"The Tender Trap": Superman is back in Metropolis, making his presence felt. His first "victims" are a group of bank robbers, whom he makes short work of.
Superman (Volume 2) #156 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 2) with a cover date of May, 2000.
Synopsis for "The Tender Trap"
Superman is back in Metropolis, making his presence felt. His first "victims" are a group of bank robbers, whom he makes short work of.
In Perry White's office, Perry finishes reading the report on the robbery as Clark Kent gazes out of his window. Perry thanks Clark for covering the city beat for Lois, and reminds him that he should really be covering the avalanche in Siberia. Clark casually points out that it's on Perry's desk, as he continues to gaze out of the window. Perry puts his paper down and closes the door to his office. He then asks Clark if everything is okay at home, as he notices that Clark is wearing a crumpled shirt. Perry comes straight out with it, and asks if Clark thinks Lois is seeing someone else. When Clark answers no, Perry asks if he is. The answer is no, but when Perry asks him if there is any reason why Lois might think he is, which Clark pauses before saying no.
With the talk over, Clark gets back to work and calls out to Lois as she leans over her desk. As she steps out from behind her partition, we see it's in fact Lana. The pair hug, and Lana explains that she is here to see if Clark is feeling any better. Clark begins to say that there is nothing to worry about while having a fit of coughing. Lois arrives, and untimely sees them together. When Clark tries to talk to Lois, she gets defensive and storms off, thinking that Lana is trying to get close to her husband. Suddenly, Jimmy falls past the windows. Superman soon catches the young photographer. Jimmy explains that the Parasite had pushed him off the top of the building because he knew that Superman would rescue him.
Parasite slams into Superman moments after he puts Jimmy down, and the pair fall as Superman blasts him with his heat vision and punches him. The tumbling pair smash through a bridge, causing a bus to fall off it. Superman catches the bus and uses his super-breath to push Parasite away. He then follows it up quickly with a blast of heat vision. Parasite soon bounces back and attacks Superman. Superman begins to cough again and is pinned down when Wonder Woman arrives and punches Parasite away.
Wonder Woman catches Parasite in her lasso, but he quickly gets it off before she finds out the truth. Saying that he has what he came for, Parasite jumps down into the sewer. As he goes he begins to cough.
Superman is unable to find Parasite because of the lead in the sewers. Superman begins to tell Wonder Woman that he thinks that they should tell Lois about Valhalla, when he begins to cough violently. Then Lana arrives too, and then Lois. Lois loses her cool, and Superman begins to suggest that they go somewhere so that he and Wonder Woman can explain, and then she leaves, suggesting that it's over.
Inside LexCorp Tower, Lex has a visitor - Lois Lane - and she begins to seduce him...
Appearing in "The Tender Trap"
- Superman navigation number 2000/18.
- The entire story is narrated by Perry White.
- 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 #764: 2000/17
Adventures of Superman #578: 2000/19