Superman: Action Comics #5 - The House of Kent
([November] 2021)

DC, 2020 Series
< Previous Issue |
Volume
5
Price
17.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
188
On-sale Date
2021-09-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77951-271-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779512710 51799
Printer
LSC Communications, Owensville, MO, USA
Editing
Jamie S. Rich (credited) (editor - original series); Brittany Holzherr (credited) (associate editor - original series & editor - collected edition); Bixie Mathieu (credited) (assistant editor - original series)

Issue Notes

Collects Action Comics #1022-1028.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Brainiac 5; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet
No image yet

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Action Comics #1027.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information.

[Action Comics #1022] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Young Justice [Superboy [Conner Kent]; Impulse [Bart Allen]; Teen Lantern [Keli Quintela]; Wonder Girl [Cassandra Sandsmark]; Naomi McDuffie; Drake [Tim Drake]; Jinny Hex]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Conner Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Part One (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Kelex; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Melody Moore; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Steve Lombard; Trish Q; Lois Lane; Kate Spencer; Marisol Leone; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Will Magnus; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; The Atom [Ryan Choi]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Superman and Conner try to figure out what reality Conner belongs in. Jon and Brainiac 5 arrive from the future for a visit. Perry White prepares to deal with the repercussions after the Planet has revealed that their owner Ms. Leone runs a criminal organization. Convening at the Hall of Justice with the scientific minds of the super-hero community, the heroes theorize that reality has been re-booted, and that Conner is from an earlier iteration of reality. However, when Superman brings Conner to the Kent farm, Jonathan and Martha suddenly remember their time spent raising Conner.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Fortress of Solitude; Hall of Justice

[Action Comics #1023] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Part Two (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Kelex; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Officer Jurgens; Marisol Leone; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Ron Troupe; Cameron Chase
Synopsis
When Lois and Jimmy are threatened by Red Cloud, Superman, Jon, and Conner arrive to stop her. After the battle, Red Cloud and Marisol Leone decide it is time to deal with Superman once and for all, meanwhile Superman and the two Superboys start to enact a plan to shut down Leone's criminal operations.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Fortress of Solitude

[Action Comics #1024] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Part Three (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Whisper; Melody Moore; Larry; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Lois Lane; Cameron Chase; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Ron Troupe; Steve Lombard; Trish Q; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Marisol Leone; Doctor Glory
Synopsis
As Superman, Jon, and Conner search for Marisol Leone and the Invisible Mafia, Cameron Chase leads an FBI raid against the Daily Planet to seize all of their records in connection with Leone. Meanwhile, Red Cloud decides to strike against one of Superman's friends.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

[Action Comics #1025] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Part Four (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Marisol Leone; Doctor Glory; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Parasite [Raymond Maxwell Jensen] (from another Earth); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Cameron Chase; Mr. Clooney; Crime Syndicate of America [Owlman; Johnny Quick; Power Ring; Ultraman; unidentified villain]
Synopsis
As Superman, Supergirl, both Superboys, and Brainiac 5 hunt for Marisol Leone and Red Cloud, Doctor Glory unleashes an other dimensional Parasite against them that is capable of killing Superman. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Marisol Leone is originally from another Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Pattern on an otherwise blank page.

[Action Comics #1026] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Brainiac 5; Parasite [Raymond Maxwell Jensen] (from another Earth)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Part Five (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Parasite [Raymond Maxwell Jensen] (from another Earth); Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Lois Lane; Marisol Leone; Mr. Clooney; Cameron Chase; Ron Troupe; Steve Lombard; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
As Superman, Supergirl, both Superboys, and Brainiac 5 battle a very powerful Parasite from another Earth that is capable of killing them, at the Daily Planet Marisol Leone makes accusations against Lois and demands that Cameron Chase and the FBI take Lois into custody.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

[Action Comics #1027] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

The House of Kent Epilogue (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Cameron Chase; Kate Spencer; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Brainiac 5; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Red Cloud [Robinson Goode]; Marisol Leone; Mr. Clooney; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Trish Q; Ron Troupe; Parasite [Raymond Maxwell Jensen] (from another Earth); Doctor Glory (image); Leviathan leader [Mark Shaw] (image); Brainiac (image); Thaal Sinestro (image); Lex Luthor (image); Cheetah [Barbara Ann Minerva] (image)
Synopsis
Having defeated the extra-dimensional Parasite, Superman, Supergirl, both Superboys, and Brainiac 5 have a final showdown with Red Cloud. Meanwhile, confusion reigns at the FBI's investigation of the Daily Planet, resulting in Lois being taken into custody by Agent Chase.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Phantom Zone; S.T.A.R. Labs

[Action Comics #1028] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited) (signed as JR JR)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited) (signed as Janson)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Brainiac 5; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White

Indexer Notes

Illustration from issue cover.

Micro Hopes (Table of Contents: 25)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Michael Bendis (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
Dave Sharpe (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Trish Q; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Ron Troupe; Steve Lombard; unidentified Daily Planet staffers
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen has used his fortune to become the new owner of the Daily Planet, ending the F.B.I. investigation into Marisol Leone's ownership, but the news comes as a shock to Perry, Lois, Clark, and the Daily Planet staff. Mister Terrific and the Atom's analysis of Conner's DNA proves that he is from another Earth, which leave Conner feeling lost, until Superman brings him to Smallville to live with Jonathan, Martha, and Krypto. As Jon prepares to return to the Legion in the future, he reveals his feelings for Saturn Girl to his parents.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Hall of Justice

Variant Cover and Design Gallery (Table of Contents: 26)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (credited)
Inks
Gary Frank (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Variant Cover Gallery and bonus section, with illustration from the variant cover of Action Comics #1027.

Action Comics #1022 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Inks
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Colors
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Letters
typeset

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.

Action Comics #1023 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Inks
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Colors
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

Action Comics #1024 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Inks
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Colors
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

Action Comics #1025 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Inks
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Colors
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

Action Comics #1026 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Inks
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Colors
Lucio Parrillo (credited) (signed as LParillo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Action Comics #1027 Variant Cover by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Gary Frank (credited) (signed as gf)
Inks
Gary Frank (credited) (signed as gf)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited) (signed as ANDERSON)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Action Comics #1028 Variant Cover by Rafael Grampá (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Rafael Grampá (credited) (signed as R. Grampa")
Inks
Rafael Grampá (credited) (signed as R. Grampa")
Colors
Rafael Grampá (credited) (signed as R. Grampa")
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

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

Uber Parasite Design by John Romita Jr. (Table of Contents: 34)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Character sketch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

You Mess with Superman, You Mess with His Entire Family! (Table of Contents: 36)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Brad Anderson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy [Jon Kent]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Action Comics #1027.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Action Comics #1022]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. The House of Kent Part One
    Superman
  8. 7. [Action Comics #1023]
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. The House of Kent Part Two
    Superman
  11. 10. [Action Comics #1024]
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. The House of Kent Part Three
    Superman
  14. 13. [Action Comics #1025]
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. The House of Kent Part Four
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [Action Comics #1026]
    Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  20. 19. The House of Kent Part Five
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action Comics #1027]
    Superman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  23. 22. The House of Kent Epilogue
    Superman
  24. 23. [Action Comics #1028]
    Superman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  26. 25. Micro Hopes
    Superman
  27. 26. Variant Cover and Design Gallery
    Superman
  28. 27. Action Comics #1022 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo
    Superman
  29. 28. Action Comics #1023 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo
    Superman
  30. 29. Action Comics #1024 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo
    Superman
  31. 30. Action Comics #1025 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo
    Superman
  32. 31. Action Comics #1026 Variant Cover by Lucio Parrillo
    Superman
  33. 32. Action Comics #1027 Variant Cover by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson
    Superman
  34. 33. Action Comics #1028 Variant Cover by Rafael Grampá
    Superman
  35. 34. Uber Parasite Design by John Romita Jr.
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. You Mess with Superman, You Mess with His Entire Family!
    Superman
This issue was modified by
  • John Monagle
  • Jim Van Dore