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"From Riches to Rags": Superman falls under a strange compulsion to take on various roles while performing his duties. He stops a crime while acting as a rich man, pretends to be poor to elicit government support for a slum project, captures two thieves while dressed as an


Quote1 Buddy, can you spare a dime? Quote2
-- Superman



Appearing in "From Riches to Rags"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • The Tiger Gang (Single appearance)
  • Two Thieves (Steve named) (Single appearance)
  • Gunner Murdock (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Superboy (Flashback only)
  • Jonathan Kent (Flashback only)
  • Martha Kent (Flashback only)
  • Metropolis Mayor
  • Sir Jeffrey Winston (British Lawyer) (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Vaugn (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Stacey (Single appearance)
  • Princess Pale Flower (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed FBI Investigator (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Pure Jade Pole
  • Bow & Arrow used by Superman
  • Gold Bricks

Vehicles:

  • Tiger Gang's Armored getaway vehicle
  • Thieve's getaway motorcycle
  • Flying Vacuum Cleaner

Synopsis for "From Riches to Rags"

Superman falls under a strange compulsion to take on various roles while performing his duties. He stops a crime while acting as a rich man, pretends to be poor to elicit government support for a slum project, captures two thieves while dressed as an indian chief, impersonates an attorney to stop a killer, and fakes an operation on Clark Kent acting as a doctor. Superman then warns the FBI that he will commit a theft. Agents set up a Kryptonite trap, but Superman outwits them by stealing the Kryptonite. After disposing of the Green K, Superman returns and offers an explanation. He explains that the compulsion was caused by a nursery rhyme: "rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, indian chief". As a child a Kryptonian comet appeared in the sky while he was saying the rhyme. A hypnotic effect caused him to assume the roles when the comet reappeared.

Appearing in "The Green Sun Supergirl!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • An unnamed family on the planet Lumal

Villains:

  • The Evil-Eyed People (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Stanhope Students (Joan named)

Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:

  • American experimental spacecraft

Synopsis for "The Green Sun Supergirl!"

A spacecraft Supergirl is testing for the U.S. government deposits her on Lumal, a planet under a green sun, where she has no super-powers. Supergirl helps the people of Lumal triumph over their oppressors, the Evil-Eyed People. She improvises with equipment from the spacecraft, causing the Lumalians to think she has super-powers. Later, Supergirl manages to find radioactive material and uses it to power the ship back to Earth.

Notes

  • This book was first published on March 31, 1966.
  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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