Superman – Volume 2 – 5

General Info

Issue No:
5
On Sale Date:
January 1987
Cover Date:
May 1987
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
The Mummy Strikes

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
John Byrne
Writer:
John Byrne
Penciller:
John Byrne
Inker:
Karl Kesel
Letterer:
John Costanza
Colourist:
Tom Ziuko
Editor:
Andrew Helfer, Michael Carlin

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Villains:
The H'v'ler'ni
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lois Lane, Cat Grant, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Alice, Whit, Carlos, Doctor Estevez, Emilio, Raoul Estevez
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Synopsis

After a tantalizing dream involving Wonder Woman, Clark rushes down to the Daily Planet. There he learns, that Lois Lane has been covering an archaeological expedition in South America. But the Planet has lost contact with her, and Perry wants Clark to fly to South America to see what is going on.

Clark flies there as Superman and quickly changes clothes. Uniting with Lois, they meet Dr. Estevez who has been unearthing an ancient pyramid. There is evidence of an advanced society dating back in excess of 100,000 years. Not only that, but and underground silo shows the ancient culture to have been more advanced than even modern society.

Clark explores the inside of the pyramid until he comes upon a gigantic over-sized mummy. The mummy comes to life and begins attacking him causing a cave-in. Clark pushes Lois outside the debris field and begins fighting the mummy with his super powers. It is obvious that this not a regular mummy, but rather a large mechanical robot.

Lois and Dr. Estevez manage to claw their way inside in the hopes of rescuing Clark. When they find him however, he is lying atop a pile of debris and appears to be dead.