(2008)

DC, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2008-11-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-1940-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401219406 51999
Editing
Bob Joy (Editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

There is no printed credit for color reconstruction; colors credits listed are for original printings.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carlos Pacheco
Inks
Carlos Pacheco
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Superman vs. Brainiac (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (layouts); Kerry Gammill
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Brainiac

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustration taken from "Man and Machine" from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #649 (January 1990).

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff (Original Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (Original Assistant Editor); George Kashdan (Original Assistant Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (brief origin); Lois Lane; Brainiac (villain, intro); Professor Kimda; Superboy (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor (introduction)

Lana Lang, Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 4)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane [as Super-Lois]; Lana Lang [as Super-Lana]; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman uses a blood transfusion to give both Lois and Lana super powers, but refuses to tell them why. But after they are drawn to an old mill, and survive its explosion, Superman reveals that he gave them powers a part of a bargain with Brainiac to keep the alien from destroying Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credited to George Klein in item.

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part 1: The Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Brainiac (origin, flashback, villain); Brainiac II (ancestor of Brainiac 5, introduction, origin, flashback); Superman (flashback); Var-Don
Synopsis
Lex Luthor escapes prison and discovers the existence of Brainiac.
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Keywords
Kandor (flashback)

Part II: The Downfall of Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Brainiac (villain); Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Phantom Zone inmates; Tharla; Lexorians (guest stars); Superman [Kal-El]; Lexor
Synopsis
Lex Luthor releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (villain); Brainiac (villain); Superman [Kal-El]; Superman Emergency Squad; Lexor; Tharla
Synopsis
With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Krypton Dies Again! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Lana Lang; Steve Lombard; Oscar Asherman; Justice League of America [Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Hawkman]; Supergirl; Drygur Moliom; Brainiac
Synopsis
As the light from Krypton's explosion finally reaches Earth, Superman works overtime to protect his adopted planet. But it's not to distract himself, as his friends suppose. Superman is looking for Brainiac who has once again threatened Earth. As Superman tries to force the villain away from Earth, Brainiac traps Superman and makes him watch the full force of the destruction of Krypton.
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Keywords
Kandor

No Tomorrow for Superman! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Josh Coyle; Brainiac; Hawkman
Synopsis
Ever since Brainiac made him view the destruction of Krypton, Superman has had excessive super-energy that he has to find a way to express harmlessly. But during the latest bout of super-energy, Brainiac directs Superman at the Justice League satellite.
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A Matter of Light and Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Hawkman; Theodore J. Henkin; Jerry
Synopsis
Diverted by Hawkman, Superman lands in northern Oregon where he hatches a plan. He engages Brainiac's ship, then drags it to the location of a supernova, where he powers up enough to penetrate Brainiac's force shield, enter his spacecraft, and knock him out.
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Rebirth! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Brainiac; The Omega Men [Kalista; Primus; Broot; Nimbus; Harpis] (cameo); Lord Satanis (flashback)
Synopsis
With Superman's unwitting help, Brainiac escapes his prison, experiences the depth and breadth of the universe, and reforms as an entirely new kind of being. Then Brainiac lures Superman to Systus 2, where he robs the hero of his powers, and greets him in his new form for the first time.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

...The Amazing Brainiac (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Albert DeGuzman
Editing
Mike Carlin (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Cat Grant; Jimmy Olsen; Adam Morgan; Jerry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Chin; Mrs. Chin; Ronnie Chin; Janet Jones; Selena the Beautiful Buxum Bearded Lady; Harry; Dr. Howard (first appearance); VILLAIN: Brainiac [Milton Fine; Vril Dox] (first post-Crisis appearance)
Synopsis
Superman, Cat and Jimmy spend a day at the circus, little knowing that they will be meeting one of Superman's greatest foes... Brainiac.
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Man and Machine (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Perez (layouts); Kerry Gammill
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley
Editing
Mike Carlin (Original Editor); Jon Peterson (Original Associate Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Guardian [Jim Harper] (flashback); Dubbilex (flashback); Collin Thornton; Mara Talbot (first appearance); Dr. Augustine; VILLAINS: Brainiac [Vril Dox] (origin); Milton Fine (flashback); Sydney Happersen; Lex Luthor; Metallo [John Corben] (flashback)
Synopsis
Vril Dox takes over Milton Fine's body for good, and then escapes Earth and Superman in a rocket ship.
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Brainiac 13 (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Ed McGuinness (character design); Steve Kim (computer graphic modeling)
Inks
Steve Kim (computer graphic modeling)
Colors
Tommy Yune (computer graphic textures and rendering)
Letters
Typeset
Editing
Maureen McTigue (Original Editor); Tony Bedard (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brainiac 13
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Indexer Notes

Profile of Brainiac 13

Sacrifice for Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kelly
Pencils
German Garcia; Kano
Inks
Marlo Alquiza
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (colors); Wildstorm FX (color separations)
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft
Editing
Eddie Berganza (Original Editor); Maureen McTigue (Original Associate Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Hourman [Matthew Tyler]; Red Tornado; Metal Men [Mercury; Platinum; Gold]; Lex Luthor; Lena Luthor; Brainiac 13
Synopsis
Knowing that Brainiac 13 cannot control Kryptonian technology, Superman and Red Tornado break him down into pure energy and transfer him into the Kryptonian warsuit. But Luthor makes a last minute deal with the devil.
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Updated Action! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman vs. Brainiac
    Superman
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  5. 4. Lana Lang, Superwoman!
    Lois Lane
  6. 5. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! Part 1: The Deadly Duo!
    Superman
  7. 6. Part II: The Downfall of Superman!
    Superman
  8. 7. Part III: The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance!
    Superman
  9. 8. Krypton Dies Again!
    Superman
  10. 9. No Tomorrow for Superman!
    Superman
  11. 10. A Matter of Light and Death!
    Superman
  12. 11. Rebirth!
    Superman
  13. 12. ...The Amazing Brainiac
    Superman
  14. 13. Man and Machine
    Superman
  15. 14. Brainiac 13
    Superman
  16. 15. Sacrifice for Tomorrow
    Superman
  17. 16. Updated Action!
    Superman
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