Action Comics #1 [5th Printing Cover]
(May 2012)

DC, 2011 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2012-03-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [peel]
Barcode:
76194130637700115
Editing:
Matt Idelson (Editor); Wil Moss (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 2011 series) #1 [Standard Cover Edition]. There exist further variants.

"Rated T Teen."

"Printed by Transcontinental Interglobe, Beauceville, QC, Canada. 3/16/12. Fifth Printing."

The non-editorial content of this printing differs greatly from the first printing, with house ads, advertisements, and the DC Comics All Access column all different (based on the May 2012 titles, not the November 2011 ones).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rags Morales (signed)
Inks:
Rags Morales (signed)
Colors:
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Superman Versus the City of Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Rags Morales
Inks:
Rick Bryant
Colors:
Brad Anderson
Letters:
Patrick Brosseau

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; General Sam Lane; Lex Luthor; Mrs. Nyxly; Mr. Glenmorgan; Gus Grundig; Detective Blake; Zoft; Martinez; Casey
Synopsis:
Early in his career, Superman scares a confession out of a corrupt developer and saves slum dwellers from a wrecking ball, as General Lane and Lex Luthor watch. Later, Luthor puts General Lane's daughter and her co-worker Jimmy Olsen in jeopardy when he creates an emergency on an elevated train that requires Superman's intervention to keep it from running straight into the Daily Planet building.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Clark calls in his Glenmorgan story to a "Mr. Taylor," presumably George Taylor. Clark's landlady tells him a trio of friends came by, possibly the Legion of Super-Heroes founders.

The mystery woman from Flashpoint #5 appears on page 26.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Versus the City of Tomorrow
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes