Superman #650
(May 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price
2.50 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2006-03-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200033 65011
Editing
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy paper
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

A "1 Year Later" tie-in.


Up, Up, and Away! Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Dodson (signed)
Inks
Rachel Dodson (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (poster); Clark Kent
Reprints

Up, Up, and Away! Chapter one Mortal Men (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [as Clark Kent only]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor; Perry White; Kryptonite Man [Dr. K Russell Abernathy] (intro); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El (actor); Lara (actor)
Synopsis
A spaceship lands on Earth 68 years ago. Lois, Clark, and Jimmy watch "Superman: A Retrospective" in Metropolis Park, commenting on how the makers got several things wrong. Luthor gets cleared of all charges, but the people have lost respect for him, and he resents it, holding up a crystal (the sunstone). Perry White praises Clark's work over the last year. Dr. Abernathy experiments with Kryptonite on animals; one breaks away and causes an explosion that turns Abernathy into a Kryptonite Man. Clark finds a quiet corner, but instead of changing to Superman, sets off a signal watch that summons Supergirl, who defeats the Kryptonite Man. A couple of Luthor's goons grab Clark and take him to Luthor, who tells him "No more stories", and threatens Lois. Clark tells him "You're finished", as Luthor punches him out and kicks him down. Luthor and his goons leave a bloodied Clark behind, who has obviously lost his powers.
Reprints
Keywords
sunstone crystal

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #837. The "68 years ago" is an homage to Superman's first appearance in 1938.

03.06 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

DC Nation (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0 pages (report information)

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 11.5 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Up, Up, and Away! Part 1
    Superman
  2. 1. Up, Up, and Away! Chapter one Mortal Men
    Superman
  3. 2. 03.06
    DC In Demand
  4. 3. DC Nation
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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  • Allen Ross
  • Gregory Fischer
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