Superman: Secret Origin #5 [Gary Frank Villains Cover]
(May 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2010-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941285986 00511
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

This issue was originally solicited for 2010-02-24, then was resolicited for 2010-03-31, and finally went on sale 2010-04-07 (1 week late from the last solicited date). "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 3/24/10."
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
Metallo; Lex Luthor; Parasite [Rudy Jones]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Strange Visitor (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Perry White; Metallo [John Corben]; Catherine Grant (cameo); Parasite [Rudy Jones] (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman helps firemen at a fire, which angers Luthor. He and General Lane team up to confront the perceived threat, using a metallic war suit. John Corben stops by the Planet to see Lois and discuss things. Clark intervenes, taking Lois to lunch. General Lane starts another fire to get the attention of Superman, and invites him to a meeting; but that turns into an interrogation, which Superman refuses to tolerate. As he walks out, he is attacked, first by soldiers but then by Corben in the Metallo suit, which contains Kryptonite. Superman is weakened, and hurt by bullets, but Corben is also badly injured by a ricochet. Superman manages to escape, and Corben undergoes surgery by Luthor to save his life. Meanwhile, General Lane shuts down the Daily Planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Dastardly Death of the Rogues (Table of Contents: 2)

Flash / preview (from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Francis Manapul
Inks
Francis Manapul
Colors
Brian Buccellato
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Adam Schlagman (Associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Trickster [Axel Walker]
Reprints

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for: Brightest Day (Checklist for April-June 2010). Appears on page 17 in this issue.

To Say it's a Big Week for the DCU Would be an Understatement. [March 31, 2010] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Ian Sattler
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian goes over what's coming up in Brightest Day, and includes a checklist of the first set of issues (April-June). Appears on page 42 in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5)

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 6 one-page ads for: 5 Gum (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (comic convention, Reed Expositions), Doctor Who (TV, BBC America), Cell Phones Save Lives in Haiti (American Red Cross), Everquest II Sentinel's Fate (online game, Sony Online Entertainment), and I Want You to Create Games (video game contest, Wario/Nintendo). Appear in various places in this issue.

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Strange Visitor
    Superman
  3. 2. The Dastardly Death of the Rogues
    Flash
  4. 3. [House Advertisement]
  5. 4. To Say it's a Big Week for the DCU Would be an Understatement. [March 31, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [Ads]
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