Action Comics #844 [2nd Printing]
(December 2006)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
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Price
2.99 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
2006-12-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
?
Editing
Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
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) #844 [Direct Sales]. There exist further variants.

The reprints of the primary cover actually use an expanded image with more content; this cover is zoomed in on a portion of that image with the signature moved.


[2nd printing cover] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Kubert (signed)
Inks
Adam Kubert (signed)
Colors
Moose Baumann (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Second printing cover, colored red, announced on 2006-11-16, and shipped on 2006-12-06.

Last Son Part One (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns; Richard Donner
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Adam Kubert
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El [simulation]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Chris Kent [Lor-Zod] (intro, not yet named); Sarge Steel; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (cameo); Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman sees a ship landing and stops it from crashing. Opening it, he finds a boy. He takes the boy to the Department of Metahuman Affairs and its director, Sarge Steel, where the boy shows super-strength and speaks Kryptonese. The two talk and then Superman tells him he'll be back. In the morning, Superman finds the building empty. He goes to the Pentagon, and breaks in to confront Sarge Steel. Steel admits the boy is being transferred. Superman uses human means to stop the convoy, and spirits the boy away, taking him to his adoptive parents for advice on how to raise a boy from Krypton.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue. The Kryptonese dialog on page 11 is translated as follows: "I'M HUNGRY." The Kryptonese dialog on the next two pages matches the subtitles.

Richard Donner was the director of "Superman: The Movie" and a lot of "Superman II", which much of this story's elements are derived from. This is Donner's first comic book work.

DC Nation: #32 Happy Halloween From the DC Nation [October 25, 2006] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 13 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [2nd printing cover]
    Superman
  2. 1. Last Son Part One
    Superman
  3. 2. DC Nation: #32 Happy Halloween From the DC Nation [October 25, 2006]
    DC Nation
  4. 3. [House Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Ads]
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