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Issue Details

Issue #853
Published Early October 2007
Cover Price 2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Notes This issue went on sale 2007-08-01 (on time). This issue is labeled as a Countdown Tie-in.

Cover Details

Characters Superman; Kryptonite Man [Dr. K. Russell Abernathy]; Jimmy Olsen
Genre Superhero
Pencils Brad Walker (signed)
Inks John Livesay [as Liv] (signed)
Colors Pete Pantazis
Notes This issue went on sale 2007-08-01 (on time). This issue is labeled as a Countdown Tie-in.
Reprinted in Superman: 3-2-1 Action! (DC, 2008 series) #nn ([April] 2008) [minus all text and the UPC].

22 page Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen story "3-2-1 Action! Part 2 The Signal"

Characters Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Kryptonite Man [Dr. K. Russell Abernathy]; K-Monkey; Exomorphic Man (cameo); Robin [Tim Drake] (cameo); Wonder Woman (cameo); Lois Lane; Gina (cameo); Gordan (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Dr. Cyber (cameo); Atomic Skull (cameo); Tobias Whale (cameo); Calculator (cameo); Krypto (cameo); The √únternet (intro); Signal Watch (cameo)
Synopsis The lab monkey from the tests that created the Kryptonite Man is on the loose, and finds the Kryptonite Man, helping him escape. Jimmy has become a hero, Mr. Action, and debates what to do next. Kryptonite Man takes over Rydertech's labs. Jimmy finds out about it, and as Mr. Action attacks, but is defeated. Superman tracks them down, but is overcome also. As he is tied up in the back, Jimmy doesn't know that Superman's there, and constructs another hypersonic signal device. The signal is answered by Krypto.
Genre Superhero
Script Kurt Busiek
Pencils Brad Walker
Inks John Livesay
Colors Pete Pantazis; Lee Loughridge
Letters Jared K. Fletcher
Notes Story continued from the previous issue and from Countdown (DC, 2007 series) #39, and continues in the next issue. The monkey (which appears to be really an ape) is unnamed, but in a Q&A session on Superman Homepage Kurt says that he calls him K-Monkey.
Reprinted in Superman: 3-2-1 Action! (DC, 2008 series) #nn ([April] 2008) [minus the credits, an editors' note about Countdown, and the next issue blurb].

1 page DC Nation promo (ad from the publisher) "DC Nation 72 [August 1, 2007]"

Script Fred Haynes
Notes Fred goes over what his department does, troubleshooting all the artwork and text just before printing. Ads for Action Comics #854, The All-New Atom #14, Countdown #39, and Metal Men #1. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

9 page promo (ad from the publisher) "House Advertisements"

Notes House ads for: Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, The Batman Strikes, Countdown to Adventure, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans Go!, Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special, and www.johnnydc.com. Appear in various places in the issue.

3 page advertisement "Ads"

Notes Total of 3 one-page ads for: Top 10 Ways to Tell if your Home has an Energy Hog (advice, Ad Council/7-Eleven), Yogos Bits (fruit snacks, Kellogg's), and Chaotic (card game, Chaotic USA). Appear in various places in the issue.