Superman #676 [Direct Sales]
(July 2008)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2008-05-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200033 67611
Editing
Michael Siglain (credited) (editor); Harvey Richards (credited) (assistant editor); Matt Idelson (editor); Tom Palmer Jr. (associate editor)

Issue Notes

The contents of this issue were originally announced as appearing in Superman Confidential #9, but after being displaced by reshuffling that book for the last part of "Kryptonite," in a press release on 2008-04-15 DC announced that that content would replace the originally-solicited contents of this issue (with a new cover). The originally-solicited contents of this issue have yet to be published as of this writing. The cover that was originally solicited for this issue was eventually used three years later as the Alex Ross variant cover on Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #900.

Here's the solicitation text for the unpublished issue: "Superman embarks on a journey with a dying man who has been in the background of the Man Of Steel's life from the very beginning. As they search for answers to the strange riddle of the man's life, they also find themselves ambushed by...The Parasite!" This was to be written by Keith Champagne with art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Solomon Grundy

Memorial Day (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Vito Delsante (credited)
Pencils
Julian Lopez (credited)
Inks
BIT (credited)
Colors
Marta Martinez (credited)
Letters
Comicraft (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Solomon Grundy; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Morlock-One [Dr. Teng]; Lex Luthor; Bizarro (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman remembers his first Memorial Day in Metropolis. He stops a robot, repairs a bridge, and returns to the Daily Planet. When a comet threatens Metropolis, it's stopped by the first Green Lantern. Solomon Grundy appears, and knocks out Green Lantern. Superman confronts Grundy for the first time, and teams with Green Lantern to defeat him. Grundy is then taken off their hands by Lexcorp’s Morlock team, who return him to Lex Luthor (who released Grundy to begin with).

Indexer Notes

The main editors (Siglain and Richards) edited this story when it was scheduled for Superman Confidential #9. The credits here add "with love from Matt Idelson" and "with hugs & kisses from Tom Palmer" (the regular Superman editors), so they presumably did some additional editing after the story was moved to this issue.

DC Nation 113 [May 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. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Memorial Day
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation 113 [May 13, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Dwayne Best
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Bob Hughes
  • Martin Olsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Jim Van Dore