Luthor is shown to have been spying on Supernova. He is obsessing over the new hero as he believes him to be Superman in disguise. After an encounter with Supernova, Luthor decides to test himself for a metagene. The results come back negative.
Later, at the opening of Lex Luthor's new business school, a man approaches Luthor about his control over the powers he's been handing out. Security takes the man away, but Steel meets him to talk about what he knows.
John Standing Bear, an ex-con, meets with his grandfather in Metropolis. He is disappointed in John, but still passes on the title and powers of Super-Chief.
Will Magnus is attacked and abducted by a group of metal men.
This issue also contains "The Origin of Green Lantern" as a side-story.