Action Comics #685 [2nd Printing]
(January 1993)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
?
Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mike Carlin; Jennifer Frank (assistant)
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) #685 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

1993 Triangle #4. 2nd printing can be identified by the II printed under the price on the cover.


Funeral for a Friend/2: The All-New Metropolis Marvel! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jackson Guice (signed)
Inks
Jackson Guice (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Matrix]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #1

Re-Actions [Funeral for a Friend, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Jackson Guice
Inks
Denis Rodier
Colors
Glenn Whitmore
Letters
Bill Oakley

Job Number
G-7583
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (camera footage); Supergirl [Matrix]; Guardian [Jim Harper]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Allie; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Scott Harris; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Dan Turpin; Paul Westfield; Team Luthor; Mayor Frank Berkowitz; Bibbo Bibbowski; Clovis; Diasy; Doctor Jorge Sanchez (first appearance); High-Pockets; Lamarr; Lex Luthor (villain); Doomsday (camera footage; villain); Toyman [Winslow Schott] (villain; cameo); Parasite [Rudy Jones] (villain; cameo); Danny (villain); George (villain)
Synopsis
Paul Westfield attempts to confiscate Superman and Doomsday's bodies on behalf of Cadmus, but the Metropolis S.C.U. and Lex Luthor won't let that happen. The world continues to mourn Superman's death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (DC, 1987 series) #498 and story continues in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL (DC, 1991 series) #20.

You May Think It's Not Your Problem... Think Again. (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle; Booster Gold; Fire / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Fire [Beatriz DaCosta]

Indexer Notes

Public service announcement for AIDS.

Re: Action (Table of Contents: 3)

Re: Action / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jennifer Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Robert John Williams, Lisa Briggs, Ed & Cassie Catto, Simon DelMonte, Mark Lucas, James Evans and Jim Jackson - and responses from Jennifer Frank.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Funeral for a Friend/2: The All-New Metropolis Marvel!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Re-Actions [Funeral for a Friend, Part 2]
    Superman
  3. 2. You May Think It's Not Your Problem... Think Again.
    Blue Beetle; Booster Gold; Fire
  4. 3. Re: Action
    Re: Action
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