Part 2 of "Funeral for a Friend." Clark Kent is discovered missing in the wake of Superman's tragic battle with Doomsday while, in the Man of Steel's absence, Supergirl moves to take up his position as guardian of Metropolis. Continued in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (1991-2003) #20.
Beginning the 'Reign of the Supermen,' continued from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1939) #500. The Last Son of Krypton returns to action, and this Superman has no qualms about taking a human life...so long as it's the right thing to do! Also, Pa Kent reacts to Superman's tougher techniques.
Part 2 of the 3-part "Spilled Blood," continued from Adventures of Superman (1939) #507. Hi-Tech--sent by the same mysterious mastermind who unleashed the reactivated Bloodsport on Metropolis--returns to battle Superman, and both villains wreak havoc on the city! Concluded in Superman The Man of Steel (1991) #29.
'The Trial of Superman' part 4, continued from Adventures of Superman (1986-2006) #529. Chained to a gang of alien fugitives from an interstellar prison, Superman faces an entire planet of murderous monsters while an agent from the Intergalactic Tribunal closes in for the kill. Continued in Superman: The Man of Steel (1991-2003) #51.
It's the riotous return of the villain called Cauldron! Originally, he was Project Cadmus' first foray into law enforcement, created to prove that DNAliens were not inherently evil. But someone's stolen the development data and programmed a version with his own sinister agenda! Will Cauldron version 2.0 have more humanity than its cyber-predecessor?
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!