Superman #1 - The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth
([December] 2019)

DC, 2019 Series
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Volume
1
Price
17.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
172
On-sale Date
2019-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9438-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401294380 51799
Editing
Mike Cotton (editor - original series); Jessica Chen (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Robin Wildman (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects Superman (DC, 2018 series) #1-6 by Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Cover features a blown up image taken from the cover of Superman #1.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Superman #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information.

[Superman #1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #1

The Unity Saga (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Dominators; Lois Lane (flashback); Jon Kent (flashback); Justice League [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Robinson Goode; Steve Lombard; unidentified Daily Planet staffers; unidentified fire victims; unidentified space gorillas; Jor-El (flashback)
Synopsis
Following the events of The Man of Steel #6, Superman searches for his family in space, but instead stops a Dominator invasion. Back on Earth, Superman cleans up the wreckage of the Fortress of Solitude, then builds a new Fortress in the Bermuda Triangle. While Superman is busy dealing with emergencies, J'onn J'onzz proposes an idea to him.
Reprints
Keywords
Bermuda Triangle; Daily Planet; Dominators; Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone; space gorillas

Indexer Notes

Story picks up after The Man of Steel (DC, 2018 series).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #1

[Superman #2] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #2

The Unity Saga Pt 2 (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado (pages 6-14, 20-22); Oclair Albert (pages 1-5, 15-19)
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Myand'r; Tamaraneans; Thanagarians; Rogol Zaar; Jimmy Olsen; Justice League [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (voice only)]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (flashback); unidentified Kryptonian (death); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Kelex (voice only)
Synopsis
In the past, Myand'r prepares to defend Tamaran from invading Thanagarian forces, only to find that Rogol Zaar is siding with the Thanagarians. In the present, Superman and the Justice League are faced with the fact that the Earth has been transported into the Phantom Zone.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone; Tamaraneans; Thanagarians

[Superman #3] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rogol Zaar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #3

The Unity Saga Pt 3 (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado (pages 1-11, 14-15, 19-23); Oclair Albert (pages 12-13, 16-18)
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Livewire [Leslie Willis]; S.T.A.R. Labs scientists; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rogol Zaar; Jax-Ur; unnamed Phantom Zone villains; unnamed pilots; Justice League [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (voice only)]; Adam Strange; Jimmy Olsen; unnamed looters; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Atom [Ryan Choi]; Ted Kord; Will Magnus
Synopsis
Superman learns that the Earth has been transported to the Phantom Zone due to an accident at S.T.A.R. Labs. With the properties of the Phantom Zone affecting Earth's atmosphere, Superman and the League respond to various emergencies, while the scientists of the superhero community try to find a way to get the Earth out of the Phantom Zone. Meanwhile, Rogo Zaar, seeing an opportunity, gathers the inhabitants of the Zone to form an army to attack Earth.
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Keywords
Hall of Justice; Phantom Zone; S.T.A.R. Labs

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Oclair Albert
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rogol Zaar

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #3

[Superman #4] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rogol Zaar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Oclair Albert
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #4

The Unity Saga Pt 4 (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado (pages 1-9); Oclair Albert (pages 10-22)
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rogol Zaar; Jax-Ur; unnamed Phantom Zone villains; Superboy [Jon Kent] (flashback); The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Justice League [Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; The Flash [Barry Allen]]; Adam Strange
Synopsis
Rogol Zaar and Jax-Ur lead an army of Phantom Zone villains against Superman, while Ray Palmer comes up with a plan to get Earth out of the Phantom Zone.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone; S.T.A.R. Labs

[Superman #5] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; General Zod
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Oclair Albert
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #5

The Unity Saga Pt 5 (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado (pages 1-6, 23-24); Oclair Albert (pages 7-22)
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; General Zod; Superwoman [Lois Lane] (in Zod's vision); Superboy [Jon Kent] (in Zod's vision); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (in Zod's vision); Jimmy Olsen (in Zod's vision); Kelex (in Zod's vision); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (in Zod's vision); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (in Zod's vision); The Eradicator (in Zod's vision); Lor-Zod; Ursa; Jekuulians (in Zod's vision); unnamed Kryptonians (in Zod's vision); Cyborg [Victor Stone] (in Zod's vision); Rogol Zaar; Jax-Ur; unnamed Phantom Zone villains; Adam Strange; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Livewire [Leslie Willis]; S.T.A.R. Labs scientist; Martha Kent (in Superman's vision); Jonathan Kent (in Superman's vision)
Synopsis
Zod has a vision of uniting the last surviving families of Krypton on the planet Jekuul, which will be christened New Krypton. The vision takes a turn for the worse when Rogol Zaar appears and slaughters the last Kryptonians. Zod awakens from the vision and heads to Earth the track down Zaar. He arrives as a shrunken Earth returns from the Phantom Zone and grows to its normal size. Zod then has the Atom use the Phantom Zone Projector to send him to the Zone. Meanwhile, in the Phantom Zone, Superman faces Zaar and the Phantom Zone villains.
Reprints
Keywords
New Krypton; Phantom Zone; the planet Jekuul

Indexer Notes

General Zod, Ursa, Lor-Zod, and the Eradicator were shown to have settled on Jekuul in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (DC, 2016 series) #37-41.

[Superman #6] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado; Oclair Albert
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Superman #6

The Unity Saga Pt 6 (Table of Contents: 23)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado; Oclair Albert
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Josh Reed

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Rogol Zaar; General Zod; Jax-Ur; unnamed Phantom Zone villains; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Adam Strange; S.T.A.R. Labs scientists; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (voice only); Superboy [Jon Kent]
Synopsis
In the Phantom Zone, General Zod battles Rogol Zaar, and Superman is forced to choose sides.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone; S.T.A.R. Labs

Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Mack
Inks
David Mack
Colors
David Mack
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to cover gallery of variant covers, includes illustration from the Superman #2 Variant Cover by David Mack.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
Adam Hughes

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #2 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
Adam Hughes

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

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #3 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
Adam Hughes

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #4 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes
Inks
Adam Hughes
Colors
Adam Hughes

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #5 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes (signed)
Inks
Adam Hughes (signed)
Colors
Adam Hughes (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It still tickles!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints
Keywords
lightning

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Cover is an homage to the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #32.

Superman #6 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Adam Hughes (signed)
Inks
Adam Hughes (signed)
Colors
Adam Hughes (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by David Mack (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
David Mack (signed)
Inks
David Mack (signed)
Colors
David Mack (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #2 Variant Cover by David Mack (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
David Mack (signed)
Inks
David Mack (signed)
Colors
David Mack (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #3 Variant Cover by David Mack (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
David Mack (signed)
Inks
David Mack (signed)
Colors
David Mack (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Tyler Kirkham (signed)
Inks
Tyler Kirkham (signed)
Colors
Arif Prianto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by Francesco Mattina (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Francesco Mattina
Inks
Francesco Mattina
Colors
Francesco Mattina

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rogol Zaar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
Joshua Middleton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Superman #1 Variant Cover by Matthew Waite (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Matthew Waite
Inks
Matthew Waite
Colors
Matthew Waite

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Cover is an homage to the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 38)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank pages on front and back inside covers.

A New Era For Superman Begins Here! (Table of Contents: 39)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Superman #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Superman #1]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. The Unity Saga
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 8. [Superman #2]
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 10. The Unity Saga Pt 2
    Superman
  12. 11. [Superman #3]
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  14. 13. The Unity Saga Pt 3
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Superman #4]
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  18. 17. The Unity Saga Pt 4
    Superman
  19. 18. [Superman #5]
    Superman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  21. 20. The Unity Saga Pt 5
    Superman
  22. 21. [Superman #6]
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  24. 23. The Unity Saga Pt 6
    Superman
  25. 24. Variant Cover Gallery
    Superman
  26. 25. Superman #1 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  27. 26. Superman #2 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  28. 27. Superman #3 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  29. 28. Superman #4 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  30. 29. Superman #5 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  31. 30. Superman #6 Variant Cover by Adam Hughes
    Superman
  32. 31. Superman #1 Variant Cover by David Mack
    Superman
  33. 32. Superman #2 Variant Cover by David Mack
    Superman
  34. 33. Superman #3 Variant Cover by David Mack
    Superman
  35. 34. Superman #1 Variant Cover by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto
    Superman
  36. 35. Superman #1 Variant Cover by Francesco Mattina
    Superman
  37. 36. Superman #1 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton
    Superman
  38. 37. Superman #1 Variant Cover by Matthew Waite
    Superman
  39. 38. [Blank Pages]
  40. 39. A New Era For Superman Begins Here!
    Superman
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