Dan Jurgens is joined by Art Thibert, Jon Bogdanove, Bob McLeod, Tom Grummett, Brett Breeding, Denis Janke, Denis Rodier and Jerry Ordway for the double sized Superman 57 (July 1991), the second chapter in the four part Return of the Krypton Man story arc, running through this month's Superman titles.
The story picks up from the ending of the first issue of Superman - the Man of Steel, his newest book, which saw Superman confront Krypton Man, now a separate person, rather than a split identity.
Once they have come face to face, Superman realizes the Krypton Man is the Eradicator, having formed itself a body, and the Eradicator doesn't bother to pretend otherwise. It explains how, after Superman threw it into the Sun, it created its new form, using its control of all energy. That, obviously, includes solar energy, which it uses to take Superman down.
With no effective way to battle the Eradicator, it's probably a good thing that a lot of the double sized issue is devoted to the subplots of the supporting cast. Otherwise it would have been page after page of Superman getting trashed. Perry and Alice White begin their cruise, and wind up in staterooms across from Ma and Pa Kent, who Clark and Lois drop off at the ship.
Jimmy Olsen has moved into his own apartment, but finds out on the same day that he has been laid off at the Daily Planet. Sam Foswell has been cutting staff to save on costs, but is creating a lot of ill will towards himself.
Lana Lang has accompanied Pete Ross to Washington DC. He is now on the staff of a Kansas congressman, and has political aspirations of his own. But at the moment, he and Lana wind up more concerned about surviving, as an earthquake hits the city, shattering Lincoln's statue.
There are more unexplained earthquakes, heat waves, and other bizarre climate effects going on, though at the moment no one is connecting them to the Eradicator. Superman brings Emil Hamilton to his Fortress, so that he can examine Mr Z's crystal safely.
And Lois Lane's mother leaves the hospital. Lois and her father, Sam, are there, but Lucy has gone over to Jimmy's new apartment, where she hears about him losing his job.
The Eradicator is trying to convince the people that the Kryptonian way is better, before he just imposes it on them. He finds some people complaining about their slum apartment, and the Eradicator transforms it into a Krypton style dwelling. Superman shows up again at this point, accusing the Eradicator of manipulating people.
Superman fares no better in his second outing against the Eradicator. He gets the facial burns seen on the cover, and the issue ends with the Eradicator hurling Superman into the Sun.
The story continues in the next issue of Adventures of Superman.