([April] 2012)

DC, 2012 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
22.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
208
On-sale Date
2012-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3345-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401233457 52299
Editing
Matt Idelson (credited) (editor - original series); Wil Moss (credited) (associate editor - original series); Ian Sattler (credited) (director editorial, special projects and archival editions); Peter Hamboussi (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited, signed)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited, signed)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort (credited, signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; Eradicator; Doomsday
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
David Finch (credited)
Inks
David Finch (credited)
Colors
David Finch (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
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Reign of Doomsday (Table of Contents: 2)

Lex Luthor; Superman / comic story / 51 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell (credited)
Pencils
Pete Woods (credited); Jesús Merino (credited); Dan Jurgens (credited); Rags Morales (credited); Ardian Syaf (credited); Jamal Igle (credited); Gary Frank (credited)
Inks
Pete Woods (credited); Jesús Merino (credited); Norm Rapmund (credited); Rags Morales (credited); Ardian Syaf (credited); Jon Sibal (credited); Gary Frank (credited)
Colors
Blond (credited); Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Death (cameo); Deathstroke the Terminator (cameo); Doomsday; Jor-El (flashback) (cameo); Gorilla Grodd (cameo); Joker (cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, death) (cameo); Martha Kent (flashback) (cameo); Lois Lane; Lara (flashback) (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Vandal Savage (cameo); Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Perry White (cameo); Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; Eradicator; General Zod (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Non (flashback, cameo); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (flashback, cameo); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Red Lanterns (cameo); Larfleeze (cameo); Brainiac (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. Meantime Doomsday has kidnapped several heroes. Superman joins them, but together they find that Doomsday himself is held captive and they've been fighting three Doomsday clones, each with different powers.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doomsday; Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; Eradicator
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Indexer Notes

The signature is partially obscured by the title at the bottom (it's more readable on the solicitation cover). The cover also contains a promo at the top for the Green Lantern movie, in theaters June 17th.

Reign of the Doomsdays Part 1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell (credited)
Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited); Jesús Merino (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited); Jesús Merino (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doomsday; Martha Kent (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); President Barack Obama (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomsday [clones]; Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; Eradicator; Doomslayer
Synopsis
Superman and his crew face three Doomsday clones in a spaceship that is shooting towards Earth and could collide. Superman tries to stop the ship but is stopped by the Doomslayer, who takes out the Eradicator.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomsday (clones)
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Keywords
Daily Planet Building

Reign of the Doomsdays Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell (credited)
Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited); Axel Giménez (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doomsday; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomslayer; Doomsday [clones]; Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; Eradicator (corpse)
Synopsis
Superman and his team face the Doomslayer, who wants to kill all Doomsdays and anything that can spawn a Doomsday - including Earth. The team must slow down Doomslayer's ship to keep it from destroying the Earth. They succeed, but Doomslayer unleashes Doomsdays on Earth to destroy the Earth so it will quit making Doomsdays.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomsday [Eradicator]
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Reign of the Doomsdays Part 3 (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell (credited)
Pencils
Axel Giménez (credited)
Inks
Axel Giménez (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Batman [Dick Grayson] (cameo); Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (cameo); The Congorilla [Congo Bill] (cameo); Doctor Fate [Dr. Kent V. Nelson] (cameo); Doctor Mid-Nite (cameo); Dove [Dawn Granger] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (cameo); Hawk [Hank Hall] (cameo); Kimiyo Hoshi; Jesse Quick [Jesse Chambers] (cameo); Lois Lane; Miss Martian [M'Gann M'Orzz] (cameo); Ravager [Rose Wilson] (cameo); Raven [Rachel Roth] (cameo); Red Robin [Tim Drake] (cameo); Rocket Red #7 [Vladimir Mikoyan] (cameo); Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Wonder Girl [Cassandra Sandsmark] (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); Doomslayer; Doomsday [Eradicator]; Doomsday [clones]; Cyborg Superman [Hank Henshaw]; S.T.A.R. Labs
Synopsis
The Doomslayer's Doomsdays are wreaking havoc all over the world. The Eradicator, thought dead, is actually alive in the original Doomsday's body. Superman's friends and other super-heroes join the fight while Superman goes directly after Doomslayer before he can destroy the Earth.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Inks
Kenneth Rocafort (credited)
Colors
Kenneth Rocafort ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomslayer
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Reign of the Doomsdays Part Four (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell (credited)
Pencils
Axel Giménez (credited); Ronan Cliquet (credited)
Inks
Axel Giménez (credited); Ronan Cliquet (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Batman [Dick Grayson] (cameo); Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes] (cameo); Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (cameo); The Congorilla [Congo Bill] (cameo); Doctor Fate [Dr. Kent V. Nelson] (cameo); Dove [Dawn Granger] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (cameo); Hawk [Hank Hall] (cameo); Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (flashback) (cameo); Miss Martian [M'Gann M'Orzz] (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Ravager [Rose Wilson] (cameo); Raven [Rachel Roth] (cameo); Steel; Superboy [Conner Kent / Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Wonder Girl [Cassandra Sandsmark] (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); Phantom Zone Creature [Probe Creature]; Doomslayer; Doomsday [Eradicator]
Synopsis
Superheroes all over the world are battling Doomsdays, while Superman takes on Doomslayer in his ship. Superman interacts with the ship's A.I. and learns how to free it from Doomslayer's control. Eradicator sacrifices himself to save Superman and the Earth.
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Life Support (Table of Contents: 11)

Jor-El / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Damon Lindelof (credited)
Pencils
Ryan Sook (credited)
Inks
Ryan Sook (credited)
Colors
Ryan Sook (credited)
Letters
John J. Hill (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Kal-El (cameo); brilliant scientist
Synopsis
Jor-El asks a brilliant scientist to design a life support system for a small rocket in three days. The scientist realizes the ramifications for his own family, and asks for one night before he starts.
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Autobiography (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (credited)
Pencils
R. B. Silva (credited)
Inks
Rob Lean (credited)
Colors
Java Tartaglia (credited)
Letters
John J. Hill (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Sarva; I'iawa (flashback)
Synopsis
Superman helps out a powerful space-faring creature, and records his history.
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Friday Night in the 21st Century (Table of Contents: 13)

Clark Kent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns (credited)
Pencils
Gary Frank (credited)
Inks
Gary Frank (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
John J. Hill (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Legion of Super-Heroes [Dawnstar; Wildfire; Blok; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Shadow Lass; Cosmic Boy; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lass; Timber Wolf]
Synopsis
Lois thinks Clark needs some time with his friends, and invites the Legion of Super-Heroes over for dinner.
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The Incident (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
David Goyer (credited as David S. Goyer)
Pencils
Miguel Angel Sepulveda (credited as Miguel Sepulveda)
Inks
Miguel Angel Sepulveda (credited as Miguel Sepulveda)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Darkseid (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Gabriel Wright; Royal Flush Gang (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman meets with the President's National Security Advisor, and describes why he took the actions he did in Iran, and that he's planning on renouncing his U.S. citizenship.
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Keywords
Camp David; citizenship; Tehran -- Iran

Indexer Notes

This story generated a lot of controversy, as Superman had earlier (and following this issue) stood for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way," but here Superman says that '"Truth, Justice and the American Way"-- it's not enough anymore.' The day after the issue went on sale, DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio issued a statement printed in the New York Post that said "Superman is a visitor from a distant planet who has long embraced American values. As a character and an icon, he embodies the best of the American Way." And the author chimed in on July 19th in an interview with Entertainment Weekly and said "It was also interesting to me that people thought it was a slight against America. It wasn’t meant to be that at all. He was actually trying to protect America from what he intended to do." And then in editor Matt Idelson's semi-regular question and answer session at SupermanHomePage.com in August, he was asked for his personal feelings on the story, and responded among other things that "Had I done a better job of making clear to the readers that the stories in the back may or may not fit into continuity, and are simply a celebration of the character from a diverse set of writers and artists, perhaps things wouldn't have been so loud." The notoriety probably was the cause of the issue selling out two days after it was put on sale.

Camp David is captioned as being in Frederick, Maryland, when the closest town to it is really Thurmont, Maryland.

Only Human (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Donner (credited); Derek Hoffman (credited)
Pencils
Matt Camp (credited)
Inks
Matt Camp (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Cliff Carter
Synopsis
Former football star Cliff Carter is now a spokesman for SuperTech, and demonstrates his company's new SuperSuit. He challenges Superman to a race. That night they meet and start the race, but the SuperSuit siphons too much energy from around it, and Superman has to shut it down.
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Indexer Notes

This story is told in a movie storyboard format, with black and white art on the left side, and text as if from a screenplay on the right, with alternating red and blue background colors to denote which text goes with which picture.

The Evolution of the Man of Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (credited)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (credited)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
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Indexer Notes

This is an illustration that has six figures of Clark Kent changing to Superman. Each of the figures is done in a style from past artists of Superman: Joe Shuster, Curt Swan, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Jim Lee, and Gary Frank. The buildings in the static background also change time periods from left to right.

Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Alex Ross (credited)
Inks
Alex Ross (credited)
Colors
Alex Ross (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
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Indexer Notes

Homage to Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1.

Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes (credited)
Inks
Adam Hughes (credited)
Colors
Adam Hughes (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]
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Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (credited)
Inks
Norm Rapmund (credited)
Colors
Andrew Dalhouse (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doomsday [clones]
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Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Jon Bogdanove (credited, signed)
Inks
Jon Bogdanove (credited, signed)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doomsday; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomsday (clone)
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Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Denys Cowan (credited)
Inks
Don Hudson (credited)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel; Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomsday (clone)
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Action Comics #900 Variant (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El]; Doomslayer
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Doomsday Designs (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Prado (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
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Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. Reign of Doomsday
    Lex Luthor; Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. Reign of the Doomsdays Part 1
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. Reign of the Doomsdays Part 2
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 8. Reign of the Doomsdays Part 3
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 10. Reign of the Doomsdays Part Four
    Superman
  12. 11. Life Support
    Jor-El
  13. 12. Autobiography
    Superman
  14. 13. Friday Night in the 21st Century
    Clark Kent
  15. 14. The Incident
    Superman
  16. 15. Only Human
    Superman
  17. 16. The Evolution of the Man of Tomorrow
    Superman
  18. 17. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  19. 18. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  20. 19. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  21. 20. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  22. 21. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  23. 22. Action Comics #900 Variant
    Superman
  24. 23. Doomsday Designs
    Superman
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