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I was looking at the comic that came with a Superman figure. I think it was Superheroes Kal-El. It seems that Superman got so big that he was a danger to anyone around him and was saved by Parasite.

As I said, it seems.

What's the story there and where can I find it?

> What's the story there

After his return form the dead, when Superman confronted the Cyborg in Coast City, the Cyborg attempted to blast Superman with kryptonite. The Eradicator intercepted the blast, and converted it into energy (later dubbed "Kryptonite X" by Professor Hamilton) that restored Superman's powers. However, it did more than restore his powers. It also uncontrollably boosted his ability to absorb all forms of energy. The the increased energy absorption caused him to grow increasingly more powerful until he was metalbolizing so much energy that he could no longer control his powers. Most of the excess energy, including the Kryptonite X radiation, was siphoned off by the Parasite, but Superman was still left more powerful than he originally had been.

>and where can I find it?

Superman's increasing powers were a minor sub-plot from the time he came back. But the storyline really came to a head in ACTION COMICS #698, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #33, SUPERMAN #89 and ADVENTURES OF UPERMAN #512 (Triangles 1994/15-18). Remember, this is when one storyline ran through all four Superman titles.

Oh, and unfortunately, none of this has been collected in TPB form. :-/

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