Superman (1987) - Annual 06
"The Feral Man of Steel"
Elseworlds (DC Comics)
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Darren J. Vincenzo
Darren J. Vincenzo
Albert Tobias De Guzman
Michael 'Mike' Carlin
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Cover Date: Annual 1994
Cover Price: US $ 2.95
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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue
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As the title suggests, this is the story of Superman being raised by a pack of Wolves in the tropical Jungle. The mother wolf M’r’r names him K’l’l and raises him as one of her own. The day comes when K’l’l has to fight Khan, the tiger who reigns supreme over the jungle. Thus, he assumes leadership over the jungle until the arrival of man.
The exploratory crew of Richard Burton, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor find themselves in the jungles of India capturing, hunting, and exploring K’l’l’s home. The two groups meet in a clash ended by K’l’l being calmed by Lois. Thus their relationship grows until it reaches romantic proportions. In the background is Lex Luthor whose proposal is rejected by Lois. That is when he orders the deaths of the members of the party not loyal to him, takes K’l’l captive using a mysterious green “star gem” he discovered in Africa.
With K’l’l and many of his animal companions captured, Lex travels back to London where they are placed on exhibit. On the night where the Queen of England was suppose to appear as a special guest of the exhibit, Luthor plots to have K’l’l assassinated the Queen. However, plot backfires as K’l’l seeks revenge on Luthor, sets his animals free, and rescues Lois. For his efforts, he is knighted by the Queen and lives out his days in England.
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