Data courtesy of the Grand Comics Database under Creative Commons license.

Issue Details

Issue #831
Published November 2005
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 2.50 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages 40
Editing Eddie Berganza; Jeanine Schaefer (associate editor)
Notes This issue went on sale 2005-09-14. A Villains United tie-in.

Cover Details

Characters Superman; Black Adam
Genre Superhero
Pencils Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors Guy Major
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Superman: Strange Attractors (DC, 2006 series) #nn [minus all text and the UPC]

22 page Superman story "Black & Blue"

Characters Superman; Lex Luthor [Alexander Luthor (Earth 3)] (cameo); Bizarro (cameo); Professor Zoom (cameo); Cheetah (cameo); Dr. Psycho; Toni Sparlin, Brendan Sparlin; Lois Lane; Black Adam; Beast Boy (cameo); Jimmy Olsen; Josef Schuman; Perry White (cameo); Lana Lang; Shrapnel (flashback, cameo); Congressman Mark Shephard (cameo)
Synopsis Luthor has Cheetah recruit Bizarro and Zoom to the Secret Society. They decide to race. Superman and Black Adam fight, although Adam is reluctant. Lois goes to Lana's apartment, where Lana gets details about what is known about the Society from a Pentagon general. The knifeman from last issue is still trying to get to Lois, but Congressman Shephard tells him to fall back as Lois is currently with Lana under secret service protection; but Shephard tells him Lois must disappear. Lois gets word of the Society to Superman in the middle of the battle. Superman attempts one last KO punch, but Adam turns his back to Superman, causing Superman to stop the fight. Dr. Psycho reports that he will leave everyone permanently mentally-scarred, unless he is allowed his freedom. Superman agrees, and Psycho releases everyone from his control. Superman threatens that he's watching the Society now that he knows about it, and Adam takes Psycho back. Bizarro and Zoom finish their race, and decide to join the Society.
Genre Superhero
Script Gail Simone
Pencils John Byrne
Inks Nelson DeCastro [as Nelson]
Colors Guy Major
Letters Pat Brosseau
Notes Story continued from previous issue.
Reprinted in Superman: Strange Attractors (DC, 2006 series) #nn [pages 2-6, 8-12, 14-21, minus the title and credits]; in Superman: The Journey (DC, 2006 series) #nn [pages 1 (first three panels, minus captions), 7 (minus caption), 13 (minus caption), and 22 (minus next issue blurb)].

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "DC in Demand 09.05"

Notes Ads for next issue, All Star Superman, All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #2, JLA #118, and Supergirl #2. Appears on page 32 in this issue.

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

Notes House ads for: Green Lantern Corps: Recharge, and Seven Soldiers (Mister Miracle, Bulleteer, Frankenstein). Appear in various places in this issue.

14 page advertisement "Ads"

Notes Total of 12 one-page and 1 two-page ads for: Corpse Bride Back to School Sweepstakes (collectibles, McFarlane Toys), Hubba Bubba Max (gum, Wrigleys), Captain Crow's Teeth (book, Miramax Books), ThunderCharge of Ultra Destruction DuelMasters (card game, Wizards of the Coast), DICE (game, Bandai), Smallville Season 4 (DVD, WB), Advance Wars Dual Strike (game, Nintendo), Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Collector Tins (Konami), Big League Chew (bubble gum), Yu-Gi-Oh Cybernetic Revolution (card game, Konami), Marvel Nemesis (game, Electronic Arts, 2 pages), Oxy (acne pads, Mentholatum Company), and Every Ten Minutes Dew Sweepstakes (soda, Mountain Dew). Appear in various places in this issue.