Dark Knight Over Metropolis
Writers: Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens, and Roger Stern
Pencillers: Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens, and Bob McLeod
Action Comics #654
This issue pretty much sets up everything that happens in the next three issues. Clark is having a ball ever since he got rid of that dang Eradicator, lost his job at Newstime (Eradicator’s fault though), and finally, FINALLY….had a date with Lois. It’s official. They’re a couple. Aw. Meanwhile, Jose Delgado (Gangbuster) was hired by Cat Grant’s ex to be a bodyguard because Cat is supposed to be a witness in a trial involving Morgan Edge’s ties to Intergang, a powerful gang located in Metropolis. We then see a little bit of Intergang as they plan to do something about the trial like killing Clark (Clark wrote the story) and Lois (…hey, it’s Lois) and possibly doing something to Cat.
Clark then gets a call from a random person. He goes to meet this person in a cemetery, and this person turns out to be Amanda McCoy. Suddenly, she pulls out Luthor’s kryptonite ring exposes Clark as Superman. Clark, of course, is baffled and getting sick and passes out. Amanda, who is pretty….nuts, thinks she killed him and runs away. Later, Clark wakes up and wonders who the woman was and who else knows his secret. Elsewhere, Amanda gets robbed and loses the ring in the process. The issue ends as we hear (or see in this case) a scream.