"Godfall, Part 5 of 6: Tempest": Superman flies through the air towards Metropolis, lamenting the fact that his lack of attention to the Kandor city has brought about the current situation. Behind him streak the bounty hunters that formerly hunted him as Kal-El in Kandor.
Appearing in "Godfall, Part 5 of 6: Tempest"
Synopsis for "Godfall, Part 5 of 6: Tempest"
Superman flies through the air towards Metropolis, lamenting the fact that his lack of attention to the Kandor city has brought about the current situation. Behind him streak the bounty hunters that formerly hunted him as Kal-El in Kandor. Nearing Metropolis, Superman asks Kelex for some information. Kelex reports that thanks to the same temporal glitch that sped up time for Kandor, Superman had no way of knowing that time was passing at an exponential rate.
Approaching Lyla, the bounty hunters advise Superman that Lyla is an Empireth, that she can make people see and hear things that she wants them too. It's why Superman heard Krypton instead of Kandor while imprisoned. Lyla, meanwhile, battles Brainiac in front of a captivated crowd.
Lois starts asking Lyla questions, and Superman streaks towards her. Lyla stops him and taps his brain, explaining that she took him in while in hiding as an Empireth, attempting to bond with him, giving him the past that he believed while in Kandor. She also explains that she created him a family.
Lyla then presents Clark with a vision of his enemies, Imperiex, Doomsday, Metallo, Mxyzptlk, and explains that she will release his enemies on the globe unless he allows her to earn the people's love, unless she can teach him pain.
Superman, realizing that he hasn't killed Kon-Lar, allows Doomsday to hit him, and Doomsday disintegrates.
He explains to Lyla that he has been taught pain, and that he understands her world.
The bounty hunters begin to fall from the sickness that plagues Kandorians outside of the bottle city, and Superman urges Lyla to take them back to Kandor with him. As he does, a yellow streak appears, taking Superman down.
It is Sergeant Preus, wanting vengeance on Superman for bringing murder to Kandor.
Appearing in "Small Hours, Long Days"
Synopsis for "Small Hours, Long Days"
Lois struggles in her bed and feels for the space where Clark was, sleeping. When she doesn't feel him, she startles awake.
She wakes up, leaves the apartment, sees people going about their business all around, looking down.
Outside, a number of papers tell the world there are troop build-ups, that Superman is missing. Lois gets a coffee and rides the escalator. Superman merchandise is on sale.
On the rail whale, she sees someone with a Newstime with Superman on the front cover.
At her desk at the Daily Planet, she sits, looks at copy, walks to the roof, stands in their place on top of the planet roof, and very quietly says, "I miss you."
- This book was first published on March 17, 2004.
- Godfall is preceded in Action Comics #813 and concludes in Superman (Volume 2) #203.
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