Author(s): Kenneth Rocafort
The Queen of H.I.V.E.(Holistically Intergrated Viral Equality) has placed the telepathic Dr. Hector Hammond's thoughts deep into the recesses of Superman's mind in an effort to control the Man of Steel. The merging of Hammond and Superman's minds brings about vivid hallucinations that cause Superman to experience different realities and view longtime allies as potential threats. With the Man of Steel unable to tell what is real and what is a hallucination, it is up to Orion of the New Gods and Wonder Woman to release the H.I.V.E.'s grip on Superman and save the universe from succumbing to power of the H.I.V.E. It collects Superman numbered 18-24, Action Comics numbered 24, and Superman Annual numbered 2.
Scott Lobdell is a veteran of the comic book industry, having worked with nearly every major American comic book publisher. Lobdell is best known for his work on Marvel's X-Men franchise in the 1990's, penning such works as Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, The Age of Apocalypse, Generation X, amongst others. He is currently the writer of SUPERMAN and TEEN TITANS, each a part of DC Comics - The New 52.