The Prankster's not the only one who's got the 1970s Superman's head spinning. In fact, he and his polyester-clad goons are just the tip of the iceberg. This issue introduces a brand-new Superman villainÑa being who's not quite as stuck in the seventies as the Man of Steel isÑand his manipulations are more than even Superman can handle!
What is "The Dominus Theory"? It's the theory that says you can drive a Superman crazy if you keep shifting reality around himÉand with it, everything he knows and loves! Plus, what's the secret of the lone holdout who won't leave Metropolis' most advanced neighborhoodÑLex Luthor's Hypersector?
Geo-Force and Superman repair a leaking nuclear reactor in Markovia—but Superman is still troubled by his increasingly damaged psyche. Meanwhile: DEO agents test some laboratory-synthesized Kryptonite created by Luthor; work is a drag for the gang at Lexcom; and Scorn and Ashbury call it quits!
Superman's nonstop battle against injustice attracts some unwanted attention from the JLA! When Superman's violation of foreign nations' sovereignty (with and without robots) attracts global attention, the world's greatest superheroesÑthe Justice League of AmericaÑget involved. Think they'll talk some sense into our hero? Think they'll be talking at all?
Wonder Woman guest stars in an issue featuring the return of Dominus! Threatening to turn Lois' worst nightmares into reality, what is the time-twisting villain's latest plan? And who are the new allies Superman enlists to help combat the evil while he's trapped insideÉthe Phantom Zone?
The shocking aftermath of SUPERMAN: KING OF THE WORLD finds Superman confronting the nightmare that's been haunting him: "Necropolis." A city of the dead, a deserted landscape of devastation and povertyÉhow will the Man of Steel react when he faces a realm in which he has arrived too late to save anybody?
In part three of one of Superman's strangest adventures, the planet Krypton faces its catastrophic end, but scientist Jor-El doesn't send his infant son to Earth! Instead, it's the Hawkworld known as Thanagar that becomes home to the Last Son of Krypton, who earns his wings in a swashbuckling space saga. But what's going on here?
A genius weapons designer comes to the aid of Boss Moxie, creating an unbelievable menace for the Man of Steel! Moxie's suffering from a severe lack of firepower, so he calls on Frank Sixty, a criminal scientist who's fallen on hard times. What do they come up with for Metropolis' champion? Would you believe a 50-foot robot lobster?
DC's newest heroine loses control of her powers in part three of "Strange Visitor!" With her electromagnetism gone haywire, even Superman can't save her, unless he finds the one man who can help her back to a normal life. But if Superman gets his help, the Man of Steel will immediately regret it!
The "never-ending battle" continues as new villainess Encantadora (introduced in SECRET ORIGINS OF SUPER-VILLAINS 80-PAGE GIANT #1) begins auctioning pieces of Kryptonite to the highest bidder, attracting a lot of interested parties, including Ra's al Ghul, Vandal Savage, Riddler and more.
Wonder Woman guest-stars in a thrilling issue! Although the truth about the so-called "Mrs. Superman" has been revealed, the public still wonders about the Man of Steel's relationship with Wonder Woman. So what happens when both heroes find themselves exiled in the land of Valhalla for a thousand years? Will they give in to romantic temptation? Or will a multitude of demons kill them first?
Superman has survived many threats, but will last-minute holiday shopping be his undoing? When the demon Etrigan (last seen in DAY OF JUDGMENT) poses as Santa Claus, he unleashes everyone's true Christmas spirit, including Lois Lane's, which includes a surprising secret that gains form as a mini-Lex!
The grand finale to the Brainiac 13 storyline! There is no way that Superman can stop Brainiac 13 without help. But the only one with a weapon capable of stopping the cyber-villain isƒLex Luthor! Can the Man of Steel trust his greatest enemy? And what shocking personal price must Luthor pay to win the battle?
Joker and Harley Quinn come to Metropolis! Wild and wacky mayhem ensues--it's payback time, Joker-style! He's gonna chop LexCorp Tower down, and the mysteriously ailing Man of Steel is not in any shape to stop him. And you won't want to miss the fight between Harley and Mercy!
Can even guest-star Batman help Superman find the missing Lois? A dying Superman asks for help from the Dark Knight Detective to find his lost love. But even if the World's Finest team can settle their differences and find her, will it be too late for Lois and Clark?
The Marvel family guest-stars as Mary and Freddy (two of the Captains Marvel, natch) ask for Superman's help in rescuing the original Captain Marvel...but Superman will pay dearly in the attempt. Meanwhile, Lois tries to track down the villain that nearly killed her husband with Kryptonite.
Emperor Joker' part 5, continued from SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #105. The battle is over, and the obscenely powerful Emperor holds the upper hand. As evil wins and good faces ultimate defeat, is this the ultimate Bizarro ending? Superman versus Joker for the fate of the universe in the stunning conclusion!
Guest-starring Nightwing! Intergang's been trying to spread its corruption into Bludhaven, but Nightwing is trying to stem the tide at its source: Metropolis. But soon both he and the Man of Steel are fighting for their lives against the metal might of Cyber-assassins.
ÒLightning StrikesÓ part 1! A great evil searches for Superman, and the wizard Shazam sends Captain Marvel to help the Man of Steel. Will Captain Marvel arrive in time, or will Superman himself succumb to the villainous entityÕs mad power? Continued in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639.
Continuing the "Sacrifice" storyline from SUPERMAN #219. Concerned for Superman's mental state, the JLA confronts the Man of Steel to help him remember the previous day's events. However, instead of fighting Brainac, the Last Son faces off against Darkseid! Continues in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642.
Up, Up, And Away part 8, continued from SUPERMAN #653. Superman falls from the sky, and his re-introduction to Metropolis brings changes to Clark Kent's life that no one could have imagined. While putting the pieces of the city back together, Superman must also figure out how to fit together the pieces of his life!
Superstar comic writer Geoff Johns teams with legendary movie director/producer Richard Donner and artist Adam Kubert for a widescreen, blockbuster Superman tale! A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is Kryptonian, igniting a war between Superman, the DCU, and General Zod!
General Zod, Ursa, and Non attack Superman in Metropolis as the history of the Phantom Zone is revealed and the identities of the super-boy's parents are uncovered! And if you thought three Kryptonian villains were tough, wait until you see what damage an army of them can do! Continued in ACTION COMICS #851!
Visit the Legion of Super-Heroes and the 31st century in this oversized issue! Supergirl's trapped in the future and looking for a way home, but a time paradox sends her on a journey that'll allow her to see flashes of The Man of Steel's upcoming year--and you won't believe what she sees!
Even if Superman can escape the Phantom Zone, can he hope to stop the Kryptonian criminals set loose on Metropolis? Not if the fallen bodies of DC Universe heroes littering the streets are any indication! His best allies may be his most dangerous enemies! Continued in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11!
The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns & Richard Donner joins artist Eric Powell (The Goon) for the three-part "Escape from Bizarro World!" Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life, leaving Superman only one choice--he'll have to travel to Bizarro World!
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes begins with an extra-sized issue! Growing up, Clark Kent was a lonely boy until he met the teen team from the 31st century. But it's been years since he saw his friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him, and what's made the future so dangerous?
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes part 3! Shocked by the reasons behind the Legion's disbanding, Superman embarks on a quest to find the one Legionnaire who may hold the key to saving the future: Brainiac 5. But a bizarre group of Legion enemies is hot on Superman's tail, and they'll do whatever they must to stop him!
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes part 4! Superman's mission in the 31st century continues on the one planet more dangerous than Earth: the cold, knowledge-obsessed world of Colu! What fate has befallen Brainiac 5, and what are the horrible secrets behind the new Justice League?
Part 1 of "Brainiac"! Decades ago, Krypton went to war with Brainiac, a cold and callous alien obsessed with the control of knowledge. Superman believes he's faced Brainiac before, but he's about to learn the truth behind his close encounters as he heads down the road to his greatest triumph...and greatest tragedy.
In "Brainiac" part 2, Brainiac arrives in Earth's orbit as the specter of death begins to close in on Superman. The Man of Steel has fought Brainiac many times before, but he's utterly unprepared for his old foe this time. And if that weren't enough, thousands of invader probes have been launched with the sole mission of destroying all technology on Earth! Dramatic changes are ahead for Superman, and it all starts with this attack!
Brainiac part 3! Against everyone's advice, Superman has journeyed to the deepest reaches of space to initiate contact with an alien being he thought he knew: Brainiac. But after learning about the truth behind Brainiac's existence and his plans for Earth, Superman may regret his decision.
The "Brainiac" finale! Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he's left in his wake. But Brainiac's ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise inhabitants lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac's ship, there's one life even the Man of Steel can't save.
SUPERMAN: THE COMPLETE NEW KRYPTON SAGA, part 5. "New Krypton" part 4! With thousands of Kryptonians being integrated into human society, the world believes they'll be watched over and protected across the globe. But not everyone was raised by Ma and Pa Kent. Meanwhile, the experiments on Brainiac continue as his mysterious captor builds an army against the Man of Steel and his people. Plus, who are the new Nightwing and Flamebird?
SUPERMAN: THE COMPLETE NEW KRYPTON SAGA, part 8 "New Krypton" part 7! As Superman attempts to free the other cities and abductees from Brainiac's ship--including the original monster military unit, the Creature Commandos--Lex Luthor experiments on Brainiac himself. Meanwhile, rebuilt and out for blood, Metallo and Reactron attack, and a major turning point for one of our characters sheds a dark shadow across all that is good.
The "New Krypton" finale and a "Faces of Evil" issue! The rapidly rising tensions between the people of Kandor and Earth can only lead to expulsion or war! But even as the governments of Earth begin passing anti-Kryptonian laws, Superman's people have plans of their own--beyond anything you can imagine!
The Black Ring' part 7 begins a two-part crossover with SECRET SIX! Lex Luthor doesn't want to get his hands dirty fighting Vandal Savage. Instead, he hires Savage's daughter Scandal and her Secret Six team to take the immortal villain down for him! Continued in SECRET SIX #29.
Special, super-sized landmark issue featuring stories written by creators from across the entertainment industry, including Paul Cornell--who wraps up his Lex Luthor saga; a special storyboard script by Richard Donner (SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE); a tale by David Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT) where the Man of Steel makes a fateful decision about his place in the world; and Damon Lindelof ("Lost"), who takes us back to an important moment in Krypton's history.