"Of Course, You Know, This Means... Warworld!": Emil Hamilton has discovered that Pluto hasn't been destroyed after all - it's merely 'hiding.' He guides Superman on a mission to discover what's happened, and what should the hero find there but a new Warworld.
- Washington. Lincoln. Roosevelt. All the greatest Presidents had a single thing in common. A War.
- -- Lena Luthor
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Synopsis for "Of Course, You Know, This Means... Warworld!"
Emil Hamilton has discovered that Pluto hasn't been destroyed after all - it's merely 'hiding.' He guides Superman on a mission to discover what's happened, and what should the hero find there but a new Warworld.
Back on Earth, Lex Luthor receives a mysterious visitor who warns him that a great challenge is ahead in which he will make his name as a president.
On Warworld, Superman is attacked by a number of beings he doesn't recognize, but who call themselves the Fatal Five. The strange thing about the encounter is that Professor Hamilton can only hear Superman's side of his dialogue with these people. This leads Superman to realize that the Fatal Five are merely hard light holograms which dissipate off-world. When he returns to the planet he finds that is has come online, though when he finds the command center it is empty. What's more, the planet has been set to self-destruct; Superman only barely escapes in time, though not without realizing that Brainiac 13 is the mastermind behind the transformation and destruction of Pluto.
On Earth, Luthor learns that a few million people will have to die if he is to win the coming war, and that he will have a desperate need of Superman. His visitor leaves; he believes it was his daughter, who he had to give up to Brainiac 13 to win their battle before the presidential race. Later, once Superman has returned to Earth, Warworld re-forms itself, with Brainiac 13 at the helm, attended by Luthor's visitor.
- The Fatal Five (consisting of Tharok, the Persuader, Emerald Empress, Mano and Validus) are traditionally Legion of Super-Heroes villains. In this issue, they appear only as hard-light constructs generated by Brainiac 13, who hails from the future.
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