- Cover by John Byrne.
- "The Mirror, Crack'd..." written and penciled by John Byrne, inked by Dick Giordano, colored by Tom Ziuko and lettered by John Costanza.
Superman apprehends a thug wearing a Lexcorp designed super-battle suit. He flies the goon to Lexcorp's Hong Kong branch office and presents him to Lex Luthor. Luthor claims that the suit was stolen from him and he bears no responsibility for any attacks made against Superman's person by whomever was wearing it at the time. Superman drops the goon off and flies back towards Metropolis.
Lex meanwhile, consults with one of his scientists, Dr. Cheng. Dr. Cheng is overseeing a classified program known as Project: Changeling. By scanning Superman's DNA, Cheng hoped to construct a perfect clone duplicate of the Man of Steel – one that would be completely subservient to Lex Luthor. However, Cheng did not take Superman's alien biology into account and the Superman clone crystallizes, transforming into a twisted Bizarro mockery of the true Superman.