"Panic in the Sky! (Prologue): The Past is Prologue": Panic in the Sky: On the planet Kletus-4, a being who appears to be Superman walks into a drinking establishment and gets into a scuffle with some of the patrons. News of the man's exploits reaches the ears of
- Superman! Superman is my enemy!
Synopsis for "Panic in the Sky! (Prologue): The Past is Prologue"
Panic in the Sky: On the planet Kletus-4, a being who appears to be Superman walks into a drinking establishment and gets into a scuffle with some of the patrons. News of the man's exploits reaches the ears of the warrior known as Draaga. Draaga has fought Superman in the past and wants a rematch in order to regain his lost honor.
Back on Earth, the real Superman busts up a group of fringe Intergang agents and hands them over to the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit. From nearby, the Hellgrammite watches the scene with great interest.
Superman then visits Bibbo Bibbowski and Jimmy Olsen over in Suicide Slum. Jimmy has just gotten his photographs back of a recent battle and believes that these pics may put him back on top of the journalism game.
On Kletus-4, the faux Superman meets with the Cellkeeper, the being he once encountered when last he was trapped on Warworld. The cellkeeper brings him to the monument of the late Cleric, the man responsible for giving Superman the Kryptonian Eradicator. Draaga finds the two and begins fighting with Superman. Superman does not appear to have all of his memories and does not understand why Draaga insists on fighting him.
Suddenly, Warworld appears in the sky above the planetoid. The new leader of Warworld sits in a throne next to Maxima of Almerac. The leader deduces that the being that Draaga fights is not actually Superman, but the shape-shifter known as Supergirl. Supergirl shifts into her common form and defeats Draaga. The leader of Warworld reveals himself to be Brainiac. Supergirl and Maxima both pledge their allegiance to Brainiac.
Appearing in "Panic in the Sky! (Prologue): The Past is Prologue"
- Cleric (Flashback only)
- Metropolis Special Crimes Unit
- Cellkeeper 385
- Pahleen (First appearance)
- Rudy (Single appearance)
- Eradicator (Flashback only)
- This issue is triangle #8/1992.
- This issue is reprinted in the Superman: Panic in the Sky! trade paperback.
- Draaga last appeared in Adventures of Superman #465
- 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 #487
Superman: The Man of Steel #9
Panic in the Sky!" storyline that ran through alternating Superman titles in 1992. "Panic in the Sky!" involved the return of Brainiac who seized control of Warworld and used it to take punitive action against the planet Earth.