Metallo is far from easy to vanquish thanks to Superman's unfamiliarity with his newfound abilities. The only person sympathetic to the Man of Energy's plight is the Ray, who's been through it all before. So Superman consults the younger hero for advice on his strange new powers.
The adventures of the Man Beyond Tomorrow continue! Superman and the Atom go into the bottle city of Kandor to restore its peace, safety, security and environment, but get attacked for their trouble. Plus, who is this woman they meet in the bottle? Will they get to know her before the Kandor suicide pact has its way? And it's Scorn versus crime in Metropolis!
Luthor finally gets his day in court! Is the best defense a good offense? How can Lex possibly acquit himself? What can he say? What can he be thinking? Also, as if Jimmy weren't already in enough trouble, he goes and crosses Intergang, which immediately puts a price on his head!
Lois is pretty exhausted from making excuses for her husband. But she won't be able to cover for Clark for much longer-Perry's sending her to Australia! Lucky for them Superman's new powers allow their long-distance relationship to commence in the blink of an eye! Also, Jimmy's cornered by Intergang, but his rescuer definitely isn't Superman!
Scorn and Ashbury trip the light fantastic at a high school homecoming dance (to the tune of the Riot Grrls!); an old enemy of LoisÕ catches up to her in AustraliaÉand Superman is imprisoned by a villain who specializes in cunning, escape-proof traps! How do we do this week after week? It's a puzzle, isn't it?
The JLA, Teen Titans and more join the Supermen in their battle against the Millennium Giants! But will even their help, and that of additional guest-stars Superboy, Supergirl, Steel and the Challengers of the Unknown, be enough to protect Metropolis? The answers begin here!
The Atomic Skull has returned to menace Metropolis! What's he after? Plus, something's made Superman completely and utterly phantom-like! He's falling through walls and radiating an odd static electricity! This issues features guest penciller Scot Eaton (SILVER SURFER).
Superman's new powers provide a tempting target for the villain who craves an upgrade to his own malevolent might-Metallo! Although Superman has defeated him before, now he must beat Metallo with his new powers-the very thing that Metallo is using to boost his own abilities to the max!
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!
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!