Action Comics #861 [Variant Cover]
(March 2008)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-01-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120001986111
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) #861 [Direct].

This cover featues Superman and the Legion vs. the Justice League by former Legion artist Mike Grell (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Grell (signed)
Inks:
Mike Grell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Brainiac 5; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

For every 10 copies of the standard edition, retailers were allowed to order one copy of the variant edition.

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 4: Chameleons (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Eye-Ful Ethel; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Mr. Marshall (cameo, dies); Night Girl (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Blok (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)
Synopsis:
In the 31st century, Brainiac 5 has captured some of the Legionnaires including Superman. After dismissing the guards, he reveals that he's been trying to hold off an invasion of Earth by the United Planets. He also reveals that they have a plant who is close to the Justice League. The insider has tracked down one other captured Legionnaire, powering a machine. But she is discovered by Earth-Man and revealed to be Chameleon Girl. Brainy is discovered aiding the Legionnaires and must leave with them, which means without his interference, the war will start in four hours.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Braal (planet); Colu (planet); Titan (Saturn's moon); Winath (planet)

Indexer Notes

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

DC Nation 98 [January 30, 2008] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio; Jann Jones

Indexer Notes

Dan and Jann announce that Ambush Bug will be returning in a mini-series. Jann is so excited she crocheted an Ambush Bug figure displayed in the photo. Ads for Action Comics #862, Action Comics #861, Batman #673, and Trials of Shazam #11. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Green Lantern (Domination), Robin, Teen Titans: Year One, Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga hardcover, Who are the Alpha Lanterns (Green Lantern #26), Wonder Woman, Wildstorm Revelations, Wonder Woman action figures, and Superman. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: Phineas and Ferb (TV, Disney Channel), Chaotic (card game, Chaotic USA), and Nights Journey of Dreams (video game, Sega). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 4: Chameleons
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 98 [January 30, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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