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Issue Details

Issue #884
Published February 2010
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 3.99 USD
Pages 44
Editing Matt Idelson; Wil Moss (assistant editor)
Notes This issue is Red Shield Continuity #19, and went on sale 2009-12-09 (on time). "Printed by World Color Press, Inc, Montreal, QC, Canada. 12/02/09." It also features "World Against [S-shield]" promotion on the cover.

Cover Details - "Lois Lane: Traitor!"

Characters Lois Lane; Perry White; Catherine Grant; Nightwing [Chris Kent] (TV); Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var] (TV); Captain Atom (headshot)
Genre Superhero
Pencils Cafu (signed)
Inks Cafu (signed)
Colors Santiago Arcas
Notes DC misspelled Trautmann's name on the cover as Trautman.

22 page Nightwing and Flamebird; Superman story "Divine Spark Part 2"

Characters Nightwing [Chris Kent]; Flamebird [Thara Ak-Var]; Jax-Ur (also as Dr. Pillings); Kimiyo Hoshi [Doctor Light]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ron Troupe (cameo); Steve Lombard; General Sam Lane; S.T.A.R. Labs
Synopsis Dr. Hoshi and Thara watch as Dr. Pillings tries to treat Chris' rapid aging. After Dr. Hoshi leaves, he ups the level of the tests, causing massive pain to Chris, and stressing Thara. After an hour, the Dr. has some results, but needs more time, but the power drain might be attracting the authorities. He ups the power, hurting Chris more. Thara has had enough, and transforms into the real Flamebird, setting fire to the Dr. But she is surprised when he not only survives, but responds in Kryptonese. While recognizing him as Jax-Ur, she realizes she has to trust him to help Chris. Jax-Ur does something to her, but says she won't remember any of this. After Thara returns to normal, the experiments are done, and a few more hours pass. Dr. Pillings invites Dr. Light to rejoin them, and provide the light power to restore Chris to his normal adult age. But he will need a device on his arm to prevent more burst aging. Meanwhile, Lois gets called into Perry's office, and he tells her that the story she's been working on has leaked out, and she's being accused of collaboration and treason. As they talk, they see agents arriving to arrest Lois. She runs, and with help from Steve Lombard, manages to grab her laptop and flee, making it to the stairway. But they catch up to her there and taser her. Later, she is interrogated by her father, who makes his position very clear by shooting her laptop, but then has her released. Back in Perry's office, they discuss the story. Perry can't print it, but encourages her to take other actions to pursue it, so she quits.
Genre Superhero
Script Greg Rucka; Eric Trautmann
Pencils Pere Pérez
Inks Javier Bergantiño [as BIT]
Colors Javier Mena
Letters Rob Leigh
Notes Story continued from last issue, and continues in next issue. There is Kryptonese dialog in this issue, but it is all translated into English.

8 page Captain Atom story "Chapter Six"

Characters Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam; Monarch]; Major Force; Mon-El; Starfire; Justice League of America [Congorilla; Doctor Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Black Canary; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Cyborg] (cameo); Superman (flashback, cameo); Power Girl (flashback, cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback, cameo); Apollo (flashback, cameo); Midnighter (flashback, cameo); Swamp Thing (flashback, cameo); Plastique (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis Captain Atom takes out Major Force, and then he and Mon-El discuss who Mon-El is and what he's doing as they travel to the Justice League satellite. There they talk with Starfire, with Captain Atom remembering more of his career, including his time on the Wildstorm earth, and some of his time as Monarch. But the rest of the League shows up, calling him a fugitive from the U.S. Military.
Genre Superhero
Script James Robinson
Pencils Cafu
Inks Cafu
Colors Santiago Arcas
Letters Rob Leigh
Notes Story continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

1 page DC Nation promo (ad from the publisher) "Happy Late Halloween, DC Nation! [December 9, 2009]"

Notes Photos of DC staffers on Halloween. Appears on page 42 in this issue.

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

Notes House ads for: Batman and Robin #7, Blackest Night (checklist, part 2), JSA All-Stars, Let There Be Light - Blackest Night collector action figures series 1 & 2, The Dead have Risen - Blackest Night collector action figures series 1 & 2, Women of the DC Universe busts series 3, and Outsiders. Appear in various places in this issue.

5 page advertisement "Ads"

Notes Total of 3 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: FreeRealms (online game, Sony Online Entertainment), Pokemon Rumble (video game, Nintendo, 2 pages), Powerless (book, Alfred A. Knopf), and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (online game, Square Enix). Appear in various places in this issue.