"Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!": The Superman of 2966 escapes a water trap set for him by Muto with the help of three android children. He then helps the Atlanteans defeat one of Muto's lieutenants threatening Atlantis. Muto then uses a growth ray to enlarge the people of Metropolis to gi
Appearing in "Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!"
- Jay L-3388/Jay Senohl (future descendant of Jimmy Olsen)
- Lyra 3916 (future descendant of Lois Lane)
- Von-Don (Muto's lieutenant)
- Three Android Children
- Various Atlanteans
- Metropolis of 2496/2966
- Muto's Underwater Base
- Weapons World
- Colossal Grapple
- Expander Ray
- Helium Bomb
- Muto's Rocket Ship
Synopsis for "Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!"
The Superman of 2966 escapes a water trap set for him by Muto with the help of three android children. He then helps the Atlanteans defeat one of Muto's lieutenants threatening Atlantis. Muto then uses a growth ray to enlarge the people of Metropolis to gigantic height. Superman restores them to normal before his confrontation with Muto. Having deduced Muto's weakness, Superman is able to open a space-warp capable of sending Muto back to his home dimension, and hopes that the villain never returns.
Appearing in "Brainiac's Blitz!"
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Professor Carter (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Brainiac's Blitz!"
Brainiac comes to Metropolis for a battle with Superman, but the Man of Steel is in outer space on a Justice League mission. Thus, Supergirl stands in for her cousin and battles Brainiac, who almost destroys her at one point with a cage of Kryptonite. Being smaller than Superman, she slips between the cage bars and forces Brainiac to escape by sending himself into another time-era. When Superman returns, he compliments Supergirl on her victory.
- "Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow" was reprinted in Superman #248 and Superman: Past and Future.
- "Brainiac's Blitz" was reprinted in Superman Family #164.
- Later reprintings of "Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!" place the time as 2496 rather than 2966, presumably to avoid conflicts with the Legion of Super-Heroes who exist in 2966.
- "Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!" is the third in a series of Superman of 2965 tales. This story is continued from the first story of Action Comics #338.
- The Superman of the future storyline would later be updated as one of the four realities that the post-Crisis Superman was cast into during the Dominus Effect storyline, with Superman (vol. 2) #136 to 138 featuring the updated storyline.
- "Brainiac's Blitz" is the first work by Jim Shooter as a writer; he was only 14 years old when this story hit the stands in 1966. Interestingly, he also had another story hit the stands on the same day, in which he was not only a writer but also a penciler. It was the Legion of Super-Heroes story, "One of Us is a Traitor" in Adventure Comics #346.
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