"The Union": Superman is sent to Trudeau, South Dakota by the President to investigate the mysterious disappearance of all its citizens. Superman is unable to detect even the smallest forms of life in the town until a giant gelatinous blob emerges fr
Appearing in "The Union"
- Word-Bringer (First appearance)
- Slime creature (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "The Union"
Superman is sent to Trudeau, South Dakota by the President to investigate the mysterious disappearance of all its citizens. Superman is unable to detect even the smallest forms of life in the town until a giant gelatinous blob emerges from the sewers and attempts to subdue him. Easily defeated, the blob quickly retreats to the sewers as Superman attempts to follow. While in the sewers Superman is attacked by the sewer pipes and allows himself to be captured in order to discover who is behind all these strange occurences in this town. Dragged far below the surface by the sewer pipes, Superman is brought before the alien Word-Bringer. The Word-Bringer admits to killing all the inhabitants of Trudeau in order to release them from their "doomed sacks of flesh" and granted them union, creating a hive mind and granting himself great telekenetic powers. Unimpressed, Superman battles the Word-Bringer, but the alien manages to escape when he realizes he cannot defeat an angered Superman.
- This issue was reprinted in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 6.
- Superman battles the Word-Bringer again in Adventures of Superman #452.
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