"Creation Story": Clark leaves his apartment, but Lois doesn't give him a second look. Steel leaves his own house, leaving Nat to watch TV alone. Then the pair carries a huge apparatus across the face of the world. Steel attempts to explain it to Superman, but it is beyond him. All he knows is,
Appearing in "Creation Story"
- Cyborg Superman
Synopsis for "Creation Story"
Clark leaves his apartment, but Lois doesn't give him a second look. Steel leaves his own house, leaving Nat to watch TV alone. Then the pair carries a huge apparatus across the face of the world. Steel attempts to explain it to Superman, but it is beyond him. All he knows is, this machine will let them transport the ghost fortress. Setting the machinery at the South Pole, the two stand back as the ghost fortress is siphoned out of the air. Amidst the cords and wires of the machine, a strange humanoid creature sits.
Somewhere in Metropolis, the Cybermoths and their leader Luna prepare to contact the Overmind. As Luna contacts him, she tells him how Steel and Superman formed a tesseract in Steel's lab.
After Superman decided to build his fortress in the tesseract, the two began to modify the Steelworks to handle the task. Superman traveled the world to collect the raw materials that would be required to reconstruct the fortress. Then they construct a containment sphere around the tesseract to allow them to transport it and keep people out. Unknown to the heroes, Luna had an agent in the Steelworks the whole time, and now he resides in the Specnap (the capturing machine). Finishing her communication, Luna rallies the Cybermoths.
Returning to the Steelworks, Superman and Steel set the Specnap down. Steel fires up the machinery and Superman, Kelex, and the fortress are ejected into the tesseract. Steel suddenly begins to get some strange readings, and asks Natasha to check out the Specnap. She finds the Cybermoth, now integrated directly into the machinery. She begins to warn her Uncle, but suddenly the Steelworks is filled with Moths everywhere. They bind Steel to the wall and hold Natasha under armed watch.
Inside the fortress, raw materials begin to pour in to reconstruct the fortress. The particles of matter flow around Superman, as the fortress literally rebuilds itself. It is not an exact replica, however. The Kryptonian technology is integrating with the Earth's and forming a hybrid. The new fortress even has a portal to the Phantom Zone. Suddenly, Superman sees visions of battlesuits, cubic worlds, and flying dogs. He is overwhelmed by what is happening and collapses to the ground. Suddenly he notices a Cybermoth climbing over the portal to the Phantom Zone, and before he can stop him the Phantom Zone is opened. Out of the Phantom Zone comes the Cyborg Superman.
Henshaw attacks Superman as Luna and her Cybermths invade the fortress. Outside in the Steelworks, the sudden appearance of Boris (Natasha's friend) gives Steel the chance to escape and start beating the hordes of Moths. Inside the fortress Superman and Cyborg continue to fight as Luna attempts to seize the fortress. As Superman lies on the ground, tiny Kandorians suddenly appear from out of the Phantom Zone and rescue Superman. Kandor was saved from the destruction of the fortress by escaping to the Phantom Zone. There they found the Cyborg, and now they are taking him back. Free from distraction, Superman quickly stops the two Cybermoths assisting Luna. Afraid, Luna flees, but falls into the Phantom Zone. Superman starts to go after her, but Kelex stops him. As he closes the portal, Superman vows one day to save Luna.
Exiting the tesseract, Superman helps Steel with the remaining Moths. Then the two relocate the tesseract out of the Steelworks. Opening the portal, Superman and Steel enter the fortress. Superman walks up to a chest and produces a cape from within. On the back of the cape, is the 'S' insignia. He hands it to Steel, his "partner" in Metropolis. The two fly back to Metropolis together.
- This story takes place two weeks after the second story in Superman: The Man of Steel #99.
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