"Saved!": A young man is about to jump off his apartment building. Meanwhile, Superman is fighting Metallo. At first, Metallo gets the upper hand with his Kryptonite hard but Superman defeats him using construction materials to attack Metallo from afar. As Professor Hamilton and S.T.A.R. Labs do
Appearing in "Saved!"
- Church of Superman
Synopsis for "Saved!"
A young man is about to jump off his apartment building. Meanwhile, Superman is fighting Metallo. At first, Metallo gets the upper hand with his Kryptonite hard but Superman defeats him using construction materials to attack Metallo from afar. As Professor Hamilton and S.T.A.R. Labs do the clean-up, Superman catches the young man before he hits the ground. The young man thanks Superman and returns home. A few days later, he attempts to commit suicide again but Superman saves him. Superman gets an attorney to talk to the young man's family about his suicidal actions. It turns out the family knew all along about this and knew Superman would save him. The whole family actually belongs to a congregation called the Church of Superman, made up of 900 people who believe Superman to be a god. They plan to jump off buildings, believing Superman will save them.
Superman, disguised as an ordinary citizen, visits the apartment of Bob and Wendy. Revealing himself, Superman says he knows they are con artists. Bob and Wendy created the Church of Superman and asked people to give large donations to them in order to pay a large debt they had to dangerous people. Their daughter, Katelyn, is a Superman fan and her blog had thousands of followers, so they started up the Church in order get money. However, they never knew people would attempt to commit suicide. Superman tells them to end the Church while he attempts to talk to the people out of jumping off buildings.
However, Metallo attacks him with Kryptonite beams. As he brutally beats Superman, the people in rooftops lose faith in him and return to their homes. Later, Professor Hamilton goes to check in on Superman, saying that the Church followers have been placed under the care of the authorities. It turns out Superman had not been attacked by Metallo, it was, in fact, a robot similar to Metallo created by S.T.A.R. Labs. Superman had asked them for help in ending the Church.
Appearing in "Space, Actually"
- Ishim Orphanage
- Annigh-Hell Station
Synopsis for "Space, Actually"
In Russian orphanage, a young girl Tonya copes with the hardships of being an orphan. She is constantly teased by her both orphans and caretakers.
Meanwhile, in a space station, Superman fights Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter, who are being controlled by Darkseid. Superman uses his cold breath to temporarily hold them still and goes to confront Darkseid, who launches a missile to put the entire people of Earth under his control. Superman is able to stop Darkseid's scheme and Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter come back to their senses.
In the orphanage, Tonya is passed over again by potential adoptive parents. She goes to climb up the old tree in the courtyard, but she falls off. Superman catches her and Tonya tells him about her life about the orphanage. Giving her his cape, Superman tells her he was an orphan too.
Superman leaves and Tonya returns to the orphanage, both with smiles on their faces.
- This book was first published on November 27, 2013.
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