Action Comics #831 [Newsstand]
(November 2005)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
2.50 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2005-09-14 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
070989304109 11
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #831 [Direct Sales].

A Villains United tie-in.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Black Adam
Reprints
Keywords
lightning

Black & Blue (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor [Alexander Luthor (Earth 3)] (cameo); Bizarro (cameo); Professor Zoom (cameo); Cheetah (cameo); Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Beast Boy (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Perry White (cameo); Lana Lang; Shrapnel (flashback, cameo); Congressman Mark Shephard (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor has Cheetah recruit Bizarro and Zoom for the Secret Society. Superman and Black Adam fight. Lois and Lana get details about what is known about the Society from a Pentagon general. Lois gets word of the Society to Superman in the middle of the battle. Superman attempts one last KO punch, but Adam turns his back to Superman, causing Superman to stop the fight. Dr. Psycho attempts to blackmail his way to freedom. Superman agrees, and Psycho releases everyone from his control. Superman threatens that he's watching the Society now that he knows about it, and Adam takes Psycho back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue.

DC in Demand 09.05 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

advertisement / 14 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Black & Blue
    Superman
  3. 2. DC in Demand 09.05
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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