"Strange New Visitor, Part One": A strange temporal storm (the "Time Storm"), that was responsible for Superman's disappearance, continues to cause certain chaos above Metropolis.
Action Comics #811 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 2004. It was published on January 14, 2004.
Synopsis for "Strange New Visitor, Part One"
A strange temporal storm (the "Time Storm"), that was responsible for Superman's disappearance, continues to cause certain chaos above Metropolis.
Lois Lane, inspired by some people who helped others without Superman's presence, decides to report and observe other people in the midst of the storm. Lois went to S.T.A.R. Labs, observing the city's brightest minds having a hard time to grasp the Time Storm. John Henry Irons quiet things down and have sent his niece, Natasha, to observe and collect data on the storm. Upon getting close to the storm, Natasha is hit by lightning, but is then fortunately save by Superboy.
Lois then goes to Suicide Slum in interviewing Bibbo Bibbowski, who is enthusiastically "standing in" for Superman in the Slum. Bibbo tells Lois that he still have hopes that Superman will come back as always, no matter what.
Meanwhile, Lana Lang receives a call from her ex-husband, Pete Ross, that he is gaining custody over their son Clark.
At the Fortress of Solitude, Superboy and Natasha Irons recruits Eradicator in helping them solve the Time Storm, and believed that the storm is connected to Brainiac 13 technology in Metropolis and that given the Eradicator 's Kryptonian technology would be immune to the storm. Eradicator agrees to help and decides that the first thing to do is to use the Phantom Zone Projector to contain the storm, and if B13 technology is the cause of the storm, then they would find the moment when it first appear since Brainiac 13's appearance.
Lois returns to the Daily Planet, finding a problem to her story is that there are too many to write about, but finding that the people of Metropolis is looking after themselves as best as they can. Lois thinks on top of the building's observation deck and suddenly the floor of the deck is dematerializing. Lois is caught on what is left of the deck, but she is then save by the surprising appearance of Mister Majestic of the Wildstorm Universe!
Appearing in "Strange New Visitor, Part One"
- Perry White
- Jimmy Olsen
- John Henry Irons (Flashback and main story)
- Steel (Natasha Irons)
- Superboy (Kon-El)
- Lana Lang (Flashback and main story)
- Clark Peter Ross
- Krypto the Superdog
- Strange New Visitor continues in Adventures of Superman #624
- This issue is collected in the Majestic: Strange New Visitor trade.