Luthor gets a good cover for his story, which leads off Superman 79 (Nov/Dec. 52).
Hamilton, Boring and Kaye craft this tale, in which Luthor builds a massive fortress, impervious to everything. Luthor insists that a coming dark star will wreak havoc on the planet, and only those in his Citadel will survive, and gathers some major landowners. Lois Lane sneaks in also. They watch as Luthor’s predictions come true, and see Superman overwhelmed.
But this is all a huge hoax, a movie that those inside the Citadel are watching. And Luthor’s goal is a simple land swindle. What a let down.