Action Comics #869 [Corrected Version]
(November 2008)

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Price
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2008-09-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 86911
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Nachie Castro (associate)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale one week late from the solicited shipping date of this issue. DC announced in a press release on 2008-09-09 that this book would be late due to a "printing error". When it did ship, the cover was slightly different than the solicited cover; instead of holding bottles labeled Beer, Clark and Jonathan were now holding bottles labeled "Soda Pop". Apparently, that was the reason for the delay, as some copies have surfaced from the original printing that still had the beer bottles on them.
This issue has variants:

Brainiac Part 4 (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; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Headship
Reprints

Brainiac Part 4 Mind Over Matter (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]; Lois Lane; Catherine Grant; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Steve Lombard; Ron Troupe; Brainiac Probe; Zor-El; Alura; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Brainiac's probes arrive in Metropolis, and Supergirl and Lois confront them. On the ship Superman and Brainiac continue their confrontation, and Superman gains the upper hand, putting Brainiac temporarily out of commission. He then goes to get the Kandor bottle, which starts communicating with him. Supergirl's parents are alive in there, and tell how they and Argo City survived the initial destruction of Krypton using Brainiac's technology. But Brainiac tracked them down, destroying Argo City, which forced Zor-El and Alura to send Kara away to Earth in the moments before destruction. But Brainiac has recovered; he severs the communications link and recaptures Superman. Supergirl is also captured and brought to the ship. A bottle starts forming around Metropolis, and the ship then fires a weapon into the Earth's sun.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City (flashback); Headship; Kandor

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue.

DC Nation #130 [September 10, 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) / 5 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brainiac Part 4
    Superman
  2. 1. Brainiac Part 4 Mind Over Matter
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation #130 [September 10, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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