The REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN storyline would usher in the return of the real Superman. In an unusual move DC introduced these four possible replacements for the Man of Steel each in one of the four Superman titles of the time, cover dated June 1993. All four titles were published on the same day, April 27, 1993. This was during the triangle numbering era of the Superman comics. The first possible replacement appeared in ACTION COMICS 687, Triangle #12, and would come to be known as the Eradicator.
The Eradicator first appeared ina different form in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL 2, 1989. For more information about the Eradicator’s origins listen to episode 103 of this podcast: http://supermanfanpodcast.mypodcast.com/2009/12/Episode_106_Face_To_Face_With_Yesterday_The_Adventures_Of_Superman_474-271144.html.
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