Superman’s battle with a new wave of villains in Metropolis is causing an unexpected transformation that makes him resemble Parasite.
In the ongoing “Superman” series by Joshua Williamson, Jamal Campbell, and Ariana Maher from DC Comics, Superman is facing a new challenge in the form of Parasite’s jailbreak, which has caused a major power shift in the villain. Unlike his usual ability to gain the powers and energy of those he drains, Parasite is now multiplying into countless clones of himself, making it impossible for even Superman to handle the overwhelming army of Parasites taking over Metropolis. This development is causing Superman to resemble Parasite more than ever before.
The ongoing “Superman” series by Joshua Williamson, Jamal Campbell, and Ariana Maher sees Superman, along with his Super-Family members Jon Kent and Supergirl, attempting to save their city from being taken over by the Parasites. However, the Parasites have joined forces to turn everyone into purple energy-draining monsters, including Lois Lane. To combat this, Superman turns to his longtime enemy, Lex Luthor, who is currently in jail. While the Man of Steel is still wary of Luthor’s motives, he has no choice but to accept his help. Superman is also infected by the Parasites as the situation worsens, causing him to transform into a darker version of himself. With the Parasite Superman now on the loose, the fate of the DC Universe is uncertain.
Superman Battles a Rampant Parasite Invasion
Metropolis is facing a daunting challenge with the Parasite army, and Superman is at the forefront of the battle. The Secret Order of Mad Scientists is responsible for this new threat and their twisted experiments on Superman’s enemies, such as Bizarro and Kryptonite. Driven by Graft and the diabolical scientist Dr. Pharm, their ultimate goal is to evolve Superman’s rogue gallery. However, after losing his powers, Superman encountered a new hero, Marilyn Moonlight, who provided him with the much-needed energy to continue the fight as the Parasites continue to multiply and spread throughout the city.
In the third issue of “Superman” by DC Comics, the Man of Steel continues his quest to find the originator of the Parasite army that is wreaking havoc in Metropolis. Unfortunately, the Parasite has also infected him, resulting in his purple skin, yellow eyes, and sharp teeth. Despite this monstrous transformation, Superman manages to maintain control of himself and seek out Lex Luthor’s help. Together, the Parasite Superman and Luthor devise a plan to use Livewire’s electric powers to draw the Parasites toward them, allowing for a massive energy blast that separates the parasites from Superman’s body. This allows him to don a containment suit and return to his normal form.
After luring the Parasites to SuperCorp, they merge together to form a massive and hideous version of the villain. However, Luthor manages to activate a neutralizer that eliminates the radiation poisoning responsible for Parasite’s altered powers. The neutralizer knocks Parasite out, putting an end to the invasion and freeing Metropolis from the threat.
Can Superman actually trust Lex Luthor?
Even after Lex Luthor helped stop the Parasite invasion, Superman remains skeptical about Luthor’s change of heart. Despite securing Metropolis and delivering Parasite to S.T.A.R. Labs, Superman questions Luthor in his cell about why he didn’t take the chance to escape when given the opportunity. Luthor claims he genuinely wants to help Superman and reveals that a dangerous group from his past, the Secret Order of Mad Scientists, is behind the chaos in the city. He warns Superman that even greater threats are on the horizon and offers his assistance to stop them. While still hesitant, Superman acknowledges that he cannot completely dismiss Luthor’s offer and decides to work with him for the time being.
Rewritten: Following his conversation with Luthor, Superman joins hands with SuperCorp, an organization that the villain has created to defend the world against the impending threats he had warned the hero about. Metropolis’s best scientific brains are now working under one roof to support Superman with the latest technological advancements at their disposal. With a massive team behind him, Kal-El has a much larger support system than before. While this seems to be a great move for the hero and the future of Metropolis, their true intentions remain unknown. It’s not certain if they have good intentions, especially since Luthor is involved.
Is Lex Luthor Concealing Something from Superman? Will History Repeat Itself?
Despite Lex Luthor’s apparent transformation into a hero, the ending of “Superman” #3 suggests that he may not be entirely truthful. Graft from The Secret Order of Mad Scientists returns and discusses their plans to seek revenge on Luthor, leading them to wonder how Superman will react when he finds out the truth about their relationship. The issue concludes with the organization eyeing the supernatural Silver Banshee as their next target for evolution, hinting at the dangerous events that may be coming to Metropolis.
The third issue of “Superman” hints at Lex Luthor’s true motives in teaming up with Superman to fight against the Secret Order of Mad Scientists. While Luthor seems to be taking a heroic turn, the comic suggests that he’s actually trying to protect himself from the group seeking revenge on him. The nature of Luthor’s connection to the scientists remains unclear, but they possess the ability to enhance the powers of supervillains through experimentation. Luthor may believe he can’t stop them alone and needs Superman’s help. The scientists’ primary focus appears to be revenge on Luthor rather than Superman, but they seem willing to cause collateral damage to achieve their goals.
The latest issue of “Superman” #3, written by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Jamal Campbell, and lettered by Ariana Maher, is now available at comic book stores. In this issue, readers can catch a glimpse of Superman’s transformed appearance.