"Superman: Lost Hearts, Part One: Lost": One week ago, in Hell's Heart, Washington, D.C., a young woman in inner city clothes prepares to mail a letter to Lana Lang. Several men in threatening manner tell her that they want to help her. She says that she doesn't want their help, and as they inch
Superman (Volume 2) #189 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 2) with a cover date of February, 2003. It was published on December 4, 2002.
Synopsis for "Superman: Lost Hearts, Part One: Lost"
One week ago, in Hell's Heart, Washington, D.C., a young woman in inner city clothes prepares to mail a letter to Lana Lang. Several men in threatening manner tell her that they want to help her. She says that she doesn't want their help, and as they inch closer, she blasts them, telling them to stay away.
In the present day, Lana reads a letter from a woman named Traci Thirteen, explaining how more and more people are missing from her neighborhood. She tells Pete Ross, who scoffs at Traci's name, Thirteen. Lana tells him that the letter is important, but Pete counters that Luthor will probably just say he's already looking into it. Lana, in a furor, tells him that he shouldn't listen to Luthor, and that she's tired of eating everything that's put in front of her, tired of always settling for second best. She storms out.
In a diner, the waiter calls out orders, looking for the recipients. Among the customers is Clark Kent. Clark hears a sounds outside, and excuses himself because his pager is going off. He asks for a phone booth, and, finding one outside, changes into Superman. He confronts a the villain, Mr. 104, as he attempts to kill a man who is going to rat him out on the stand tomorrow. He changes into plutonium in order to avoid police bullets, and then turns into Kryptonite when Superman arrives. Superman is incapacitated, but Power Girl suddenly arrives and knocks a large chunk of Mr. 104 from his body. But she too succumb to the Kryptonite. Superman, however, has risen, and uses his heat vision to defeat Mr. 104.
Power Girl and Superman ruminate on how the Kryptonite affected her. They note how Power Girl was thought to perhaps be Superman's cousin from Krypton when she originally arrived. She thanks Superman, overdue, for helping her get into the JSA, explaining that this is what she came to Metropolis for in the first place.
Superman returns home and changes back to his alter ego. He then receives a telephone call from Pete Ross, telling him that he is needed, and that a helicopter is on the way.
Later, at Ross' residence, Pete tells Clark that Lana is missing, and that he wants him to go undercover to find her. At Hell's Heart, Clark is soon confronted by Batman, who tells Clark that he should allow the Dark Knight to handle it. However, Clark declines Batman's help as he is determined to find Lana as Clark Kent.
Appearing in "Superman: Lost Hearts, Part One: Lost"
- Leroy (First appearance)