"The Second Coming of Superman!": This story is reprinted from DC Special Series #5.
Appearing in "The Second Coming of Superman!"
Synopsis for "The Second Coming of Superman!"
This story is reprinted from DC Special Series #5.
Appearing in "The One Minute of Doom!"
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Lara (Flashback only)
- Zor-El (Flashback only)
- Allura (Flashback only)
- Brainiac (Flashback only)
- Doghouse of Solitude (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The One Minute of Doom!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #150.
When a tornado threatens Metropolis, Superman is there to stop it but instead of staying to accept thanks for his heroic deeds, Superman flies off to meet another appointment, witnesses note that Superman looked upset about something. In deep space, Krypto builds a Doghouse of Solitude for himself when he too recalls that there is an important matter he needs to attend too and flies back to Earth. Also Supergirl, while secretly helping children fish suddenly has to leave as well.
The three Kryptonians arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to have a moment of silence to remember the destruction of Krypton. They are not the only ones, as the people of the Bottle City of Kandor, and criminals who are still trapped in the Phantom Zone also pause to remember the destruction of Krypton. As they stand in silence, Superman, Supergirl, Krypto, and the people of Kandor all reflect back on how they managed to avoid being killed as well. While on the distant Bizarro World, the Bizarros remember the destruction of Krypton by having a huge party.
After the moment of silence Superman and Supergirl consider how they might remember Krypton in the future. Inspired, they leave Earth with Krypto to find a lifeless world. There they construct an exact duplicate of Krypton, complete with robot duplicates of its people including robot versions of their parents. After spending time remembering their old world, the three Kryptonian survivors leave the planet vowing to always return to the memorial planet and remember Krypton each year.
Appearing in "Let My People Grow!"
- House of El
- Lara (Mentioned only)
- Morgan Edge
- Perry White
- Lois Lane
- Jimmy Olsen
- Lana Lang
- Steve Lombard
- Meg Tempest
- Percy Bratten
- Dave Stevens
- Specially Insulated Spacesuit (Destroyed)
- Fortress of Solitude Key
- Kandor Scope
- Stellar Energies (from a Supernova)
- Element Illium 349
- Shrink Ray Gun
- Enlarging Ray Gun
- Beeper (emitted ultra-sonic signal connected to Brainiac's electronic brain-waves)
- Traction Beam
- Brainiac's Force Field
- Brainiac's Shock-Wave
- Birthday Cake (in the shape of a typewriter with candles on the letter keys)
- Solid Gold Plaque (of Perry White's first published article)
- Brainiac's Spacecraft
- "Superman-made Spacecraft"
Synopsis for "Let My People Grow!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #338.
Superman, at great peril to himself, absorbs the energies of a supernova into a power canister, and returns with it to Earth. He and Supergirl intend to use it to power an enlarging ray with which to restore Kandor to its normal size. To test it, Superman arranges to have himself shrunken by Brainiac and then enlarged. He accomplishes this by using a supersonic "beacon" device that only Brainiac can hear to lure the computer-villain into a space battle. Superman maneuvers his foe into using the shrink-ray on him, but, when Brainiac tries to do the same to Supergirl, she counterattacks with the enlarging ray, which reverses Brainiac's weapon and causes him and his craft to shrink beyond detection. Later, in the Fortress, Supergirl restores Superman to normal height with the enlarging ray. Superman and Supergirl fly the bottle city of Kandor to a planet beneath a red sun which they have chosen, using a spacecraft to make the trip. There they finally succeed in enlarging Kandor to normal size, shattering the bottle and restoring the Kryptonians within to normalcy. The Kandorians thank their two benefactors and Supergirl has an emotional reunion with her parents, Zor-El and Allura. However, she tells them she has chosen to live on Earth. Shortly afterward, the city itself crumbles into dust, since the enlarger ray only works permanently on living matter. Superman is grief-stricken, but Van-Zee tells him it is for the best; the Kandorians were without initiative, being cared for by Superman for years, and now they have a chance to build a new city through their own efforts, and even conquer a world. Superman asks to be allowed to stay and help them build. Van-Zee, regretting what he must do, knocks Superman unconscious, loads him in the spacecraft, and has Supergirl fly them both into space. Seconds later, since the world the Kandorians have chosen is a phase-world, it slips into another dimension with the shifting of the Cosmic Axis.
- This book was first published on January 3, 1985.
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