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Issue Details

Issue #862
Published April 2008
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 2.99 USD; 3.65 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Matt Idelson; Nachie Castro (associate)
Notes Two covers were done for this issue; one featuring the Legion of Substitute-Heroes by Gary Frank, and an alternate one featuring Superman and some of the Subs vs. some of the Justice League by former Legion artist/writer Keith Giffen (10 issues for 1 issue mixture). This issue went on sale 2008-02-27 (on time).

Cover Details - "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part Five"

Characters Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Rainbow Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Gary Frank (signed)
Inks Gary Frank (signed)
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2008 series) #[nn] ([July] 2008) [minus all text and the UPC].

Cover Details - "Variant Cover"

Characters Superman; Rainbow Girl; Fire Lad; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy
Genre Superhero
Pencils Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks Al Milgrom (signed)
Letters typeset
Notes For every 10 copies of the standard edition, retailers were allowed to order one copy of the variant edition.
Reprinted in Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2008 series) #[nn] ([July] 2008) [minus all text and the UPC].

22 page Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes story "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Chapter 5: Revenge of the Rejects"

Characters Superman; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Eye-Ful Ethel; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Rainbow Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy]; Night Girl (flashback, cameo); Phantom Girl (flashback, cameo); Chameleon Boy (flashback, cameo); Triplicate Girl (flashback, cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)
Synopsis In the 31st century, as Superman and his Legion colleagues return to Earth, he decides to call in the Legion of Substitute-Heroes to run interference for them. They do, attacking Justice League headquarters with a space bus. Meanwhile, Superman's team sneaks in, and find the missing Legionnaires, along with the crystal tablet that proclaimed that Superman was human, and it appears genuine. They also find Sun Boy, and discover the machine he's attached to has changed the sun's color. They also find Chameleon Girl, but as she gets close, they discover that it's really Earth-Man, who attacks them. Earth-Man confronts Superman, whom he hates for being accepted by the Legion when he wasn't. They fight, which Earth-Man gains the upper hand with all the Legionnaires stolen powers versus a powerless Superman. But Superman takes the fight "outside", to Earth orbit.
Genre Superhero
Script Geoff Johns
Pencils Gary Frank
Inks Jon Sibal
Colors Dave McCaig; Hi-Fi
Letters Rob Leigh
Notes Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue. The Kryptonese text on the crystal tablet on page 15 reads "THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN".
Reprinted in Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2008 series) #[nn] ([July] 2008) [minus the credits and the next issue blurb].

1 page DC Nation promo (ad from the publisher) "DC Nation 102 [February 27, 2008]"

Script Rachel Gluckstern
Letters typeset
Notes Rachel previews the new Super Friends book for younger readers. Ads for Action Comics #863, Countdown #9, Legion of Super-Heroes #56, and Teen Titans #56. Appears on page 34 in this issue.

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

Notes House ads for: Superman (Oppression), Wonder Woman: Who is Wonder Woman? hardcover, All Star Series 1 action figures, Justice League The New Frontier Special, Justice League of America Build-a-Scene statues, Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga hardcover, Trinity action figures, Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 hardcover, and Tangent: Superman's Reign. Appear in various places in this issue.

3 page advertisement "Ads"

Notes Total of 3 one-page ads for: Pirates of the Caribbean Online (game, Disney), New York ComicCon (comic convention, Reed Exhibitions), and Phineas and Ferb (TV, Disney Channel). Appear in various places in this issue.