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Superman #703 [10 for 1 Variant]
(November 2010)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2010-10-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
761941200033 70321
Editing:
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Superman (DC, 2006 series) #703 [Direct].

This went on sale four weeks after the solicited date. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 10/06/10."

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman with crowds of sign-waving people, and this alternate one featuring Superman punching a street (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Bermejo (signed)
Inks:
Lee Bermejo (signed)
Colors:
Lee Bermejo ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

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

Grounded Part Three (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils:
Eddy Barrows
Inks:
J. P. Mayer
Colors:
Rod Reis
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman [Dick Grayson]; Perry White; Debbie; Lois Lane; Lisa Jennings (introduction); Robert; Willie Trask; Bruce Wayne (flashback, cameo); Thomas Wayne (flashback, cameo); Martha Wayne (flashback, cameo); Penguin (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Two-Face (flashback, cameo); Riddler (flashback, cameo); Mr. Freeze (flashback, cameo); Joker (flashback, cameo); Cincinnati, Ohio; Danville, Ohio
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Cincinnati, Ohio, and then Danville, Ohio. He explains to Batman why he's doing this. Meanwhile, a fragment of New Krypton has infected a teacher, and she passes the infection on to the town drunk, who gains super powers from it. He challenges and fights Superman. The fight destroys a lot of the town before the powers wear off. Although Superman fixes the damage, he is blamed for causing it.

Indexer Notes

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

Danville is a thinly-veiled reference to Glenville, the Cleveland neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the 1930s. The story features Glenville High School, which is where Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel first met at the age of 16, and shows the actual facade of the building, and some of the story is set inside the school.

When this book shipped a month late, there were complaints from a retailer who had tried to publicize Superman's visit to Cincinnati with various events. The writer publicly apologized for the lateness, citing a recurring problem with bronchitis on his part.

Special Sneak Preview Superman: Earth One (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Public Service Announcement from DC Nation [October 13, 2010] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Three
    Superman
  3. 2. Special Sneak Preview Superman: Earth One
    Superman
  4. 3. A Public Service Announcement from DC Nation [October 13, 2010]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross