"When It Rains, God is Crying - (Quicksand)": At the Daily Planet in Metropolis, city editor James McCullough is furious that Lois is taking so long with her missing children story. He tells Janice Denton to find Lois and to put pressure on her to finish the story.
- Janice, remind Lois for me that she's a reporter, not a social worker.
Synopsis for "When It Rains, God is Crying - (Quicksand)"
At the Daily Planet in Metropolis, city editor James McCullough is furious that Lois is taking so long with her missing children story. He tells Janice Denton to find Lois and to put pressure on her to finish the story.
Lois meanwhile, is down at police headquarters speaking with inspector Bill Henderson. She asks him about the recent Baby Doe found in the South River, but Henderson has no more leads on the child's identity.
Lois continues to research her story and visits the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zelinsky. Their three-year-old daughter, Patty, was a victim of an abduction, but fortunately for the Zelinskys, police were able to recover her. Young Patty however, traumatized by the event, has not spoken a word since returning to her family.
Lois leaves the Zelinsky home and runs into Clark and Lana. She fears that Lana may be trying to scoop her on the story and flies into a rage. Clark tries to calm her down, but it is obvious to him that this story is shaking Lois' nerves to the core. Lois turns on her heel and storms away in a huff.
When she arrives back at the Daily Planet, Perry White tells her that the clock is ticking and she has a deadline to meet. Lois' next stop is a halfway house in Suicide Slum. She meets some of the runaway children as well as a group of concerned parents. A councilor named Mister Cortez allows Lois to sit in on a focus group session.
The following day, Lois visits the home of millionaire named Mister Dillon. Mister Dillon's wife has left him and has taken their only child with her. Lois tries to pry a story out of him, but Dillon breaks down and calls the police. The officers arrive and forcibly escort Lois from the Dillon estate.
While Lois continues researching her missing children piece, Lana Lang follows up on the Baby Doe report. The city instructs the police department to bury the child's remains and Henderson has the police department finance the expense for the child's funeral. Lois, Lana, Clark and Lucy Lane all attend the funeral. Lois is finally ready to publish her piece, and she mends bridges with Lana and Lucy.
Appearing in "When It Rains, God is Crying - (Quicksand)"
- Bill Henderson (Final appearance)
- Clark Kent
- James McCullough
- Jimmy Olsen (Final appearance)
- Lana Lang
- Lucy Lane (Final appearance)
- Perry White (Final appearance)
- Bob (a reporter)
- Fred (a reporter)
- James (a reporter)
- Janice Denton
- Joan (a parent)
- Joe Zelinsky (Flashback only)
- Karen (a reporter)
- Max (a child)
- Mister Cortez (a social worker)
- Mister Dillon (a millionaire)
- Mister Wagman (a parent)
- Mort (a reporter)
- Mrs. King (a parent)
- Patty Zelinsky
- Sheila (a parent)
- Tommy (a parent)
- Final issue.
- This two-issue limited series is set in the short period where the Pre-Crisis Lois Lane of Earth-One (and all her supporting characters, including Superman) existed on the post-Crisis New Earth. This period ended when the effects of the Crisis "caught up" with Superman's cast in The Man of Steel #1.
- This issue contains a two-page missing children awareness editorial written by Mindy Newell.
- Superman appears only as Clark Kent in this issue.
- This is the final appearance of the Earth-One Inspector Bill Henderson. The revised Post-Crisis Henderson makes his first appearance in Adventures of Superman #424.
- This is the final appearance of the Earth-One Jimmy Olsen. The revised Post-Crisis Olsen makes his first appearance in The Man of Steel #2.
- This is the final appearance of the Earth-One Lucy Lane. The revised Post-Crisis Lucy Lane makes her first appearance in The Man of Steel #5.
- This is the final appearance of the Earth-One Perry White. The revised Post-Crisis White makes his first appearance in The Man of Steel #2.
- It is revealed in this issue that Lana Lang was briefly married and had a child at some point in her recent past. The child was murdered by foreign terrorists who removed its ear and sent it in a package to Lana's attention.
- Superman Family Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1)
- Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)