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Action Comics #887

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

March 2010

Written by GREG RUCKA and ERIC TRAUTMANN; Co-feature written by JAMES ROBINSON; Art by PERE PÉREZ; Co-feature Art by CAFU; Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
In this corner – the already beaten, exhausted and bruised Nightwing and Flamebird! And in this corner – the reincarnation of the all-powerful Kryptonian sun god Rao! Place your bets! (Smart money’s on the sun god.)

And in the co-feature, Captain Atom has to answer for his past sins by fighting the entire Justice League of America single-handedly!

Action Comics #886

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

February 2010

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by James Robinson and James Rucka; Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by CAFU

Nightwing and Flamebird race the clock to capture Jax-Ur, the most dangerous of Zod’s sleeper agents.

And in the Captain Atom co-feature, our hero explores the horrors of his past with the help of Mon-El and Starfire!

Action Comics #885

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

January 2010

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka; Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature Art by CAFU; Cover by CAFU

With a new lease on life, Nightwing and Flamebird return to Metropolis determined to hunt down one of General Zod’s few remaining sleeper agents. Continued in SUPERMAN #696!

And in the co-feature, Captain Atom is back on Earth, but his struggle to break his ties with Mirabai and Project 7734 aren’t over yet. Guest-starring Metropolis’s own super-powered protector, Mon-El! And check out the connecting cover art on these two issues!

Action Comics #884

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

December 2009

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka; Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by CAFU

When Lois tries to run the story that will clear Flamebird and Nightwing once and for all, she finds herself blocked at every turn. With the world’s anti-Kryptonian sentiment escalating to a near-frenzy, not even being General Lane’s daughter will keep her safe!

Plus, to the shock and horror of Flamebird, the problems with Nightwing’s uncontrolled aging reach a critical juncture!

And in part 6 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom squares off against his old adversary Major Force just as some troubling memories start to resurface – one word: Monarch!

Action Comics #883

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

November 2009

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann; Co-feature written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka; Art by Pere Pérez; Co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by CAFU

Since ‘Codename: Patriot,’ Earth’s hatred for Kryptonians has only escalated – which is what makes it so odd that Nightwing and Flamebird pick now to become public Super Heroes!

Meanwhile, Lois Lane finally meets with the man she thought long dead – her father, General Lane. But he has a message to deliver to his journalist daughter: ‘You’re either with us or against us.’

And in part 5 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom, now back on Earth and knowing the truth about his mission, must face an old foe – his archenemy, Major Disaster!

Action Comics #882

Art by CAFU

Art by CAFU

October 2009

Written by Greg Rucka and Sterling Gates; co-feature written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka; Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by CAFU

“The Hunt for Reactron” part 3! Supergirl and Flamebird continue their slugfest, with poor Nightwing caught in the middle! Wait, isn’t that man standing over there the same Reactron who murdered Supergirl’s dad and Flamebird’s surrogate father? Get him! Continued in SUPERGIRL #46… And in the new Captain Atom co-feature, the mystery of where (and when) Captain Atom is heats up when someone with a connection to Metropolis arrives on the scene. But are they friend or foe?

Action Comics #881

Art by Pere Pérez

Art by Pere Pérez

September 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson and Rucka; Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by Pere Pérez

“The Hunt for Reactron” starts here! Spilling out of the stunning finale of “Codename: Patriot,” Supergirl and Flamebird find themselves at each other’s throats! What’s happened to these two childhood friends to put them at such odds, and can Nightwing calm them down before the situation escalates? And just what are they going to do about all of the guys who are surrounding them? You know, the guys in the tanks? Continued in SUPERGIRL #45!

Plus! James Robinson and Greg Rucka’s Captain Atom co-feature continues! What is happening to Captain Atom, and more important, what’s happening to his mind? Team Breach is on hand to lend some answers, but Atom probably isn’t going to like them. Featuring the gorgeous art of CAFU!

Action Comics #880

Art by Fernando Dagnino and Raúl Fernandez

Art by Fernando Dagnino and Raúl Fernandez

August 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson and Rucka; Art by Julián López; co-feature art by CAFU; Cover by Fernando Dagnino and Raúl Fernandez

“Codename: Patriot” part 2! Nightwing and Flamebird are hot on the trail of the psycho sleeper agents Nadira and Az-Rel when the heroes run into another deadly duo – Reactron and Metallo! What do these two want and how does it tie in with General Lane’s plans? Meanwhile, Superman and Supergirl arrive on Earth searching for the shooter – but will their actions here cause more harm than good? Continued in SUPERGIRL #44!

And in part 2 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom’s memory is falling apart right in the heat of battle – can he keep it together without annihilating an entire town? Luckily a deadly new player is about to take that choice out of his hands – permanently!

Action Comics #879

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

July 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson and Rucka; Art by Fernando Dagnino and Raúl Fernandez; co-feature Art by Cafu; Cover by Andrew Robinson

So far, Nightwing and Flamebird’s mission of apprehending Zod’s sleeper agents has gone fairly smoothly. But then they met Az-Rel and Nadira Va-Dim. Now the “Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton” have turned the tables on Earth’s newest protectors. The race to prevent war with New Krypton may be over before it’s even begun! And it’s all in preparation for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!

Plus: The debut of the Captain Atom co-feature written by Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS) and James Robinson (STARMAN), the writers of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON! Where has Captain Atom been all this time? And is he back on the side of good – or still on the side of evil? Find out here in an adventure featuring Art by Cafu (VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION).

Action Comics #878

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

June 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; Art by Fernando Dagnino and Raul Fernadez; Cover by Andrew Robinson

Nightwing and Flamebird, meet Nadira Va-Dim and Az-Rel, the Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton. They’ve got all of your powers, but absolutely none of your morals. Good luck!

Action Comics #877

Art by Andrew Robinson

Art by Andrew Robinson

May 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; Art by Eddy Barrows and Ruy José; Cover by Andrew Robinson

Nightwing and Flamebird have beaten back Ursa’s first assault. But Round Two is about to begin! Forget brutal – now it gets personal.

Action Comics #876

Cover by Andrew Robinson

Cover by Andrew Robinson

April 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; Art by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose; Cover by Andrew Robinson

Enter: Ursa!

Action Comics #875

Art by Eddy Barrows and Julio Ferreira

Art by Eddy Barrows and Julio Ferreira

March 2009

Written by Greg Rucka; Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José; Cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferreira
To give the full details of this story would spoil the dramatic finale of the ‘New Krypton’ crossover, and we don’t want to do that! Suffice to say, a ‘World Without Superman’ is a very dangerous place, indeed, and the only thing standing between the good (and not so good) folks of Earth and an impending shadow of doom are the all-new Nightwing and Flamebird!

Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS) teams with rising star Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS) to kick off a bold new era for ACTION COMICS!