Action Comics #890 [Regular Direct Cover]
(August 2010)

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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2010-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 89011
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 has variants.

Two covers were initially done for this issue; one by featuring Lex Luthor as an Orange Lantern, and an alternate one featuring Lex dressed in a suit and tie (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). It also features "Blackest Night Aftermath" promotion on the cover.

This issue went on sale on time. A second printing went on sale 2010-07-28 with a slightly different regular cover (and one different house ad page and one different ad page). First printing "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 06/23/10." Second printing "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 07/21/10."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Joe Weems (signed)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor

The Black Ring Part One (Table of Contents: 1)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Cornell
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Spalding; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois] (introduction); Sasky; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback, cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana] (flashback, cameo); Atom [Ray Palmer] (flashback, cameo); Mera (flashback, cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback, cameo); Scarecrow (flashback, cameo); Sinestro (flashback, cameo); Superman (simulation); Larfleeze (simulation); Guardian (simulation); Brainiac (simulation); Congorilla (simulation); Joker (simulation); Black Canary (simulation); Martian Manhunter (simulation); Darkseid (simulation); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); John Henry Irons [Steel] (cameo); Superboy [Kon-El] (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Mister Mind (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor has been kidnapped and hung upside-down off the top of a building. He flashes back to how he got into the situation, starting with his quest to get back the power of a Black Lantern Ring. He and his robot assistant Lois had tracked down the locations of residual black ring energy, but were stopped by the kidnapping. Luthor discovers the brain behind his capture was Mister Mind.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

Well? What Did You Think? [June 30, 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) / 7 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lex Luthor
  2. 1. The Black Ring Part One
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Well? What Did You Think? [June 30, 2010]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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