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Action Comics (1938) - HC
"Superman: Brainiac"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Geoff Johns

Penciller(s):
Gary Frank

Inker(s):
Javier Bergantiño - 'Bit'
Jonathan 'Jon' Sibal

Colorist(s):
Brad Anderson

Letterer(s):
Rob Leigh

Editor(s):
Nachie Castro
Matt Idelson
Sean Mackiewicz

Cover Artist(s):
Brad Anderson
Gary Frank
 

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Cover Date: March 2009
Cover Price: US $ 19.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Hardcover; 128 pages

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Brainiac
New Krypton

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Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #866
Action Comics (1938) #867
Action Comics (1938) #868
Action Comics (1938) #869
Action Comics (1938) #870
Superman: New Krypton Special (2008) #1

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ISBN: 978-1-4012-2087-7

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An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Brainiac (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Brainiac (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Code Name: Assassin exists Code Name: Assassin
An image for Alura Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis) exists Alura Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis) exists Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis)
An image for General Zod (06 - New Earth <b>[Current Zod]</b>) exists General Zod (06 - New Earth [Current Zod])
An image for Catherine 'Cat' Grant exists Catherine 'Cat' Grant
An image for Natasha Jasmine Irons exists Natasha Jasmine Irons
An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
Koko (Post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Samuel 'Sam' Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Samuel 'Sam' Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Lucy Lane (post-Crisis) exists Lucy Lane (post-Crisis)
An image for Lana Elizabeth Lang (Post-Crisis) exists Lana Elizabeth Lang (Post-Crisis)
  An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for Alexander Joseph 'Lex' Luthor (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alexander Joseph 'Lex' Luthor (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Non (DC) exists Non (DC)
An image for James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis) exists James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis)
An image for Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Peter Joseph 'Pete' Ross (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Peter Joseph 'Pete' Ross (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steel (03 - John Henry Irons) exists Steel (03 - John Henry Irons)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El) exists Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
Ultra, the Multi-Alien
An image for Ursa (DC) exists Ursa (DC)
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Zor (Post-Crisis)

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"Brainiac, Part 1: First Contact" - Edit this story

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Sightings

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Jonathan 'Jon' Sibal

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An image for Brainiac (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Brainiac (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for General Zod (06 - New Earth <b>[Current Zod]</b>) exists General Zod (06 - New Earth [Current Zod])
An image for Catherine 'Cat' Grant exists Catherine 'Cat' Grant
An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis) exists James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
An image for Ursa (DC) exists Ursa (DC)
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Synopsis:
Brainiac returns to attack Superman but the winds are beginning to change for the last son of Krypton and things will never be same. This story starts off a chain of events that lead into the New Krypton storyline and alter the landscape of all of the Superman books for years to come.

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #866.

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An image for General Zod (06 - New Earth <b>[Current Zod]</b>) exists General Zod (06 - New Earth [Current Zod])
An image for Catherine 'Cat' Grant exists Catherine 'Cat' Grant
An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for Non (DC) exists Non (DC)
An image for James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis) exists James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El) exists Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
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Daily Planet (DC)(Post Crisis)
Kryptonians (DC)

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #867.

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An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
Koko (Post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El) exists Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
Ultra, the Multi-Alien

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #868.

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An image for Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis) exists Zor - El (02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Catherine 'Cat' Grant exists Catherine 'Cat' Grant
An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis) exists James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El) exists Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #869.

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Jonathan 'Jon' Sibal

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An image for Catherine 'Cat' Grant exists Catherine 'Cat' Grant
An image for Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Jonathan Joseph 'Pa' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis) exists Martha Clark 'Ma' Kent (DC)(02 - post-Crisis)
An image for Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Lois Joanne Lane (DC)(Post Crisis)
An image for Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis) exists Steve Lombard (Post-Crisis)
An image for James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis) exists James Bartholomew 'Jimmy' Olsen (post-Crisis)
An image for Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El) exists Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(03 - Kara Zor-El)
An image for Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent) exists Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Clark Kent)
Ronald Troupe
An image for Perry White (DC)(Post Crisis) exists Perry White (DC)(Post Crisis)

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Daily Planet (DC)(Post Crisis)

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Originally published in Action Comics (1938) #870.

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