#30 Superman in Exile. Part 5 of 13. “Alone!” Story by Roger Stern. Art by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke. Story continued from Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #452. One step closer to finding redemption, Superman continues his self-imposed exile in deep space. Plus, in the Man of Steel’s absence, Lex Luthor plans his biggest coup yet in “Hostile Takeover: King of All he Surveys!” Part 1 of 4. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Dan Jurgens and Dennis Janke. Both stories continue in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #453
#31 Superman in Exile. Part 7 of 13. “Mr. Mxyzptlk in As Good as His Word!” Story by Roger Stern and Tom Peyer . Art by Paris Cullins and Dennis Janke. Story continued from Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #453. All Lex Luthor issue! That mischievous imp, Mr. Mxyzptlk, is back in Metropolis. With the Man of Steel in a self-imposed exile in deep space who will stop him. Well, Lex Luthor has never been one to share his city. Plus, Luthor’s machiavellian scheming continues in “Hostile Takeover: Poison Pill!” Part 3 of 4. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Dan Jurgens and Dennis Janke. Both stories continue in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #454
#32 Superman in Exile. Part 10 of 13. “Gladiator!” Story by Roger Stern. Art by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke. Story continued from Action Comics Annual (1987) #2. Superman battles the hulking tyrant, Mongul to the death in the arena. Story continues in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #455
#35 “Visions of Grandeur!” Cameo by Darkseid. Story by Jerry Ordway. Art by Curt Swan and Dennis Janke. And, “The Racer’s Edge!” Story by Jerry Ordway. Art by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke. It’s the return of Curt Swan to the pages of Superman! In this double feature, Brainiac and Lex Luthor return to plague the Man of Steel. Plus, Morgan Edge is paid a visit by the Black Racer of the New Gods.
#36 “Laugh…I thought I’d Die!” Guest-starring the Guardian. Story by Jerry Ordway. Art by Jerry Ordway and Dennis Janke. The Prankster’s back, and unless the Man of Steel can get to the hospital on time, Morgan Edge may not survive the goofy villain’s latest practical joke.
#37 “Best Friends!” Guest-starring the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion. Story by Jerry Ordway. Art by Jerry Ordway and Dennis Janke. Superman attempts to help Jimmy Olsen with his altered genetic make-up problem, but his “pal” is having no part of it.
#39 Characters:Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Jimmy Olsen; Professor Emil Hamilton; Lois Lane; Allie; Whit; Peg Adam (intro); Number One (clone of Jimmy Olsen’s Dad); Husque; Jimmy Olsen’s father (flashback); VILLAINS: The Syms (first appearance)
Synopsis:Superman and Professor Hamilton rescue Jimmy from the inter-dimensional limbo. Clark decides to accept Collin Thornton’s offer to be managing editor of Newstime Magazine.
#40 Terror on the Street!” What is the Fear Factory? And what does it have to do with the recent turmoil in the lives of Superman and his pal, Jimmy Olsen?
#41 The Day of the Krypton Man. Part 1 of 6. “The Nature of the Beast!” Guest-starring Lobo. Cameo by the Guardian. Superman safeguards the Kryptonite shards he procured from Bloodsport in a secret location in the Antarctic. Jimmy gets counseling from the Guardian. Lobo is hired to kill the Man of Steel, and an alien from Superman’s recent past heads to Earth in search of revenge. Plus, the Main Man meets Bibbo!
#50 Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite. Part 4 of 4. Special Extra-Sized issue. “The Human Factor!” Cameos by the Guardian and Gangbuster. Superman has been rendered powerless, beaten, and humiliated by his arch nemesis, Lex Luthor. But when Luthor’s own arrogance causes him to break the rules of the game set forth by Mr. Mxyzptlk, can a fully restored Man of Steel be far behind? Plus, Lois Lane gives Clark Kent her answer to his marriage proposal.
Note: This issue features a humorous cameo by Marvel’s First Family – the Fantastic Four. The cover of this issue is said to have been a tribute to the George Reeves version of Superman.
#90 The Battle for Metropolis! Part 3 of 4. “Battleground Metropolis!” Guest-starring the Guardian. Story continued from Superman: The Man of Steel #34.The Guardian has fallen victim to the clone disease, but does his body hold the key to the cure? Plus, a villain dies in this issue and the war heats up even more.
#103 “Pulp Fiction: Keeping Metropolis Safe!” Guest-starring the Newsboy Legion. The villainous Arclight has returned and the Man of Steel is the only one who can stop him. Plus, Jimmy Olsen quits the Daily Planet!
#106 The Trial of Superman! Part 2 of 12. “Misperceptions!” Story continued from Superman: The Man of Steel #50. When the galactic judicial committee known as the Tribunal abducts the Man of Steel and charges him with being responsible for the destruction of Krypton, Superman has a tough decision to make. Use his great powers to escape this bogus wrap, or stay and face the music, and somehow clear his good name. Story continues in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #529.
#107 The Trial of Superman! Part 6 of 12. “Bottled Up!” Guest-starring Steel, Superboy, Supergirl, and the Eradicator. Cameos by Metron of the New Gods, Lex Luthor, and the Joker. Story continued from Superman: The Man of Steel #51. The Superman Rescue Squad enter the fray. Plus, Superman attempts to save a shrunken and enslaved bottled city! 1st post-Crisis appearance of the Bottled City of Kandor. Story continues in Adventures of Superman #530.
#108 The Trial of Superman! Part 11 of 12. “No Escape!” Guest-starring Steel, Superboy, Supergirl, and the Eradicator. Cameos by Metron of the New Gods, Lex Luthor, and the Joker. Story continued from Superman: The Man of Steel #52. Despite his best efforts, the Man of Steel is unable to clear his name. Will the Tribunal go ahead with Superman’s execution or will Earth’s greatest hero earn reprieve? Story concludes in Adventures of Superman (1939-2006) #531.
#111 After the breakup with Lois, Kent begins to question her motives and becomes angry with having to oblige to his duties as a hero which conflict with his time spent with Lois. Superman and Lori Lemaris work together to retrieve Jeb’s dead body that fell in the sea, using Lori’s knowledge of the sea and Superman’s vision they stumble upon the body already picked at by sharks. Kent reveals his situation with Lois to Lori and expresses his frustration at not being able to have a normal life. Kent then becomes determined to get Lois back.
#175 Extra-sized issue! Exactly one hundred issues ago, the impossible happened: Superman died. Now his killer has returned, deadlier than ever! Make way for the all-new Doomsday Rex! This “Last Laugh” tie-in will slay you!“2001 46” in Superman “S” in upper right hand corner
#199 The true origins of the new Supergirl are explored, as the city of Metropolis goes crazy!
#710 By Eddy Barrows, J.P. Mayer, Chris Roberson, J. Michael Straczynski. In the latest chapter of ‘Grounded,’ the recently returned Bruce Wayne stops by Salt Lake City to pay a little visit to Superma – excuse us, Clark Kent! Learn how a legendary friendship was born as Bruce and Clark revisit the previously untold tale of one of their earliest meetings in which the teenaged duo faced the menace of the immortal Vandal Savage!
#712 This fill in issue contains a lost classic, Lost Boy: A Tale of Krypto the Superdog, set shortly after Superboy died in Infinite Crisis and Superman went missing.
#713 What could possibly make The Man of Steel decide to stop being Superman? Superboy and Supergirl catch up with him in Portland, Oregon, and they want answers!
Note: The cover of this issue is a tribute to Superman #201 which also had the title “Clark Kent Abandons Superman” and had a very similar cover minus Superboy and Supergirl.