Action Comics #869 [Recalled Edition]
(November 2008)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2008-09-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Issue Notes

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.


Brainiac Part 4 [Beer Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Headship

Indexer Notes

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.

Brainiac Part 4 Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Catherine Grant; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Steve Lombard; Ron Troupe; Brainiac Probe; Zor-El; Alura; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Brainiac's probes arrive in Metropolis, and Supergirl and Lois confront them. On the ship Superman and Brainiac continue their confrontation, and Superman gains the upper hand, putting Brainiac temporarily out of commission. He then goes to get the Kandor bottle, which starts communicating with him. Supergirl's parents are alive in there, and tell how they and Argo City survived the initial destruction of Krypton using Brainiac's technology. But Brainiac tracked them down, destroying Argo City, which forced Zor-El and Alura to send Kara away to Earth in the moments before destruction. But Brainiac has recovered; he severs the communications link and recaptures Superman. Supergirl is also captured and brought to the ship. A bottle starts forming around Metropolis, and the ship then fires a weapon into the Earth's sun.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City (flashback); Headship; Kandor

Indexer Notes

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

DC Nation #130 [September 10, 2008] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

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 Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

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.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Indexer Notes

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Brainiac Part 4 [Beer Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Brainiac Part 4 Mind Over Matter
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #130 [September 10, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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