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""The Secret Revealed!"": Lex Luthor has asked his researchers to find out about anyone that may have a connection to Superman. Amanda Marie McCoy discovers that a woman named Lana Lang has been seen in backg


Quote1 I know that no man with the power of Superman would ever pretend to be a mere human! Such power is to be constantly exploited. Such power is to be used! Quote2
-- Lex Luthor



Appearing in "The Secret Revealed!"

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Other Characters:

  • Amanda Marie McCoy (First appearance)
  • Gretchen Kelley (First appearance)
  • Breen (Single appearance) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Jenner (Single appearance) (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "The Secret Revealed!"

Lex Luthor has asked his researchers to find out about anyone that may have a connection to Superman. Amanda Marie McCoy discovers that a woman named Lana Lang has been seen in background photographs at known Superman appearances. Luthor has a team of people investigate the Lang angle.

One of Luthor's top scientists, Sydney Happersen, distracts Luthor and shows him the confined body of Metallo. He indicates that the mineral enclosed within Metallo's chest eschews radiation that appears harmful to Superman. Luthor viciously tears the green rock from Metallo's chest leaving the cyborg screaming in pain.

Meanwhile, Luthor has simultaneously begun investigating the background of Clark Kent. He sends two thugs, Jenner and Breen, to Smallville to ransack their house. As luck would have it, they come upon Lana Lang and bring her back to Metropolis.

Later, Luthor uses his influence and power to force Amanda McCoy to come to dinner with him. Their candlelit evening is disrupted however when he learns that his men have found Lana Lang.

Luthor's team keeps Lana drugged for three days, torturing her for information concerning Superman. But she doesn't reveal anything. They eventually allow her to "escape" and Lana drags herself to Clark Kent's apartment. Clark finds her and goes berserk when he learns what has happened. He flies to the Lexcorp building and bursts into Luthor's penthouse.

But Luthor has been expecting Superman. He has taken a piece from Metallo's Kryptonite heart and fashioned it into a stone, set inside of a ring. Superman is powerless against it, and Luthor gleefully kicks him out of his office, threatening to have him arrested. He whispers into Superman's ear a confession concerning Lana Lang.

Superman flies back to Smallville to check on his parents. Everything is fine, but Martha comments that a scrapbook she once made filled with pictures of Superman's exploits has been stolen. They have no idea that it was Luthor's men who staged the robbery.

Back in Metropolis, Amanda McCoy finishes extrapolating all known information concerning Superman. Feeding the info into a computer, the results reveal that Clark Kent is Superman. Luthor literally doesn't believe his ears. Refusing to believe that someone such as Superman could ever find satisfaction masquerading as a normal human, he fires Amanda on the spot.



Notes

  • Jenner and Breen are killed off-panel in this issue.

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