Adam Kubert (the regular artist). For every 10 copies of the standard edition, retailers were allowed to order one copy of the variant edition.

Last Son Part One (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils:
Adam Kubert
Inks:
Adam Kubert
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jor-El [simulation]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (intro, not yet named); Sarge Steel; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman sees a ship landing, stopping it from crashing. Opening it, he finds a boy. He takes the boy to the Department of Metahuman Affairs and its director, Sarge Steel, when the boy shows super-strength and speaks Kryptonese. The two talk, and Superman tells him he'll be back. In the morning, Superman finds the building empty. He goes to the Pentagon, and breaks in to confront Sarge Steel. Steel admits the boy is being transferred. Superman uses human means to stop the convoy, and spirits the boy away, taking him to his adoptive parents for advice on how to raise a boy from Krypton.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. The Kryptonese dialog on page 11 is translated as follows: "I'M HUNGRY." The Kryptonese dialog on the next two pages matches the subtitles.

Richard Donner was the director of "Superman: The Movie" and a lot of "Superman II", which much of this story's elements are derived from. This is Donner's first comic book work.

DC Nation: #32 Happy Halloween From the DC Nation [October 25, 2006] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Halloween and fright covers from 52. Ads for Action Comics #845, Action Comics #844, Justice #8, and Seven Soldiers #1. Appears on page 38 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: 52, The New Frontier Absolute Edition, and Superman Confidential. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 13 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 11 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Batman Beyond Season Two/Justice League Unlimited Season One (DVD, Warner Brothers), Wonka Sour Nerds (candy, Nestle), Avatar the Last Airbender (video game, Viacom), 24 Hours of Spongebob 1 Best Day Ever! (TV, Nickelodeon), Race Your Way to the Best Day Ever! (DVD/CD/video game, Nickelodeon), SweetTarts Squeeze (candy, Nestle), Wonka Sour Nerds (candy, Nestle, 2 pages), Wonka Laffy Taffy (candy, Nestle), Lego Batman Set #7785 Arkham Asylum with Secret Files and Origins of the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and the Scarecrow (toy, Lego), No Tricks Just Treats Sweepstakes (Warner Brothers Entertainment), Zoo Tycoon 2 Marine Mania (video game, Microsoft), and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (DVD, Warner Bros.) Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Last Son Part One
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation: #32 Happy Halloween From the DC Nation [October 25, 2006]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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