Action Comics #898 [Direct Sales]
(April 2011)

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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
2011-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 89811
Editing
Matt Idelson (editor); Wil Moss (associate editor)

Issue Notes

This issue went on sale on time. "Printed by Quad/Graphics, Montreal, QC, Canada. 02/11/11."
This issue has variants:

It's the Luthor vs. Larfleeze Rematch! (Table of Contents)

Lex Luthor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Finch (signed)
Inks
Ryan Winn (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus
Reprints

The Black Ring Part Nine (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; Michael Finch (death); Robot Lois Lane [RoboLois]; Ms. Jessup [Ms. Jessop]; Agent Orange [Larfleeze]; Glomulus; Brainiac (cameo)
Synopsis
The space-located black spheres have all moved together. Luthor is going up there to gain their power, when Larfleeze interrupts. He reveals that Glomulus has the last Earth-located sphere, and he wants to know how to use their power, threatening Luthor and his people. Luthor shows he doesn't care about that by shooting Finch dead. They fight, until Luthor is able to push Larfleeze into the sphere he got from Joker. After gaining the sphere Glomulus had, Luthor and RoboLois launch into space. Larfleeze comes out of another sphere, saying what’s in there he doesn't want (for the first time).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Beware Their Power! War of the Green Lanterns a Blockbuster Event (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / preview (from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Ivan Reis; Ed Benes; Ardian Syaf
Inks
Oclair Albert; Ed Benes; Vicente Cifuentes
Colors
Randy Mayor
Letters
Steve Wands
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Adam Schlagman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Arisia Rrab]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Kilowog]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Green Lantern [Salaak]; Green Lantern [Soranik Natu]]; Ganthet; Manhunters; Krona (villain); Red Lantern Corps [Red Lantern [Atrocitus]; Red Lantern [Bleez]]

Indexer Notes

Preview of the cover to Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #64 and four page preview of Green Lantern (DC, 2005 series) #63.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You [February 23, 2011] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ian Sattler
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ian Sattler talks about some upcoming DC story arcs. Includes a preview of the cover to Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #54. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ads for: The Flash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues hardcover, Ultimate Showdown statue sets, Justice League of America #54, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne hardcover, Brightest Day collector action figures, and Batman and Robin #20. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: Mars Needs Moms (movie, Disney), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) (comic convention, ReedPop), and Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded (video game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It's the Luthor vs. Larfleeze Rematch!
    Lex Luthor
  2. 1. The Black Ring Part Nine
    Lex Luthor
  3. 2. Beware Their Power! War of the Green Lanterns a Blockbuster Event
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You [February 23, 2011]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [House Advertisements]
  6. 5. [Ads]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Gregory Fischer