"Memorial Day": Superman recalls his first Memorial Day weekend in Metropolis. A giant robot is attacking a bridge full of holidaymakers, but Superman destroys it and repairs the bridge, saving the bystanders.
- Little red cape man thinks he can stop Grundy! Grundy kill little red cape man!
Appearing in "Memorial Day"
- Bizarro (Cameo)
- Doctor Teng (Single appearance)
- Laura (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Memorial Day"
Superman recalls his first Memorial Day weekend in Metropolis. A giant robot is attacking a bridge full of holidaymakers, but Superman destroys it and repairs the bridge, saving the bystanders.
Meanwhile in Gotham City, a team of agents in containment suits are scouting Gotham City for an unknown booty.
Back at the Daily Planet, Lois, Clark and Jimmy are at work later, each trying their best to get on Perry White's good side when Jimmy notices a flaming meteor flying straight at the Daily Planet. As Clark is ready to put on his Superman uniform, he is interrupted by a rescue of emerald energy - Alan Scott, the Green Lantern.
The agents in Gotham, race through the sewers and find their target, Solomon Grundy. They radio their boss who comments that he hopes they aren't too late to process samples from Grundy.
Back in Metropolis, Clark and Alan share a quiet interview and Clark probes Alan for information on the JSA, and moreso to discover more about his father's favorite hero. The interview is cut short by screaming citizens howling that a hulking zombie came out of the gator pit in a nearby zoo. Grundy is on the offensive.
Grundy has travelled very quickly to Metropolis and seems to have an inherent urge to destroy. Superman races to the zoo and finds Alan Scott crumpled in a bruised heap and races at super speed to confront Grundy. Superman and Grundy trade blows - heavy blows - and though he fights valiantly, Superman misjudges his opponent. As the killing blow is about to be dealt Alan joins the fight.
The two heroes narrowly save the day and Superman racing with powerful force kills Grundy... something he deeply regrets in an instant. However before they can attempt to revive the crumbling corpse the agents arrive and apprehend the body.
Alan reassures Superman that Grundy is a villain that can't truly die and tests Superman's mettle with a pep talk, introducing the young man to the concept of a 'never-ending battle.' Superman reveals his dad was a huge fan of Alan. Clark smiles he was always a fan of the original Starman. The two fly skyward enjoying the remainder of Memorial Day.
The agents are revealed to be Lexcorp workers. They question Luthor as to why they released Grundy in Metropolis, Lex insists that the war with Superman is beginning and chances must be taken. The tests can advance further as they now have DNA from Grundy and Superman. Lex then talks to his head scientist, Dr. Teng. Both are overseeing the creation of Bizarro.
- Includes DC Nation editorial #113 by Matt Idelson.
- A framed copy of the article "I Spent the Night With Superman" can be seen on the wall of the Daily Planet. This article was also used as a plot device in the 2006 film Superman Returns.
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