([July] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
168
On-sale date
2008-07-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Bob Harras (Editor, Collected Edition); Matt Idelson (Editor, Original Series); Nachie Castro (Associate Editor, Original Series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Story synopses and character lists from the indexes of the original issues done by Allen Ross.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A young boy has rocketed into downtown Metropolis.

Indexer Notes

On dustjacket flap over inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?

Characters
Non; General Zod; Ursa

Indexer Notes

On endpapers. Illustration taken from cover of Action Comics Annual (DC, 1987 series) #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Modified version of illustration from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #846?

Superman: Last Son (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Chris Kent

Indexer Notes

Title Page. Illustration from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #845.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marc McClure
Pencils
Adam Kubert (illustration)
Inks
Adam Kubert (illustration)
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before I go any further...Christopher Reeve is, and always will be, Superman.
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Introduction. Illustration from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #844.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

A detail from the same illustration used as the frontispiece.

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
Adam Kubert (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?

Characters
Jor-El

Indexer Notes

A detail from a panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #846.

[Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El [simulation]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (intro, not yet named); Sarge Steel; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman sees a ship landing and stops it from crashing. Opening it, he finds a boy. He takes the boy to the Department of Metahuman Affairs and its director, Sarge Steel, where the boy shows super-strength and speaks Kryptonese. The two talk and then Superman tells him he'll be back. In the morning, Superman finds the building empty. He goes to the Pentagon, and breaks in to confront Sarge Steel. Steel admits the boy is being transferred. Superman uses human means to stop the convoy, and spirits the boy away, taking him to his adoptive parents for advice on how to raise a boy from Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

The Kryptonese dialog on page 11 is translated as follows: "I'M HUNGRY." The Kryptonese dialog on the next two pages matches the subtitles.

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
Adam Kubert (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bizarro Superman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

A detail from the same illustration used as the frontispiece.

[Chapter Two] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El (simulation); Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo); Lex Luthor (cameo); Sarge Steel (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Bizarro; General Zod (introduction, cameo); Ursa (introduction, cameo); Non (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor dispatches Bizarro to kidnap the Kryptonian boy.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

The name Christopher is probably an homage to Christopher Reeve, who starred as Superman in the "Superman II" movie, which much of this story's elements are derived from. The Kryptonese text on the ship on pages 20 and 21 is translated as: "OPEN".

Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
Adam Kubert (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; General Zod; Ursa; Non
Reprints

[Chapter Three] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El [simulation]; General Zod; Ursa; Non; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jax-Ur (cameo); Quex-Ul (flashback, cameo); Tor-An (flashback, cameo); Nadira Va-Dim (flashback, cameo); Az-Rel (flashback, cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo)
Synopsis
Zod and the Phantom Zone criminals attack Superman and attempt to recover Chris.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone; signal watch

Indexer Notes

The first two pages parallel the first two pages of Action Comics #844, but with Zod in place of Superman. The Kryptonese text on the ships on pages 16 and 17 is translated as: "OPEN".

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
Adam Kubert?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; General Zod; Ursa; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]
Reprints

[Chapter Four] (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mon-El; General Zod; Ursa; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Dev-Em (introduction); Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Batman (cameo); Superman Revenge Squad [Bizarro; Metallo; Parasite] (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis
Superman's trying to adjust to being in the Phantom Zone, and sees the events back on Earth. Zod, Ursa, and Non have Chris, and Supergirl and the Justice League are fighting the Kryptonians. Mon-El (a friend Superman projected into the zone years ago to save him from lead poisoning) appears, and helps Superman adjust to the zone. Mon-El describes how it started, with Zod finding Fort Rozz, a prison that had been accidentally transported in when a projector exploded during a riot started by Dev-Em. As the circumstances were unusual, the fort is actually solid, and people can be normal inside of it, and time passes. That's how Zod and Ursa had their son Lor-Zod (Chris), but they abused him. Superman goes into the fort, confronts Dev-Em, and is about to be knifed, but Mon-El joins and rescues him. But Mon-El is affected by the lead poisoning again, so Superman has to push him back into the regular zone. Superman finds another ship, and launches it, leaving the zone and returning to Earth. He arrives to find a destroyed Metropolis, with Kryptonian crystals growing in one area. The defeated heroes are being brought there, and Ursa wants to kill Lois, but Zod wants to find out why Superman "settled" for her. However, Lor-Zod attacks Zod with his heat vision to stop him, as that's what Superman would do. Zod then says he needs to remind Lor-Zod of who is father is. Superman knows he can't confront the criminals directly, so he finds Luthor, and "asks" to borrow his anti-Kryptonian weapons. Luthor laughs, and has Parasite, Bizarro, and Metallo attack Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fort Rozz (introduction); Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

The Kryptonese text on the button on page 12 is translated as: "LAUNCH".

Chapter Five (Table of Contents: 17)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Non; General Zod; Ursa
Reprints

[Chapter Five] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Edgar Delgado
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Superman Revenge Squad [Bizarro; Metallo; Parasite]; General Zod; Ursa; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod]; Non; Jax-Ur; Lois Lane; Martian Manhunter (cameo); Red Tornado [John Smith] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders] (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Jor-El (hologram); Mon-El (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman and the Revenge Squad discuss the Phantom Zone criminals' takeover of Metropolis. Meanwhile the army attacks the criminals. Zod captures their leader, and wants to use him to pass along a message, that Zod will kill anyone that doesn't immediately obey him, starting with his own son, Lor-Zod (Chris) right now. But before he can, Superman rescues Chris, and the fight is on. The squad takes out several of the criminals, while Superman fights Zod. Luthor sneaks into their headquarters, killing a criminal, and starts working on one of the Phantom Zone ships. Superman rescues Lois and the captured heroes, and continues to fight Zod, but Chris intervenes. Luthor reverses the warp drive on the ship to draw the criminals back to the zone, but before he can set it to take Superman too, Lois crowns him hard. The criminals are drawn back, as is Chris, but Superman hangs onto him. The zone won't close, though, so Chris sacrifices himself to close the zone. Later, Superman has Mon-El search the zone, but Mon-El can't find Chris.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

A detail from the same illustration used as the frontispiece.

[Action Comics #844 - Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks
Jesse Delperdang (signed)
Colors
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

[Action Comics Annual #11 - Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Parasite; Bizarro; Metallo
Reprints

Sketchbook: From the Files of Adam Kubert (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Adam Kubert
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Adam Kubert
Letters
Adam Kubert

Characters
Superman; Ursa; General Zod; Perry White; Jor-El; Lara
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #851.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
?

Characters
Bizarro Superman

Indexer Notes

On endpapers. Illustration taken from cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #845.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

On dustjacket flap over inside back cover. Same text as interior Bio sequence.

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Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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  5. 4. Superman: Last Son
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Before I go any further...Christopher Reeve is, and always will be, Superman."]
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  8. 7. Chapter One
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  11. 10. Chapter Two
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  14. 13. Chapter Three
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  15. 14. [Chapter Three]
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  16. 15. Chapter Four
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  17. 16. [Chapter Four]
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  18. 17. Chapter Five
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  19. 18. [Chapter Five]
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  21. 20. [Action Comics #844 - Variant Cover]
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  22. 21. [Action Comics Annual #11 - Variant Cover]
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  23. 22. Sketchbook: From the Files of Adam Kubert
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