Clark, leaving Smallville, comes to Metropolis and gets a job at the Daily Planet. He is seen off by his adoptive parents. including a going-away present from Ma Kent, who has sewn his Superman costume out of baby blankets from his true Kryptonian parents. As Clark, he meets his new boss Perry White, who says his job will be contingent on getting a story about a disgruntled military veteran who is robbing banks with a tank! As Superman, he confronts the joker who is using heavy firepower to steal and put civilians in needless danger, and makes it known to all that Superman is for law and order and to aid those in dire need.