Superman, Vol. 1 #385

Luthor Rises Again!

Rel: Jul 1983 - Pub: Jul 1983
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Comic | $0.60

Lex Luthor latches onto a large meteor left over from the remains of the planet Lexor. He rides the meteor back to Earth where it crashes into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Swearing revenge upon Superman, Lex declares the meteor as L-Island, and begins making plans to build the ultimate Luthor Lair.

Back at the Daily Planet, Clark Kent's got Luthor on the brain. He cannot come to terms with the fact that Luthor may have died on Lexor. Though Luthor sowed the seeds of his own destruction, Clark still feels guilty for not being able to save him. He has no idea that Luthor survived.

Meanwhile, Lois Lane returns to the Lane farm in Pittsdale. She goes horseback riding and does her level best to keep all thoughts of Superman clear from her mind.

Clark meanwhile begins hallucinating and sees images of Luthor everywhere. He even causes damage at a local suspension bridge and the Superman Museum because he believes he sees Luthor. Either Luthor has survived and is manipulating Superman's brain somehow, or else he is going completely insane.

Luthor meanwhile, recruits fresh lieutenants for his cause. He extricates five heavy weight mobsters from prison and brings them back to L-Island where they swear fealty to Luthor.

Creators View all

Writer Cary Bates
Penciller Curt Swan
Inker Dave Hunt
Colorist Anthony Tollin, Anthony Tollin
Letterer Ben Oda
Cover Artist Gil Kane
Editor Julius Schwartz, Julius Schwartz

Characters View all

Superman (Kal-El / Clark Kent)