"Return to Krypton, Part One: Sliding Home": Superman and Lois stand adorned in traditional Kryptonian dress, as determined by Professor Hamilton. Hamilton tells the pair the risks of the Phantom Zone, but both still agree to go. John Henry Irons and Emil power up the particle beam and Super
Superman (Volume 2) #167 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 2) with a cover date of April, 2001.
Appearing in "Return to Krypton, Part One: Sliding Home"
Synopsis for "Return to Krypton, Part One: Sliding Home"
Superman and Lois stand adorned in traditional Kryptonian dress, as determined by Professor Hamilton. Hamilton tells the pair the risks of the Phantom Zone, but both still agree to go. John Henry Irons and Emil power up the particle beam and Superman and Lois vanish in a flash.
The couple are instantly attacked by dozens of black, zombie Supermen. The two fight them off, but soon they realize that their struggle is futile. Just as the ghouls overcome Superman, Valor (a Daxamite banished to the Phantom Zone Superboy) appears and starts to fight them off. Valor tells Superman to leave while he can, and Superman agrees with him. Lois and Clark speed away from the battle site.
Coming in for a landing, Lois is bewildered as Krypton materializes around them, exactly where Hamilton said it would be. They walk toward a building when suddenly a small dog comes bounding out of a portal in the door. The dog walks right up to Superman and begins to smell him. Superman's memory begins to return, and he recognizes his dog Krypto. Superman suddenly stands up and stares at Lara, standing on a balcony above them. Jor-El joins her as a rumble shakes the ground. The building begins to sway and a chunk falls from the roof and straight toward Superman's parents. Superman leaps from the ground and catches the stone before it crushes his parents. He welds it back in place as Lois arrives on the roof.
The two couples stare at each other before Superman introduces them as Kal and Lois. Lois and Lara head away together as Jor-El offers to show Kal his lab. The two women talk on the balcony, bonding instantly. They talk of everything, until Lara raises the topic of children. Lois suggests that they go find the boys. Inside his lab, Jor and Kal discuss Superman's incredible powers and their source. Jor then begins to inform Kal about Krypton's coming doom. Superman's asks if there is anything he can do to help.
Lois is shocked. Kal is volunteering to help move the planet. He tells her of Jor-El's planetary ion engines, and of how he can help. Lois and Kal embrace, before Kal heads off into the heavens.
Positioning himself behind the engines, Kal prepares himself and on Jor-El's mark, ignites the engines with his heat vision. Jor-El shouts ecstatically as he witnesses Krypton's orbit change. Lois calls triumphantly to Clark, but receives no reply. She continues to whisper his name into the microphone. In space, Superman drifts unconscious, smiling peacefully.
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Links and References
Action Comics #775: 2001/13
Adventures of Superman #589: 2001/15