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"Superman's Hall of Trophies": As a world renowned explorer, Stefan Andriessen, arrives at Metropolis airport, he is accosted by a gang of crooks who threaten him in order to take his valise he carries which is rumored to contain ancient relics worth millions of dollars. Clark Kent, having been
- Hmmph! And you call yourself a man! I'll get it myself!
- -- Lois Lane to Clark Kent
Appearing in "Superman's Hall of Trophies"
- A gang of criminals (Rocky named)
- Stefan Andriessen (Explorer/Adventurer) (Single appearance)
- Rubitan Company employee (Flashback only)
- Young Mexican woman (Flashback only)
- Cruise Ship crew (First Mate Hendricks named)
- Forest of Twisted Trees
- Alazita, Mexico
- Atlantic Ocean
- Crystal Ball
- Clark Kent's glasses
- Various mementos from past Superman adventures
- Diamond Dragon Ring (Flashback only)
- Passenger Airplane
- Criminal's Helicopter
- Cruise Ship (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Superman's Hall of Trophies"
As a world renowned explorer, Stefan Andriessen, arrives at Metropolis airport, he is accosted by a gang of crooks who threaten him in order to take his valise he carries which is rumored to contain ancient relics worth millions of dollars. Clark Kent, having been assigned to cover the adventurer's arrival, informs Andriessen that the crooks do not actually have any weapons and to not turn over the case. Clark worries about his slip up by his knowing they didn't carry any weapons, which he could only have known if he had X-ray vision. Before anyone has a chance to put that information together, more crooks, who do in fact have guns, show up in a helicopter to finish up the robbery. Clark slips off & changes to Superman who quickly defeats the entire gang by creating a crystal ball and blinding the crooks. Andriessen, afterwards, seems befuddled as reporters barrage him with questions, to which he gives no answers. Later, it is reported that Andriessen is embarking on a new adventure. Though many reporters show up, he says that he will only speak with Clark Kent. Andriessen surprises Clark by asking for his autograph, but then Andriessen squirts ink on Clark's face. Andriessen takes Clark's glasses to clean them. Days later, Clark realizes that his glasses are more snug than normal and begins to suspect that Andriessen may have switched glasses with him. He uses his x-ray and telescopic vision to check on Andriessen. He scans Andriessen's residence and discovers that the explorer has a vast number of memorabilia from Superman's exploits, including the glasses he took from him and the crystal ball he had created to defend Andriessen from the crooks just days earlier. He also notices that the crystal ball also contained one of Clark Kent's business cards that got mingled with the sand he had used to mold it. Thinking that Andriessen must be now trying to prove Clark Kent is Superman, he begins to fly about the Earth getting rid of any evidence that could be used to link him with Clark Kent. After he finishes, he later discovers that Andriessen was not trying to prove Superman's identity, but, rather he was collecting the items as artifacts for a brand new Superman Museum. Lois Lane notices some discrepancies in the mementos and declares that she believes them to be forgeries. Clark realizes he must convince Lois that there are sufficient explanations to account for the inconsistencies and as Superman he helps her out in a manner that makes her understand there could be a reasonable means for the details in question and she recants her objections to the items and the Museum is opened successfully.
Appearing in "The Ape Man of Borneo"
- Col. Devers
- Harvey Jenkins (Ape-Man of Borneo)
- Mrs. Jenkins (Harvey's wife)
- Jenkins children
Synopsis for "The Ape Man of Borneo"
Congo Bill is asked by a woman to search for her husband, Harvey, who was lost in Africa seven years previous. He accepts the challenge and finds the man, who now believes himself to be more ape than man. He refuses to return and Congo Bill realizes that Harvey actually believes he is an ape-man and that if he were to return he would just be put in a mental institution and the man's family would no longer be able to live on the death insurance they are currently living on. Congo Bill decides to leave the man there will he will be happy and returns to the ape-man's former family and tells them that Harvey is dead.
Appearing in "The Interplanetary Pet Show"
- Various Galactic animals & their owners
- Venusopolis, Venus
- Various Spacecraft
Synopsis for "The Interplanetary Pet Show"
Tommy is asked to judge a interplanetary pet show and then has to track down a Sacred Pearl which was to be used as a trophy when it turns up missing.
Appearing in "The Vigilante vs. the Prairie Troubadour"
Synopsis for "The Vigilante vs. the Prairie Troubadour"
- Synopsis not yet written.
"Superman's Hall of Trophies" is reprinted in Superman #187.
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