"Man of Steel, Part 5": Superman flies Rogol Zaar off planet as he wonders what the people of Kandor thought or felt right before that monster wiped them out. His flight is interrupted when Rogol punches him into the Moon. As Superma
- He wasn't back at the Fortress of Solitude. And I-- I took care of the mess-- I took care of Kandor. I-- I needed to.
Synopsis for "Man of Steel, Part 5"
Superman flies Rogol Zaar off planet as he wonders what the people of Kandor thought or felt right before that monster wiped them out. His flight is interrupted when Rogol punches him into the Moon. As Superman battles Rogol, he wonders why that monster hates Kryptonians so, and why he's never heard of Rogol or his species. Unfortunately, even though Superman puts up a hard fight, Rogol beats him to the ground. As the Rogol's axe descends upon him, Superman catches a glimpse of a strange symbol engraved in the handle.
After striking Superman down, Rogol leaves him for dead and turns his attention to Earth. But Superman is still alive. As unconscious, Superman recalls the time Jor-El showed up and offered to take Jon across the galaxy and show him a side of his heritage Jon's parents can't teach him. Superman and Lois turned down his offer, but Jon declared he wanted to go.
Meanwhile on Metropolis, Fire Department Chief Melody Moore is looking for clues to find a serial arsonist when another fire is started. Melody and her men rush to the place, but Supergirl has already evacuated the building and put out most of the fire when they arrive. As Moore's firemen tend the remainder fires, Supergirl asks Moore if she knows where her cousin went to.
The Justice League comes along as both women talk. Aware of the Kandor's fate, Wonder Woman tries to comfort Supergirl. Still enraged and upset about Rogol's actions and his claims of destroying Krypton, Kara tries to focus on her cousin's whereabouts. Realizing Kal-El would take Rogol out of the planet, Kara looks up and finds her cousin. Swiftly, Supergirl heads to the Moon, digs Superman up and flies back to Earth carrying her unconscious cousin in her arms.
In the Hall of Justice, Superman is healing, surrounded by his cousin and the Leaguers. The League discuss Rogol and his abilities, and Wonder Woman remarks his well-practiced hit-and-run tactics are a sign he's a seasoned warrior.
Superman describes the sign he saw on Rogol's weapon: A double circle slashed across by a thunderbolt. Hal Jordan tells his ring's database doesn't know what it is.
Kara is leaning over Kal. She tells she checked the Fortress of Solitude and took care of everything, including Kandor. Outwardly she looks calm and still, but he knows her. Unlike himself, she actually lived on Krypton, and he's never seen her so furious.
The Leaguers look over Rogol's possible motivations. Batman points out Rogol destroyed a planet to cleanse the universe from Kryptonians. Supermans gets wide-eyed when he realizes Batman is implying. Quickly he puts on his costume and bursts out of the building. Kara's NOT happy about being left behind, but Diana tries to appease her: an anti-Kryptonian mass-murderer being out and about means the Leaguers have to protect her.
Superman flies high before turning around and digging his way to the Earth's core where Rogol Zaar is about to bring about the world's end.
Appearing in "Man of Steel, Part 5"
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Justice League
- Lois Lane-Kent (Flashback only)
- Metropolis Fire Department
- Superboy (Flashback only)
- Rogol Zaar (Flashback and main story)
- Earth (Flashback and main story)
- Earth's Moon
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
- Green Lantern Ring
- Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
- Phantom Zone Projector (Mentioned only)
- Sunstone (Mentioned only)
- Rogol Zaar's Axe
- 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)