Synopsis for “Revolution in San Monte (Part II of II)”
The story picks up where it left off last issue. Alex Greer tells Superman that his boss (and the one trying to start a war) is Emil Norvell, the munitions magnate. Superman pays a visit to Norvell’s Lexington Park estate.
After dispensing with Norvell’s guards, Superman tells Norvell that he has to join him on a boat headed for San Monte, or suffer the consequences. Also on the boat are Lois Lane and mysterious traveler Lola Cortez.
When they arrive in San Monte, Superman forces Norvell to enlist in the local army. Norvell’s plan to enlist and then escape later is foiled when Superman joins the army as well. They get set to the front lines, where Superman sneaks into the enemy camp and takes a picture that he sends back to the newspaper (anachronistically listed as the Evening News of Cleveland, Ohio).
Meanwhile, Lola Cortez plants a document that she stole from the military in Lois Lane’s room. It is discovered and Lane is placed on trial. She is found guilty and sentenced to death by firing squad. However, Superman saves her in the nick of time. He also stops a man from torturing prisoners before he leaves Lois, telling her to return to America.
When he returns to camp, he finds it being attacked by an enemy aircraft. He jumps onto the plane, causing it to crash. Norvell pleads with Superman to return him to America. He promises never to manufacture munitions again. But before they leave, Superman kidnaps the leaders of the two armies, and tells them to fight each other. They discover that neither army knows why they are fighting, and so they make peace.