(March 2011)

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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2011-01-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 89711
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Wil Moss (associate 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 went on sale on time. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 01/14/11."

This is the first issue since 1955 to NOT carry the Comics Code Authority stamp on the cover. This seal had appeared on every issue since #202.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cover is similar to other covers from this month; it has no title logo, and consists of the feature character against a white background.

The Black Ring Part Eight (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; Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Mr. Spalding; Joker; Agent Orange [Larfleeze] (cameo)
Synopsis
Spalding discovers information that the original articles on the black spheres were planted, but can't yet tell Luthor that as Luthor is about to interview Joker. At the interview they banter back and forth a while, but Joker reveals he has one of the spheres, and that it's a keyhole. Spalding activates it, enlarging it. Luthor leaves the room, and RoboLois pushes Spalding into the sphere, and it shrinks back to small size. When Luthor asks what happened, RoboLois blames Joker.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous issue and from Secret Six (DC, 2008 series) #29, and continues in the next issue.

On Valentine's Day (2011-02-14), on DC's The Source blog, Paul Cornell was asked how Lex Luthor might be spending the day. His answer was a scene that would be set in between this story and the next issue, and it foreshadowed some of the events of next issue. He said that RoboLois asked Lex to see "Wicked" on Broadway, and cried during it. Lois told him she enjoyed dramas about betrayal, and that she learned from them. See here for the full answer: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/02/14/how-does-the-worlds-smartest-man...

[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

DC Universe Online Legends Sneak Preview (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Hey DC Nation! (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Derenick (signed)
Inks
Tom Derenick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batgirl [Stephanie Brown]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Power Girl [Karen Starr]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Superboy [Conner Kent; Kon-El]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]

Indexer Notes

Announcement of the return of letters pages. Appears on pages 32 and 33 in this issue.

The Reign of Doomsday Is Here! [January 26, 2011] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 6) (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 Eight
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. [House Advertisement]
  4. 3. DC Universe Online Legends Sneak Preview
  5. 4. Hey DC Nation!
  6. 5. The Reign of Doomsday Is Here! [January 26, 2011]
    DC Nation
  7. 6. [Ads]
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