(January 2008)

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Price
3.99 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale date
2007-11-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941265834 01311
Editing
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue had a different cover and first story than what had been originally solicited (the solicited cover and story ended up in Superman #670). This change was announced by a press release on 2007-09-18.


Camelot Falls The Finale! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carlos Pacheco (signed)
Inks
Jesus Merino (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Arion (of Atlantis)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is an inscription "TO NEAL ADAMS AND H.P.", the cover is an homage to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #233 by Adams and referring to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu.

the Fall (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Carlos Pacheco; Jesus Merino
Inks
Jesus Merino
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Arion [of Atlantis]; Phantom Stranger; Arion [Bill Knightly]; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Young Gods [Turrek; Sarka]; Lana Lang; Bette (cameo); Squad K [including Colonel Perseus T. Hazard]; Prankster (balloon); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (cameo); Khyber; Ghostwolves (future)
Synopsis
Superman talks to the Phantom Stranger about the future, and is given a gift to help in the coming battle. Superman battles Arion, who is using the kidnapped Young Gods as part of his transformed army. Using Phantom Stranger's gift of a shield against magical attacks, he strips Arion of his amulets and defeats him. Arion flees back in time, leaving the other Arion behind disguised as himself. Lana's use of the Scancams helps Lexcorp's financial problems. Khyber comes back to life after being defeated by Sirocco two years ago.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #667. In promotional materials, this is called part 2 of the 2-part finale of "Camelot Falls", and was originally scheduled for Superman #668. In the panel where Superman stops the tidal wave (page 17), Carlos added "TO ROSS AND TERRY" on the panel border. On Geoff Johns' message board on 2007-12-01, some fans mention (and Kurt confirms) that that is a reference to Ross Andru and Terry Austin's work on the first Superman vs. Spider-Man crossover, which had a similar scene. On the DC Message Boards on 2007-10-02 and the next day, Kurt talks about the art, saying that Merino is sharing the pencils with Pacheco, and "doing quite a bit more than layouts, but not full pencils."

Subjekt-17, Khyber (Table of Contents: 2)

Fortress Fact File / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
D. Williams
Inks
D. Williams
Colors
Lee Loughridge
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Subjekt-17; Khyber; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]
Reprints

The Best Day (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek (script and co-plot); Fabian Nicieza (co-plot)
Pencils
Renato Guedes
Inks
Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Colors
Renato Guedes
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Terabithia (planet, intro)
Synopsis
Superman takes the whole family to another world for a Kryptonian feast picnic. Supergirl tells Chris what Krypton was like and the Kents remember back to when they found baby Kal-El.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Terabithia is likely a reference to the "Bridge to Terabithia" book/movies, but could also be a reference to an island in "Prince Caspian" and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C. S. Lewis called Terebinthia. Per Kurt (in a question and answer session on Superman Homepage on 2007-12-04), the reference to Kara being from Kandor is a mistake; it should be Argo.

DC Nation 89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Camelot Falls The Finale!
    Superman
  2. 1. the Fall
    Superman
  3. 2. Subjekt-17, Khyber
    Fortress Fact File
  4. 3. The Best Day
    Superman
  5. 4. DC Nation 89 [November 28, 2007] Mapping out the Multiverse, Part 1
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisement]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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