Collects Alan Moore's seminal story Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, detailing the final adventure of the Pre-Crisis Superman. Introduction by Paul Kupperberg, relating then-Superman editor Julius Schwartz's account of the story's development process.
Stores are drawn from the following:
- Superman #423 ("Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Part 1")
- Action Comics #583 ("Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Part 2")
- This collection was later supplanted by a "deluxe" edition, which collects all its material (including Kupperberg's introduction) alongside two other Superman stories by Alan Moore.
- This collection modifies Superman #423's opening splash to remove both the credits and the introductory "This is an imaginary story..." speech, relegating both to individual pages preceding the story; this change is not retained by the deluxe edition.