Adventures of Superman

Publisher: DC
Published: Jan 1987
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  • Formerly titled "Superman" (issue numbers continue from Superman #423)
  • 1st appearance of Cat Grant
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  • 5th Superman vs The Flash (won) race
  • *first race against Wally West
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  • 1st appearance of Hank Henshaw (becomes Cyborg Superman)
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  • Death of Hank Henshaw (traditionally - later his awareness manifests inside of a machine)
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  • 1st appearance of Lord Satanus
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  • 1st appearance of Kismet, later becomes Strange Visitor
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  • 3rd cameo appearance of Doomsday, a panel shows the opposite site of the door as the bone-spiked fist pierces through the steel with a caption that reads '...Doomsday Is Coming!'
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  • Second battle of Doomsday versus Superman
  • *if this issue were being scored the same as a boxing match, Superman would have won the round
  • *throughout this issue, the action occurs in four panels on every page and three panels in Action Comics #684
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  • 1st cameo appearance of John Henry, later becomes Steel
  • 1st cameo appearance of Superboy, Conner Kent
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyborg Superman, formerly Hank Henshaw
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Eradicator
  • *each of these characters claiming to be Superman were introduced in full in separate issues that all went on-sale on the same day
  • 1st appearance of Angora Lapin, later becomes White Rabbit
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  • 1st full appearance of Superboy, Conner Kent (Kon-El), the cloned combination of Superman and Lex Luthor's DNA
  • 1st appearance of Tana Moon
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  • 1st appearance of Massacre
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  • 1st appearance of Anomaly (formerly Floyd "Bullets" Barstow)
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  • Interior art depicts LexCorp Towers smoldering from an attack with eerie similarities to the visual of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
  • Issue was coincidentally delivered on September 12, 2001 with a statement from DC offering to accept returned books but most retailers declined
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  • 1st appearance of Preus, a sergeant in the Citizen's Patrol Corps who kept peace in Kandor