""Superman on Earth"": Superman arrives on Earth, and his return doesn't go unnoticed to the people of Metropolis, who joyfully watch as he goes flying through the sky. He lands on the Daily Planet's rooftop and contemplates his home. Almost immediately, the worker
- So much activity. So much life. So much to see. Kids. Everyday People. The natural green beauty of Metro Park. The hustle and bustle of progress. Soak it all in, Clark, ol' buddy... because this is where you definitely belong.
- — Superman
Synopsis for "Superman on Earth"
Superman arrives on Earth, and his return doesn't go unnoticed to the people of Metropolis, who joyfully watch as he goes flying through the sky. He lands on the Daily Planet's rooftop and contemplates his home. Almost immediately, the workers of the Planet get to the rooftop and welcome their hero back. Carried away by the excitement of seeing his friend again, Superman grabs Jimmy and lifts him in the air. Perry asks why did he vanish, but Superman avoids the question and flies away from the building. The Man of Steel has a lot of catching up to do. Cat Grant and "Clark Kent" arrive at the rooftop, but they find Superman is gone. Cat alerts Perry about the giant robot breaking havoc in the city.
Superman arrives at his department and puts the Eradicator on a shelf. But his stay is brief, because he hears Jimmy's signal watch and flies off again. Superman arrives at the scene and punches Turmoil with all his might. The people present at the scene cheers for their hero. Superman defeats the robot and prevents it from self-destructing. He saves Jose and Lois from the rubble and then confronts Morgan Edge, who ends up having a heart attack.
Superman returns to his apartment again, but an explosion goes off inside. He finds "Clark Kent's" body on the ground, holding the Eradicator in his hand.
Appearing in "Superman on Earth"
- Alice White (Cameo)
- Reprinted in Superman: The Exile & Other Stories Omnibus.
- With this issue Action Comics ceases its weekly run as Action Comics Weekly and resumes its normal monthly publishing schedule.
- The story continues in Superman (Volume 2) #34
- The cover to this issue, illustrated by George Pérez, is an homage to the Joe Shuster cover to Superman #1.
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- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
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- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
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- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
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- World's Finest (Volume 1)