Superman #700
(August 2010)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2010-06-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200033 70011
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy paper
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

This issue went on sale 2010-06-23 (on time). "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 06/16/10."

Three covers were done for this issue; one featuring primarily Superman and Lois, and two alternate ones featuring just Superman (25 issues for 1 issue mixture in color, and 75 issues for 1 issue mixture in black and white).


Giant-Sized Anniverary Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank [as GF] (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson [as BA] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Martha Kent; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto

The Comeback (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
James Robinson
Pencils
Bernard Chang
Inks
Bernard Chang
Colors
Blond
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Parasite; Lois Lane; Prankster (cameo)
Synopsis
Lois interrupts an operation by the Prankster and the Parasite, but is rescued by Superman. After they finish the job of rounding up the crooks and filing the story, they finally get to reunite after being apart for so long.

Geometry (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (layouts)
Inks
Norm Rapmund (finishes)
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman hears about gunrunners in Gotham City. Dick Grayson has major geometry homework, but goes to train in the Batcave first, and then gets distracted by reports that the gunrunners are on the move. He sneaks out to confront them, but needs to be rescued by Superman (from both the gunrunners and the homework).
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave

Indexer Notes

This story is set in the past. The scene on the first page with the boat sitting on the street in front of a Metropolis police station is very reminiscent of a similar scene in Superman: The Movie.

Grounded Prologue: The Slap Heard 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils
Eddy Barrows
Inks
J. P. Mayer
Colors
Rod Reis
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Dick Grayson]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Richard (photo)
Synopsis
Superman gives a question-and-answer session after testifying before congressional committees. A woman approaches, slaps him, and says that while he was off-planet, he was unable to help people like her husband, who died of a brain tumor that Superman could have easily fixed. In the days that follow, Superman ponders this, talking with Batman and Flash, and remembering back to wisdom from his foster father. He makes a decision, and starts walking.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

Breaking Up is (Not) Hard to Do (Table of Contents: 4)

Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Superboy / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?; Paul Cornell; Sterling Gates; Jeff Lemire
Pencils
David Finch; Pete Woods; Amy Reeder; Jamal Igle; Pier Gallo
Inks
Joe Weems; Pete Woods; Richard Friend; Pier Gallo
Colors
Peter Steigerwald; Brad Anderson; Guy Major; Blond
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (first appearance); Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Bizarro Supergirl; Superboy [Kon-El]; Teen Titans [Raven; Beast Boy; Psion]; Krypto
Synopsis
The writers give a look ahead at the rest of the "Superbooks", with preview art.

Indexer Notes

The art includes previews of the covers of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #890 and #892, page 11 of Action Comics #890; the covers from Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #55 and #56; pencils from an interior page of Supergirl #54; and page 2 and the first panel of page 4 of the Superboy story in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #892.

Action Comics #890 Sneak Preview (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lex Luthor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Green Arrow: Man of the People, Man of the Forest, the Next Great Comic Book [June 23, 2010] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 7 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giant-Sized Anniverary Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Comeback
    Superman
  3. 2. Geometry
    Superman
  4. 3. Grounded Prologue: The Slap Heard 'Round the World
    Superman
  5. 4. Breaking Up is (Not) Hard to Do
    Lex Luthor; Supergirl; Superboy
  6. 5. Action Comics #890 Sneak Preview
    Lex Luthor
  7. 6. Green Arrow: Man of the People, Man of the Forest, the Next Great Comic Book [June 23, 2010]
    DC Nation
  8. 7. [Ads]
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