"Whatever Happened to the City of Tomorrow?": A worried Clark Kent rushes from the offices of The Daily Planet to search for Ma and Pa Kent, with Lois held back by Perry White to work on the newspaper. Clark races around the building in search of a place where he can change into his costume, unf
Superman (Volume 2) #154 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 2) with a cover date of March, 2000.
Synopsis for "Whatever Happened to the City of Tomorrow?"
A worried Clark Kent rushes from the offices of The Daily Planet to search for Ma and Pa Kent, with Lois held back by Perry White to work on the newspaper. Clark races around the building in search of a place where he can change into his costume, unfortunately every area is occupied. He spots a lone phone booth, and out erupts Superman.
As Superman hovers above the city he receives a blow to the back of the head by Brainiac 13. They ensue in a battle, with Superman's attacks having no effects on him. A swift punch from Brainiac 13 hurtles Superman down to earth, only to be caught in the hands of an enormous Metallo. A burst of heat vision quickly releases the Man of Steel.
Down below, Lex Luthor is trying to access Lexcorp Tower with no success. He tries a manual override but is still unable to access the tower. Lex turns around after a comment made by the nanny only to see that it was surprisingly Lena that spoke as she offers her help.
Superman continues his battle with Metallo, but Metallo quickly dispatches Superman as he reveals his Kryptonite heart. While it seems Superman doesn't have a chance against the Kryptonite, the Metal Men appear to lend him help. They aren't having any better luck, until Superman comes up with an idea. Lead surrounds Superman like an outer coating, to protect him from the Kryptonite. Superman bursts forward with a blow that topples Metallo to the ground.
Jonathan and Martha Kent are underground in a subway terminal, trying to avoid the danger above, when a gigantic subway train pulls up to the station. The large mob of people hurry inside and the train rushes down the track forcing Jonathan and Martha aboard.
Superman descends to the ground to meet Jimmy Olsen and Lois. Jimmy explains to Superman his theory that the city is being transformed into a computer and if Superman can sever the energy flow the whole thing will shut down. Superman then rushes off towards a large cable and starts to cut it with his heat vision. As he pulls it apart he is engulfed in energy. When it appears that Superman has been sucked into Brainiac, he has actually been transformed to his old form: Electric Superman!
Appearing in "Whatever Happened to the City of Tomorrow?"
- Lois Lane
- Jimmy Olsen
- Perry White
- Jonathan Kent
- Martha Kent
- Metal Men
- Sarah (Lena Luthor's babysitter)
- Superman navigation number 2000/10.
- Preceded by Superman: Y2K Vol 1 1
- Followed by Adventures of Superman Vol 1 576
- The events of Metal Men (Volume 2) were declared a psychotic break in Will Magnus' head according to 52 (Volume 1). The standard origin and nature of the Metal Men is still intact on New Earth and Magnus was never Veridium.
- 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)
Links and References
Action Comics #762: 2000/9
Adventures of Superman #576: 2000/11