Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely – the acclaimed team behind JLA: EARTH 2 – are at it once again, this time to strip down the Man of Steel to his timeless, essential elements. The series touches on all the classic aspects of the Superman mythology, starting with a daring rescue of a doomed group of helionauts on the surface of the sun. The massive amounts of solar radiation affect Superman in a way no one could possibly anticipate – except Lex Luthor!
After the startling events of the first issue, Superman retreats with Lois Lane to his Arctic sanctuary. Find out what mystery haunts Superman’s girlfriend as she spends her birthday in the strangest place on earth… the Fortress of Solitude!
The All-Star adventures of the Man of Steel take another startling turn when Lois Lane transforms from Superman’s girlfriend into a Kryptonian Superwoman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor’s plans simmer as the criminal mastermind exerts his charisma and intellect over the hardcore inmates who share his maximum-security prison.
Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet’s “Mister Action,” is young, brilliant, and reckless! For this week’s story he must become the director-for-a-day of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. With top agents assigned to protect him, he’s looking forward to an easy day of jet-setting and international liaisons all in the name of scientific discovery. Instead, P.R.O.J.E.C.T. receives a terrifying directive-to take down a rogue Superman!
The Man of Steel is trapped behind the iron bars of a maximum-security penitentiary with Lex Luthor! Has Superman’s archenemy finally succeeded in maneuvering his opponent to the wrong place at the wrong time?
Superman comes back to Smallville to mourn the loss of his adoptive father. As Clark Kent returns to his hometown roots, the fifth Dimensional trickster investigates human drama from an entirely different perspective.
The world is flipped upside down when the Man of Steel encounters his topsy-turvy doppelganger Bizarro! Round and square Earths collide in all-out, All-Star action as two mismatched Supermen go toe-to-toe.
The Daily Planet regulars hole up as the terrifying Bizarro plague spreads across Metropolis! Superman’s trapped in the reverse madness of a dying Bizarro World!
Behold the Eisner Award-winning creative powerhouse in another fantastic exhibition of All-Star bravura! Perils loom as Superman faces the strangest of adversaries.
Resigned to his fate, Superman writes his Last Will and Testament, revealing how he has prepared the planet to live in a world without him!
Superman…dead? What is the secret behind the Daily Planet’s ominous headline from the future? And what does Clark Kent have to say about it? All the pieces of Lex Luthor’s master plan to kill Superman begin to come together, building up to the big bang next issue!
The Man of Steel has faced twelve super-challenges. Now, as Lex Luthor’s brilliant criminal machinations come together, what fate awaits the doomed Superman? This is the final, dramatic chapter of the series–don’t miss it!