Superman: Arkham Part 2! Continued from SUPERMAN (1987) #160! Lois Lane, the richest, most powerful woman in the world, shouldn't care about the Kryptonian super-villain named Superman... but that won't stop her from conducting sadistic experiments on him! Continued in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #104!
Emperor Joker' part 3, continued from SUPERMAN #161. Lois and Steel are in the Emperor's clutches, and Superman is trying to bring another old friend back to life before he dies again himself. But things get even worse when this twisted world comes to a grisly end! Continued in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #105.
Part 3 of the 12-part "The Trial of Superman," continued from Superman (1987) #106: A prison uprising leads to the escape of several inmates--including Superman, who is chained to the fugitives. Meanwhile, Superboy, Steel, Supergirl and Alpha Centurion prepare to leave Earth in search of Superman. Continued in Action Comics (1938 DC) #716.
Part 2 of the 7-part "The Death of Clark Kent," continued from Superman #100 (1987): With those close to Clark Kent in mortal danger from the villain who's discovered his double identity, Superman becomes torn between protecting his parents and checking on Lois. And when the Man of Steel tries to contact her...there's no answer. Continued in Action Comics #710 (1938).
An editorial by Perry White reveals how a small group of the world's greatest heroes raised his city from the ruins after the Fall of Metropolis, and Collin Thornton is revealed to be a guise of the hellish villain, Lord Satanus. Clark once more receives the ominous message "I know," this time on his computer monitor at work.
Still in deep space, Superman encounters Auron, the superpowered clone of Guardian (first seen in SUPERMAN "The Legacy of Superman" (1993) #1), who possesses some of Superman's DNA. Together they battle an alien malevolence, but Auron is felled by something far more insidious--something connected to Superman himself.
The 'Reign of the Supermen' continues from SUPERMAN (1987-2006) #80: The cyborg Superman, determined to rid the world of all the 'pretenders,' captures the teenaged Superman and imprisons him outside of Metropolis. Also, Mongul begins building his 'Engine City' on the ruins of Coast City and, down in Antarctica, something stirs in the Fortress of Solitude! Continued in ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #690.
Featuring the first appearance of Superboy Kon-El, John Henry Irons, and Cyborg Superman! Back on Earth, life without Superman doesn't get any easier for Superman's old allies Bibbo and Gangbuster, or his mother, who's now lost a son and her husband. Pa follows Superman into the afterlife. Will he be able to get to his son and bring him back to life, or will he be held back by his past? Meanwhile, four new heroes show up in Metropolis--could one of them be Superman reincarnated?
Part 5 of 'Funeral for a Friend,' continued from SUPERMAN (1987) #76: Brooding over the death of his greatest obstruction, Superman, Lex Luthor becomes paranoid that Superman is pulling the same hoax on the world as Luthor did - faking his own death! Continued in ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #686.
Panic in the Sky Part 3! Continued from SUPERMAN (1987) #65! The battle against Brainiac continues on Warworld as Superman, aided by Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Deathstroke and others, gains the upper hand. But for how long? Continued in ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #675!