Well not quite, that will be in about 20 years. For now it's just an energy creature that was formed when an experiment made all the Earths Kryptonite turn into lead. The sad thing is that it it sentient and wants a chance at it's own life, which can only be gained by drawing off Superman's powers.
The second story deals with Jor-els' contribution to Kryptons crimminal rehad program, no not the Phantom Zone, suspended animation for seroius offenders. Overall the art is outstanding for both books, the lead story has some weak faults that may be explained at a later time.