Action Comics #866 [Direct Sales]
(August 2008)

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Price
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2008-06-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 86611
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Nachie Castro (associate)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale on time. This issue is labeled as a Sightings tie-in to Final Crisis.
This issue has variants:

Brainiac Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Catherine Grant; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor

Brainiac Part 1 First Contact (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Jon Sibal
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; General Zod (flashback, cameo); Ursa (flashback, cameo); Brainiac; Lois Lane; Perry White; Steve Lombard; Ron Troupe (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Catherine Grant; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
A flashback shows how Brainiac stole Kandor from Krypton. At a staff meeting at the Daily Planet, Perry White welcomes Steve Lombard as new sports editor, and welcomes back Catherine Grant. A Brainiac probe enters Earth's atmosphere; Superman intercepts. It analyzes him, sends the information, and then shuts down. Brainiac's headship receives the information.
Reprints
Keywords
Headship; Kandor (city)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue.

DC Nation #117 [June 11, 2008] In the Midnight Hour... (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

DC Nation / in-house column / 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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brainiac Part 1
    Superman
  2. 1. Brainiac Part 1 First Contact
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #117 [June 11, 2008] In the Midnight Hour...
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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