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"Black & Blue": Bizarro races with Zoom in order to determine whether the former will join the Secret Society headed by Lex Luthor. Meanwhile [[K

Quote1.png I don't do 'yield,' Adam. I mostly do 'painful beatdown.' How many can I put you down for? Quote2.png

Action Comics #831 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 2005. It was published on September 14, 2005.

Synopsis for "Black & Blue"

Bizarro races with Zoom in order to determine whether the former will join the Secret Society headed by Lex Luthor.
Meanwhile Superman confronts Black Adam in Metropolis because he appears to be protecting Doctor Psycho, eventually coming to blows.
At the Daily Planet, Jimmy Olsen and his partner Josef Schuman work on their story about Doctor Polaris' recent attack on the city, with Schuman expressing concern for Jimmy's safety in the field. They are interrupted by Perry White, who assigns them to cover Superman's fight with Black Adam. Schuman's fears prove true, when he is forced to save Jimmy from falling debris caused by the battle.
Elsewhere, Lois Lane meets with Lana Lang in order to research the connection between the super-villains. In the shadows, Lois is being tailed by one of Congressman Mike Shephard's men who has been instructed to make her disappear.
Superman's battler with Black Adam continues, and comes to a head as Lois pushes Doctor Pyscho off of a roof along with a paper-airplane message for Superman. Superman attempts one final attack against Adam, but hesitates when Adam turns his back to him. Doctor Psycho offers to relinquish his mind-control over citizens in exchange for his freedom and Superman must reluctantly accept, with Adam's assurance that Psycho will be punished. Superman warns that he knows about the Society, and as Adam and Psycho leave Adam expresses annoyance with Doctor Psycho for having been implicated in Psycho's crimes.
In Egypt, Bizarro and Zoom's race ends, and Bizarro agrees to join the Society.

Appearing in "Black & Blue"

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Other Characters:

  • Brendan Sparlin (Single appearance)
  • Congressman Shephard (Single appearance) (Cameo)
  • Josef Schuman (Single appearance)
  • Tony Sparlin (Single appearance)



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