Superman #707 [10 for 1 Variant]
(March 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2011-01-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370721
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) #707 [Direct].

This went on sale on time but with different content. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 12/29/10."

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman flying over a white background, and this alternate one featuring Superman flying over a field (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).

This issue contains content that was originally solicited for the previous issue. The content that was originally solicited ended up in issue 708. The change was announced in a press release dated 2010-11-19.


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jo Chen
Inks:
Jo Chen
Colors:
Jo Chen ?
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 Five (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski (plot); Chris Roberson (script)
Pencils:
Allan Goldman
Inks:
Eber Ferreira
Colors:
Marcelo Maiolo
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Manuel; Lisa Jennings; The Superman Squad [C. K.; Ra-Bak; Ming; Superwoman] (cameo); Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas. Lois is in Kansas investigating charges that a chemical plant is poisoning the local ecosystem, when the plant explodes. Superman stops the fire and stabilizes the plant. He confirms the problem, but the workers convince him that the plant would have to be shut down because of the compliance cost, and they need the jobs. They even convince him to stop Lois from running the story. Lois can't believe it and leaves.

Indexer Notes

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

Straczynski had to drop writing this book due to the success of the Superman: Earth One graphic novel and the need for a sequel to that. Roberson was selected to continue the storyline, working from Straczynski's plots. In an interview with True Believer Reviews dated 2011-03-18, Roberson said this: "I haven’t had any contact with JMS, actually. All of my dealings have been directly with the editors Matt Idelson and Wil Moss. When I signed onto the book they gave me a rough outline that JMS had turned in for the remaining issues of the Grounded arc, which amounted to a sentence or two for each of the issues, spelling out in general terms where the issue would take place geographically, specific guest stars, things like that." He said similar things in other interviews.

DC Universe Online Legends Sneak Preview (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Bedard; Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Ed Benes (page 1); Howard Porter; Adriana Melo (pages 2-6)
Inks:
Randy Mayor (page 1); John Livesay; Norman Lee (pages 2-6)
Colors:
Carrie Strachan
Letters:
Wes Abbott
Editing:
Ben Abernathy; Kristy Quinn (assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Captain Cold; Flash; Catwoman; Martian Manhunter

Indexer Notes

Preview of the DC Universe Online Legends comic, which is a spinoff of the online game.

Hey DC Nation! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Derenick (signed)
Inks:
Tom Derenick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batgirl [Stephanie Brown]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Power Girl [Karen Starr]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Superboy [Conner Kent; Kon-El]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Announcement of the return of letters pages. Appears on pages 32 and 33 in this issue.

Have You Ever Dreamt You Could Fly? [January 12, 2010] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Lee
Pencils:
Jim Lee (signed)
Inks:
Scott Williams ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jim talks about the DC Universe Online game, and its comic spinoff. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Justice League of America #54, and Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne hardcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 4 one-page ads for: Yogi Bear the Video Game (video game, D3Publisher),
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (art school), Dragon Quest: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (video game, Nintendo), and Part Hero Part Villain (superhero sneakers, Converse). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Part Five
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Universe Online Legends Sneak Preview
  4. 3. Hey DC Nation!
  5. 4. Have You Ever Dreamt You Could Fly? [January 12, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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