Superman: The Man of Steel (1991 - 2003) Issues
Funeral for a Friend part 3, continued from ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #685. The actual funeral for the defeated Man of Steel draws crowds of DC's most famous heroes to his side. In Smallville, Ma and Pa Kent--unable to claim their son's body--hold a symbolic funeral for Clark. Continued in SUPERMAN (1987-2006) #76.
Reign of the Supermen, continued from ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #689. The Man of Steel takes on the crime lord White Rabbit after confronting the Last Son of Krypton. Also, Green Lantern's Coast City is threatened, as the menace of Mongul looms near. Continued in SUPERMAN (1987-2006) #80.
'The Trail of Superman' part 1! His powers drained by the Parasite, Superman is forced to stand trial for the destruction of Krypton before an intergalactic tribunal. Plus, an alternate timeline from ZERO HOUR seems to be coming true as Alpha Centurion steps in to replace Superman on Earth. Continued in SUPERMAN (1987-2006) #106.
An all-out battle ensues between Superman and Tolos the Wizard, who is using the inhabitants of his bottle city to break the Man of Tomorrow. And one of Tolos' pawns is a Daxamite whose powers rival Superman's! Meanwhile, Perry White struggles to tell his bad news to his family.
Superman's "S" shield represents many things to the citizens of Metropolis and those meanings are explored in this moving story! The Daily Planet does a special feature on the Man of Steel-while Rajiv, the villain who wrecked Lois and Clark's honeymoon, rains terror on Metropolis from a space satellite!
In the prequel to the New Powers storyline, Superman is manifesting bizarre new abilities! An emissary from Kandor arrives and causes chaos throughout Metropolis and Superman must stop him. But how can Superman hide the fact that his new powers are uncontrollable, especially when a publicity-seeking Jimmy Olsen is ready to spill the beans on "The Whitty Banter Show"?
Within the Bottle City of Kandor, the new Superman and guest star the Atom vie to keep the rebel faction from setting off a bomb that will do more than pop the bottle's cork! Plus, Scorn wears the old uniform of the Man of Steel, and has become the protector of Ashbury Armstrong, Dirk's daughter!
What do you want? Super-villains? We've got two teams of 'em: Mainframe and the Superman Revenge Squad! You want supporting characters? We've got Jimmy on the rebound, Simone on the warpath and Bibbo in the ring! And as for mystery, the shadowy figure behind the new, more dangerous Revenge Squad is revealed at last.
GENESIS wreaks havoc on Superman's new powers, but before it does, he discovers an ability he didn't know he had. When captured by the sinister cyber-villains known as the Mainframe, his energy-based powers allow them to open "windows" into other dimensions! All these strange lands are beyond our plane, but the evil Baud and her pals have access to all of them now that they've got the Man Beyond Tomorrow! PlusÉmeet the Bibbo/Scorn team!
Lois is abducted by the creeps who tried to ruin her wedding! Can Superman get her back without using his new powers? Plus, a "dragon's tooth" is discovered! What, you may ask, is a dragon's tooth? Well, start reading up on it now, because it's going to matter come the millennium, and in Superman stories in the coming months.
With all the seriousness that befits the occasion, we regret to inform you that Superman's greatest foe, Mxyzptlk, has died. That's right, he's dead, dead, dead. Join us as some of Metropolis mourns, raising their voices in unison for a chorus of "Mxy, we hardly knew ye; in fact, we could hardly pronounce ye name." There won't be a dry eye in the houseÉMxy has a squirting flower in his casket.
Simyan and Mokkari have been creating monsters in the black-and-white dimension, so when Ashbury, Scorn and Jimmy enter it, they're in for the shock of their lives! And Ashbury gets a gift she'll remember for the rest of her life. Ah, but what about Superman, you ask? He's got his hands full protecting the new mayor of Metropolis from Mokkari's monsters!
Bad things come in threes, have you noticed? Everything sinister that happens to Superman in Metropolis seems to have the unlucky number three attached! Our supporting cast members are all caught in emotional triangles of their own making! The only thing that doesn't come in a three-pack is Superman-there's only two of him!
The beginning of the nine-part "Millennium Giants," featuring interconnecting covers and a storyline that affects the Superman titles, AQUAMAN, CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN, SUPERGIRL, STEEL and TEEN TITANS! They're as old as the Earth itself and at least two city-stomping-monsters tall! The Millennium Giants have come to cleanse and renew the worldÉby destroying everything on it! Two Supermen go up against this truly enormous menace, but do even they have enough power?
The Man of Steel's "Golden Age" adventures continue in Part 2 of a 3-part story! The world of 1938 has a championÑthe 1/8-of-a-mile leaping, shells-exploding-on-his-chest Superman? He's in the Warsaw Ghetto, fighting the fascism that heralds the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War II! Are even Superman's powers enough against a world gone mad?
The Golem has arrived in the Warsaw GhettoÉor at least that's the rumor among its terrified inhabitants. It's really the "Super-Man," an American who's come to liberate the world from the grip of fascism. Can even the world's greatest adventure-strip characterÑone who can leap an eighth of a mile and cannot be harmed by even an exploding shellÑfree Europe, and an imprisoned Lois, from this terrible threat?
If Dominus is the master of reality (and he is), and can shape and reshape the entire universe to his own ends (which he can), what can he possibly want from Superman? (Good question.) How can even Superman stop Dominus from attaining the one power Dominus needs to dominate all things?
Part two of the four-part "City of the Future!" Superman and Ashbury accompany Scorn as he enters the bottle city of Kandor for a family reunion with his sister and his father, the Kandorian Regent! Kandor's politics are, as always, in disarray, but a savior has stepped forward: one who believes he can enlarge the city and liberate the population! But is he too good to be true?
Superman's dreams of disasters keep coming true! As the Man of Steel stretches his powers to the limit to save lives around the globe, he begins to fear that there's no time for the private life he so deeply treasures. Can he keep up the pace as he fights terrorists, mudslides and more? And what is the source of his prophetic dreams?
Writer Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales) is joined by penciller Doug Mahnke (MAJOR BUMMER) as Superman says a last good-bye to his life as Clark Kent. Superman joins Lois and Ma and Pa Kent on the family farm in Smallville for a final family dinner before he closes the book on his Clark Kent identity. Abandoning a personal life he feels is simply too selfish to maintain, the Man of Steel attempts to get the rest of "Team Superman"Ñguest stars Steel, Superboy and SupergirlÑto join him in his 24-7 vigil.
Superman at last gets some insight into why he's gone overboard, as his obsession with establishing global order attracts the attention of entities with power even greater than his own! But can they pierce the fog that the Man of Steel has surrounded himself with? And what will Superman do when he realizes what he has become?
Superman gave one of his robots the sole task of protecting Lois Lane. Its prime directive: to take care of her and never leave her side. But when Superman decides to deactivate the robot, he discovers that he built this particular robot a little too well, and it's not going to give up its responsibilities without a fight!
Over the course of his career, Superman has managed to trail, trace and track down countless fearsome foes and bring them to justice. But this story is about a guy who thinks the Man of Steel is after him and is sure that Superman is ruining his life at every turn! Is the hapless con imagining things? Or is our hero truly his "Nemesis"?
The strange saga of Superman's "secret origins" concludes! Why has Superman been convinced that he is a superhero on Oa, Rann, Thanagar and now Mars? What strange being holds Superman in his thrallÉand is ready to confront the JLA as well? The secrets behind the origins are revealed here!