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Adventures of Superman #580

Adventures of Superman #580

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 10, 2000

Cover date: July 2000

2000 Shield No. 27

Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Carlo Barberi
Inker: Juan Vlasco

"Green Universe"

Reviewed by: Nick Newman (

Superman silently drifts in a green world. He cannot remember anything. All he wants is for it to end....

Blown by the explosion, Supergirl flies away and her wings ignite to her aid. They sense something, but before she can investigate she sees dozens of green Supermen attacking her.

In S.T.A.R. Labs, Superman floats in his containment sphere as the Atom tries to uncover what happened to the ship. He can determine only one thing, sabotage.

Inside of Superman, Steel and Superboy survive the explosion of their craft only to be blown into Superman's stomach, where they find the kryptonite tumor. Superboy flies straight towards the growth, and almost breaks his hand on it.

In Monaco, La Encantadora and her newest boy toy drive along. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Deathstroke the Terminator appears. Slicing the car in half, he confronts 'Dora and prepares himself to kill her, when she teleports away. He quickly follows her.

Inside Superman's body, Supergirl battles the green monsters. Breaking free, she flies towards Superman's brain. Opening her senses, she glimpses the crown chakra, the energy doorway that connects Clark to everything. Supergirl throws open her wings to let the power flow through her and into Clark, healing him. It instantly overwhelms her.

The energy flows throughout Superman's body, and softens the tumor that Superboy and Steel are currently perched upon. Seizing Steel's hammer, Superboy proceeds to completely destroy the growth. In Clark's brain, Supergirl slowly fizzles out and falls as Superboy smashes the killing tumor.

In the Daily Planet, Lois is hard at work when suddenly 'Dora appears. Lois dives toward her as Deathstroke appears and begins to teleport away. Touching him, Lois, 'Dora, and Deathstroke all vanish.

Having destroyed the tumor, Superboy and Steel are pulled down further into Superman. Outside, a man appears in the lab, John Henry Irons. Who's in the Steel armour?

Supergirl awakes to see dozens of kryptonite tumors descending onto Clark's brain. 3Story - 3: This was an okay story, but a lot of it didn't make sense. What is the energy that Supergirl is working with? Why is there a "spiritual" side to his illness? Who knows? Other than these confusing parts it was decent, and it was quite a shock to see Irons out of his armor, even if most of us probably expected it.

2Art - 2: Ick, ick, ick! I did not like this art at all. Everyone looked very stupid. Adventures needs an artist now.

3Cover Art - 3: Again, this art is horrible. The cover wasn't as bad as the interior, except for the fact that Superboy looks horrible. I will repeat myself, ARTIST, GOOD ONE, NOW! Please DC, the art on this book is spoiling the other three.

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