Superman #714 [10 for 1 Variant]
(October 2011)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2011-08-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
Barcode:
76194120003371421
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) #714 [Direct].

"Printed by Transcontinental Interglobe, Beauceville, QC, Canada. 7/22/11."

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


[Variant Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Pérez (signed)
Inks:
George Pérez (signed)
Colors:
Guy Major
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

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

This cover was originally solicited to be the variant for issue 712, but due to the situation surrounding that issue, it was pulled from there, and DC announced via press release on 2011-07-11 that it would now be the variant cover for this issue. The originally solicited variant cover for this issue was going to be by Eddy Barrows.

Grounded Finale (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
J. Michael Straczynski ; Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Jamal Igle
Inks:
Jon Sibal; Robin Riggs
Colors:
Marcelo Maiolo
Letters:
John J. Hill

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Lisa Jennings [also as Superwoman of the Superman Squad]; Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback, cameo); Super-Chief [Saganowahna] (cameo); Steel [John Henry Irons] (cameo); Livewire (cameo); Iron Munro (cameo); Dr. Serling Roquette (cameo); Superboy [Conner Kent] (cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo); Krypto (cameo); The Superman Squad [C. K.; Ming] (cameo)
Keywords:
Fortress of Solidarity; Redmond Washington; Seattle Washington

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous 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.

Welcome to the New 52! Superman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Lee; Dan Didio; Eddie Berganza
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A quick overview of The New 52 reboot is given, and the covers of the first issues of Action Comics, Superboy, Supergirl, and Superman are previewed.

There's No Need to Protest [August 3, 2011] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Didio
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dan discusses why to buy the August DC comics when a reboot is coming in September; illustrated with a modified cover from Justice League of America (1960 series) #28. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Justice League of America #1, The World's Greatest Super Heroes 52 All-New #1's, Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #1, and Swamp Thing #1. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Total of 7 one-page ads for: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (video game, Warner Brothers Entertainment), Welcome to the Jungle: Hero Factory (toys, Lego), Classic Heroes Classic Shoes - Superman (sneakers, Converse), Classic Heroes Classic Shoes - Green Lantern (sneakers, Converse), They're Not Just Looking for Bombs Anymore (nonprofit, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund), The Master of Teen Terror Strikes Again! - Darren Shan (books, Little, Brown and Company), and got milk? with Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) (milk, America's Milk Processors). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Variant Cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Grounded Finale
    Superman
  3. 2. Welcome to the New 52! Superman
  4. 3. There's No Need to Protest [August 3, 2011]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Allen Ross