- Geoff Johns
- Gary Frank
- Jon Sibal
- Brad Anderson
- Steve Wands
- Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor; General Sam Lane; Perry White; Metallo [John Corben]; Catherine Grant (cameo); Parasite [Rudy Jones] (cameo); Ron Troupe (cameo); Steve Lombard (cameo)
- Superman helps firemen at a fire, which angers Luthor. He and General Lane team up to confront the perceived threat, using a metallic war suit. John Corben stops by the Planet to see Lois and discuss things. Clark intervenes, taking Lois to lunch. General Lane starts another fire to get the attention of Superman, and invites him to a meeting; but that turns into an interrogation, which Superman refuses to tolerate. As he walks out, he is attacked, first by soldiers but then by Corben in the Metallo suit, which contains Kryptonite. Superman is weakened, and hurt by bullets, but Corben is also badly injured by a ricochet. Superman manages to escape, and Corben undergoes surgery by Luthor to save his life. Meanwhile, General Lane shuts down the Daily Planet.
Story continued from the previous issue, and continues in the next issue.
House ad for: Brightest Day (Checklist for April-June 2010). Appears on page 17 in this issue.
- Ian Sattler
Ian goes over what's coming up in Brightest Day, and includes a checklist of the first set of issues (April-June). Appears on page 42 in this issue.
Total of 6 one-page ads for: 5 Gum (gum, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (comic convention, Reed Expositions), Doctor Who (TV, BBC America), Cell Phones Save Lives in Haiti (American Red Cross), Everquest II Sentinel's Fate (online game, Sony Online Entertainment), and I Want You to Create Games (video game contest, Wario/Nintendo). Appear in various places in this issue.