Superman: Secret Origin #4 [Gary Frank Fortress Cover]
(March 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2010-01-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941285986 00411
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale 5 weeks late from the solicited date. "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 1/20/10."
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jor-El; Lara
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

This cover blends in with the other covers in this series to form one continuous image.

Parasites (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Jon Sibal
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Parasite [Rudy Jones]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Ron Troupe (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Catherine Grant (cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor has his daily pick of someone to help, and (with the aid of his staff), picks Daily Planet employee Rudy Jones. Taken inside, Rudy snacks on free donuts while Luthor says what will happen to him, before turning him over to his team for tests. Lois and Clark are "invited" to Lexcorp to talk over what happened the previous day with Superman. Jones finishes the tests, but drops one of the donuts into some hazardous chemicals that had spilled on the floor. He eats it anyway, but then starts to morph into a strange creature, attacks a bystander, and bursts into the room where Lex is meeting with Lois and Clark. Clark slips away in the confusion, and as Superman takes the creature outside to the street. But the creature attacks Superman, draining him. Superman gets away, and counter-attacks with heat vision and super-breath to defeat him. Luthor observes this, and confronts Superman, accusing him of being an invader. Superman flies off, and goes to the Daily Planet roof to think, where he finds Jimmy. They start talking, and realize that neither has any friends in Metropolis, and decide to be friends. Jimmy asks to take his picture, and Superman agrees. Luthor looks at newspapers, most playing up Luthor's angle of an invading Superman; except the Planet, in which Lois' article (with Jimmy's photo) calls Superman a savior.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Hey DC Nation, Do We have Big News For You! [January 27, 2010 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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 / 4 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Parasites
    Superman
  3. 2. Hey DC Nation, Do We have Big News For You! [January 27, 2010
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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