Bates, Swan and Chiaramonte begin a three-part story in Action 489 (Nov.78), as the force from Krypton’s explosion arrives at Earth so many years later.
It’s big news, everyone is aware of it. Morgan Edge is preparing a WGBS special, and broadcasting the view live, with Lana Lang, Lois Lane and Steve Lombard all part of the show. Clark Kent is meant to be there, but he is busy with the Justice League. They have noticed that he has been running himself ragged over the past couple of days, but Superman refuses to tell Batman, Green Lantern, Hawkman and Wonder Woman what is going on, simply advising them that he can take care of things.
The Kandorians are having a special memorial because of the event, and are upset that Superman is not with him. But to them, Supergirl explains the reason – Brainiac is back. He has demanded a one-on-one battle with Superman. In case he does not survive, Superman has been trying to get as much done as possible, and Brainaic has also blackmailed him, though the use of bombs, into keeping the Justice League out of it.
Brainiac traps Superman on the roof of his ship, and forces him to watch the explosion of Krypton.
The Atom’s series, by Rozakis, Saviuk and Colletta, comes to an abrupt end with the DC Implosion.
The story is an entertaining one, with Jean Loring being the executor of a will, and the heirs unhappy with the distribution. Some seemingly low value bequests get stolen, and the Atom gets onto the case.