Action Comics – Volume 1 – 817

General Info

Issue No:
817
On Sale Date:
July 2004
Cover Date:
September 2004
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Weapons of Revelation

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Arthur Adams
Writer:
Chuck Austen
Penciller:
Ivan Reis
Inker:
Marc Campos
Letterer:
Comicraft
Colourist:
Guy Major
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer Jr. (Associate)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superboy (Kon-El), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Steel (Natasha Irons), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
Villains:
Cannon, (Henry Cannon), Chiller, Hardhat, Jackhammer, Scoopshovel, Steamroller, Firefist (Lyle Byrnes), Coldsnap, Heatstroke, New-Wave, Shakedown, Windfall, Neutron (Nathaniel Tyron), Saber (Marschall Saber), Shockwave (Arnold Pruett), Syonide, Weapons Master
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Clark Ross, Jack Ryder, Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang, Lupé Leocadio-Escudero, Martha Kent, Doctor Mohlman, Jermaine Guzman
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Synopsis

Amid the destruction from the battle with Gog, Martha Kent calls Lana Lang. She can’t locate Lois and she is really worried about Clark. On television Jack Ryder reports that Superman has been taken to S.T.A.R. Labs, but no one knows whether he is alive or dead.

In S.T.A.R. Labs, medics use the defibrillators on Superman, desperately trying to restart his heart. Finally, Superman sits up and tells them he is better. Superboy tells the recovering Superman that Gog just disappeared after the fight. Wonder Woman asks if he is going to be all right, and a doctor assures her that he’s fine. They got all of the Kryptonite out of his system, or at least most of it. In reality his physician Doctor Mohlman really doesn’t know much of anything. Superman asks Mohlman what the liquid Kryptonite has done to him, but beyond allowing them to x-ray Superman he doesn’t have much information for him. Mohlman tells him that just in case, he may want to say goodbye to his loved ones. Superman tells them that he doesn’t do dead.

Superman asks Wonder Woman how things are going, in which she urgently tells him that with reports circulating of his injury, dozens of super-villains have gathered outside of S.T.A.R. Labs, trying to battle their way in to get to Superman. Superboy and Black Lightning are desperately defending the building. In the middle of the battlefield, Jack Ryder tries to get the story when a stray blast suddenly catches his camera man in the chest, killing him.

The battle suddenly spreads into S.T.A.R. Labs as Weapons Master is thrown through the front of the building. Still weak, Superman flies into the lobby to defend the employees. Weapons Master blasts at Superman with weapon after weapon with Superman shrugging them off. Aiming a conventional rifle at the Man of Steel, he pulls the trigger. Superman looks down in shock at the bullet hole in his chest.