Action Comics #890 [Variant Cover (1 in 10)]
(August 2010)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2010-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
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) #890 [Regular Direct Cover]. There exist further variants.

Two covers were initially done for this issue; one by featuring Lex Luthor as an Orange Lantern, and an alternate one featuring Lex dressed in a suit and tie (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). It also features "Blackest Night Aftermath" promotion on the cover.


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
David Finch (signed)
Inks:
David Finch (signed)
Colors:
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

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

The Black Ring Part One (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Cornell
Pencils:
Pete Woods
Inks:
Pete Woods
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Spalding; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (introduction); Sasky; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback, cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana] (flashback, cameo); Atom [Ray Palmer] (flashback, cameo); Mera (flashback, cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Sinestro (flashback, cameo); Superman (simulation); Larfleeze (simulation); Guardian (simulation); Brainiac (simulation); Congorilla (simulation); Joker (simulation); Black Canary (simulation); Martian Manhunter (simulation); Darkseid (simulation); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); John Henry Irons [Steel] (cameo); Superboy [Kon-El] (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Mister Mind (cameo)
Synopsis:
Luthor has been kidnapped and hung upside-down off the top of a building. He flashes back to how he got into the situation, starting with his quest to get back the power of a Black Lantern Ring. He and his robot assistant Lois had tracked down the locations of residual black ring energy, but were stopped by the kidnapping. Luthor discovers the brain behind his capture was Mister Mind.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

Well? What Did You Think? [June 30, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
John Cassaday; Don Kramer
Inks:
John Cassaday; Don Kramer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian talks about Batman #700, Superman #700, and Wonder Woman #600, and J. Michael Straczynski taking over the Superman and Wonder Woman titles. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Batman #701, Blackest Night hardcover, Justice League of America #46/Justice Society of America #41, Batman and Robin #13, What's Next - Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading (Batwoman: Elegy/Flash: Rebirth), Batman Black and White Arkham Asylum statue (first printing only)/Wonder Woman #601 (second printing only), and Brightest Day. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja (book, Little, Brown and Company), Unnatural History (TV, Cartoon Network, 2 pages), Let's Look Out For Each Other (Surfrider Foundation, first printing only)/Despicable Me The Books (books, Little, Brown and Company, second printing only), and Big Problems call for Big Solutions: Hero Factory (toys, Lego). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Lex Luthor
  2. 1. The Black Ring Part One
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Well? What Did You Think? [June 30, 2010]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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