(July 2008)

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Price
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2008-05-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 86511
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 went on sale on 2008-05-28 in the US (on time).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire
Inks
Kevin Maguire
Colors
Brad Anderson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Toyman; Superman toys

The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Jesus Merino
Inks
Jesus Merino
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (cameo); Toyman [Winslow Schott]; Jimmy Olsen; Mary Schott (flashback, destroyed); Walter Dunhill (flashback, dies); Prankster (flashback); Adam Grant (flashback); Toyman (predator, destroyed); Toyman [Hiro Okamura] (cameo); Toyman [Toyboy] (cameo); Toyman [Jack Nimball] (cameo); Toyman [Grandpa] (cameo) Batman; Mr. Zsasz (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Catherine Grant (cameo)
Synopsis
The Toyman, who escaped from Arkham Asylum, kidnaps Jimmy Olsen. Toyman denies murdering Cat Grant's son and reveals that Adam Grant was killed by an out-of-control Toyman robot. He takes a baseball bat and destroys that robot. Jimmy grabs a Superman doll and uses it to escape. He then grabs his signal watch from a nearby workbench and signals Superman. Batman arrives, and Toyman sets the robots on him. As Batman and Jimmy escape, Superman arrives and finishes the battle. Cat Grant finds out her son was killed by a robot and decides to return to Metropolis.
Keywords
Arkham Asylum; signal watch

Indexer Notes

The various Toyman robots resemble versions from the Golden Age, Bronze Age, Superman/Batman book, Byrne era, and Busiek era. The Superman/Batman Toyman (Hiro Okamura) has since appeared again, so that character may not have ONLY been a robot.

DC Nation #115 [May 28, 2008] In Crisis Mode (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) / 8 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #115 [May 28, 2008] In Crisis Mode
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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