Action Comics – Volume 1 – 583

General Info

Issue No:
583
On Sale Date:
June 1986
Cover Date:
September 1986
Era:
Bronze Age
Story Title:
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ed Hannigan, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson
Writer:
Alan Moore
Penciller:
Curt Swan
Inker:
Kurt Schaffenberger, Murphy Anderson
Letterer:
Todd Klein
Colourist:
Gene D'Angelo
Editor:
Julius Schwartz

Characters

Main:
Superman (Jordan Elliot), Lois Lane Elliot
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Robin (Jason Todd), Hawkman (Katar Hol), Superwoman (Kristin Wells)
Villains:
Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Lightning Lord, Cosmic King, Saturn Queen, General Zod, Kryptonite Man, Mr. Mxyzptlk
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Tim Crane, Jonathan Elliot, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (Elastic Lad), Lana Lang (Insect Queen), Alice White
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Synopsis

Lois relates how when Superman was holed up in the Fortress with his closest friends, being attacked by Brainiac (having taken over Luthor’s body), the Kryptonite Man, and the Legion of Super-Villains, he realised who the mastermind behind it all was, and called on Mr. Mxyzptlk to show himself. Just as Superman sent Mxyzptlk into the Phantom Zone, Mxy fled to his own dimension, tearing himself apart. Having taken a life, Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite and retired. The interview over, Lois, her husband Jordy, and their infant son Jonathan settle in for a quiet evening.