"The Private Life of Clark Kent": Behind a podium, Superman and Lex Luthor grasp hands. Luthor assures the good citizens of Metropolis that despite all of the changes that have occurred since Brainiac 13's attack, the city is still safe. Superman begins to speak, but
Appearing in "The Private Life of Clark Kent"
Synopsis for "The Private Life of Clark Kent"
Behind a podium, Superman and Lex Luthor grasp hands. Luthor assures the good citizens of Metropolis that despite all of the changes that have occurred since Brainiac 13's attack, the city is still safe. Superman begins to speak, but Luthor carefully removes him from the scene. Superman concedes the position to his nemesis, and flies through the skies.
Flying across the country, he descends next to a peaceful house. He enters the door as Superman, and steps into the house as Clark Kent. As he enters the kitchen he is shocked to find Superboy sitting at the table. Superboy greets him warmly, but Clark asks why he is here. Superboy tells him that since he met the Kents a few months ago he decided that he could stop by their house. Clark is still shocked that Superboy has been invited to dinner, but Superboy tries to apologize for his intrusion.
Luthor sits in his darkened office, accompanied by Mercy. He talks about his control of Gotham City, and his plans to once again control Metropolis. If he were to control two of the largest cities, people might start to believe that he knows what is best for the country.
In the Daily Planet, Lois asks for some time off. Perry hits the roof. He tells her that if there are problems with Clark, then he can move him back to working in Metropolis. Lois, unwilling to talk about it, storms out of his office.
Clark swings on the porch of his parents' home. Ma Kent comes out and starts to talk to him. She asks why Lois didn't come down, and Clark finally admits that Lois didn't want to come. Ever since he Wonder Woman and him went to Valhalla, the two have been moving apart and Clark thinks she presumed something had happened between them, though he insisted it didn't but he hadn't told her everything. Ma urges Clark to talk to Lois about their problems, and to do the same with Superboy.
Upstairs, Clark finds Superboy looking through his things. Clark listens to the boy for a moment, and then tells him to get off of his bed.
In the morning Clark helps his father milk the cows. He tells Pa Kent that the more people learn his secret, the more Superman and Clark become separate people. Superman finally admits that Superboy doesn't have anyone to look up to, and he himself wouldn't be Superman if not for his parents. Suddenly Superboy appears in the barn door. Clark decides to teach him how to milk a cow. The two crouch underneath the animal, and Superboy constantly squirts himself. Clark urges the boy to have patience, and Jonathan and Martha are happy to have a child back on the farm.
Later that day, Superboy decides to leave. He apologizes to Clark for interfering on his vacation, and the two shake hands. As Superboy flies through the sky, Superman comes up to meet the boy. The two race back to Metropolis.
Back in Metropolis, Lois answers the door wearing a skimpy dress. Clark comes through the door, with a dozen roses held behind his back. Lois snaps at him: "Don't wait up", and slams the door behind her. Clark is left holding the roses in his dark apartment.
- Superman and Wonder Woman's mission occurred in Action Comics #761.
- Superman navigation number 2000/14.
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Links and References
Action Comics #763: 2000/13
Adventures of Superman #577: 2000/15