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"Fortress": This story is reprinted from Superman: Secret Identity #3.



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Synopsis for "Fortress"

This story is reprinted from Superman: Secret Identity #3.

Years later, Clark Kent continues writing, becoming a well-renowned author by many. He and Lois, also a successful environmental designer, build an isolated house in Maine, where Clark can work in peace and where Lois has a haven from traveling. Clark continues helping people, expanding his influence as far as Africa. There he helps innocents, but also attracts a lot of attention from the government, who are still trying to capture him. Lois then reveals that she is pregnant with twins. Because of this new responsibility, Clark decides the only way safegaurd his family is to make a deal with the government.

His first attempts fails as mutual distrust quickly pits them agaisnt one another. Clark retreats and tries a less direct approach. He places a Superman figurine on the desk of the the director of the CIA, replaces military guns with butter, and even switches nuclear missiles on a carrier in the Atlantic with nuclear missiles from a carrier in the Pacific. He leaves a note for a government agent to meet him at the Washington Monument. There he makes a deal: the government agrees to get off his back, and Clark would help out the government from time to time. When Lois goes into labor, Clark is called by the government to help them take down a terrorist group. Although he takes out the group effectively, he misses his children being born. Clark then promises to do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

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Synopsis for "Tomorrow"

This story is reprinted from Superman: Secret Identity #4.

Years have passed. Clark and Lois have established successful careers. Their daughters, Jane and Carol kent visit them on Christmas where they celebrate. Clark and Lois both realize that Clark's powers are fading. He now has to concentrate hard to utilize his powers, compared to when he was in his youth and it was more natural to him.

Over time Clark becomes more comfortable with Agent Malloy. However, he still keeps his distance from him, remembering the time he was captured by the same people. Agent Malloy implies that the government doesn't need him as badly as before, that they had agents who were easier to control. This intrigues Clark, who decides to learn more about his past and if there are other super-powered beings. Clark learns of government research of superpowers and concludes that meteor strikes in Kansas when he was young somehow gave him his powers. Clark and Lois then worry about their children and if what Clark had could be passed on. At first they test their daughters with lifting heavy things, or asking them questions, but they quickly stop. Their daughters eventually reveal themselves to their parents, confessing that their powers had developed in their teens.

On another meeting with Agent Malloy, Malloy reveals that he had known Clark's real identity all along, but out of respect for him, decided not to report it and has destroyed any evidence that could lead back to Clark. Malloy tells Clark that he can "retire" from working with the government and that while he won't receive a medal, his country thanks him. He also says that the incident with the laboratory happened before his appointment to the taskforce, and while he can't guarantee it, he likes to believe he would have done things differently.

Years later, Clark now lives in a world where people with super-powers coexist with society. Because of this, there have been many advancements in medical and technological sciences and have developed things like flying cars. Clark has published his book, which entails his research on metahumans and his origins, still careful to omit him and his family. Carol is still dating around while Jane has had children of her own, jokingly naming them Clark, Jimmy, and Perry. Retired, and now serene with his life, he sometimes goes flying with daughters and Jane's oldest, Perry. He finds himself watching a lot of sunsets.

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  • This book was first published on November 30, 2011.
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