Action Comics #878 [Direct Sales]
(August 2009)

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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2009-06-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 87811
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (Assistant Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

This issue is Green Shield Continuity #29, and went on sale on time. It also features "World Without [S-shield]" promotion on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nightwing and Flamebird / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Andrew Robinson (painting)
Inks
Andrew Robinson (painting)
Colors
Andrew Robinson (painting)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nadira Va-Dim; Az-Rel

The Sleepers Part 4 (Table of Contents: 1)

Nightwing and Flamebird / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Diego Olmos
Inks
Diego Olmos
Colors
Rod Reis
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nadira Va-Dim; Az-Rel; Lois Lane; Mirabai (unnamed); Lieutenant Hollister; General Sam Lane; David Carter [Tor-An] (corpse); Codename: Assassin (cameo); Jay (cameo)
Synopsis
Nadira and Az-Rel wreak havoc in New Mexico. Thara recovers in the Kent apartment and talks with Lois. A mysterious woman collects a sample of Thara's blood. Lieutenant Hollister updates General Lane with the latest: David Carter was Kryptonian, Nightwing was the Kryptonian kid that came to Earth, and that they've found a Kryptonian couple. Chris returns to Lois' apartment. They see Nadira and Az-Rel on TV, and Chris and Thara suit up to go after them. A fight ensues, joined by Codename: Assassin and an army of creatures.
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. There is much Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Who said I wanted to kill Dick Grayson? [June 10, 2009] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

A Cry for Justice (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Justice League / promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

Cartoon Network This Summer (Table of Contents: 6)

insert or dust jacket / 8 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

A 5 inch by 7 inch booklet (separately stapled and not stapled into the main book) that previews the summer TV shows on Cartoon Network.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. The Sleepers Part 4
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  3. 2. Who said I wanted to kill Dick Grayson? [June 10, 2009]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. A Cry for Justice
    Justice League
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
  7. 6. Cartoon Network This Summer
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