Action Comics #880 [Newsstand]
(October 2009)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
3.99 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
070992304103 80
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant 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) #880 [Direct Sales].

This issue is Red Shield Continuity #2. It also features Codename: Patriot promotion on the cover; a crossover with the other Superman titles this month.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Dagnino; Cafu (Captain Atom headshot)
Inks
Raúl Fernandez; Cafu (Captain Atom headshot)
Colors
Mazi
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Metallo; Reactron; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (headshot)

Indexer Notes

The Captain Atom headshot is taken from the Captain Atom second feature from issue #879.

Codename: Patriot Part 2 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Greg Rucka; James Robinson ("with")
Pencils
Julián Lopéz
Inks
Javier Bergantiño [as BIT]
Colors
Javier Mena
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Ral-Dar [Patriot]; General Sam Lane; Lieutenant Hollister; Mirabai; Mon-El; Morgan Edge; Lois Lane; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Science Police; Atlas; Metallo; Reactron; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Amy Rael (cameo); Blanco (cameo)
Synopsis
Ral-Dar is fleeing to Earth, followed closely by Superman and Supergirl. General Lane sends planes to attack, and Ral-Dar destroys them, leaving the others (plus Mon-El) to save the pilots while he escapes. Mon-El takes Superman and Supergirl to Science Police headquarters to discuss the situation with the Guardian. Lois also bursts in on the meeting, and has a quick (private) reunion with Superman, informing him that Chris is back. Ral-Dar has escaped to the Project, where he is known as Patriot. Nightwing and Flamebird discuss the situation, and Flamebird reveals jealousy over an autograph-seeker leaving a note with her phone numbers tucked in Nightwing's armor. Nightwing responds by kissing her, and she returns the kiss, but they decide to resume their search for Nadira and Az-Rel. But those two find them, and the chase is on. They are led into the tunnels of Metropolis, where they are suddenly weakened. Mirabi appears, and unworks her illusion on Metallo and Reactron, who were disguised as Nadira and Az-Rel.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman: World of New Krypton (DC, 2009 series) #6 and continues in Supergirl (2006 series) #44. There is Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
James Robinson (plot, script); Greg Rucka (plot)
Pencils
Cafu
Inks
Cafu
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Wodan; Lord Gadrey (unnamed); Royard (unnamed)
Synopsis
Captain Atom has collapsed, but recovers in time to stop a soldier from killing him. He then acts as if he has just awakened, and looks around, seeing the destruction he has caused. He then goes to the castle he was attacking, forces his way in, and talks with the king to see if he can figure out what's going on. At first he can't even remember his name, nor what he is doing there; but then remembers he is Captain Atom.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

Lethal Force (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Magog / preview (from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

I Love Word Balloons on the Front of Comics. [August 12, 2009] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. Codename: Patriot Part 2
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Superman
  3. 2. Chapter Two
    Captain Atom
  4. 3. Lethal Force
    Magog
  5. 4. I Love Word Balloons on the Front of Comics. [August 12, 2009]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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