Action Comics #871 [Newsstand]
(January 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 71
Editing
Matt Idelson
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) #871 [Direct Sales]. There exist further variants.

This issue is Green Shield Continuity #4, and went on sale on time.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Krypto; Superman (arm)

Indexer Notes

The cover is part of a three-issue collage (with Superman #681 and Supergirl #35).

New Krypton Part 2: Beyond Doomsday (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Commander Gor; Lieutenant Mur; Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Brainiac (cameo); Doomsday (dies); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Zor-El; Alura; Thara Ak-Var; Kryptonians; Agent Liberty (cameo); President of the United States (cameo); Superboy [Kon-El] (statue); Nightwing [Chris Kent] (intro, cameo); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (intro, cameo)
Synopsis
Former soldiers of General Zod roam Earth and wonder why Superman stopped him. General Lane gives Luthor the task of extracting information from Brainiac, but makes it clear who is in charge. Doomsday continues his assault on Superman, but this time he has help from Supergirl, her parents, and the other Kryptonians from Kandor. They push the fight to the moon, where the Kandorians dogpile on Doomsday and beat him to death, with Superman and Supergirl looking on. Zod's soldiers go to the Fortress and decide to release Zod from the Phantom Zone, but are stopped by Nightwing and Flamebird.
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone projector

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #681, and continues in Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #35. The part number in the title probably should be part 4, not part 2, based on the cover shield numbering.

DC Nation #139 [November 12, 2008] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. New Krypton Part 2: Beyond Doomsday
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #139 [November 12, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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