Time Square, NYC
Sandman, Rhino and Shocker had Spiderman cornered as the rest of the Sinister 6 approached to finish the job when a powerful gust of wind slammed into Sandman sending him scattering across the city. A man in blue tights with a flowing red cape lands in front of the charging Rhino and caught him by the horn slamming him into the pavement as Shocker hit him with a blast. Superman responded with his heat vision, melting his gauntlets. Doc Ock, along with Vulture and arrived and attempted to go around Superman but were caught and knocked unconscious with no effort by the man of steel. Chameleon surrendered without a fight.
Spiderman got to his feet and thanked Superman for the rescue, Superman looked at him and said, "I'm sure you would've done the same for me." Spiderman looked around," Would I really need to?"
About an hour Superman was standing on the roof of the Daily Bugle building watching over the city when he heard someone approach, he turned to see Iron man hovering behind him. "Hello, Superman, Is it?" Superman nodded, "That's what the news keeps calling me."
Iron man went on,"You've been doing a lot of good lately, those powers of yours are quite impressive. I'm here to extend an invitation to you. How would you like to be an avenger?" Superman shook his head,"I'll have to pass."
Iron man replied,"But you could do a lot of good on the team." Superman kept his stance," Maybe that's true but may I ask you a question?" Iron Man nodded as Superman continued," Where were the Avengers last week when Sentinels were attacking mutant children not 4 blocks from your head quarters?" Iron man started,"It's not our place....." Superman interrupted,"It's not your place to what, stop killer robots from massacring children? Is that how you define a hero? As someone who will protect others so long as they're your definition of normal? I was raised to believe that my power gave me a responsibility to protect all innocent people not just the ones that fit in. So thank you for the offer, Mr. Stark but I'll pass." Iron man was shocked, "How did you......" Superman looked down on him from the air saying,"X-ray vision." He then flew away.