Action Comics #861 [Direct Sales]
(March 2008)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2008-01-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 86111
Editing
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
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 has variants.

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman and some Coluians by Gary Frank, and an alternate one featuring Superman and the Legion vs. the Justice League by former Legion artist Mike Grell (10 issues for 1 issue mixture).


Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part Four (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 4: Chameleons (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Jon Sibal
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Eye-Ful Ethel; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Mr. Marshall (cameo, dies); Night Girl (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Blok (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)
Synopsis
In the 31st century, Brainiac 5 has captured some of the Legionnaires including Superman. After dismissing the guards, he reveals that he's been trying to hold off an invasion of Earth by the United Planets. He also reveals that they have a plant who is close to the Justice League. The insider has tracked down one other captured Legionnaire, powering a machine. But she is discovered by Earth-Man and revealed to be Chameleon Girl. Brainy is discovered aiding the Legionnaires and must leave with them, which means without his interference, the war will start in four hours.
Reprints
Keywords
Braal (planet); Colu (planet); Titan (Saturn's moon); Winath (planet)

Indexer Notes

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

DC Nation 98 [January 30, 2008] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 9 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part Four
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 4: Chameleons
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 98 [January 30, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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