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"The Anniversary": Lois and Clark explain to their sons why they celebrate their anniversary four days after the actual date of their wedding.

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Quote1.png Clark, we knew going into this was never going to be easy. But us wanting to make this night work so badly... that's more proof of our love to me than any fancy dinner. So as long we continue trying this hard for each other... than I have no doubt we'll be okay. Quote2.png
Lois Lane

Earth-Prime #2 is an issue of the series Earth-Prime (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 2022. It was published on April 19, 2022.

Synopsis for "The Anniversary"

Lois and Clark explain to their sons why they celebrate their anniversary four days after the actual date of their wedding.

Appearing in "The Anniversary"

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  • Intergang (First appearance chronologically)
    • Bruno Mannheim (First appearance) (Flashback only)
    • Elias Orr (First appearance; unnamed) (Flashback only)
    • Loophole (First appearance; unnamed) (Flashback only)
    • Hi-Tech (First appearance; unnamed) (Flashback only)
    • Phillip Karnowsky (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
    • Sleez (First appearance; unnamed) (Flashback only)
    • Toyman (Cosmo Krank) (First appearance) (Flashback only)
      • Mechanical Monsters (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Lobo (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Nuclear Man (First appearance) (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Metropolis Fire Department (Cameo)
  • Perry White (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
  • Stan (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Bibbo (Mentioned only)
  • Agent Duvall (Mentioned only)
  • Maxima (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Father's Day"

Clark Kent remembers his late adoptive father on the day he gets his first solo article published.

Appearing in "Father's Day"

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  • Councilman Hatch (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Controlled Burn"

In an alternate universe, the boy who will grow up to be Superman loses his loving adoptive parents in a car crash and is placed in an abusive foster home. A few years later, his super-hearing develops, allowing him to hear the father beating the mother at night. He confronts the man and accidentally kills him with his heat vision, and the horrified woman chases him out of the house. He is quickly arrested and taken to a government facility, but he escapes with his newfound super-strength. He finds the rocket that brought him to Earth locked up in the facility, and it gives him Jor-El's Sunstone.

He flees to the Amazon rainforest, where the Sunstone creates a Fortress of Solitude for him and he meets the hologram of Jor-El, who tells him that he is Kal-El, the last son of Krypton. Kal-El tells his father how humanity has mistreated him, and Jor-El says that he must save them from themselves. Kal-El trains for years to reach the full potential of his powers, and then reveals himself to the world as Superman. For twenty years Superman tries to inspire humanity to be better, but it seems that mankind's basic nature cannot change, as evil still persists.

Eventually, he meets his brother Tal-Rho, who tells him his plan to remake Earth as a new Krypton. As leading by example had failed, Superman joins Tal-Rho's cause and together the brothers destroy Metropolis in seven minutes. Superman ruthlessly crushes all resistance until only John Henry Irons stands against them. He fights Irons in space but he disappears through a dimensional rift. Meanwhile a shadowy figure watches them through a portal.

Appearing in "Controlled Burn"

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  • Magog (Nora's Future) (Unnamed) (Narrator) (Cameo)
  • Smallville Police Department (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Superman's adoptive parents (Only appearance; dies)
  • Superman's foster father (Only appearance; dies)
  • Superman's foster mother (Single appearance)
  • Superman's foster brothers (Single appearance)
  • Kryptonians (Mentioned only)
  • Lois Lane (Mentioned only)
  • United States Government (Mentioned only)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche (Mentioned only)

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Notes

  • The Anniversary marks the first appearance of many Superman Villains, including Bruno Mannheim, Lobo and Nuclear Man.
  • Controlled Burn tells the origin story of the black suited Superman from John Henry Irons' world.
  • The first appendix, Nat's War Journal, which is written by Andrew N. Wong, shows Natalie Irons' prototypes and weapon projects for his father' war against the evil Superman.
  • The second appendix, which is written by Adam Mallinger, shows many newspapers from the Inverse World.
    • It reveals for the first time that the Inverse World's Earth is cube-shaped like its comic counterparts, Htrae and Earth 29.
    • The Daily Planet version from the Inverse World is called The Planet Weekly.
    • Jordan and Jonathan Kent's counterpart are referred to as Jordan-El and Jonathan-El.
    • They are also mentioned some investigations about Star City riots.

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