Supergirl #5 - The Hunt for Reactron
(2018 [March 2019])

DC, 2016 Series
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Volume
5
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
308
On-sale Date
2019-01-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8574-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401285746 51999
Editing
Matt Idelson (credited) (editor - original series); Wil Moss (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Eric Searleman (credited) (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #44-50, Supergirl Annual (DC, 2009 series) #1, Superman: Secret Files 2009 #1, and Action Comics #881-882.

Story titles and creative credits from the table of contents.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Turner (credited, signed)
Inks
Mark Roslan (signed) (uncredited)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (credited, signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Aaron Lopresti (credited, signed)
Inks
Aaron Lopresti (credited, signed)
Colors
Hi-Fi (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Codename: Assassin; General Sam Lane; Steel; Superboy [Kon-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman; Mon-El; Captain Atom; The Guardian [Jim Harper (clone)]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; General Zod; Atlas
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Blood-Sisters: A Tale of Old Krypton (Table of Contents: 2)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited); Greg Rucka (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Dagnino (credited)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited)
Colors
Blond (credited)
Letters
John J. Hill (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Thara Ak-Var; Alura (cameo)
Synopsis
Though they were once best friends on Krypton, Kara no longer wants to have anything to do with Thara.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Fernando Dagnino (credited)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited)
Colors
Maz! (credited as Mazi)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Mirabai
Reprints

Codename: Patriot, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Jamal Igle (credited)
Inks
Jon Sibal (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Ral-Dar; General Sam Lane; Atlas; Superman; Lois Lane; Guardian; Mon-El; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Perry White; Cat Grant; Mirabai; Reactron
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pere Pérez (credited, signed)
Inks
Pere Pérez (credited, signed)
Colors
Javier Mena (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

The Hunt for Reactron, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka (credited); Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Pere Pérez (credited)
Inks
Pere Pérez (credited)
Colors
Javier Mena (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Mon-El (on video screen); Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; The Science Police; Reactron; Metallo; Morgan Edge (on video screen); Lois Lane; Perry White; Catherine Grant; Squad K (cameo)
Synopsis
Supergirl, Nightwing, and Flamebird are transported into an alley, where Supergirl attacks the others, thinking they tried to kill her. They deny it, and Nightwing reveals he is Chris, but they are interrupted by a crowd, the Guardian, and the Science Police, all accusing them of killing Mon-El. They flee to an apartment Supergirl has in Paris. Supergirl and Nightwing discuss how Flamebird believes she is connected to the real Flamebird. Angered by that conversation, Flamebird confronts Supergirl and punches her through the wall and into the Eiffel Tower, where they are confronted by Squad K.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited, signed)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited, signed)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]
Reprints

The Hunt for Reactron, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 8)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited); Greg Rucka (credited)
Pencils
Jamal Igle (credited)
Inks
Jon Sibal (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Cat Grant; Morgan Edge; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Squad K; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Reactron; General Sam Lane
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Nightwing and Flamebird / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cafu (credited, signed)
Inks
Cafu (credited, signed)
Colors
Santiago Arcas (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Reactron
Reprints

The Hunt for Reactron, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 10)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka (credited); Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Pere Pérez (credited)
Inks
Pere Pérez (credited)
Colors
Javier Mena (credited)
Letters
Rob Leigh (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Squad K [Colonel Percy Hazard (death); others]; General Sam Lane; Reactron; Lieutenant Hollister; Lois Lane; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Colonel Hazard is forced by General Lane to take Reactron to find Kryptonians in Metropolis, while Lois meets with Chris and Lana. Meanwhile, Supergirl and Thara are discussing things when the Squad K vehicle passes by. Chris tries to lure it away from the others, but Supergirl and Thara join him, allowing Lois and Lana to flee. The trio escape by hiding underground, but are caught and surrender. They try to convince Colonel Hazard that they've been framed by Reactron. Colonel Hazard seems to be convinced, so Reactron kills Hazard and all his men, before turning his sights on the Kryptonians.
Reprints

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

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Reactron
Reprints

The Hunt for Reactron, Conclusion (Table of Contents: 12)

Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited); Greg Rucka (credited)
Pencils
Jamal Igle (credited); Eduardo Pansica (credited) ("with")
Inks
Jon Sibal (credited); Júlio Ferreira (credited) ("with")
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited); Pete Pantazis (credited) ("with")
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Reactron; Lana Lang; Lois Lane
Reprints

[Metallo & Reactron] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Robinson
Pencils
Renato Guedes
Inks
Jose W. Magalhaes
Colors
David Curiel
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Metallo; Reactron; Zor-El (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Alura
Reprints

Pain and Responsibility (Table of Contents: 15)

Supergirl / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Matt Camp (credited)
Inks
Matt Camp (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alura; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Zor-El (flashback); Reactron; Tal-Ox; Dor-Ox; Lyra; Dyn-Xe; Superman (cameo, flashback); Brainiac (cameo, flashback); Commander Gor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Renato Guedes (credited, signed)
Inks
Renato Guedes (credited, signed)
Colors
Renato Guedes (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lang]; Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; General Sam Lane
Reprints

Secret Identities (Table of Contents: 17)

Supergirl / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Dagnino (credited)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited)
Colors
Blond (credited)
Letters
Travis Lanham (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Lang]; Squad K; Guardian; Lana Lang; Jessica Lowther; David Lowther
Synopsis
Supergirl secretly subdues a gang of bank robbers, but anti-Kryptonian paranoia causes the Science Police Squad K to detain all the hostages and use Red Kryptonite to find out which of them used super-powers. Supergirl, as Linda, evades detection, but another woman and her son are outed as Kryptonians, which ruins their lives.
Reprints

Second Born: The Secret Origin of Superwoman (Table of Contents: 18)

Superwoman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Dagnino (credited)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited)
Colors
Blond (credited)
Letters
Travis Lanham (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; General Sam Lane; Lois Lane; Clark Kent (cameo); Ella Lane; Codename: Assassin (cameo)
Synopsis
Lucy reflects on her relationship with her father and the circumstances that led her to undergo military experimentation to become Superwoman.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lang; Kara Zor-El]; Silver Banshee [Siobhan McDougal]
Reprints

Song of the Silver Banshee (Table of Contents: 20)

Supergirl / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Dagnino (credited)
Inks
Raúl Fernández (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited); Ulises Arreola (credited); Pete Pantazis (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lang; Kara Zor-El]; Lana Lang; Inspector Mike Henderson; Silver Banshee [Siobhan McDougal]
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Inks
Joshua Middleton (credited)
Colors
Joshua Middleton (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Death and the Family (Table of Contents: 22)

Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Matt Camp (credited)
Inks
Matt Camp (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Silver Banshee; Lana Lang; Inspector Henderson
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Michael Turner (credited, signed)
Inks
Mark Roslan (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Queen (Table of Contents: 24)

Supergirl / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates (credited)
Pencils
Jamal Igle (credited)
Inks
Jon Sibal (credited); Mark McKenna (credited)
Colors
Nei Ruffino (credited); Pete Pantazis (credited) ("with")
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; General Sam Lane; Superwoman [Major Lucy Lane]; Mirabai; Codename: Assassin; Gangbuster; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]; Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]
Reprints

A Hero's Journey (Table of Contents: 25)

Supergirl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jake Black (credited); Helen Slater (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Chiang (credited)
Inks
Cliff Chiang (credited)
Colors
Dave McCaig (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Ron Troupe; Justice Society of America [Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl; Stargirl] (cameo); Teen Titans [Robin [Tim Drake]; Ravager; Wonder Girl [Cassandra Sandsmark]; Miss Martian; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Kid Devil] (cameo); Cat Grant; Superwoman [Major Lucy Lane] (cameo); Dr. Joseph Cartwright; Superman (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo)
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. Blood-Sisters: A Tale of Old Krypton
    Supergirl
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  5. 4. Codename: Patriot, Part 3
    Supergirl
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  7. 6. The Hunt for Reactron, Part 1
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  9. 8. The Hunt for Reactron, Part 2
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  11. 10. The Hunt for Reactron, Part 3
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  13. 12. The Hunt for Reactron, Conclusion
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Supergirl
  14. 13. [Metallo & Reactron]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  16. 15. Pain and Responsibility
    Supergirl
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  18. 17. Secret Identities
    Supergirl
  19. 18. Second Born: The Secret Origin of Superwoman
    Superwoman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  21. 20. Song of the Silver Banshee
    Supergirl
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  23. 22. Death and the Family
    Supergirl
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl
  25. 24. Queen
    Supergirl
  26. 25. A Hero's Journey
    Supergirl
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