Both Lois and Clark have new assignments. Lois is to travel to Umec to cover the war that is brewing there, while Clark has been assigned to the Shack. On his first day here, he is to accompany the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit on patrol. Here, they encounter Replikon, and once he can make himself scarce, he reappears on the scene as Superman, warning the SCU that Replikon has the powers of several Justice League members. Battle commences, and once Replikon is defeated, he is killed by someone who has been watching the fight from afar and monitoring Superman. Neither Superman not Lt. Leocadio of the SCU have any idea why Replikon died.