Action 691 – assault on Engine City


The Reign of the Supermen moves towards its finale in the Stern, Guice and Rodier story in Action 691 (Sept. 93).


Lots of explosions in this story.  Superboy uses his tactile telekinesis to catch and detonate a really big bomb that the Cyborg Superman fired at the city.  Superboy survives, but is pretty much exhausted.  Still, he has to put up with Lex Luthor Jr badgering him to tell him where Supergirl is.


The Cyborg Superman explodes with rage when his bomb fails to destroy Metropolis.  Engine City is not enough for him, but he is more than enough for Mongul, who is already plotting to dispose of the psychotic Cyborg.


The Fortress of Solitude explodes, as the Eradicator draws all the power from it, in order to create a new body for himself.


And finally, Steel explodes with fury when he finds out Suprrgirl has been accompanying him and Superman as they penetrate Engine City, invisible.  OK, no, he doesn’t.  Just sacrificing accuracy for parallel structure.  Steel is not upset at all.  Supergirl has been using her powers to help Superman appear more recovered than he really is.

The story continues in the next issue of Superman – The Man of Steel.


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