Superman: Secret Origin #3 [Gary Frank Lois Lane Cover]
(January 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2009-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941285986 00321
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

1 in 10 variant.

"Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 11/18/09."
This issue is a variant of Superman: Secret Origin (DC, 2009 series) #3 [Gary Frank Daily Planet Cover].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Mild-Mannered Reporter (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Jon Sibal
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Rudy Jones; Ron Troupe; Steve Lombard; Catherine Grant; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); Professor Vale; Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis for his first day as a reporter at the Daily Planet. Running late due to backups on Luthor Avenue, he rushes into the building, running into (literally) Rudy Jones in the elevator, who proceeds to bum Clark's lunch from him. After meeting some of the staff, he helps out Jimmy, currently working as an unpaid intern. He finally makes his way to Perry's office, who is arguing with Lois about her articles on Lex Luthor. After meeting Clark, Lois gets an idea on how he can help her with her latest story. The Planet has been banned from covering Luthor, but Lois uses Clark as a distraction to sneek into his latest press conference, held on the roof of his building. At the conference, Luthor announces he has developed a new metal alloy, Metallo, and has it demonstrated as a remote-controlled exoskeleton, strong enough to lift a helicopter. Lois is recognized and runs to escape, but a pursuing guard interferes with the exoskeleton, dropping the helicopter and forcing Lois off the roof, followed by the helicopter. Clark sees what is happening, rushes into an alley to change to Superman, and rescues her and the helicopter. She is amazed by him, but before they can say much, they are surrounded by a crowd, and Superman leaves. He thinks back to Smallville when his folks warned him about what would happen when he went public, and he is concerned that he made a mistake by revealing Superman's existence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. There are a lot of allusions to Superman [The Movie] (1978), from the look and personality of Clark Kent to the rescue of Lois and the helicopter.

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[November 25, 2009] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Mild-Mannered Reporter
    Superman
  3. 2. [House Advertisement]
  4. 3. [November 25, 2009]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [Ads]
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