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"The Kryptonite Man": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #249.



Appearing in "The Kryptonite Man"

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Synopsis for "The Kryptonite Man"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #249.

When Lex Luthor comes up with a solution that makes him radiate Kryptonite rays, he dubs himself the "Kryptonite Man" and goes on a mission to destroy Superman. Attracting the Man of Steel's attention by smashing a statue, Superman goes into action, and is shocked when his old nemesis turns out to be expelling Kryptonite radiation from his body. Being chased around by Luthor in a plane, Superman is forced to smash into the ground and dig a retreat away from Luthor.

As Clark Kent, Superman is briefly caught off guard as well when the monkey Luthor tested his serum on escapes and traps him at a local zoo. However, he manages to use his fleeting powers to trick it into hopping into a lead pipe. Deciding to go after Luthor in a lead costume, Lex had planned ahead and uses a satellite that changes all of Earth's lead into glass, making Superman's lead costume change into glass as well. Superman then agrees to leave the Earth in 24 hours or face death at the hands of Luthor.

While on the Moon, Superman builds a new lead costume, this time equipping it with a special television monitor allowing Superman to see outside of the suit. He then tracks down the satellite and throws it into deep space. Confronting Luthor again, the criminal is ready with a device that destroys Superman's suit of armor. However, the Man of Steel appears to be unaffected by the Kryptonite anymore (Luthor is unaware that Superman is secretly being controlled like a puppet by Jimmy Olsen, using invisible cables to control him from the Daily Planet's helicopter.)
Because his green glow would make him an easy find in the dark, Luthor is drinks the antidote in order to escape into the dark, playing right into Superman's hands. Superman then easily captures and turns Luthor over to the police.

Appearing in "The Impossible Mission"

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Synopsis for "The Impossible Mission"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #85.

When Superboy goes back in time to 1865 to prevent Lincoln’s assassination, he finds Luthor there, who paralyzes him with Red Kryptonite, and learns that history cannot be changed.

Appearing in "The Terrible Trio"

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Synopsis for "The Terrible Trio"

This story is reprinted from Superman #88.

Appearing in "The Conquest of Superman"

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Synopsis for "The Conquest of Superman"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #277.

A disaster erupts while Superman is off-planet. Having nowhere else to turn, the authorities free Lex Luthor from prison so he might aid them in preventing an airplane carrying a hydrogen bomb from crashing. Luthor uses anti-gravity equipment to save the plane, but then turns it on the police so that they cannot return him to prison.

Afterwards, he returns to the Luthor Lair to plan his next scheme against Superman. Luthor uses his weird technology to rob the federal gold reserve from Fort Knox. Superman arrives on the scene, but Luthor scares him off with Kryptonite. Back at his lair, Luthor laughs over the fact that the Kyrptonite he used was fake. But his victory is short lived however, as he discovers that the foe he defeated was actually one of Superman's robots. Enraged over the hollow victory, Lex returns all of the gold to Fort Knox.

Appearing in "The Army of Living Kryptonite Men"

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Synopsis for "The Army of Living Kryptonite Men"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #86.

In the 30th century, the Legion of Super-Heroes look backwards in time and discover that young Lex Luthor has lured Superboy into a trap. The Boy of Steel is stranded on an asteroid fighting a group of Luthor's animated Kryptonite Men. Legionnaire Lightning Lad goes back in time to aid Superboy. Luthor learns of the existence of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Appearing in "Superman in Superman Land"

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  • Freddy
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Synopsis for "Superman in Superman Land"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #210.

Clark Kent, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane visit Superman Land, a Superman-based amusement park, where Lex Luthor has laid a trap for the Man of Steel.

Appearing in "The Curse of Lena Thorul"

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  • Newsroom
  • Metropolis Penitentiary (Flashback and main story)
  • New England (Flashback and main story)
  • Cardiff (Flashback and main story)
  • Cardiff Public Library

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  • Ray-Gun (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for "The Curse of Lena Thorul"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #23.

Researching an article on witchcraft, Lois Lane comes to believe that Cardiff librarian Lena Thorul may be the reincarnation of executed witch Louella Thompson. The reality is far stranger: Lena is really the sister of Lex Luthor, who seeks to discourage Lois from writing the story for fear he will reveal their parentage to Lena.

Notes

  • This book was first published on April 15, 1965.
  • "The Kryptonite Man" was originally printed in Action Comics #249.
  • "The Impossible Mission" was originally printed in Superboy #85.
  • "The Terrible Trio" was originally printed in Superman #88.
  • "The Army of Living Kryptonite Men" was originally printed in Superboy #86.

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