Superman #705 [10 for 1 Variant]
(January 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2010-11-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370521
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) #705 [Direct].

This went on sale one week after the solicited date and with different content. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 11/10/10."

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring a kid in a Superman shirt with a black eye, and this alternate one featuring Superman reaching out his hand (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Yanick Paquette (signed)
Inks:
Michel Lacombe (signed)
Colors:
Nathan Fairbairn (signed)
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 Four: Visitation Rights (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils:
Wellington Dias; Eddy Barrows
Inks:
J. P. Mayer; Eber Ferreira ("with")
Colors:
Rod Reis
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; William; William's mother; Lois Lane; Vincent (William's father); Mt. Prospect, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Chicago and Mt. Prospect, IL. People have been avoiding him, but one person is looking forward to his arrival, a child who has been regularly beaten by his father. He wants to signal Superman to get his help. He tries to stop his father from beating his mother again, but gets thrown in the basement. Superman hears his cries for help, and intervenes. But Superman has also been having nightmares of a battle with a creature, and when he awakens, he is bruised.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue. This story harkens back to the Golden Age Superman, who fought a wife-beater in Action #1.

As I Write This, There is a Batman Costume Sitting in a Box Beside My Desk. [November 17, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Synder
Pencils:
Mark Simpson [as Jock]
Inks:
Mark Simpson [as Jock]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Scott Snyder talks about his upcoming writing assignment in Detective Comics. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Batman Incorporated, Batman, Detective Comics, and Batwoman #0. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 8 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Dragon Quest: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (video game, Nintendo), Hero Factory: Big Problems Call for Big Solutions (blocks, Lego), Fire Breather (TV movie, Cartoon Network), Part Hero Part Villain (superhero sneakers, Converse), Mario vs. Donkey Kong (video game, Nintendo, 2 pages), Prism 5 (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), and Transformers Prime (TV, Hubworld, done in the style of a fold-in). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Four: Visitation Rights
    Superman
  3. 2. As I Write This, There is a Batman Costume Sitting in a Box Beside My Desk. [November 17, 2010]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross