Adventures of Superman 559 – everyone gets super-powers

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Kesel, Ordway, Grummett and Rodier continue with the Silver Age reality in Adventures of Superman 559 (July 1998), having a lot of fun with it.

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The issue begins with Superman foiling Brainiac’s latest scheme, with the aid of Maggie Sawyer and Dan Turpin.

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Returning to the Daily Planet, Clark discovers that everyone now has super-powers.  People are quick to don costumes and begin fighting crime on their own.

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Even the cloned Newsboy Legion get into the act.

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Metallo shows up, using his kryptonite heart to take down all the super-powered people.  But Turpin, who didn’t want the powers, was not affected, and disarms, or dis-heartens, Metallo.

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Mr. Mxyzptlk was responsible.  Who else could have done it?  And Superman tricks him into saying his name backwards.

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The issue ends with a scene that hints at the larger storyline, with the little girl interrupting Superman and Lois, and clock striking.

 

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