(March 2010)

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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2010-01-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 88511
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 is Red Shield Continuity #23, and went on sale on time. "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 01/06/10." It also features "World Against [S-shield]" promotion on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Cafu (signed)
Inks
Cafu (signed)
Colors
Santiago Arcas

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Captain Atom (headshot)
Keywords
heat vision

Indexer Notes

The art for this cover connects with the art for the cover of Superman (DC, 2006 series) #696.

Divine Spark Part 3 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Greg Rucka; Eric Trautmann
Pencils
Pere Pérez
Inks
Pere Pérez
Colors
Javier Mena
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Jax-Ur (also as Dr. Pillings); Kimiyo Hoshi [Doctor Light]; Mon-El; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Science Police [Romundi [Car-Vex]; others]; Lois Lane; General Sam Lane; Lieutenant Hollister; Squad K [Sergeant Cloud [Knight Alpha]; Knight Seven; others]; S.T.A.R. Labs
Synopsis
Nightwing's aging is reversed, but as he and Flamebird try leaving S.T.A.R. Labs, they are confronted by Mon-El, the Guardian, and the Science Police. Instead of causing a scene, they surrender. The Guardian insists on confiscating the device that is keeping Nightwing's aging in check, to analyze it. He also sends Romundi inside the lab to do a sweep. Once inside, she speaks with Dr. Phillips/Jax-Ur in Kryptonese, revealing that she is really Car-Vex, one of the Kryptonians that Nightwing and Flamebird are searching for. Jax-Ur hides his findings about Flamebird from her. At Science Police headquarters, the prisoners are put into a red-sun room, where they are debriefed by the Guardian and Mon-El. When asked, they reveal that the leader of the group that earlier killed some of the Science Police was Commander Gor (Fer-Gor). Meanwhile, Romundi contacts General Lane, and then also plants a bomb in headquarters. Nightwing uses his phone call to summon Lois, who arrives and has more discussions with the group. The Guardian is starting to doubt the official line. General Lane arrives outside the building, with a new Squad K; Lois and the Guardian go out to talk with them. The Guardian says he will surrender the prisoners, but as they go into the building, he turns off the red-sun room, and as he and Mon-El fight with Squad K, the prisoners escape the building. But then the bomb explodes.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from last issue and from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #695, and continues in Superman (DC, 2006 series) #696. There is Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

Chapter Seven (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
James Robinson
Pencils
Cafu
Inks
Cafu
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Justice League of America [Congorilla; Doctor Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Starfire; Mon-El; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Cyborg]; ShadowPact [Detective Chimp; Ragman; Enchantress; Blue Devil] (cameo); Composite Superman Robot (flashback)
Synopsis
Captain Atom defends himself against the Justice League, but points out how he is using non-lethal force. They finally stop fighting, and talk, discussing Captain Atom's heroic actions in the past. He decides he needs to go back to Mirabai's homeworld to fix things, and asks for help of a magical nature. As Zatanna has disappeared, they end up calling in the Shadowpact.

Indexer Notes

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

Go Behind the Scenes of the First Wave (Table of Contents: 3)

First Wave / character profile / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Azzarello
Pencils
Rags Morales
Inks
Rags Morales
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Doc Savage [Clark Savage, Jr.]; Monk; Ham; Long Tom; Renny; Johnny; The Avenger [Richard Henry Benson]; Spirit [Denny Colt]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Rima; Anton Colossi; Ferrios
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previews the upcoming series on sale in March.

[January 13, 2010] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nightwing and Flamebird
  2. 1. Divine Spark Part 3
    Nightwing and Flamebird; Superman
  3. 2. Chapter Seven
    Captain Atom
  4. 3. Go Behind the Scenes of the First Wave
    First Wave
  5. 4. [January 13, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [Ads]
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