A stranger named Atlas turns up in Metropolis and challenges Superman to a fight to the death, intending to conquer the city and then taking over the world after being done with the Man of Steel. Atlas is powerful enough to force Superman to fight for his life in spite of Supergirl and Krypto backing the Kryptonian hero. But who is backing Atlas after stealing him from his own time?
- Superman #677 (The Coming of Atlas, Part 1: The World on His Shoulders)
- Superman #678 (The Coming of Atlas Part 2: Time Lost)
- Superman #679 (The Coming of Atlas, Part 3: All That's Red and Blue Falls Down)
- Superman #680 (The Coming of Atlas, Part 4: Man of Yore, Dog of Tomorrow)
- 1st Issue Special #1 (Atlas)
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