([July] 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2006-05-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-0917-3; 978-1-4012-0917-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401209179 51499
Editing
Anton Kawasaki (collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Collects Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #827-828, 830-835.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Black Adam; Queen of Fables; Livewire

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Superman busting chains logo from covers starting with Action Comics #814.

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Artwork is panels from Action 827 page 19, Action 833 page 9, Action 830 page 9, Action 828 page 17, and Action 832 page 5 (flipped); all reprinted elsewhere in this book.

The Story Thus Far... (Table of Contents: 3)

recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Summarizes stories from previous issues of Action Comics.

Indexer Notes

Artwork contains panels from Action 828 pages 19 and 7, reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Strange Attractors Part One (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Pat Brosseau
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Doctor Polaris; Repulse [intro, split personality of Doctor Polaris]; Aura [Lindsay Wah, nearly killed in this issue]; Superboy [Kon-El, cameo]; Hero [Hero Cruz, cameo]; Half-Life [Byron Stark, cameo]; Willis [intro]; Josef Schuman [intro]; Lt. Lupe Teresa Leocadio-Escudero [cameo]
Synopsis
A woman with magnetic powers named Repulse almost kills Aura (from Superboy and the Ravers). Meanwhile, Superman rescues a small village in Africa from raiders, and then brings Lois breakfast. A "fight" breaks out in Metropolis between Repulse and Dr. Polaris, with Jimmy and Mr. Schuman covering the story. Superman intervenes, whisks Dr. Polaris away, and tells him Repulse doesn't exist. Dr. Polaris then attacks Superman, speaking as Repulse.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in the next sequence.

Strange Attractors Part Two: Positive Reinforcement (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Doctor Polaris; Repulse [split personality of Doctor Polaris]; Josef Schuman; Congressman Mark Shephard; Willis; Black Adam; Professor Zoom [cameo]
Synopsis
Superman fights Repulse and Dr. Polaris. Meanwhile, Congressman Mark Shephard opens a new Youth Center, but Lois Lane confronts him with evidence of corruption, and asks if he really wants to name the center after himself. The congressman later threatens her and the Planet. Jimmy and Mr. Schuman catch up with the battle, as Superman continues to describe Repulse as a split personality of Dr. Polaris.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence.

Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Summarizes the Sacrifice storyline, which Action Comics #829 was a part of.
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Indexer Notes

Other art is a panel from Action 830 page 22, reprinted elsewhere in this book.

The Great Society (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Lary Stucker; Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Pat Brosseau
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Perry White [cameo]; Shrapnel; Lex Luthor [cameo]; Phillipe Gunzman; Willis [cameo]; Martian Manhunter [cameo]; Lana Lang [cameo]
Synopsis
Dr. Psycho is on an airplane flying to Metropolis, and mindcontrols the passengers into becoming psycho Superman fans. Lois and Clark talk about recent events, but are interrupted by a bank robbery taking place by Shrapnel. Luthor calls Dr. Psycho, and tells him that he was just supposed to observe, not engage. Psycho's minions interfere with Superman's efforts to stop Shrapnel. Luthor sends Black Adam to retrieve Dr. Psycho. Superman manages to defeat Shrapnel, and confronts Dr. Psycho and Black Adam.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in next sequence.

Black & Blue (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Pat Brosseau
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Beast Boy [cameo]; Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Perry White [cameo]; Lana Lang; Shrapnel [flashback, cameo]; Congressman Mark Shephard [cameo]
Synopsis
Luthor has Cheetah recruit Bizarro and Zoom for the Secret Society. Superman and Black Adam fight. Lois and Lana get details about what is known about the Society from a Pentagon general. Lois gets word of the Society to Superman in the middle of the battle. Superman attempts one last KO punch, but Adam turns his back to Superman, causing Superman to stop the fight. Dr. Psycho attempts to blackmail his way to freedom. Superman agrees, and Psycho releases everyone from his control. Superman threatens that he's watching the Society now that he knows about it, and Adam takes Psycho back.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from previous sequence.

Old Ghosts (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Spectre [hostess]; Willis; Satanus [Collin Thornton]; Sam Lane [ghost]
Synopsis
Superman investigates a storm and encounters the Spectre. Colin Thornton realizes that the Spectre is coming for him and broadcasts a spell to have spirits rise to his defense. Superman confronts Thornton, who reveals himself to be Satanus. Sam Lane's ghost appears and directs all the other ghosts from Lois. They have a heart-to-heart talk while awaiting rescue. The Spectre comes, immobilizes Superman, and crushes Satanus, apparently destroying him. Sam leaves Lois, the Spectre disappears, the storm ends, the ghosts disappear, and Superman rescues Lois.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here).

Depths (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]; Norm Rapmund; Lary Stucker
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Willis; Queen of Fables [Tsaritsa]; Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Leslie [Livewire, voiceover]
Synopsis
Lois is kidnapped by two of Congressman Shephard's flunkies. A deep sea submersible is attacked by the Queen of Fables, and Superman rescues the crew. Superman meets Mr. Schuman, who invites him to Shabbos dinner. The Queen tracks Superman to Metropolis and changes reality so that Superman is a prince of a medieval kingdom. He refuses to court her, so she sends a troll to devour Jimmy. Superman rescues him, and the Queen says he is worthy, but Superman still refuses her, and says he will fight her. She restores reality but warns him that she will be back.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continues in the next sequence.

Awake in the Dark (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]; Marc Campos; Oclair Albert
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Queen of Fables [Tsaritsa]; Lois Lane; Willis; Striped River Witch; Chandelier Warriors; Martian Manhunter [cameo]; Flash [Wally West, cameo]; Plastic Man [cameo]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner, cameo]; Wonder Woman [cameo]
Synopsis
The Queen of Fables enters the Daily Planet and forces Perry White to sell the paper to her. The Queen blackmails Clark into entering her realm by biting an apple. He finds himself on some version of Krypton and is given a task of retrieving the Queen's shawl from the tower. He fights a snagriff, a Striped River witch, and Chandelier Warriors, retrieving the shawl and giving it to the Queen. He tells her that he is just a man in love, and she returns him to the Planet.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from the previous sequence, and continues in the next sequence.

A Contagion of Madness (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Gail Simone
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Phil Balsman
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Livewire [intro]; Lois Lane; Willis; Miguel Sendoza; Josef Schuman; Esther Schuman [intro]
Synopsis
Leslie, a talk show host, displays electrical powers after being fired and becomes Livewire. Lois, held captive by Leslie's half-brother Willis, attends Willis's "prom". Livewire attacks Superman and in the battle tells him that Lois is a prisoner. Meanwhile, Lois gets the drop on Willis and flees, but he pursues. Superman defeats Livewire, and she tells him where Lois is. Superman prevents Willis from shooting Lois. Two nights later, Superman attends the Shabbos dinner at the Schuman’s.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original source (untitled here). Story continued from the previous sequence. Livewire was first introduced in the Superman The Animated Series on TV years earlier; this is her first DCU comic appearance.

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Synopsis
Intro to the Cover Gallery

Indexer Notes

Artwork: Superman busting chains logo from covers, and panel from Action 828 page 22.

[Action 827 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Doctor Polaris
Reprints

[Action 828 Cover] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Repulse
Reprints

[Action 830 Cover] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Action 831 Cover] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Black Adam
Reprints

[Action 832 Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Wayne Faucher (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spectre; Satanus
Reprints

[Action 833 Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Conrad (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Action 834 Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
Guy Major

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Action 835 Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)
Inks
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)
Colors
Kalman Andrasofsky (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Livewire
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[Ads] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover, both blank pages.

Everyone Wants Superman (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Credits]
  4. 3. The Story Thus Far...
  5. 4. Strange Attractors Part One
    Superman
  6. 5. Strange Attractors Part Two: Positive Reinforcement
    Superman
  7. 6. Sacrifice
    Superman
  8. 7. The Great Society
    Superman
  9. 8. Black & Blue
    Superman
  10. 9. Old Ghosts
    Superman
  11. 10. Depths
    Superman
  12. 11. Awake in the Dark
    Superman
  13. 12. A Contagion of Madness
    Superman
  14. 13. Cover Gallery
  15. 14. [Action 827 Cover]
    Superman
  16. 15. [Action 828 Cover]
    Superman
  17. 16. [Action 830 Cover]
    Superman
  18. 17. [Action 831 Cover]
    Superman
  19. 18. [Action 832 Cover]
    Superman
  20. 19. [Action 833 Cover]
    Superman
  21. 20. [Action 834 Cover]
    Superman
  22. 21. [Action 835 Cover]
    Superman
  23. 22. [Ads]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Everyone Wants Superman
    Superman
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