This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #869 [Corrected Version].
This issue went on sale one week late from the solicited shipping date of this issue. DC announced in a press release on 2008-09-09 that this book would be late due to a "printing error". When it did ship, the cover was slightly different than the solicited cover; instead of holding bottles labeled Beer, Clark and Jonathan were now holding bottles labeled "Soda Pop". Apparently, that was the reason for the delay, as some copies have surfaced from the original printing that still had the beer bottles on them.
This cover came from the original printing that still had bottles labeled "Crow" and "Beer" on them. A few copies were not destroyed and have turned up in the marketplace.
Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue.
Ian talks about Batman: Cacophony, written by Kevin Smith, and how the existence of it was kept secret until the San Diego Comic-Con. Ads for Action Comics #870, DC Universe: Decisions #1, Final Crisis: Revelations #2, and Trinity #15. Appears on page 34 in this issue.
House ads for: DC Universe: Decisions, Trinity, Secret Six, Frank Miller's Absolute Ronin, and Final Crisis (October 2008 checklist). Appear in various places in this issue.
Total of 5 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Hubba Bubba Glop (gum, Wrigleys), Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (video game, Sega), Batman: Build Your Own Gotham Adventure! (toys, Lego), Dinosaur King (video game, Sega, 2 pages), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV, Cartoon Network), and Lego Batman: The Videogame (video game, TT Games). Appear in various places in this issue.