"Down for the Count": The Justice League International responds to a call from a smashed big-rig outside of Bucyrus, Ohio, and follows the trail of senseless destruction left by the beast responsible. Once the mysterious creature sights Blue Beetle's Bug, it throws a tree trunk through it, f
- "Trouble" isn't the word, Superman! I'm telling you right now -- it's like doomsday is here!
Synopsis for "Down for the Count"
The Justice League International responds to a call from a smashed big-rig outside of Bucyrus, Ohio, and follows the trail of senseless destruction left by the beast responsible. Once the mysterious creature sights Blue Beetle's Bug, it throws a tree trunk through it, forcing the JLI to land and engage the beast in battle. It systematically takes the team apart, finishing by punching Booster Gold into the stratosphere.
In the meantime, Superman is interviewed on television by Cat Grant, cutting it short as he learns the network is broadcasting an emergency report on the Ohio battle. Booster Gold is caught in mid-air by Superman, and declares "It's like Doomsday is here", thus providing the monster with a name.
Appearing in "Down for the Count"
- This story continues in Superman #74 as part of the Death of Superman storyline.
- This issue is reprinted in the 1993 Death of Superman as well as the 2016 The Death of Superman trade paperbacks.
Links and References
The events from this issue or series are related to The Death and Return of Superman, a retroactively named trilogy in which Superman is killed by the monster Doomsday. Later, four superheroes debut in Metropolis who claim or are assumed to be reincarnations of him—the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, and Superboy. Meanwhile, Superman is brought back to life.
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