The sun... It's red now, not yellow! In this far future, Earth's sun has become red as suns usually do as they get old! ...but under a red sun... I have no super-power!... How will I ever get back to my own time?
I guess I can't pretend any longer! I may as well take off my "Perry White" plastic mask and be myself.
It happens in medicine sometimes! You gave me such an overdose of Kryptonite rays that I built up a tolerance to them! I'm immune to kryptonite now!
This means I can never die... No force in the universe can harm me! My friends... Lois, Jimmy, Perry, Lana, Batman... All dead ages ago! But I can't die! I'll live forever... And I can never... go... home!
There's nothing for me in this era now but regret! Why didn't I marry Lois? I miss her so... Now that she's lost forever! All I can do is jump a few dozen centuries ahead... Maybe I'll find happiness waiting there!
Me, a TV reporter! I'll get around easier now, but I'll still miss the Planet! ...I'll miss the thunder of those presses... The smell of printers' ink! But times change... And even Superman has to change along with them!
For one brief moment, I had a son-- The son I always dreamed of! Goodbye, Gregor! I'll always remember you!
I come to you today not as a super-hero, but a man! A man who is suffering from a fatal illness that will claim his life in the next 24 hours unless something drastic is done! My one hope of survival rests with you, the citizens of Metropolis! I ask for able-bodied volunteers to donate a small amount of his or her blood so that I can give myself a super-transfusion! I can't promise that your blood will cure me! But if I do survive, I shall be eternally grateful... And continue to defend you from any and all threats! My life rests in your hearts!
What's this... Dozens of pictures of Clark... And only one of Superman! For once, there was someone who loved meek Clark Kent instead of Superman! Lorna... I'll always remember you-- As you once were!
...so the vile Lex Luthor thwarted Superman today with his trickery and escaped capture. No citizen is safe until that warped criminal genius is apprehended. In fact, that skin-headed wretch should be put away for a hundred years... and even then he'd be getting off easy. Luthor's a blight on the human race... a stomach-churning disgrace to all of us.
First a young boy goes through a repeat performance of the traumatic event that spawned the Batman then a teenager undergoes a reenactment of the freak phenomenon that created The Flash. Is there a reason behind these two happenings?
One of the by-products of age is experience... and thanks to Luthor I'm now short on both! All the years of practice I've had using my super-powers are lost — GONE! It's like I never — GAHH!
I'm really afraid I wouldn't survive against a war-world like this one.
Frankly, Primus, as much as I'd like to help, I have a problem. Quite literally, I'm only half a Superman.
Primus helped me lift the Fortress key with his psionic powers when the Omega Men were here... but alone, my body can't the strain of moving it... even though I still possess my super-strength! I tend to forget how my super-powers augment each other!
I can't believe Arkham Asylum let this fruit fly loose!
How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed!
You can't fool me, Robin! You're in with that gang - and your scientist boss used some super-scientific gimmick to materialize you in my Secret Citadel! You're here to spy on me!
Your obsession with the idea that Clark Kent is Superboy is getting out of hand! You see Clark Kent everywhere!
We live on remembering and honoring the past, but always looking to the future. Good-bye, Kara... Linda Lee... Supergirl. I will miss you forever.
You called me an old-timer! Well, to me... you're just a young punk!
That's the only trouble with having super-vision, Kara... sometimes you get so involved with microscopic details that you miss the big picture!
Jimmy Olsen, boy reporter... reading a comic book on company time!?
After all the super-villains... the Kryptonite... the magic... who'd have thought it would end like this -- that Superman would go out like a shooting star -- to become one more infinitesimal speck of stellar energy in a cosmic graveyard??
Looks like I'd better introduce myself. Where I come from they call me Superman! And everyone back there knows I stand for truth and justice!
I only had the one chance Creeper! To save the world I'll dare anything - and under the circumstances - I did what I had to do!
You didn't really think you'd get away with trying to ransack the earth again - did you outlaw?
How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed!
Poor Superman! Despite his powers, he is a minority of one in a teeming world of billions! A stranger in a strange land... What does Superman mean to you, down there? Do they secretly resent him? Fear him--? Hate him? For the first time in many years-- I feel I'm alone-- Alone!
The 73rd Century? I don't recall ever visiting that one!
Hold it right there, Wizard! this farce has gone far enough!
Assuming that Hawkman used a normal space warp, his ship could have gone off course here... I feel a strong force... pulling me! ...Very powerful gravity! Ahead, a neutron star--! And there's Hawkman's ship being drawn toward it! I don't know whether even a Superman can overcome such pull-- But I've got to try!
You'll never solve the problem by handing it to somebody else! My friends and I will restore your oceans' ecology as much as we can, after we recover our own plankton! But whatever we do can only be temporary! You must each face your own problem-- re-do your thinking about how and why you pollute your planet-- Even as we must do on Earth!
I am Superman... Why must I keep impressing that on Earthlings? There are 3 1/2 billion people on this planet and I am unique... different! ...A stranger in a strange land! Exercising... and brooding in my Fortress of Solitude aren't helping my situation any! I need some company-- To be among those that share the curse-- as well as the blessing-- of super-powers!
If that's all you have left to fight with, Starbreaker-- You're finished! With every gob of garbage that strikes me I get madder-- And the madder I get, the stronger I become-- All of which will be vented upon you... Full super-strength!
But I need being Clark-- I need a private life just like anyone! In the past, I've tried assuming other identities-- But it just didn't work! Clark Kent is as much a part of who I am as Kal-El of Krypton is! Ma and Pa Kent... The way they raised me... My boyhood in Smallville-- They made me what I am-- And I'd sooner die than give it up!
He has a brilliant mind and a world of courage! He'll make a splendid hero! Yes, someday, we'll be a great team — Batman and I!
Mxyzptlk is not only one of my worst enemies... He's the whackiest of them all!
So, you see, I'm too adept at sports! My super-powers make me unfit to compete with boys who are normal in their skills! If I played against them, it would be unsportsman-like because we wouldn't be fairly matched!
I must warn you, Mon-El! There are dangerous villains at large in the Phantom Zone! Life may be hard... but at least you'll be alive! And I promise you, in the future I'll find a cure for the deadly effects of lead... and return you to the real world!
No, we can't have trash like you cluttering the streets-- or wouldn't you love to have someone trip over you and get hurt? Isn't that what you live for... menacing innocent people with your insane gimmicks? Face it, Lex Luthor... The future would be better off without you!
That's right, Brainy -- today is the anniversary of the day I was inducted into the Legion by our three charter members...
I'm tired of hiding it from you, Lois! And sick of being called shy and timid! The fact is-- I am Superman!
Sorry, Jimmy... I'm afraid you're responsible for the actions of your robot... You're under arrest!
That isn't gold... it's Gold Kryptonite, the one substance that can rob me of all my super-powers... permanently.
The Evil Factory has bred a terrifying product! Among the living human cells they stole from the "Project" was a special batch which had been treated in a manner to simulate atomic war conditions! He could be bred for surviving atomic war!
A demon dog-- The symbol of their destruction! --As our own is forecast in the prophecies we've inherited!! Donovan had watched life evolve on Transilvane, and by film had prepared it for its own doom!
As far-out as it sounds, somehow my mind alone was catapulted forward through time into my own future! I can only guess-- but I somehow switched minds with myself-- meaning Superman's mind is now in the Superboy body I left behind in Smallville thirteen years ago!
A criminal with all my super-powers... who's found a way to slip in and out of the Phantom Zone at will! If she's as cunning and sinister as she seems to be-- this master plan of hers is bound to be a killer!
Uh-uh -- No more Superboy! From now on it's Superman!!
That's just the beginning! Next, I intend to hunt up some heavy duty super-help! And then, I'm going to track down Mongul, no matter where in the universe he may be hiding-- and recover the crystal key... or die trying!
My stubborn pal always keeps trying to handle dangerous situations by himself! Wonder how he'd do on his own?
I hate to brag, Supergirl, but we did a great job! Maybe we'll visit the planet in a few years and see what sort of society develops... It could prove interesting...
So this is 2956! What a difference time makes! Now I know how Rip Van Winkle felt!
Surprised, eh? The Black Knight isn't from the past. He's a friend of mine who let me encase him in a specially insulated iceberg to play this trick on you!
Ar-Val, some day, some how, I'll find a way to restore you to life! You were too eager for fame and you made mistakes, but at the end... you proved to be the finest Superman of all.
Edge is the kind of man you don't like at first... But gradually, you get to hate him! He forbade Clark Kent to aid those people... But he didn't say anything about Superman!
I'm the worst enemy the planet has! Disposal of the ants is no great task-- Their size would have doomed them soon, anyway! There-- That toss will keep them headed away from Earth-- for eternity! And-- me? Should I follow them? Should I fly away... Lose myself in the vastness between the stars... And never return? It seems to be the single choice I have... To leave this good, green place-- My adopted home, my friends! I'll allow myself one last look... at Lois--
Ridicule... Laughter! So soon, they've forgotten all I've done... my years of service... of sacrifice! I guess I'm being bitter-- And I don't care! I've a right to bitterness... No man has a better right! I've denied myself the comforts of home... family... to continue helping these... ingrates! I thought they admired me... for myself! I've lived in a fool's paradise!
I've had a taste of the glory of being normal! To win through determination... courage... To be no more than himself-- and no less! For years I've been dreaming of working and living as a plain man-- without the responsibilities... the loneliness... of Superman!
Wait!-- Look! The flames... the cracks...! I can't see any sign of life-- anywhere! Oh, dear Lord... What have we done? For our own selfish ends, we've destroyed-- everything! Forgive me, forgive me...
It was good helping out my alien friends in this star-system... But it's even better to be heading back to the home-front! Earth wouldn't need a Superman if it weren't for the trouble-makers among the human race!
Now, do me a favor... Forget you're a demon newshen--! --Forget you're the bravest woman on three continents... And just-- Stay put!
Let's get something straight! Sure-- I rebuilt your homes, but that's because an earthquake is something you can't handle-- Something you can't safeguard yourselves against-- But you must not count on a Superman to patch up your lives every time you have a crisis-- or disaster-- Young Manuel here-- has the right idea! When the rest of you backed down to Harley, Manuel refused to knuckle under... You don't need a Superman! What you really need is a super-will to be guardians of your own destiny!
L'Drr-- You can take your threat and stick it in your ear! Now... I'll give you an ultimatum! In one planetary minute, climb into this tin-can with your buddies and shoo yourselves away from our solar system-- And we'll do you the favor of forgetting you!
Go suck a lemon, Luthor! I'll be there in three seconds!
...If Michaels comes to again-- --Clobber him! This time, when his "lights" go out... ...I want them to stay out!
People of Kandor--members of the Science Council--I bring you good news! Since I first rescued your shrunken city from the villainous Brainiac, I've sought a way to restore you to normal size----And I believe at last, I've found it!
You see? Understand? There's no sign left of your ship's crash-landing... which means it happened long, long ago... perhaps hundreds, thousands of years! While you were sleeping, whatever purpose your message had... became meaningless! I am sorry!
Maybe he felt he could truly help people with his gift! But what he failed to realize... was that no mortal can take on the troubles of countless numbers of his fellow-men without paying a heavy price--! No one knows better than I!
For the rest of my life, I'm going to have to live with the knowledge that millions of peaceful Lexorians would still be alive today... if I hadn't journeyed to Lexor determined to bring Luthor to justice!
Enough, Luthor! Today you die! ENOUGH!! I've had it! This time you've gone to far!! Never again will I let you disrupt my life--Never again will you endanger the innocent lives of others--Never again will this planet be damaged by the sadistic machinations of your warped evil genius! NEVER AGAIN!!
I'm going to teach you a lesson, Spider-Man--
As absurd as it sounds, the Red Kryptonite helped!
I should have understood that Jor-El's disdain is the thing I most dreaded! I've beaten it... I suppose I should feel triumph! ...But I don't! It's reminded me of the horrible tragedy that will dog me the rest of my life... And I'm forced to realize that I'd trade all the power-- the glory-- of being Earth's Superman-- for the existence of an ordinary citizen of Krypton!
I think that sets a record-- I've never been Clark for less than a minute before! Lois is in trouble, probably! She generally is! So it becomes a job for... Superman!
You have been fools! Utter fools! You tried to destroy mankind because some people laughed at you! Why didn't you try to show humans you could do something worthwhile... Prove you weren't just a joke...?
Somewhere out there is something that knows what must be-- and strives to make it so! Call it destiny-- or whatever else-- the result is the same! If magic is to be my albatross, I'll live with it! A little humility is good for even a Super-Man!
Even when all the chips are played against me, I know too much about Earthmen-- ...Too much to continue the cycles of pain and suffering they inflict upon themselves and others-- This has been the most frightful time of my life! I was within seconds of murdering a million people... All because I was too afraid to face my own human failings! I suppose there will always be those who fear others... And will seek to destroy them! But more, and more are striving to face their fears... Struggle to overcome them...
You guys are impressive-- The way peacocks are impressive! That is, you strut a lot-- And your mouths are full of pep-- Which leads me to suspect you're trying to convince yourselves of your bravery! Me-- I'm bored!
People used to wonder if the Martian Manhunter could throw as hard a punch as I can! Judging from the condition of my jaw, the answer is a definite yes!
We're like night and day, you and I, and yet, we're closer than we realize, closer than twins, because we complement each other. We fit each other... like hand and glove.
Don't bother trying to start the engine. I just frosted the connection to the gas tank with my super-breath! Even if I hadn't, I could knock this van over with a nudge of my elbow. Come along, and at least spare yourself that embarrassment.
Smart... I always said you were the world's greatest detective!
Batman-- I want to apologize for my ridiculous behavior! Let's shake and be friends!
Arrest my best friend? No-- Please don't ask me to do that!
The Rocket which carried me here opened a space-warp between Krypton and Earth — which explains the appearance of so many Kryptonian artifacts around the planet... like this tape I found on the Moon — inscribed with my father's name — and telling "The Jor-El Story".
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