"Repo-Man, Part One": Clark Kent asks his boss at The Shack for some time off because of Lois' condition after being shot. The boss gives him a hard time, but says yes.
Action Comics #822 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2005. It was published on December 8, 2004.
Synopsis for "Repo-Man, Part One"
Clark Kent asks his boss at The Shack for some time off because of Lois' condition after being shot. The boss gives him a hard time, but says yes.
Visiting the Daily Planet, Clark finds that Jack Ryder has been staying in one place and stinking for a long time. Clark hauls him off, and as he does, Jimmy Olsen tells Clark that he (Jimmy) has been given Clark's job.
When Clark gets home (as Superman), Lois sits in a chair, angry, holding up a pair of women's underwear, which she quizzes Clark on. Clark realizes that they're Lana's.
They then leave for Smallville, and upon arrival find Ma and Pa Kent, Conner (Superboy in disguise) and Lana with little Clark. Lana offers to talk with Lois about whatever is bothering her.
The family makes excuses to leave Lois and Lana alone.
Outside a two repo men start repossessing Pa Kent's truck. Pa objects, insisting that he's made every payment. The other repo men agree to wait for cancelled checks. After Pa goes in, one of the repo men has Clark go and get a glass of water, leaving only Conner outside.
When they come back, the repo men are taking the truck away.
Conner tells the men to stop, and one of the scrawnier repo men suddenly grows twice as tall as Conner and smashes him through the Kent household and into the backyard. Conner flies over the house and attacks again, and the repo man punches him through the house again.
This time, Superman is standing behind the repo man. The repo man starts talking to Superman, and Superman smashes him three times and puts him down. The repo man starts talking about how the white-haired man told him that Superman would appear here, and Superman demands to know who the white-haired man is. He then bloats up to attack Superman again.
Appearing in "Repo-Man, Part One"