Title: Polyesteryear Part 1: Ready, Fire, Aim
Synopsis: The Queensland Span Bridge has been sold by Oswald Loomis, The Prankster, to a bunch of people who think it is all theirs. Superman holds it together to save them and then after a brief talk at the office, goes to see the Prankster. Prankster pleads his innocence, using double-speak to get around Superman's questions, who leaves promising to be back. Lois and Jimmy have a conversation about missing Clark after he moved upstairs to do TV. Lana Lang interviews the Captain of the SS Von Pratt, the largest cruise liner ever made. When Superman arrives at the liner (where Clark was already supposed to be) the people lining up to get on are noticing a problem with their tickets. They appear to all be flypaper and identical. When he arrives, the Captain decides it's time to split. Turns out it is the Prankster in disguise. A small riot breaks out on the dock while Superman saves some people and breaks it up. Then he takes after the fleeing ship, which now appears to be heading on a collision course with an iceberg (which turns out to be sugar). Superman steers the ship away from the collision. He finds the Prankster inside with Lana Lang handcuffed and wearing a corsage rigged to inject her with a poison if he does anything. Prankster then points out that since Superman steered the ship away from danger he is the acting captain and asks him to marry the Prankster and Lana.
Character Appearances: Superman (original); Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang;
Credits: Stuart Immonen (Script), Anthony Williams (Pencils), Jose Marzan Jr.; Jimmy Palmiotti (Inks), Glenn Whitmore (Colors), Bill Oakley (Letters).