"Truths Told in Super-Secret": In Columbus, Ohio, a young boy moving into a house that hasn't been occupied in twenty years goes and examines the dark and foreboding basement alone. A door is in the center of the room, and he opens it. It floods him with lights, causing him to scream for his mot
Adventures of Superman #614 is an issue of the series Adventures of Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 2003. It was published on March 12, 2003.
Synopsis for "Truths Told in Super-Secret"
In Columbus, Ohio, a young boy moving into a house that hasn't been occupied in twenty years goes and examines the dark and foreboding basement alone. A door is in the center of the room, and he opens it. It floods him with lights, causing him to scream for his mother.
On an airstrip, President Luthor is advised that the situation in Bialya will cause his approval ratings to drop. He is also advised that the UN Security Council will be very upset at his choice of actions. With a maniacal, almost happy grin, Luthor unleashes his warplanes to attack Bialya in retribution for the malicious acts of Captain Rajak. An aide hands him a sheet of paper, and Luthor, surprised, demands the head of the FBI.
In the Kent apartment, Batman's hologram appears, telling Clark that they need to talk. Batman tells him about a project that has been under wraps for fifty years, under a man named "Camel". Batman wonders why Clark looks afraid, and realizes that Clark thought the hologram might be Luthor. Batman learns that Clark thinks Lex still knows the secret.
At S.T.A.R. Labs, Ray is having some problems with a disease called Anti-Chromatic Syndrome. He is in a room with a number of other heroes, all apparently in some kind of stasis.
Superman shows up at the house in Columbus, opens the door, and is greeted by a strange scene: a town full of people with super-powers and in costume. Superman walks to a local bar and finds out that Dr. Camel, whom he overhears being discussed, is nearby. Inside Camel's office, Superman finds out that the town, Heroville, is the result of a meta-experiment that took place after World War II to try and maintain the new era of prosperity while ascending the human race into their potential in a secret tesseract. Senate Hearings shut the project down, and Camel moved the project into secret.
Camel leads Superman into a secret facility, and inside he reveals LexCorp technicians in full battle garb, imprisoned. They release the techs, taking them to Camel's house. When his wife arrives home, she reacts with horror. The men are not normal, and are contaminating the culture. Superman agrees to take them back to modern America.
They dress in super-hero costumes and go to the exit of the tesseract, which is an adult bookstore where no one in Heroville would go. They depart.
In Opal City, Sue Dibny calls the JLA emergency hotline and starts screaming about her apartment being broken into by unknown assailants. She doesn't know what's happening to her husband, but he looks like Ray did earlier.
At the Heroville portal, the Federal Government has cordoned off the area. The family that was moving in is moving out, happy to have been paid double what the house was worth. The son, Billy, reacts in shock to see the Hollow Men standing nearby.
Appearing in "Truths Told in Super-Secret"
- Blackhawk Air Corps
- Elongated Man
- Major Victory (Cameo)
- Sue Dibny
- Billy (Single appearance)
- Christopher Camel (First appearance)
- Herman (Billy's dog) (Single appearance)