""Superman: Arkham (Part I of IV) - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World!"": Superman, in his black and silver shielded Kryptonian battle garb, is tied up in Arkham Asylum. He soon breaks his chains to escape. In JLA headquarters, Bizarro is call
Superman (Volume 2) #160 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 2) with a cover date of September, 2000.
Synopsis for "Superman: Arkham (Part I of IV) - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World!"
Superman fumes over the fact that everyone believes that he killed this reality's Lex Luthor, a man who never existed. He doesn't remember meeting a Lex Luthor, let alone killing one, and all he knows is that Superman doesn't kill. Mr. Mxyzptlk calls to Superman to listen to him, but in the middle of his shouting he's hit by a train.
Superman wrecks a building near a marquee advertising Wonder Woman pornos to attract the JLA to attack him. An ACME bomb sits where the Daily Planet usually is. Superman laments that he has no secret identity so he can't hide.
Bizarro shows up and battles Superman. Bizarro eventually uses his heat breath to knock Superman into the Lane Corp building, where Lois stands, a megalomaniac a la Luthor. Superman begs for help, and she helps him... get caught by mean looking dogs. Bizarro breaks in, and Lois demands that he pay for the window as he whisks Superman out.
Joker's reality further reveals that Jimmy Olsen considers himself lucky to be Bizarro's pal and be allowed to tend the graves of Huntress, Nightwing, and Robin, among others in the Graveyard of Solitude.
Bizarro starts to drown Superman, but Aquaman - depicted as a fish headed man with an axe for one arm instead of a harpoon, - intervenes. Bizarro uses ice vision to put the Atlantean out of commission. He takes off to return Superman to the Asylum.
Appearing in "Superman: Arkham (Part I of IV) - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World!"
- Warden Solomon Grundy
- Officer Julian Day
- Scorch (First appearance)
- Bounty (First appearance)
- Mister Mxyzptlk
- This issue is triangle issue #34/2000.
- This issue is reprinted in the Superman: Emperor Joker trade paperback.
- The version of Bizarro that appears in this issue is not to be confused with Bizarro I or Bizarro II.
- The cover to this issue is patterned after a playing card.
- Jeph Loeb's last name is seen on a tombstone nearly off panel in the Graveyard of Solitude.
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Links and References
Action Comics #768: 2000/33
Adventures of Superman #582: 2000/35