"Return to Krypton, Part Four: Escape From Krypton": Superman and Lois run like mad from the forces of Zod, who pursue them in their hovercraft across an arctic waste towards what looks like a fortress, but complete with a gigantic key. Inside, Jor-El and his entourage of rebels drive back the E
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Superman and Lois run like mad from the forces of Zod, who pursue them in their hovercraft across an arctic waste towards what looks like a fortress, but complete with a gigantic key. Inside, Jor-El and his entourage of rebels drive back the Eradicators by using the fortress' defense systems.
Zod is later berated by the Science Council for not keeping the matter of silencing Jor-El and his company quick and expeditious. However, Zod ignores the council's criticism and declaring that he is in charge now, stating that as soon as he dealt with Jor, he will going to disband the council.
An armada of ships lead by a spider-like machine attacks on Jor-El's fortress. Inside, Jor-El shows Superman the portal back to Earth, but revealing that the window of opportunity for exit is small and not stable. Superman still insists on helping Jor to save Krypton from Zod. Subsequently, Zod his forces breaks into the fortress. Zod and Jor-El enter into a struggle in which the former gains the upper hand. Superman intervene by trying to insert a rod into the power pack for disrupting Zod's personal shield-generator. Zod, however, tosses the powerless Superman aside. As Zod gloats over Superman, the Man of Steel surprisingly launches an attack at Zod with heat vision. His powers has return, but only barely.
Despite his limited powers, Superman is nearly beaten to death. Jor-El return to the fray and ramming the same rod Superman had used into Zod's shield-generator and destabilizing his system. Zod overloads and vaporizes, but promising to return.
After the battle, with Zod's threat permanently gone, Superman and Lois are prepare to return to Earth. Before bidding goodbye to Jor-El and Lara, they are then surprised to learn from the Kryptonian couple that they had known who Superman and Lois were (though Lara knew first). After a long goodbye, Superman and Lois return home. Just as they do, Krypto jumps through after them.
- This book was first published on February 28, 2001.
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- Jor-El's fortress bears a strong resemblance to the Earth-One version of the Fortress of Solitude, which even includes a gigantic key.
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