Adventures of Superman Annual 2 – Superman vs the L.E.G.I.O.N.

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The L.E.G.I.O.N. come to Earth in Adventures of Superman Annual 2, following events in their own book, as Vril Dox learns that his “father,” Brainiac, survived his discorporation.  With new recruit Lar Gand, he heads here to kill Brainiac.

Dan Jurgens scripts this issue, with art by Bob McLeod, Curt Swan, Kerry Gammill, John Byrne and Dick Giordano.

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Learning of Dox’s plans, Lyrissa Mallor leads another ship, with Strata, Stealth, Lady Quark, Telepath and Lobo to intercept Dox.

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Dox and Lar Gand make it into the Cadmus facility, where he has tracked Brainiac’s mental signature.  But Dubbilex senses them, and believes that Vril is actually Brainiac.  He alerts the Guardian that Brianiac has broken in, and the two sides begin their fight.

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Superman meets Lyrissa’s crew, and though they seem to be reasonable, he does not trust Lobo.  Lobo has no recollection of their previous encounter, and is surprised that Superman seems not to like him for some reason.

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Everyone winds up in Cadmus, and Superman has to face off against Lar Gand.  Gand is the post-Crisis version of Mon-El, but this is the first meeting of these characters.

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Underworlders join the fray, and we get to see the tunnels below Cadmus, and learn of former employee Dabney Donovan, and his failed genetic experiments that inhabit this world.  Dubbilex turns out to have been mind controlled from afar by Brainiac, who lets Dox know that he is now on Colu.

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Brainiac is just as eager to confront his rebellious “son” as Dox is to kill his “father,” and the story concludes in the L.E.G.I.O.N. annual.

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