Superman falls afoul of the police in Adventures of Superman 566 (April 1999), in a story by Kesel, Ordway, Grummett and Rodier, part of the Superman – King of the World story arc.
Superman now has an army of robots patrolling the world and keeping the peace – as well as building huge resentment against him.
Superman discovers that Luthor has been creating synthetic kryptonite in his labs. Superman forcibly evacuates everyone from the building, then tears off the top floors, hurling them into space.
This is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, and the police come out in force to stop him. Dan Turpin has no fear of Superman, and when the situation spirals out of control, Turpin threatens to blow himself up with a grenade unless Superman flies away.
Batman informs the Justice League of these developments. Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Orion and Big Barda prepare to fight Superman.
The story continues in the next issue of Action.
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