"An Eye for an Eye": As Guy Gardner reads the news of four superhero contenders to the name Superman and decides to travel to Metropolis to investigate, the Last Son of Krypton stops a would-be bank robber by breaking his hands, sending him to the hospital. Lois Lane visit
Action Comics #688 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1993.
Synopsis for "An Eye for an Eye"
As Guy Gardner reads the news of four superhero contenders to the name Superman and decides to travel to Metropolis to investigate, the Last Son of Krypton stops a would-be bank robber by breaking his hands, sending him to the hospital. Lois Lane visits the victim in the hospital when she runs into an older man whom she thought resembled Clark Kent by his hat and glasses. Inspector Henderson, who is now made commissioner of the Metropolis police force, now promotes Captain Maggie Sawyer to inspector and has her investigate the case of the four Supermen. The Last Son of Krypton confronts Guy Gardner in a knock-down drag-out brawl when they come across an illegal arms sale which the Kryptonian brutally stops, unexpectedly winning the respect of Guy and making the Last Son of Krypton wonder if there is a better way to handle things.
Appearing in "An Eye for an Eye"
- This issue is triangle number 16 for 1993.
- This issue is reprinted in the Superman: The Return of Superman and the Superman: Reign of the Supermen trade paperbacks.
The events from this issue or series are related to The Death and Return of Superman, a retroactively named trilogy in which Superman is killed by the monster Doomsday. Later, four superheroes debut in Metropolis who claim or are assumed to be reincarnations of him—the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, and Superboy. Meanwhile, Superman is brought back to life.
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Links and References
Adventures of Superman #501
Superman: The Man of Steel #23