"How Much Can One Man Hate?": Superman returns a pair of killer androids sent to kill him from Lex Luthor, asking why he keeps attacking Superman. Luthor denies his involvement, and checks how much money Superman cost him today. He visits a new statue of t
Synopsis for "How Much Can One Man Hate?"
Superman returns a pair of killer androids sent to kill him from Lex Luthor, asking why he keeps attacking Superman. Luthor denies his involvement, and checks how much money Superman cost him today. He visits a new statue of the man of steel, to devise another scheme.
At a subway station, Superman arrives just in time to see the Parasite being apprehended by a new, similar superhero calling himself "Superior-Man". The look-alike asserts that he is stronger than Superman and is here to replace him as the hero of Metropolis.
Over time, Superior-Man defeats countless villains and is endorsed by Luthor, reducing Superman to carrying out lesser deeds. Superior-Man confronts Superman, then starts attacking him with kryptonite-vision. Superman throws a car at him, revealing him to be Metallo, who is disoriented and enraged at Luthor for brainwashing him.
Metallo goes to exact his revenge, but Superman stops him by detaching his kryptonite heart. Superman then yells at Luthor for squandering his resources on trying to destroy him. Back at LexCorp, Luthor contemplates this, but decides to increase his budget and concoct a perfect evil plan.
In a flashback, a seven-year-old Luthor builds a model of LexCorp in his room, vowing to become someone Metropolis will look up to.
Appearing in "How Much Can One Man Hate?"
- Superior-Man (First appearance as Superior Man)
- Lex Luthor (Flashback and main story)
- Mercy Graves
- Lois Lane
- Jimmy Olsen
- Perry White
- Metropolis Special Crimes Unit
- Angela Chen
- Batman (On a TV or computer screen) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Mr. Luthor (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
- Collected in Superman Adventures: The Never-Ending Battle.
- Mercy refers to the time Luthor made a robot duplicate of Superman in Superman Adventures #1.
- This issue takes place after the Superman (1996 TV Series) Episode: Monkey Fun.
- DC Animated Universe Recommended Reading
- Adventures in the DC Universe (Volume 1)
- The Batgirl Adventures #1
- Batman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman Adventures (Volume 2)
- The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years (Volume 1)
- The Batman Adventures: Mad Love
- The Batman and Robin Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman and Superman Adventures: World's Finest
- Batman Beyond (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 2)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 4)
- Batman Beyond Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond Universe (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman: Harley and Ivy (Volume 1)
- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - The Animated Movie #1
- Gotham Girls (Volume 1)
- Justice League Adventures (Volume 1)
- Justice League Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Superman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Superman & Batman Magazine (Volume 1)