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Image courtesy of DC Entertainment. Unfortunately, this peace was merely fleeting as strange occurrences began taking place in Metropolis. Thus, that lack of closure haunted the Man of Steel throughout this story. In this sequence of events, there was no tangible enemy for Superman to face nor a weapon of mass destruction threatening the universe.
Though the two had been staunch enemies, Superman had never been one to wish death upon anyone. However, he still failed to save his foe.
Thus, in this moment, the Man of Steel began pondering his own role as a hero and whether or not he was even fulfilling said role the way he once had. That moment describes the point in which the world learns Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same.
As a result of this unmasking, Superman ultimately decides that maintaining the Clark Kent alias is pointless. So, he rescinds it entirely. However, one must ask, who is Superman without Clark Kent? The man who once went by the name Kal-El lived most of his life as a human. So, the rescinding of his human identity ultimately leaves Superman at a loss. In fact, one can argue that Superman has lost the most significant parts of himself, which developed during his experiences on Earth.
That natural formation of his identity through his days in Smallville and Metropolis, despite his origins from Krypton.
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Thus, Krypton predestined Kal-El to be the man known as Superman. Earth predestined Kal-El to be the man known as Clark Kent. One seemingly cannot exist without the other, or can they? Brainiac is believed to have been destroyed two years prior; Lex Luthor has gone underground when The Parasite and Terra-Man have killed each other. Supergirlin the meanwhile, has recently died.
Upon returning from a government expedition in space, Superman reunites with old enemy Bizarro. His last words are, "Hello, Superman, hello.
The "fearsome funsters" then launch an attack that exposes Clark Kent's secret to the world. Lex Luthor searches an unidentified snowy wasteland for the remains of Brainiac, who presumably died when his organic spaceship crashed see Action Comics Finding the android's seemingly inert head, Luthor claims it with the intent of disassembling it to learn its technology.
However, he inadvertently re-activates the head, which quickly moves to take over Luthor's own body and motor functions. With the intent of avenging his own defeat at Superman's hands, Brainiac, now in full control over Luthor, moves to build a new ship and take the fight to Superman personally. Along the way, he stops to pick up the Kryptonite Manwho has also been compelled to seek out and destroy Superman.
Krypto joins them, having returned from deep space. At this moment, the Legion of Super-Heroes visits from the 30th Century; the team brings Supergirl who, from an earlier point in her own lifetime, was visiting the future.
Action Comics [ edit ] Action Comics By the next day Brainiac and the time-traveling Legion of Super-Villains begin a siege on the Fortress, with Brainiac erecting a forcefield around it to prevent other heroes including BatmanWonder WomanCaptain Marveland others from interfering. In the ensuing battle, Jimmy and Lana find inside the Fortress trophies of their own past dalliances with superpowers and decide to use these artifacts to aid Superman in this standoff.
During this skirmish, Luthor is able to wrest back enough control of his body to beg Lana to kill him; she complies, snapping his neck.
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The Legion of Super-Villains is able to determine how these two ordinary humans were able to gain superpowers, and using that knowledge, they kill Lana. Jimmy is murdered by Brainiac, who is able to temporarily maintain control of Luthor's corpse. He then notes that his force-field is still keeping the other heroes away, despite the destruction of the device generating it.
A nuclear bomb, launched by Brainiac, finally breaches the walls of the Fortress. The Kryptonite Man rushes in, almost insane in his desire to see Superman "turn green and die" at his hands; Krypto, sensing the threat to his master, attacks and kills the Kryptonite Man, but succumbs to a fatal dose of Kryptonite radiation in the process. The extradimensional imp appears, with a darker color scheme and grimmer, more serious smile on his face, and claims credit for orchestrating the attacks, saying he has grown bored with simply being "mischievous" and now wants to see what it would be like to be "evil" instead.
He then reveals his true form "Did you honestly believe that a 5th Dimensional sorcerer would resemble a funny little man in a derby hat? He had height, width, depth, and a couple of other things, too. With Lois' help, Superman suddenly realizes the significance of the trophy given to him by the Legion of Super-Heroes, and threatens Mxyzptlk with the Phantom Zone projector.
Upon seeing this, Mxyzptlk panics and says his own name backwards, which sends him back to his own dimension; at the same time, Superman activates the projector, sending Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone. Torn in two between dimensions, Mxyzptlk dies with a horrific scream. Since he has broken his own code never to kill, Superman, in penance, voluntarily enters a chamber containing a sample of Gold Kryptonite —which permanently strips him of his powers—and disappears into the Arctic wasteland.