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"Deadline": Clark prepares for both finishing a story for the Daily Planet and arriving to a lunch with Bruce and Diana. Perry yells at Clark that the Daily Planet doesn't have anything to publish, while Bruce is worried that Clark won't make it in time. Clark calls Bruce and Diana to te

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Superman Red and Blue #3 is an issue of the series Superman Red and Blue (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2021. It was published on May 18, 2021.

Synopsis for "Deadline"

Clark prepares for both finishing a story for the Daily Planet and arriving to a lunch with Bruce and Diana. Perry yells at Clark that the Daily Planet doesn't have anything to publish, while Bruce is worried that Clark won't make it in time. Clark calls Bruce and Diana to tell them that he will do his best to make it in time. Despite this setback, Bruce is confident Clark will arrive, but Diana thinks that Clark's job as Superman is more important that his friendship with them. Bruce and Diana make a ten-thousand dollar bet: if Clark makes it in time, Diana will donate the money to rural agriculture renewal; but if Clark doesn't make it, Bruce will donate the money to journalism education.

Clark puts on his Superman uniform and goes on to solve problems all over Metropolis, while Bruce and Diana talk about their own different perspectives on Superman's life. As Superman puts out a fire and finds bombs hidden across the city, Diana says that Superman can't just fly one mile without finding someone to help. Superman then captures a group of criminals and handles them to the police, while Bruce says that Superman can do anything he sets his mind out to do, with time to spare.

Diana says that Superman is unlike Batman or Wonder Woman. Batman would just tie criminals up and vanish into an alley, while Wonder Woman would just throw them into prison, but Superman is polite: he would talk to the authorities and spend some time with bystanders. Bruce says that Diana might know Superman, but Bruce knows Clark and Clark enjoys journalism and deadlines because they make him feel human. Suddenly, Clark reaches his seat at the table, allowing Bruce to win the bet.

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Synopsis for "Kilg%re City"

Superman arrives at New Mexico to find the Justice League fighting Kilg%re, who has joined forces with a group of Manhunters and they've built a techno-organic citadel in the middle of New Mexico. Booster Gold is attacked by Kilg%re, who has assumed the form of Doomsday for a fight, but Superman and Booster, as this copy is significantly weaker than the original Doomsday. Superman observes that the Manhunters are acting more child-like and territorial than usual and Cyborg believes this must be Kilg%re's programming affecting them.

Cyborg tries to hack into Kilg%re's systems while Superman defeats a Kilg%re replica in the form of a Brainiac drone and flies deep into the Citadel alongside Hawkgirl. Once there, they find two hostages, S.T.A.R. Labs scientists who were investigating the citadel until they were captured by Kilg%re. Suddenly, a Manhunter with Cyborg-Superman embedded into its chest attacks Superman, while Hawkgirl evacuates the civillians.

Cyborg uses his digital powers to weaken Kilg%re, allowing Superman to incapacitate the Manhunter and Henshaw and manually disconnect Kilg%re from the citadel. Kilg%re explains that the citadel was an abandoned Manhunter base that he reactivated because he feared loneliness and didn't want to be alone anymore. Superman understands Kilg%re's actions, even if he doesn't condone them, and as the Justice League arrives at the scene, Superman tells Kilg%re to just ask nicely to the world to open itself to him and people will never have to be alone again.

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Synopsis for "A Man Most Saved"

At the WGBS newsroom, Cat Grant begins to interview Dr. Charles Miles, a man who has been saved by Superman multiple times. Miles admitted that sometimes, he felt depressed and down-on-his luck, but whenever Superman saved him, Miles felt inspired to do something good with his life. He even had four opportunities to have lunch with Superman, but unfortunately, the Man of Steel never finished his lunch because he had something to take care of. Miles didn't mind, though.

Cat asks Miles about the time he saved Superman and Miles explains that, on his way to work, he found Superman lying on the city park with a bullet wound on his chest. He was attacked by a group of robots who shoot him with Kryptonite bullets. Using his training as a combat medic, Miles removed the bullet from Superman's body while Superman defeated the robots attacking him. For the first time in his life, Miles had saved Superman and ever since that day, Miles had kept his surgical knife as a lucky charm.

Suddenly, a member of Cat's crew reveals himself to be an assassin and tries to kill Miles in order to prevent him from saving Superman again. He uses a red Kryptonite laser on Miles, but Superman tanks the shot with his body, giving Miles enough time to stab the assassin and knock him out. Now, Superman has saved Miles 13 times, while this is the second time Miles has saved Superman.

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Synopsis for "Something To Hold On To"

Superman has taken a group of children from a group home for homeless children for a tour ride of the Fortress of Solitude. As he shows his souvenirs and mementos to the children, Superman briefly remembers his time with his parents on Krypton. He remembers they gave him a small teddy bear so that he could, in some way, remember them. Unfortunately, an uninvited guest has infiltrated the Fortress of Solitude: Toyman.

As Superman entertains the children with the wonders of the Fortress, Toyman grows interested in the Superman's forbidden vault. After a day that seemed to last a lifetime, Superman prepares to take the children home, until he notices two children are missing from the main group. He finds the two boys, Jackson and Roman, staring at the forbidden vault, but as he returns the boys to the group, Toyman reveals himself and unleashes two of his new robots against Superman. One of those robots was disguised as a teddy bear belonging to one of the children.

Determined to protect his home and the children, Superman fights with unyielding resolve. The fight is difficult, but Superman emerges victories and ensures the children's safety. One of the children, a small girl, is sad that she lost her toy, even if it was a murderous robot, but Superman replaces it with the teddy bear his parents gave him long ago.

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Synopsis for "Little Star"

News reports all over the world inform that a mysterious space object will hit Earth in a matter of hours. Superman, who was flying across space in order to investigate a recently-built space colony, stumbles upon the object right past Mars. At first, he considers pushes the object away, but there would be no guarantee that the object wouldn't crash into some other world.

Superman decides to use his heat vision to carefully slice the object into smaller pieces, but suddenly an eye in the surface of the object opens. The object is a living creature and it's being negatively affected by Earth's sun. Rushing past Superman, the creature attempts to destroy the sun, but Superman understands that the creature is acting out of fear, not malice. Superman realizes that the creature thrives on cold environment, so he uses ice fragments from the asteroid belt to cover the creature's body and calm it down.

Suddenly, a the creature extends a tentacle that attaches itself to Superman's head and allows him to see its mind. The creature is very old, but it is also a calf, a baby. Its family fed off the empty gulfs between stars, but the young creature got separated from its family and has been trying to find them ever since. Since the creature's kind seems to understand electromagnetic signals, Superman covers the creature's surface with communication satellites from LexCorp. He then sends the creature on its way and hopes it can find its way home.

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