Giffen and Giordano execute the cover for Action 539 (Jan. 83), as the split Superman storyline moves towards its climax.
Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane have Superman look for help in trying to travel back to the middle ages, and re-unite with his lost half. The Atom accompanies Superman into the Time Pool, but find it mired in a time storm.
The Flash attempts the journey with Superman on the Cosmic Treadmill, but it shorts out. Superman is weakening further, and, as Clark Kent, collapses at the office.
At the same time, hundreds of years earlier (I love writing about about comics), Lord Satanis continues to try to disrupt Syrene’s use of the other Superman, to acquire the power of the runestone.
Lord Satanis uses his magic to merge with Syrene’s Superman.
The story ends as Clark is pronounced dead, and the autopsy begins. Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White are all at the hospital, grieving.
Rozakis, Saviuk and Dan Adkins make things clear in this Aquaman installment. Mera’s body has been taken over by V’lanna, the new queen of Xebel, who brings Aquaman back to her dimension.
There she and Mera split into themselves again. V’lanna intends to kill Mera, and keep Aquaman as her consort.
The story concludes in the next issue.