|Menace to Metropolis|
|First Published:||January 2004|
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Synopsis for "Menace to Metropolis"Edit
Clark bursts into Lex Luthor's office, just as Luthor is speaking to someone via radio. He tells Luthor he saw the signals and knows he sabotaged the Army choppers. Luthor is amused that he thinks anyone could possibly convict him on such evidence and demands to know who designed the technology that allows him to fly. Clark remains silent, angering Luthor with his impudence. At that moment, LexCorp's armored security barges in, with Lois and Jimmy right behind them. When Lois asks what Lex's connection is to Metropolis' new hero, Lex pretends to endorse the caped figure, saying, "He is a friend to Lex Luthor."
The next day, the Daily Planet webpage dubs the hero "SUPERMAN." Naturally, Luthor is ready with a cover story: A disgruntled Army employee was behind the attacks. LexCorp has stepped in to produce the robotic helicopters now that the Army's model has been recalled. But the LexCorp connection is an unprecedented black mark on Luthor's sterling reputation; Perry decides that Clark has earned his shot.
Luthor touches down at one of his astronomic research outposts in Colorado. He dismisses everyone who works at the base (putting them on paid leave), then examines a crystal kept hidden in the vault. It has the Superman insignia engraved on it. Luthor dials his phone and smugly tells his secretary he wants to meet with Clark Kent.
Appearing in "Menace to Metropolis"Edit
- General Pickford
- Otto Juris
- Doctor Chun
- None Known
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