Superman #708 [10 for 1 Variant]
(April 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
2011-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003370821
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) #708 [Direct].

"Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 01/28/11."

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman and Wonder Woman, and this alternate one featuring many Supermen flying in orbit (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Trevor Hairsine
Inks:
Trevor Hairsine
Colors:
Val Staples
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 Six (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Superman Squad [C. K.; Ra-Bak; Ming; Superwoman; Titano (cameo); Supercilia (cameo); Superego (cameo); Kan (cameo); Layna (cameo); Superbatman (cameo)]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Lisa Jennings; Infinite Man (cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (flashback, cameo); Lincoln, Nebraska
Synopsis:
Superman continues walking across the country, visiting Kansas and later Lincoln. He is invited to visit the Fortress of Solidarity, where the future Superman Squad tells him they are inspired by his example, and not to lose himself during this time. Returned to Nebraska, he finds a flood and tornado going on simultaneously, a situation caused by a mysterious woman. Fortunately, Wonder Woman is also there and, also inspired by Superman, helps. She also encounters the woman, and warns Superman.
Keywords:
Fortress of Solidarity

Indexer Notes

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

This is not a co-writer situation, Roberson is working from Straczynski's plots; they gave him 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, etc.

The Wonder Woman here is the same version that is concurrently running in JMS's Wonder Woman title. As such, Superman (and the world) does not recognize her, and she only thinks of herself as a warrior defending Amazons, and not as a superhero (although this adventure makes her wonder).

Batman and Robin #20 Sneak Preview (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DC Universe / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ian Sattler
Pencils:
? (starfield illustration)
Inks:
? (starfield illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Marvin Choi, Leandro, Carl Bosnasera, and Chad Whitley; with answers by Ian Sattler. Appears on page 33 in this issue.

DC Universe Online [February 9, 2011] (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 Six
    Superman
  3. 2. Batman and Robin #20 Sneak Preview
    Batman and Robin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    DC Universe
  5. 4. DC Universe Online [February 9, 2011]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross