Countdown #42
(September 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
weekly
On-sale Date
2007-07-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941260839 04211
Editing
Mike Marts; Mike Carlin; Jeanine Schaefer (associate); Elisabeth Gehrlein (assistant)

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Enter: Clayface (Table of Contents)

Countdown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Dodson
Inks
Rachel Dodson
Colors
Thomas Chu
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel; Riddler; Clayface

Shock to the System (Table of Contents: 1)

Countdown / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (head writer); Sean McKeever (pages 1-14, 17-20); Tony Bedard (pages 15-16)
Pencils
Carlos Magno
Inks
Mark McKenna; Jay Leisten
Colors
Rod Reis
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr]; Flash [Bart Allen] (dream; dies); Holly Robinson; Monitor; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Donna Troy; Atom [Ryan Choi]; Panda [Doctor Potter]; Doctor Martin Campbell; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; VILLAINS: Pied Piper [Hartley Rathaway]; Trickster [James Jesse]; Multiplex; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Harleen Quinzel [Harley Quinn]; Clayface; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (dream); Heat Wave [Mick Rory] (dream); Inertia [Thaddeus Thawne] (dream); Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch] (dream); Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon] (dream)
Synopsis
Mary Marvel and the Riddler take on Clayface. Pied Piper and Trickster try to escape from their captors.

Indexer Notes

From the Newsarama interview on July 13, 2007, Tony Bedard wrote the 2 pages with Batman/Karate Kid.

Mad About Hunger (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Mad; BallPark Franks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Mad Look at Hunger (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mad; BallPark Franks / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Evolution of Hunger (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mad; BallPark Franks / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Museum of Hunger (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Mad; BallPark Franks / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

BallPark Franks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

History of the Multiverse Chapter Eight (Table of Contents: 7)

History of the Multiverse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Norm Rapmund
Colors
David Baron
Letters
Ken Lopez
Editing
Michael Siglain; Harvey Richards (assistant)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Monitors; Wonder Woman [Diana] (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback); Zatanna Zatara (flashback); Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (flashback); Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-L] (Earth-2; flashback); Lois Lane (Earth-2; flashback); Power Girl (flashback); Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback; dies); OMAC (flashback); Ted Kord (flashback; dies); Blue Beetle [Jamie Reyes] (flashback); Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter] (flashback); Superboy [Kon-El; Conner Kent] (flashback; dies); Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark] (flashback); VILLAINS: Doomsday (flashback); Alexander Luthor (Earth-3; flashback); Superboy (Earth-Prime; flashback); Maxwell Lord (flashback; dies); Black Adam (flashback); Psycho Pirate (flashback)
Synopsis
The Monitors look at the events in Infinite Crisis.

DC Nation 69 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter: Clayface
    Countdown
  2. 1. Shock to the System
    Countdown
  3. 2. Mad About Hunger
    Mad; BallPark Franks
  4. 3. A Mad Look at Hunger
    Mad; BallPark Franks
  5. 4. The Evolution of Hunger
    Mad; BallPark Franks
  6. 5. The Museum of Hunger
    Mad; BallPark Franks
  7. 6. Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants
    BallPark Franks
  8. 7. History of the Multiverse Chapter Eight
    History of the Multiverse
  9. 8. DC Nation 69
    DC Nation
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