Action Comics #873 [Newsstand]
(March 2009)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
070989304109 73
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant)
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) #873 [Direct Sales].

This issue is Green Shield Continuity #10. It also features the "Faces of Evil" promotion of villains on the cover for March 2009 titles.


Lex Luthor Faces of Evil (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Ladrönn (signed)
Inks
José Ladrönn (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Keywords
kryptonite

New Krypton Part 10: Birth of a Nation (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Pete Woods (pages 1-15, 19-21); Renato Guedes (pages 16-18, 22-24)
Inks
Pete Woods (pages 1-15, 19-21); Jose Wilson Magalhaes (pages 16-18, 22-24)
Colors
Brad Anderson; David Curiel
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Alura; Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Doomsday (corpse); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Starman [Thom Kallor] (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders] (cameo); Star Girl (cameo); Steel (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo); The Guardian [Jim Harper clone] (cameo); Commander Gor; Kryptonians; Zatanna Zatara; Dr. Fate [Kent V. Nelson] (cameo); Zachary Zatara (cameo); Jakeem Thunder (cameo); Shazam [Freddy Freeman]; Zor-El (flashback, cameo); Agent Liberty (death); Steve Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Catherine Grant (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Nightwing [Chris Kent] (cameo); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (cameo); Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo); Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt] (cameo); Vixen (cameo); Sand (cameo); Wildcat [Ted Grant] (cameo); Superwoman [?]; Bizarro Superman (cameo); Parasite (cameo); Toyman [Winslow Schott] (cameo); Prankster (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Bizarro Lois (cameo); Brainiac (cameo); Lana Lang (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); General Zod (cameo); Non (cameo); Ursa (cameo); Metallo (cameo); Reactron (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor and General Lane discuss the Kryptonian situation. The battle has begun over Kandor. The heroes have some success against the Kryptonians, but suddenly the city is dislodged from the Arctic ice, a dome appears over it, and all the Kandorians enter it (with Supergirl too). The city then takes off into space, grows crystals under it, and forms a planet, settling in orbit opposite to Earth's orbit around the sun. With the immediate threat gone, Superman visits with his family in Smallville. Agent Liberty spies on Luthor and General Lane, but is detected and killed by Superwoman. Supergirl is assigned quarters on New Krypton by Alura, but Alura ends up discussing her daughter with Zod, Ursa, and Non.
Keywords
Kandor; New Krypton (introduction); Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #683.

Greetings, DC Nation! [January 14, 2009] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lex Luthor Faces of Evil
    Superman
  2. 1. New Krypton Part 10: Birth of a Nation
    Superman
  3. 2. Greetings, DC Nation! [January 14, 2009]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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