(Early August 2010)

DC, 2010 Series
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Price
4.99 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
2010-06-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
limited series

Issue Notes

"Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 06/02/10."

Writer Sterling Gates announced on 2010-05-25 in an interview at Newsarama that the first two issues of War of the Supermen had sold out, and were going to be collected as a “Double Feature” book. This was confirmed in a DC press release on 2010-05-27.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eddy Barrows
Inks
Eddy Barrows ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Superman: War of the Supermen Part 1: The Battle for New Krypton (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
James Robinson; Sterling Gates
Pencils
Jamal Igle
Inks
Jon Sibal
Colors
Blond
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; General Zod; Ursa; Non; Alura (death); Reactron (death); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto; Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; Zor-El (statue); Natasha Irons (photo); Kryptonian Military Installation KV-426; New Krypton (destroyed)
Synopsis
Superman hears that Zod has launched an attack on Earth, and tries to stop it. Reactron reveals to Alura that he is a human doomsday bomb, and detonates, destroying New Krypton.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from War of the Supermen (FCBD) (DC, 2010 series) #0, and continues in the next sequence.

In an interview with Newsarama published on 2010-05-12, the writers reveal that Sterling wrote the scene with Supergirl, Alura, and Reactron, and James wrote the last scene between Supergirl and Superman. They also reveal that the idea for Reactron to be the doomsday bomb was Dan Didio's. Sterling also gives this description of what happened with the bomb (which was somewhat unclear in the story): "When the device in Reactron switched on, Alura’s computers registered its presence and what it was doing. Alura shoved Kara into a radiation-shielded chamber, which protected Kara from the Gold-K-infused blast that killed the Kryptonians and destroyed the planet. Basically, everyone else on New Krypton had their powers taken away by the blast. Kara didn’t, so she survived."

Superman: War of the Supermen Part 2: The Battle for Mars (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman; Supergirl / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Sterling Gates; James Robinson
Pencils
Eduardo Pansica
Inks
Wayne Faucher
Colors
Blond
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Superwoman [Lucy Lane]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; General Zod; Ursa; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; The Guardian [Jim Harper clone]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Superboy [Kon-El]; Krypto; General Sam Lane; Codename: Assassin; Lex Luthor; Rao (corpse); Human Defense Corps; Catherine Grant (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Mount Rushmore; Callisto; Mars
Synopsis
Supergirl, Superman, and Zod all react to the destruction of New Krypton. The Kryptonian fleet advances toward Earth, destroying the Human Defense Corps base on Mars en route. But General Lane has an ace left; he has Luthor turn the sun red.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Batman: Odyssey #1 Special Sneak Preview (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 6 pages (report information)

Beware the Red Hood! [June 16, 2010] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman: War of the Supermen Part 1: The Battle for New Krypton
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman: War of the Supermen Part 2: The Battle for Mars
    Superman; Supergirl
  4. 3. Batman: Odyssey #1 Special Sneak Preview
    Batman
  5. 4. Beware the Red Hood! [June 16, 2010]
    DC Nation
  6. 5. [House Advertisements]
  7. 6. [Ads]
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