"Against the Odds": Lois tells Jimmy to take pictures of a heated protest against legalization of casinos before going to the municipal council meeting regarding the issue. Council President Andrew Davidson asks the public for their views and receives a great amount of opposition to the proposal
Superman Giant (Volume 2) #2 is an issue of the series Superman Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of April, 2020. It was published on February 14, 2020.
- 1 Synopsis for "Against the Odds"
- 2 Appearing in "Against the Odds"
- 3 Synopsis for "Fakeouts"
- 4 Appearing in "Fakeouts"
- 5 Synopsis for "Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek"
- 6 Appearing in "Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek"
- 7 Synopsis for "Escape from Dinosaur Island, Part Two"
- 8 Appearing in "Escape from Dinosaur Island, Part Two"
- 9 See Also
- 10 Recommended Reading
- 11 Links and References
Synopsis for "Against the Odds"
Lois tells Jimmy to take pictures of a heated protest against legalization of casinos before going to the municipal council meeting regarding the issue. Council President Andrew Davidson asks the public for their views and receives a great amount of opposition to the proposal. Clark butts in to ask about concerns of increase in organized crime due to gambling legalization, since Lois had been barred for questioning him about misuse of the city's funds, but Davidson dismisses the question.
While talking with Lois, Clark hears police chatter about a robbery at a jewellery store and goes away to stop it. Lois meanwhile tells Jimmy to question Davidson and tells him to get over his anxiety. As the robbers struggle to find enough jewellery worth paying back their debt, Superman arrives and notices they've never used a gun before since their firearms are unloaded. He subdues them both and returns the stolen jewellery before turning the two in. It is revealed that the Gambler expected this to happen and was betting on it.
Later at the Daily Planet, Clark requests Perry to let him investigate the sudden increase in non-violent crime by people who never committed a crime before, including the two robbers Superman stopped. Perry refuses and tells him to help out Lois on the casino legalization news. It turns out the Gambler is taking in bets for where Superman will be next. It turns out he orchestrated the robbery to win his bets and is now making a woman set a building on fire so those who lost the bet on the robbery and bet on Superman not being there, can't pay off their debt.
Superman later saves a girl from a building of Luthor Properties that had been set on fire and learns from the woman behind it that she was made to do it by those she is in debt to. She refuses to reveal who she owed the debt to out of fear of being arrested and he promises to send someone who'll keep her secret. Clark later meets the woman Elise Ellery in his journalist disguise and learns that the Gambler made him do it. Back at home he starts drinking pop out of regret and explains to Lois how the Gambler is taking bets from people on where he will go.
Lois tells Clark that she investigated the robbery he earlier stopped and one of the robbers stated that he was told by two goons to rob and one of them mentioned the warehouses at the old port. Clark immediately goes to check and destroys the Gambler's lair. After subduing all his goons, he learns from him that he was told to make these bets from the city hall in order to be able to build a casino. The council president Davidson is soon arrested for his involvement and Clark refuses eating out with Lois, stating he has to write an article about the betting money being returned to the people Gambler took it from.
Appearing in "Against the Odds"
- The Gambler (First appearance)
- Andrew Davidson
- Atlantic City (Mentioned only)
- Kansas (Mentioned only)
- Kent Farm (Mentioned only)
- Daily Planet
- Kaine's Jewelers
Synopsis for "Fakeouts"
This story is reprinted from Supergirl (Volume 5) #55.
Bizarro-Girl is revealed to be from Bizarro World. Bizarro #1 put her in a rocket to escape the threat called Godship. Now she is on Earth and has kidnapped Jimmy Olsen. As she is about to eat him, Supergirl frees herself from the rock statue she was placed in. In a flashback she is shown how to vibrate her molecules through solid surfaces from the Flash. Cat Grant plans to expose Lana as Supergirl's 'Daily Planet Informant'. But before she can tell Perry White about her scoop, she is distracted by a package from a fan ... 'another' package. Supergirl and Bizarro-Girl continue to brawl. Supergirl saves Gangbuster and slams Bizarro-Girl with a left hook that sends her away from populated areas of the city. As Bizarro-Girl squeals with joy. Freeing Dr. Light, she theorizes that solar radiation will depower Bizarro- Girl the way red sun radiation depowers her. With Bizarro-Girl suddenly depowered, Supergirl dispatches her with a flick of the finger. With Bizarro-Girl unconscious, Dr. Light callously talks about imprisoning and studying her. She flashes back to when Alura tortured Reactron. To stop Dr. Light from capturing Bizarro-Girl, Kara punches her. Rather than letting Bizarro-Girl suffer on Earth, Supergirl plans to take her back home. Piling into the rocket, she plots a flight back to the Bizarro world.
Appearing in "Fakeouts"
- Supergirl (Flashback and main story)
- Bizarro-Girl (Flashback and main story)
- Bizarro (Flashback only)
- Bizarro Lois Lane (Flashback only)
- Bizarro Jimmy Olsen (Flashback only)
- Bizarro Lex Luthor (Flashback only) (Statue only)
- Bizarro Mxyzptlk (Flashback only) (Statue only)
- Bizarro Brainiac (Flashback only) (Statue only)
- Godship (First appearance)
- Zor-El (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #867.
Deep in space, Brainiac coasts in his ship. His computer seeks a Kryptonian, but fails to locate it. Imperturbable, Brainiac heads to the next world.
Back at the Fortress, Supergirl sees the Brainiac probe and assures Superman that it isn't Brainiac. Kal tries to explain he has fought Brainiac in the past and his enemy takes different shapes, but Kara reiterates that neither of those Brainiacs were the real deal. No one has ever seen the real Brainiac. Brainiac sends off probes to explore a planet before plundering it.
Superman gets shocked when Supergirl begins to tremble with fear. Kara tells every Kryptonian feared Brainiac. Several decades ago, his androids invaded Kandor and killed dozens of people before Brainiac himself stole the city. Agitated, she burns the probe, upset at seeing Brainiac again. Her cousin hugs her to calm her down and she hugs him back. Kara goes on about the thousands of people killed or missing because of Brainiac, one of them her friend Thara. Sometimes she wishes she was like him and didn't remember Krypton. Maybe then they wouldn't miss it.
Afterwards, Clark visits his parents. While having lunch, he states he has to rescue all people kidnapped by Brainiac. Martha is frightened, but Clark states the reason Brainiac has sent so many probes in the past is because is looking for him. Later Clark spends time with Pa and they talk about what it was like growing up. Jonathan trusts him to do the right thing, and Clark engraves "World's Greatest Dad" on a horsehoe before taking off for Metropolis.
At the Daily Planet, Clark meets his wife. Both spouses are concerned with Kara and Cat Grant's editorial. Lois also advises her husband to come back as soon as possible before someone kills Steve Lombard.
Superman gets in a Kryptonian rocketship and flies deep into space, seeking Brainiac and studying findings by Non about Brainiac on Krypton. He finds probes attacking a planet, and finds himself unable to stop the "bottling" process.
Brainiac's ship fires a missile at the sun. Whatever payload it is carrying sets off a chain reaction that blows apart the star and the planet together with it.
Superman is left unconscious. Brainiac's ship pulls him in.
Appearing in "Brainiac, Part II: Hide and Seek"
- Jimmy Olsen
- Steve Lombard
- Ron Troupe
- General Zod (Flashback only)
- Non (Flashback only)
- Ursa (Flashback only)
- Kryptonian Science Council (Flashback only)
- Thara Ak-Var (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Escape from Dinosaur Island, Part Two"
This story is reprinted from Superman (Volume 4) #9.
Superman and Superboy are suddenly being shot by Captain William Storm, the sole survivor of the Losers. Superman effortlessly disarmed Storm and show him that he and his son are not a threat. Later, Captain Storm explains to Superman and Superboy of how he survived on the island. He was picked up by a pterodactyl in which it took him to its nest and feed its young. Fortunately, Storm was able to fought off and slowly traveled his way back to the cave where he finds John Cloud's epitaph. Since then, Captain Storm has been fighting for survival and remained ignorant of how World War II ended or how the world changed. Though Superman explained to him on how World War II won, Captain Storm is not interested about the "when" in which he already knows that his time is long gone.
Superman propose Captain Storm's help to find the transporter device given how Storm is familiar with the layout of the island. But before that, Captain Storm pays his respect to John Cloud, Gunner, and Sarge. Afterward, Superboy shows a drawing of the transporter to Storm, who immediately recognize it as he previously saw it before and is currently in the possession of some "thing" that is very dangerous. Superman makes a new wooden leg for Storm. Before the trio make their journey, Storm has also tamed a pterodactyl - he explains to Superman and Superboy that he killed the adult pterodactyl and fed it to its young, and was able to domesticate them. One of which he named his mount after actress Myrna Loy.
The three travel across to the other side of the island where the creatures there are more distinctive from the other dinosaurs. They then find user of the transporter sitting on top of a pile of World War II planes and weapons: a giant albino ape who possesses a cybernetic eye similar to the one on the giant octopus that Superman and Superboy previously fought. Apparently the ape has control over all the creatures in the vicinity and commands them to attack the heroes. A savage battle ensues and Superboy is able to find the transporter. Superman grabs the crystal from the ape's cybernetic eye. But as the transporter activates, Captain Storm chose to stay and preventing the creatures from going through the teleportation.
Superman, Superboy, and Krypto are back at the Fortress of Solitude. But the crystal that Superman acquired has disappeared during the transit. Superman and Superboy are left to contemplate on what exactly happened. The fate of the object that Superman brought with him is left in the possession of a shadowed out figure who stares at a cybernetic octopus.
Appearing in "Escape from Dinosaur Island, Part Two"
- Adolf Hitler (Mentioned only)
- Benito Mussolini (Mentioned only)
- Central Intelligence Agency (Mentioned only)
- Hideki Tojo (Mentioned only)
- Lois Lane (Mentioned only)
- Losers (Mentioned only)
- Office of Strategic Services (Mentioned only)
- Crystal Eye
- Teleportation Device
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 3)
- Supergirl (Volume 4)
- Supergirl (Volume 5)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 6)
- Worlds' Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 7)