"The Ghost of Luthor": Superman has a nightmare involving Luthor's ghost. This ghost grabs Superman with a giant Kryptonite hand, and when he gets free of the hand, he sees a younger Luthor with red hair, whose face melts as he says goo
Synopsis for "The Ghost of Luthor"
Superman has a nightmare involving Luthor's ghost. This ghost grabs Superman with a giant Kryptonite hand, and when he gets free of the hand, he sees a younger Luthor with red hair, whose face melts as he says goodbye to the man of steel. After that haunting scene, Clark wakes up. Unable to sleep, he flies around the world to clear his head.
The next day, Superman stops an angry mob from lynching a "scab" after all the economic strikes caused by Luthor's death. After he leaves, he hears these angry people refer to Luthor as a hero.
The death of the business man and the rumors of his being alive are a hot topic in Metropolis, discussing it on every news channel and taking the front page of every magazine. One of them, National Whisper, claims Superman helped Luthor fake his death. Clark snaps after reading that title, and he confronts the magazine's editor. Superman decides to take action about this, and he passes the data about the real accident to Cat Grant, who hosts a special program on the Newsmakers tv channel.
Appearing in "The Ghost of Luthor"
- Cat Grant
- Frank Berkowitz
- Jack Ryder
- Jimmy Olsen
- Lois Lane
- Maggy Sawyer
- Metropolis Special Crimes Unit
- Pa Kent
- Perry White
- Aaron Preston
- "Beppo the Super-Chimp"
- Evelyn Bishop
- General Nelson
- Nick Buxton
- Suzie Jamie Donatello
- Green Kryptonite (In dream sequence only)
- Superman navigation number 1991/26
- James Gordon can be seen in a newspaper article saying he is hospitalized. This is due to the heart attack he suffered in Batman #459.
- This issue is reprinted in the Superman: They Saved Luthor's Brain trade paperback.
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
Links and References
Adventures of Superman #481
Superman: The Man of Steel #3