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Cover Date: September 2000
Cover Price: US $ 1.99
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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue
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Part 4 of Superman: Arkham, continuing from Superman: The Man of Steel #104.
Superman and Steel make it to the JLA Watchtower, confronted by twisted JLA members Gorgeous Gilly and Ignition, and finally learn who is behind this bizarre new world.
Superboy is working in a fast food burger joint, when suddenly Bizarro and the JLA comes by fighting escaped criminals, destroying the burger place in the process. When Bizarro leaves, Superboy thinks he's free from having to work there every day, but magically the building is restored. Frustrated, he slams his fast, unleashing his powers.
Meanwhile Superman and Steel make it to JLA headquarters on the moon, where only Gorgeous Gilly and Ignition remain. Gilly appears and uses her powers to seduce Superman, but Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives and disrupts the spell, giving Steel a chance to punt Gilly away.
Superman runs in to Ignition, who reveals he knows that the world has changed and knows who Superman really is (a hero, not a criminal). Ignition overpowers Superman, but when he threatens Lois, Superman finds new strength and lashes out.
Superman makes it in to the heart of the watchtower and finds the real Mr. Mxyzptlk suspended in the air. Mr. Mxyzptlk has been sending astral projections of himself to Superman, and now that they're together, uses some of his last remaining magic to make Superman remember his old life.
Finally, Mr. Mxyzptlk reveals the true architect of the bizarre world they're in: the Joker, now known as Emperor Joker.
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