Action Comics #863 [Direct]
(May 2008)

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DC Comics
DC [swirl]
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Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
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was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring Superman with the Legion of Super-Heroes, and an alternate one featuring only Superman, both by Gary Frank (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue went on sale 1 week late from the solicited shipping date.

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

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

Gary Frank
Gary Frank

Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Blok; Dawnstar; Polar Boy; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]]

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 6: Sun Rise (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Geoff Johns
Gary Frank
Jon Sibal
Dave McCaig
Rob Leigh

Superman; Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Sun Boy; Polar Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Night Girl (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Wildfire (cameo)]; Dr. Zoidberg (from Futurama)
In the 31st century, as the fight in Justice League headquarters continues, Earth-Man pushes a powerless Superman toward Earth, protected only by his flight ring. Superman's Legion colleagues free Chameleon Girl, and unhook Sun Boy from the machine. But the sun won't change until Sun Boy is awakened, which falls to Chameleon Girl. Earth-Man has destroyed Superman's flight ring in low Earth orbit, pushing him to plunge into the sidewalk in front of the old Legion headquarters. But as he approaches, the sun turns back to yellow, and he gets his powers back. He frees some aliens that were just rounded up, and scolds an officer for imprisoning them. But Earth-Man arrives, and uses the stolen Legionnaires powers to fight Superman. But the rest of the Legion arrives, and join the battle. Superman delivers the final blow, knocking out Earth-Man. He and the Legion then confront the invasion force, and convince them to stand down. As the Legion gets ready to return Superman to his time, he reminisces about the first time they did so, and he remembers not feeling so alone anymore.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue. One of the alien prisoners being rounded up on page 6 appears to be Dr. Zoidberg from the "Futurama" TV show.

[Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds trailer] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

DC Nation 106 [March 26, 2008] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Finale
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 6: Sun Rise
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds trailer]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. DC Nation 106 [March 26, 2008]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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