Pasko, Swan and Chiaramonte have a lot of irons in the fire in Superman 320 (Feb. 78).
The Parasite’s plans are not completely clear, but we do learn that his goal is gaining control of the L.D.S. government weapon in the lighthouse. He revived Grundy to distract Superman, but there is a bit more to it. Superman gets Grundy out of the picture by trapping him between two cable cars.
Superman then heads out to the lighthouse, battling the robotic octopus that is attacking it. News comes over the wire about this to the Daily Planet, and both Lois Lane and Perry White take the helicopter out to see what is happening.
So they are on the scene as Superman fends off the attack, but then bursts into the place himself, furious with the government for concealing their space laser program from him. And this is all part of the Parasite’s plan as well. He has been using his prism to increase Superman’s powers, expecting that this would have an effect on his mind, making him more aggressive and impulsive.
The story continues in the next issue.