Giffen, Fleming and Oskner deliver a great Superman tale, as they introduce Caitiff, a fascinating vampire.
Morgan Edge is heavily promoting a story about deaths at a centre for disease control, which caitiff is behind. Clark Kent is the newscaster for the story, which Caitiff wants stopped, so he heads out to find Kent.
Right from the start you are made to sympathize with this creature, who seems so pained and vulnerable. And Giffen’s art just excels on the pages dedicated to him.
Caitiff bursts into the WGBS studio to try to stop the broadcast. It does, but of course it also sets Superman right on him.
Superman follows Caitiff back to his lair, and finds the remains of the rest of his family, his race. The bones of his child, killed by scientists trying to understand their condition.
Superman allows Caitiff to remain undisturbed, and tells no one about him.
Caitiff returns for a second, and final, story in the pages of Justice League International in the late 80s.