Please. The Daemonites can't seem to rid themselves of the nuisances of Voodoo and Grifter but Superman is easily controlled! I'm not buying it.
Oh, she's safe. I thought she might have been kidnapped by Intergang or something.
Yeah, that's pretty lame. Oh! Speaking of Mr. Mxyztplk, I was wondering if he might not possibly be the small man from Action Comics that has been causing so much trouble. I know, this is the wrong comic to be supposing that but I kept forgetting to mention it in the Action Comics commentaries!
So Lucy Lane made it home safely. But Superman is still in trouble. And for the next six pages, it seems like the trouble has already happened. Superman is being chased by STAR Labs soldiers and Green Lantern and Batman and Wonder Woman (although none of the big stars are shown. I guess Superman's subconscious couldn't get the rights to their images). Looks like Superman has gone rogue (AGAIN?! Already! Is Superman the only foe worthy enough to go up against Superman? So they keep making him fly off the handle?)! But he hasn't. He's just having a nightmare induced by Helspont trying to stuff a Daemonite into his face.
The bug in the mouth is the Daemonite equivalent of an educational film.
And the mystery of Helspont is answered! Thanks, Giffen, for making some sense out of the Daemonite nonsense.
Oh come on, Superman! Just think! Helspot will help you destroy the Daemonite threat (which, I guess, Superman doesn't know anything about) and he'll give you Earth! It's not like you have to be a dictator! He just recognizes that Earth is yours! You let it go on as normal as its protector. Just think about it before Helspont smooshes you with that rock.
Helspont continues to pontificate on the prejudices of the human species. I'm not sure how Superman hears him beneath all of that rock. I know, I know! Superman has super hearing. But how super? Can he hear anything spoken anywhere in the world? What can he hear through tons of solid rock? He's not Batman!
But Superman is like Batman in another way: Superman was raised by a butler! I mean, adoptive parents who loved and cared for him. So kind of like Batman in that they both lost their parents at a very young age. I think I was going somewhere with this. Maybe not. Let's just move on.
Oh yeah! Superman's human non-butler parents loved him! Just like Batman's butler loved him!
Too bad it's that maudlin sentimentality that makes Superman so dangerous when protecting the Earth!
Haters gonna hate!