Action Comics #868 [Direct Sales]
(October 2008)

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Price
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2008-08-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 86811
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Nachie Castro (associate)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale on time.
This issue has variants:

Brainiac Part 3 (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
Reprints

Brainiac Part 3 Greetings (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; Brainiac; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Catherine Grant; Lois Lane; Ultra the Multi-Alien (cameo); Koko; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Steve Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo)
Synopsis
Supergirl visits the Daily Planet, looking for Clark, but making an enemy of Cat Grant in the meantime. Superman is still unconscious on Brainiac's ship, being probed. After awakening and destroying the Brainiac probes, he explores the ship, fighting Kono, finding various people (including Ultra) in suspended animation, finding a room of bottled cities, and hearing Kryptonese. He tracks the latter to a particular city in a bottle: Kandor. The real Brainiac awakens, and they confront each other. Brainiac has traced Superman back to Earth, which he now plans to gather knowledge from.
Reprints
Keywords
Brainiac Probe; Headship; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue. The Kryptonese text on page 11 is translated as "DO YOU SEE THAT", "A SHADOW", "A SHADOW IN THE SKY", "THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A SHADOW IN THE SKY", "WHAT IS IT".

DC Nation #126 [August 13, 2008] (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) / 6 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brainiac Part 3
    Superman
  2. 1. Brainiac Part 3 Greetings
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #126 [August 13, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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