Action Comics #872 [Chris Sprouse / Karl Story Cover]
(February 2009)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2008-12-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941200019 87221
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 is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #872 [Direct Sales]. There exist further variants.

1 in 10 variant.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Sprouse
Inks
Karl Story
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Metallo [John Corben]; Reactron [Benjamin Krull]

New Krypton, Part Seven: Brainiac Lives (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Pete Woods
Inks
Pete Woods
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Zor-El (mortally wounded); Alura; Commander Gor; Lieutenant Mur (dies); Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Brainiac; Metallo [John Corben]; Reactron [Benjamin Krull]; Creature Commandos [Lieutenant Matthew Shrieve; G.I. Robot [J.A.K.E. 2]; Velcro; Dr. Medusa; Patchwork; Wolfpack]; Ultra [Ace Arn]; Doomsday (corpse); Kryptonians; Agent Liberty (cameo); Tellus (cameo); The Guardian [Jim Harper clone] (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Superboy [Kon-El] (statue); Nightwing [Chris Kent] (cameo); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (cameo); Mister Terrific [Michael Holt] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Black Lightning (cameo); Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo); Steel (cameo); Starfire (cameo); Hawkgirl [Kendra Sanders] (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo); Brainiac Probes
Synopsis
Superman confronts Zor-El and Alura after teams of Kandorians have captured several of Superman's enemies and banished them to the Phantom Zone. She leads them into Brainiac's headship, where the Kandorians are trying to figure out how to free the cities and other beings that were captured. Some of Zod's men are still patrolling the Earth run across Metallo and Reactron, who surprisingly surrender to the Kryptonians. Luthor is experimenting on Brainiac, and proves that he can control at least part of Brainiac.
Keywords
gold kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Superman (DC, 2006 series) #682, and continues in Supergirl (DC, 2005 series) #36.

Well, last week we were all about Batman [December 10, 2008] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dan Didio

Indexer Notes

Dan discusses what is coming up for the Superman line in 2009. Ad for Supergirl #36. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 3)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 11 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House ads for: Black Lightning: Year One, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Vigilante, The Spirit, Camelot 3000 the Deluxe Edition, Trinity, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Justice League of America #27, The Spirit Deluxe Collector Figure, Green Lantern: Secret Origin hardcover, and JLA/Avengers softcover. Appear in various places in this issue.

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4)

advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 3 one-page ads for: Bolt: The Video Game (video game, Disney Interactive Studios), DragonBall Origins (video game, Funimation Entertainment), and National Geographic Panda (video game, Bandai Namco). Appear in various places in this issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. New Krypton, Part Seven: Brainiac Lives
    Superman
  3. 2. Well, last week we were all about Batman [December 10, 2008]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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