""Man O'War"": Los Angeles gossip columnist Catherine "Cat" Grant moves to Metropolis and begins working on the Daily Planet's Sunday supplemental. She instantly becomes enamored with her co-worker, Clark Kent.
- Maybe we can fall for each other again some day. Gotta rush, handsome.
Synopsis for "Man O'War"
Meanwhile, Quraci nationalists acquire a high-tech battle tank and use it to stage several terrorist attacks throughout Metropolis, including bombing City Hall. Superman flies in and makes quick work of the tank. The identities of the nationalists are unknown, as is the means by which they came upon the technology.
Lois Lane's mother, Elinore, is dying from radiation sickness that she acquired during a chemical explosion at her employer, Lexchem. Lex Luthor offers Lois a serum that Elinore must take monthly to survive in exchange for Lois going to dinner with him. What Lois doesn't know is that Luthor staged the chemical accident and is using Lois' dying mother as a bartering tool by which to control her.
Appearing in "Man O'War"
- Bill Henderson (First appearance)
- Cat Grant (First appearance)
- Elinore Lane (First appearance)
- Emil Hamilton (First appearance)
- Jimmy Olsen
- Lois Lane
- Lucy Lane
- Perry White
- Sam Lane (First appearance)
- The Freedom League
- Lex Luthor
- Abu (Single appearance)
- Lilya (Single appearance)
- McGregor (Single appearance)
- Mister Johnson (Single appearance)
- Quraci experimental battle tank
- This issue was reprinted in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 2.
- The numbering sequence for this series continues from Superman (Volume 1). This is the premiere issue under the title Adventures of Superman.
- The cover features Superman standing before a Metropolis skyline, however two of the skyscrapers shown are obviously meant to represent the World Trade Center towers, another clear indicator that Metropolis is meant to reflect New York City.
- 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)