Adventure Comics #5 / 508 [Regular Direct Cover]
(February 2010)

DC, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
2009-12-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
?
Editing
Sean Ryan
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia reads: Adventure Comics #5/Adventure Comics #508 (Variant Cover).


[Cover - A] (Table of Contents)

Superboy-Prime; Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed); Francis Manapul (inset)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed); Francis Manapul (inset)
Colors
Brian Buccellato
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy-Prime; Black Lantern Alexander Luthor; Superboy [Conner Kent] (inset)

Indexer Notes

Superboy inset taken from interior story. Cover bannered as part of the “Blackest Night” event. Cover is an homage to the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC, 1985 series) #7 ("after Perez").

He Primed Me, Part Two: Flame War (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy-Prime / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Sterling Gates
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Bob Wiacek; Jerry Ordway
Colors
Brian Buccellato
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy-Prime; Black Lantern Alexander Luthor; Black Lantern Ballistic; Black Lantern Bushido; Black Lantern Charaxes; Black Lantern Element Lad; Black Lantern Geist; Black Lantern Major Disaster; Black Lantern Nightblade; Black Lantern Razorsharp; Black Lantern Sun Boy; Laurie Lemmon; Superman (memory); Flash (memory); Impulse (memory); Legion of Super-Heroes (of Earth-Prime) [Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy] (memory); Risk (memory); Power Girl (memory)
Synopsis
Realizing his destiny is controlled by the people at DC Comics, Superboy-Prime tries to leave his fight with the Black Lanterns and take out his frustrations on the DC employees. But Black Lantern Alexander Luthor transports the Black Lanterns and Superboy-Prime to Prime's basement to continue the fight. Prime tries to take possession of one of the Black Lantern rings, but it refuses to let him, exploding in a burst of light and leaving him alone in his basement remembering his love for Laurie. Just then, Laurie arrives and tells Clark that everything will be all right from now on.

Indexer Notes

Seen in the DC offices are Dan Didio, Simona Martore, Mike Carlin, Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman, and many others. All of the Black Lanterns other than Alexander Luthor are unidentified, as are the victims Superboy-Prime remembers. There is no explanation for why Legion corpses should exist in the 21st century.

The Boy of Steel (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Francis Manapul
Inks
Francis Manapul
Colors
Brian Buccellato
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Conner Kent]; Krypto; Lori; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Superboy finds Lori vandalizing a doctor's office and also finds out a little bit more about Lori's life.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cover - A]
    Superboy-Prime; Superboy
  2. 1. He Primed Me, Part Two: Flame War
    Superboy-Prime
  3. 2. The Boy of Steel
    Superboy
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