Let's take a look at Superman #270 for another episode of Cops: Metropolis
If they ever give Patrolman Mike his own series, I'm going to subscribe. You're packing a flaming sword? He doesn't care. You can smash through concrete? That's not even worth taking his taser out of the holster. Don't cross Patrolman Mike.
Onto the next issue, we see Superman fighting Brainiac:
I had started to use The Google on calling someone "Old Cigarette Smoke" to see if that was ever a thing, but then I read this:
Apparently, the plan is indeed for Brainiac to call Superham nonsense names all day. Thusly:
So, why was he doing this? It was never explained. And I'm starting to see a pattern in this era of Superman: They don't explain nothin'. How does a power work? You're on a need to know basis and you don't need to know. What happened to a subplot that just disappears for no reason? Don't worry your pretty little head about it. Stuff just kinda happens in this run of Superman, and you just kind of have to roll with it.
It should bother the heck out of me. I don't know what it doesn't.
See you tomorrow!