Dead Again nears its conclusion in Action 705 (Dec. 94), by Michelinie, Guice and Rodier. Superman has stolen the corpse, and run every test on it that he can think of, but all evidence proves that it’s the body of Superman. This story also introduces Ramsey Murdoch, a serial killer who would eventually get the name Saviour. Superman is finding it very hard to tell what is real or not, and after all his rampages and attacks, Dan Turpin gets into a giant robot to confront Superman. Superman makes quick work of the robot, and almost kills Maggie Sawyer. Mxyzptlk, who had been my chief suspect in this, pops up to stop him from killing her. Mxyztplk is having a lot of fun watching Superman fall apart, but he is not the mastermind behind this. The reader had already been made aware that Brainiac is the mover behind this scheme, and his mental powers prove greater than Orion and Lightray’s ability to withstand them.
Action 705 – the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit vs Superman