"Mind Games": Superman flies to Qurac to interrogate President Marlo as to the recent armored attacks that have taken place in Metropolis in past weeks. He bursts directly into the presidential palace and pins Marlo to the wall. Soldiers
Appearing in "Mind Games"
- Pranna (Only appearance; dies)
- Zahara (First appearance)
- Bizarro (as an illusion only)
- Cat Grant (as an illusion only)
- Jor-El (as an illusion only)
- Lana Lang (as an illusion only)
- Lara (as an illusion only)
- Lex Luthor (as an illusion only)
- Metallo (John Corben) (as an illusion only)
- Synapse (as an illusion only)
- Godzilla (as an illusion only)
Synopsis for "Mind Games"
Superman flies to Qurac to interrogate President Marlo as to the recent armored attacks that have taken place in Metropolis in past weeks. He bursts directly into the presidential palace and pins Marlo to the wall. Soldiers try to stop him, but he melts their weapons with his heat-vision.
Miles underground, two strange mutants named Pranna and Zahara (of the Circle) pay close attention to events transpiring above them. Pranna believes that Superman may be part of their chosen Circle and he establishes a mental connection with him. Superman begins suffering seizures as dozens of disturbing images from his past flicker through his mind. Pranna perceives everything that is happening – in truth, he is causing it.
Superman revives and realizes that he must fly away to recuperate. He goes to his hotel room where he finds himself assailed by the same nightmarish visions. Pranna meanwhile, continues to witness Superman's memories. The process is extremely painful, and he begins to doubt whether Superman may be a lost member of the Circle. The mental link becomes too much for Pranna and he falls over dead. Zahara, his wife, is grief-stricken and swears vengeance against Superman.
- This issue was reprinted in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 3.
- This story follows Superman (Volume 2) #4 and continues next issue.
- 1st appearance of Pranna and Zahara. Pranna dies in this issue. Zahara appears in Adventures Of Superman #428.
- Bizarro, Cat Grant, Jor-El, Lana Lang, Lara, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Metallo and Synapse appears as figments of Superman's imagination only.
- One of Superman's dreamscapes involves him fighting in Tokyo, Japan with a giant, green, fire-breathing dinosaur. Although it is never explicitly stated due to copyright laws, the creature is obviously intended to be Godzilla, of Toho Productions fame.
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