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"Getting Away From It All": Somewhere a humanoid being struggles amidst lava and flames.

Adventures of Superman #578 is an issue of the series Adventures of Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 2000.

Synopsis for "Getting Away From It All"

Somewhere a humanoid being struggles amidst lava and flames.

Atop a mountain, Superman tells Superboy, Supergirl, and Steel that he needs them to watch Metropolis for a while; he will be away. As Superman streaks away into the distance the trio of heroes try to figure out what is wrong with him, and Steel can tell that he is emotionally hurt.

Flying into their apartment, Clark greets Lois. She icily returns his greeting. He stares at her for a moment, and then starts to ask what is wrong with them lately. Lois tries to convince Clark that things will get better if they give them time. Clark refuses to accept this. He tells Lois that they need some time alone, as he looks toward the sky.

At the Watchtower, Superman asks for a crash course in flying J'onn's spaceship as the Martian Manhunter instructs him how to fly it. The couple boards the craft and flies into the void.

In LexCorp Tower, a group of the most powerful men in Metropolis argue with Lex Luthor and his new policies. He allows them to go on, and then calls his bodyguards. The two Amazon women hammer the table, fracturing the table down the middle. The men stand speechless, and then one of the men steps forward to offer an apology.

Out in space, Superman takes the craft with Lois aboard into the atmosphere of Sanctus Twelve. Zooming across the landscape, Lois is caught speechless by the beauty of the planet. Landing, Superman helps Lois from the cockpit. She still ignores his touches, as the two walk into the sunset.

The next morning, Superman and Lois walk among the trees when they see a group of winged creatures flying through the sky. Superman admires their beauty, but Lois is more realistic. Atop a floating rock, Superman asks what he can do for her. She asks to be left alone. Superman finally looses it, and yells at Lois to tell him what the problem is. Lois backs away, frightened. Superman realizes that she is afraid of him, and flies away.

As Superman sits atop a mountain, the fiery creature draws near the surface. A loud explosion suddenly alerts Superman. He flies to rescue Lois from the creature menacing her. The two exchange blows until Superman finds himself at the feet of the winged creatures. They touch him and suddenly he understands. He flies back to Lois to find the creature dead. He explains to her that the creatures descend into the ground to get rid of their impurities, and Lois and Clark somehow awoke this one before he was fully grown. Suddenly, a golden spark appears and the creature is reborn as one of the winged ones. He tells Lois that his love for her brought it back to life. He tells her that their love will conquer all. Lois tells him that life isn't so perfect, and demands that he take her home.

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Superman (Volume 2) #156: 2000/18
2000 Navigation
Superman: The Man of Steel #100: 2000/20