"Obituary": Clark is forced to write an obituary for Superman in case he dies and tells Jimmy about it when he overhears him saying it's wrong. He states that Perry has told him to write obituaries for three superheroes, including Superman. Jimmy tells him not to worry as that's their job as rep
Superman: Man of Tomorrow #8 is a chapter in the digital-first series Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1 (Digital)) with a cover date of June, 2020.
Synopsis for "Obituary"
Clark is forced to write an obituary for Superman in case he dies and tells Jimmy about it when he overhears him saying it's wrong. He states that Perry has told him to write obituaries for three superheroes, including Superman. Jimmy tells him not to worry as that's their job as reporter and learns the other two superheroes he has to write obituaries are for Guardian and Black Lightning. He suggests writing that Guardian died while saving the S.T.A.R. Labs staff while Black Lighting died fighting Painkiller, leaving Clark surprised with such vivid details.
Olsen runs away after hearing Perry White who also asks Clark about the obituaries. As he responds that they are unimportant to be written so urgently, Perry tells him that the job of a superhero means they can die anytime and how they sold millions of copies when Superman first died. Clark wonders what to write and starts noting down details of his life that people don't about - how his transition from rural to city life was jarring, how his world changed when saw Lois and knew she was everything the moment he saw her. He knows that people will want to learn who he really was if he's dead. He states he has seen humanity show moments of greatness and it's worth safeguarding. But above all he was taught by his parents that a person should use what he has to their utmost extreme.
While looking at the picture of his parents posing alongside him, Clark overhears about fire in an apartment tower and tells Perry he's going to cover, stating that the obituaries can wait, before running outside to change his clothes and fly away to save the day again.
Appearing in "Obituary"
- Superman (Flashback and main story) (Also in a vision)
- Black Lighnting (In a vision)
- Guardian (In a vision)
- Lois Lane (Flashback only)
- Ma Kent (In picture only)
- Pa Kent (In picture only)
- Painkiller (In a vision) (First appearance)
- Dick Grayson (Mentioned only)
- Krypton (Flashback only) (Destroyed)
- Metropolis (Flashback and main story) (Also in a vision)
- Smallville (Mentioned only)
- Kryptonian Rocket (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Deadline"
Clark has been dispatched to cover the announcement of Alex Ewell, owner if the tablod The Sun, that he's running for the position of mayor. Ewell tells the people he'll protect them from the establishment and immigrants, while also stating the Daily Planet prints fake news to target him, pointing toward Clark in the crowd. As he starts receiving jeers, Clark states he's just doing his job and suddenly notices Ewell talking to a guy who seems familiar to him. Clark hers the man telling Ewell telling everything is ready even if Superman shows and decides to investigate.
Calling up Perry to investigate the story, he us told that the deadline can't be changed. He then spots that the man who talked with Ewell and his cohorts are heavily armed. Clark had investigated Ewell's past and learnt that he was owner of small weekly tabloid beforr suddenly moving to Metropolis and buying The Sun. Investigating at the Hall of Justice, he finds that Ewell had made a great amount of money by selling land to J.E. Curtis who was connected to Markovia's royal family and was the same man Ewell met earlier. Clark learns that Curtis has been involved in bombings and decides to follow him. Arriving at a train station, he hears something ticking in the bag of one of Curtis' cohorts but soon gets caught by them.
As Curtis and his cohort hold Clark hostage, he knocks them out and soon discovers the other cohort with a silent bag was the one carrying the bomb. After disposing of the bomb, he learns from him that they wanted to commit a false flag terror attack so people will be whipped up by Ewell's propaganda and vote for him. He also gets told Ewell is working for Markovia and tells him to testify to the police as well. At the Daily Planet, Clark learns that he had testified and hurries to write the exposé on Ewell, but learns that the deadline has expired. Perry however tells him that he already put the presses on hold after learning about Ewell's dirty deeds, giving him enough time.
Appearing in "Deadline"
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Alex Ewell
- J.E. Curtis
- Metropolis Police Department
- Batman (Mentioned only)
- Central Intelligence Agency (Mentioned only)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (Mentioned only)
- Intergang (Mentioned only)
- Interpol (Mentioned only)
- National Security Agency (Mentioned only)
- Washington, D.C.
- Markovia (Mentioned only)
- Missoula (Mentioned only)
- Montana (Mentioned only)
- Topeka (Mentioned only)
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