Superman: Secret Origin #5 [Gary Frank Superman Cover]
(May 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2010-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941285986 00521
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

1 in 10 variant.

This issue was originally solicited for 2010-02-24, then was resolicited for 2010-03-31, and finally went on sale 2010-04-07 (1 week late from the last solicited date). "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 3/24/10."
This issue is a variant of Superman: Secret Origin (DC, 2009 series) #5 [Gary Frank Villains Cover].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Strange Visitor (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]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Perry White; Metallo [John Corben]; Catherine Grant (cameo); Parasite [Rudy Jones] (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman helps firemen at a fire, which angers Luthor. He and General Lane team up to confront the perceived threat, using a metallic war suit. John Corben stops by the Planet to see Lois and discuss things. Clark intervenes, taking Lois to lunch. General Lane starts another fire to get the attention of Superman, and invites him to a meeting; but that turns into an interrogation, which Superman refuses to tolerate. As he walks out, he is attacked, first by soldiers but then by Corben in the Metallo suit, which contains Kryptonite. Superman is weakened, and hurt by bullets, but Corben is also badly injured by a ricochet. Superman manages to escape, and Corben undergoes surgery by Luthor to save his life. Meanwhile, General Lane shuts down the Daily Planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Dastardly Death of the Rogues (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Flash / preview (from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

To Say it's a Big Week for the DCU Would be an Understatement. [March 31, 2010] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Strange Visitor
    Superman
  3. 2. The Dastardly Death of the Rogues
    Flash
  4. 3. [House Advertisement]
  5. 4. To Say it's a Big Week for the DCU Would be an Understatement. [March 31, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [Ads]
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