Appearing in "Sidearm, One - Superboy, Zero!"Edit
- Superboy (Flashback and main story)
- King Shark (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Sidearm (Flashback and main story)
- Mister Gamboli (a loan-shark) (Behind the scenes)
- Carl Packard (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Paul Westfield (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Superman (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Newsboy Legion (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Brett (a KONA-TV technician)
- Doug (a KONA-TV technician)
- Ray Garnes
- Metropolis (Appears in flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Sidearm, One - Superboy, Zero!"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- In October of 1994, all of the existing mainstream DC Comics titles released a special "0" issue to coincide with the Zero Hour crossover event. The purpose of the "0" issue was to reveal a previously unknown aspect of the title character's background. DC Titles under the Vertigo imprint were largely unaffected by Zero Hour and thus, no "0" issue specials were published for them.
- Superboy appeared last in Zero Hour # 0.
- This is the earliest chronological appearance of Sidearm. The flashback sequence from this issue immediately follows scenes from Adventures of Superman # 500 but precedes events shown in Superboy (Volume 4) # 1.
- Professor Hamilton appeared last in Superman: Man of Steel #37. He appears next in Superman (Volume 2) #94.
- This issue contains a flashback of scenes originally presented in Adventures of Superman # 500.
- King Shark makes a cameo introductory appearance in this issue. His first full appearance is in Superboy (Volume 4) #9.
- Behind the scenes appearance by Lex Luthor (in flashback). Teen Titans (Volume 3) # 26 establishes that Lex Luthor was present during Project Cadmus' attempts to clone Superman.
- Contains a cameo flashback image of Doomsday.
- Dubbilex makes reference to Krypto. This is the normal, powerless Earth dog once owned by Bibbo Bibowski. The terrestrial Krypto has no connection to the Kryptonian animal of the same name.
- This is the first meeting between Superboy and Professor Hamilton.
- The visual design of Sidearm's mechanical arms is reminiscent of two pre-existing comic book characters; one is the Marvel Comics villain, Doctor Octopus, and the other is Morgan Stryker from Top Cow's Cyberforce.
- Superboy is seen speaking with Ray Garnes about their mutual obsession for the 1992 television drama, Melrose Place. Melrose Place was a spin-off of an equally popular drama entitled Beverly Hills 90210.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Superboy article at Wikipedia
- Superboy #0 entry at the Grand Comics Database
- Superboy #1 entry at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Superboy (Volume 4) series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Superboy (Volume 4) series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Zero Hour article at Wikipedia
- Zero Hour Frequently Asked Questions
- Zero Hour series index at the DCU Guide
- Zero Hour series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Zero Hour series index at the Grand Comics Database
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