(January 2009)

DC, 2009 Series
 
Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
2008-11-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian (DC, 2009 series) #1 [Direct].

This cover features Jimmy's camera and a collage of characters by Victor Ibánéz (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

The Guardian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Victor Ibanez
Inks:
Victor Ibanez
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Gwendoline Harper; Codename: Assassin; Dubbilex; Jimmy Olsen (photo)

Indexer Notes

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

New Krypton Part Three The Worst Night of His Life (Table of Contents)

The Guardian / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
James Robinson
Pencils:
Pere Perez
Inks:
Pere Perez
Colors:
David Baron
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jimmy Olsen; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Tellus (flashback); Guardian [Jim Harper] (flashback, dies); Gwendoline Harper; Eddy (flashback, cameo); Ron (flashback, cameo); Codename: Assassin (voice, flashback); Jim Harper/Paul Kirk clones (flashback); Cadmus
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen has tracked down his old friend Jim Harper. Harper tells Jimmy what has happened to him; how he found an alien (Tellus) being held by Cadmus, how he saw the original Jim Harper being killed, and how he found another cloning facility. The last one held grotesque clones of Paul Kirk and himself, and Harper was so disgusted that he destroyed them all. As a clone, he wonders if he even qualifies as a man; but Jimmy assures him that he is a good man. After Jimmy leaves, Harper flashes back one more time, and remembers that he didn't quite kill all the clones; he rescued one small female clone (Gwendoline). He decides to go back to Metropolis.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special (DC, 2008 series) #1 (between pages 53 and 54 in that issue), and continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #871. Tellus is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

#138 [November 5, 2008] (Table of Contents)

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Shown: a picture of Green Lantern and Green Arrow, and a construction hat with a Superman S symbol with a sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION". Ad for Action Comics #871. Appears on page 33 in this issue.

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for: Faces of Evil. Appears on the tops of pages 24 and 25 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 11.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 5 one-page, 1 two-page, 1 four-page, and 1 half-page ads for: Wall-E (DVD, Disney/Pixar), abovetheinfluence (Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 2 pages), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Official Game Guide (book, Prima), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (video game, Midway, 4 pages), Dragonball Z Season Seven/Cooler's Revenge/The Return of Cooler (DVD, Funimation Entertainment), Spanking Shakespeare (book, RHCB, 1/2 page), TNA Impact (video game, Midway), and Twilight (movie, Summit Entertainment). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    The Guardian
  2. 1. New Krypton Part Three The Worst Night of His Life
    The Guardian
  3. 2. #138 [November 5, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisement]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross