A nicely-designed cover by Ernie Chua. All eyes(!) lead to Despero!
The Story: "Missing--One Man of Steel!" by Gerry Conway, Dick Dillin, and Frank McLaughlin. Picking up a story thread started last issue, we find out where Superman has been--grabbed by an outer-space tractor beam, brought to the planet Sirkus by two residents of that planet.
He is aided by alien duplicates of Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman built by the two aliens, who explain that their planet is under attack from...Despero!
Superman and the faux-JLAers attack Despero, but he easily defeats them when he discovers there's something...odd about these JLAers, how they're not acting like the opponents he knows.
After beating the other heroes, he attacks Superman with his mental energy, turning Superman's white-hot rage against him. The two aliens see this and figure their only hope now is to summon the real Justice League! To be continued!
Roll Call: Superman, with cameos by Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, Elongated Man
Notable Moments: Guest-star Supergirl opens this issue, still wondering where in Rao her cousin in.
Despero is one of my favorite JLA villains, and I love how he never learns--he always has it out for the JLA!