([September 2012])

DC, 2012 Series
Volume
2
Price
16.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale date
2012-09-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3444-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401234447 51699
Editing
Bob Harras (VP - Editor-in-Chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Copyright 2011.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (painted)
Inks
David Finch (painted)
Colors
David Finch (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints
No image yet

Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two (Table of Contents: 1)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marcos Marz
Inks
Luciana Delnegro
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Secret Six (DC, 2008 series) #29.

Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two (Table of Contents: 2)

Lex Luthor / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #898.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marcos Marz
Inks
Luciana Delnegro
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Publishing data. Illustrated with a detail from the story from Secret Six (DC, 2008 series) #29.

Story So Far (Table of Contents: 4)

Lex Luthor / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

The background image is of power rings.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Matt Banning [as Batt] (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Secret Six [Bane; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]]
Reprints

The Black Ring, Part Seven (Table of Contents: 6)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Seven] (Table of Contents: 7)

Lex Luthor; Secret Six / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Secret Six [Scandal Savage; Bane; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]; Black Alice [Lori Zechlin]]; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Monique; Mister Mind; Joker (cameo)
Synopsis
Vandal Savage has confronted Luthor in his boardroom after sabotaging the building, but Luthor has worked out a deal with the Secret Six, summoning them to rescue him. Monique, one of Luthor's employees, reactivates RoboLois, reveals that she is being controlled by Mr. Mind, and asks her what happened when they met earlier. But RoboLois has her own agenda, separate from the person controlling Mr. Mind and from Luthor. She and the Six fight with Savage over a detonator, which results in RoboLois being cleaved in half, Savage's daughter Scandal injured, and the detonator triggered.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Secret Six / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Inks
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Colors
Daniel LuVisi (painted)
Editing
Sean Ryan (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Bane; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]]; Scandal Savage
Reprints

What Luthor Has Wrought (Table of Contents: 9)

Secret Six; Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marcos Marz
Inks
Luciana Delnegro
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vandal Savage; Bane

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[What Luthor Has Wrought] (Table of Contents: 10)

Secret Six; Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
Marcos Marz
Inks
Luciana Delnegro
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
Travis Lanham
Editing
Sean Ryan (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Six [Bane; Black Alice [Lori Zechlin]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]]; Scandal Savage; Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Lois Lane (robot); Sebastian; Scandal Savage's mother (flashback, death)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Young Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ethan Van Sciver (signed)
Inks
Ethan Van Sciver (signed)
Colors
Hi-Fi
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Darkseid
Reprints

Young Lex Luthor in Father Box / A Father's Box (Table of Contents: 12)

Young Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Benes
Inks
Ed Benes
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the second story following.

[Father Box] (Table of Contents: 13)

Young Lex Luthor / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Marco Rudy
Inks
Marco Rudy
Colors
Val Staples
Letters
John J. Hill
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Perry White; Ty; Bruno Mannheim; Darkseid; Desaad; Mokkari; Simyan; Kalibak; Laura (cameo); Granny Goodness (cameo); Female Furies [Stompa; Lashina; Big Barda; Mad Harriet; Bernadeth] (cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (cameo); Apokolips; Scientwister; Father Box
Synopsis
Newly arrived in Metropolis, Luthor starts working with Bruno Mannheim at his club with an undercover Perry White. He discovers a portal to Apokolips, works for Darkseid for six weeks, but then tries to kill him and rule himself. Darkseid lets him escape back to Earth, seeing him as a tool there in Metropolis, but foreshadows a bigger future taking a "bait set by a god."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story is set "many years ago," with the last page being set in the present.

[A Father's Box] (Table of Contents: 14)

Young Lex Luthor / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Ed Benes
Inks
Ed Benes
Colors
Jason Wright
Letters
John J. Hill
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul (cameo)
Synopsis
Young Luthor becomes an apprentice for six months to Ra's Al Ghul, but betrays him. He is killed for that, but resurrected in a Lazarus Pit.
Reprints
Keywords
Lazarus Pit

Indexer Notes

The story is set "not so many years ago."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
David Finch (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Black Ring, Part Eight (Table of Contents: 16)

Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Eight] (Table of Contents: 17)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Mr. Spalding; Joker; Agent Orange [Larfleeze] (cameo)
Synopsis
Spalding discovers information that the original articles on the black spheres were planted, but can't yet tell Luthor that as Luthor is about to interview Joker. At the interview they banter back and forth a while, but Joker reveals he has one of the spheres, and that it's a keyhole. Spalding activates it, enlarging it. Luthor leaves the room, and RoboLois pushes Spalding into the sphere, and it shrinks back to small size. When Luthor asks what happened, RoboLois blames Joker.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Ryan Winn (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus
Reprints

The Black Ring, Part Nine (Table of Contents: 19)

Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Nine] (Table of Contents: 20)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Michael Finch (death); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Ms. Jessup [Ms. Jessop]; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus; Brainiac (cameo)
Synopsis
The space-located black spheres have all moved together. Luthor is going up there to gain their power, when Larfleeze interrupts. He reveals that Glomulus has the last Earth-located sphere, and he wants to know how to use their power, threatening Luthor and his people. Luthor shows he doesn't care about that by shooting Finch dead. They fight, until Luthor is able to push Larfleeze into the sphere he got from Joker. After gaining the sphere Glomulus had, Luthor and RoboLois launch into space. Larfleeze comes out of another sphere, saying what’s in there he doesn't want (for the first time).
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Ryan Winn (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac
Reprints

The Black Ring, Part Ten (Table of Contents: 22)

Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesus Merino
Inks
Jesus Merino
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Characters
Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Part Ten] (Table of Contents: 23)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Jesus Merino
Inks
Jesus Merino
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (destroyed); Brainiac; Mister Mind; Phantom Zone Creature; Headship
Synopsis
As Luthor and RoboLois approach the black spheres in orbit, Brainiac's ship arrives. Luthor acts surprised, but then reveals that he knew that Brainiac was behind many of the recent events, including RoboLois' betrayal. They fight, trying to outthink each other, but Luthor finally gets the upper hand, and breaks Brainiac's neck. While drones carry Brainiac off, Luthor activates the spheres, and the Earth-bound ones join them to form a portal. A powerful creature comes out. But Luthor was ready for it, and uses nanites from RoboLois to combine with it.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman; Lex Luthor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (painted)
Inks
David Finch (painted)
Colors
David Finch (painted)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints

The Black Ring, Finale (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman; Lex Luthor / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman

Indexer Notes

Story title page with illustration taken from the following story.

[The Black Ring, Finale] (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman; Lex Luthor / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Pete Woods (pp. 1-10, bottom of 18-36); Dan Jurgens (p. 11); Rags Morales (signed, p. 12); Ardian Syaf (p. 13); Jamal Igle (pp. 14, top of 15); Gary Frank (bottom of p. 15 through top of p. 18)
Inks
Pete Woods (pp. 1-10, bottom of 18-36); Norm Rapmund (p. 11); Rags Morales (signed, p. 12); Ardian Syaf (page 13); Jon Sibal (pp. 14 and top of 15); Gary Frank (bottom of p. 15 through top of p. 18)
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Doomsday; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Lex Luthor; General Zod (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Non (flashback, cameo); Jor-El (flashback, cameo); Lara (flashback, cameo); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (flashback, cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo, death); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Death of the Endless (cameo); Vandal Savage (cameo); Red Lanterns (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Larfleeze (cameo); Deathstroke (cameo); Gorilla Grodd (cameo); Brainiac (cameo); Joker (cameo); Phantom Zone Creature (flashback)
Synopsis
Having combined with the Phantom Zone creature, Luthor has achieved enormous power, and draws Superman to him to break him, but can't. The creature reasserts itself, causing Luthor to grant absolute happiness to all, but he gives that up by continuing to try to destroy Superman.
Reprints

Action Comics 900 Variant by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 27)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
Adam Hughes
Letters
typeset
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Action Comics 900 Variant by Alex Ross (Table of Contents: 28)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Wil Moss (original assistant editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Sketches by Pete Woods (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Pete Woods
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
RoboLois; Zone Child; Superman; Brainiac

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Lex Luthor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  2. 1. Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Superman: The Black Ring, Volume Two
    Lex Luthor
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Story So Far
    Lex Luthor
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  7. 6. The Black Ring, Part Seven
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  8. 7. [The Black Ring, Part Seven]
    Lex Luthor; Secret Six
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Secret Six
  10. 9. What Luthor Has Wrought
    Secret Six; Lex Luthor
  11. 10. [What Luthor Has Wrought]
    Secret Six; Lex Luthor
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Young Lex Luthor
  13. 12. Young Lex Luthor in Father Box / A Father's Box
    Young Lex Luthor
  14. 13. [Father Box]
    Young Lex Luthor
  15. 14. [A Father's Box]
    Young Lex Luthor
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  17. 16. The Black Ring, Part Eight
    Lex Luthor
  18. 17. [The Black Ring, Part Eight]
    Lex Luthor
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  20. 19. The Black Ring, Part Nine
    Lex Luthor
  21. 20. [The Black Ring, Part Nine]
    Lex Luthor
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  23. 22. The Black Ring, Part Ten
    Lex Luthor
  24. 23. [The Black Ring, Part Ten]
    Lex Luthor
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  26. 25. The Black Ring, Finale
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  27. 26. [The Black Ring, Finale]
    Superman; Lex Luthor
  28. 27. Action Comics 900 Variant by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  29. 28. Action Comics 900 Variant by Alex Ross
    Superman
  30. 29. Sketches by Pete Woods
  31. 30. ["Defeating supervillains? Saving the universe?..."]
    Lex Luthor
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