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The Man of Steel (1986) - #5
"The Mirror, Crack'd..."
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Cover Date: December 1986
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: The Beast Within!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 44 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
The Man of Steel (1986) #5 MPI Audio Edition

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Attempting to create a duplicate of Superman that would be on his payroll, Lex Luthor does not account for the fact that Superman's DNA is not human. The resulting clone is imperfect and barely alive. During the ensuing battle between Superman and the new Bizarro, the "dust" from Bizarro's body somehow restores the recently blinded Lucy Lane's sight.

MASK: Secret of the Temple (1985) nn

Reprinted/Collected in:
American Heroes (1991) #34
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015) #10
Der Neue Superman Handbuch (1987) TPB
Geoff Johns Présente Superman (2013) #2
Grandes Autores de Superman: John Byrne (2014) #1
The Man of Steel (1986) TPB vol. 01
The Man of Steel (1986) TPB vol. 01 (Ballantine Books edition)
The Man of Steel (1986) TPB vol. 01 (Contest Giveaway)
The Man of Steel (1986) #5 (MPI Audio Edition)
Privilège Semic (1990) #18
Superman (1990) #3
Superman Special (1987) #2
Superman: Escape From Bizarro World (2008) HC
Superman: Escape From Bizarro World (2008) TPB
Superman: The Man of Steel (2003) TPB vol. 01
Superman: The Man of Steel (2003) TPB vol. 01 (7th Printing)

contains 12 page advertisement for MASK and the 4 page story MASK: Secret Of The Temple.

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