Superman – Volume 2 – 200

General Info

Issue No:
200
On Sale Date:
December 2003
Cover Date:
February 2004
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Last Superman Story

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Gene Ha
Writer:
Steven T. Seagle
Penciller:
Scott McDaniels, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Dan Jurgens, Gene Ha, Phil Jimenez, Talent Caldwel
Inker:
Andy Owens, Kevin Nowlan, Nelson DeCastro, Andy Lanning, Jason Gorder
Letterer:
Comicraft
Colourist:
Tanya Horie, Richard Horie
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer Jr. (associate)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
FutureSmiths: Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Supergirl (Cir-El), Superman (Kal El)
Villains:
Brainiac 12
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
FutureSmiths: Lex Luthor, Lois Lane
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Synopsis

Superman accompanies his alternate self into the future, where they witness a reality forged by the FutureSmiths. This is the natural timeline of Cir-El, who is actually a creation of the FutureSmiths. In this timeline, Lex Luthor is responsible for the creation of Brainiac 12 – an upgraded variant of the original Brainiac.

Cir-El sacrifices herself to prevent this timeline from ever occurring. Superman fights with Brainiac and traps him within a fold in time. Now that the reality of the FutureSmiths has been erased, all of the super-hero counterparts to this timeline cease to exist.

Superman attempts to return to his own timeline, but finds himself trapped in an alternate reality whereby his birth-parents never rocketed him away from Krypton.