Action Comics #895 [Direct Sales]
(January 2011)

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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2010-11-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 89511
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Wil Moss (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale on time. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 11/17/10."
This issue has variants:

Hostle Takeover by Vandal Savage! (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Matt Banning (signed as Batt)
Colors
Peter Steigerwald (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Jimmy Olsen (headshot)
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The Black Ring Part Six (Table of Contents: 1)

Lex Luthor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Vandal Savage; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Mr. Spalding; Sebastien Mallory; Monique; Flash [Wally West] (cameo flashback); Kobra (cameo flashback); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (cameo flashback); Heat Wave (cameo flashback); Mirror Master (cameo flashback); Captain Cold (cameo flashback); Warp (cameo flashback); Phobia (cameo flashback); Cheetah [Barbara Ann Minerva] (cameo flashback); Katy (cameo); Michael Finch (cameo);Secret Six [Scandal Savage; Bane; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Catman [Thomas Blake]; Ragdoll [Peter Merkel]; The Last Victim [Jeannette; Silver Banshee]] (cameo)
Synopsis
In 1358, Vandal Savage has protected the black spheres that he's discovered, creating a trap as he knows Luthor will eventually find them (though he doesn't know who he is). He checks on the building again over the centuries, but in the late 20th century, he recognizes Luthor in a newspaper. Within a few years, they meet, but Luthor has no interest in befriending Savage. In the present, Luthor figures out that he needs to change all the spheres, and does so. Savage notices his have changed. He then confronts Luthor in his boardroom after sabotaging the building, but Luthor still has an ace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. There are flashbacks to earlier meetings of Vandal Savage and Luthor during Flash #124 (1997) and Salvation Run (2008).

Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Three (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Nick Spencer
Pencils
R. B. Silva
Inks
Denis Freitas
Colors
Dave McCaig
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Durvella Cwion; Durvella's brother; Perry White; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Martha Kent (video screen); Chloe Sullivan; Lois Lane; Superboy [Conner Kent] (billboard/statue); Steel [John Henry Irons] (billboard); Dalwythians
Synopsis
Jimmy starts his (and Chloe's) plan to make Metropolis look boring, so that the Dalwythian celebration will not destroy Earth. Perry reads from his novel, Supergirl shops at Yarn Barn, Martha Kent describes Smallville, and the bars and clubs are all closed. It works; the aliens leave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Happy Thanksgiving, DC Nation! [November 24, 2010] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

DC Nation / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 9 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hostle Takeover by Vandal Savage!
    Lex Luthor
  2. 1. The Black Ring Part Six
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Jimmy Olsen's Big Week Day Three
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. Happy Thanksgiving, DC Nation! [November 24, 2010]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
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