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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
- Buddy, can you spare a dime?
- -- Superman
Appearing in "From Riches to Rags"
- The Tiger Gang (Single appearance)
- Two Thieves (Steve named) (Single appearance)
- Gunner Murdock (Single appearance)
- 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)
- Pure Jade Pole
- Bow & Arrow used by Superman
- Gold Bricks
- 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!"
- An unnamed family on the planet Lumal
- The Evil-Eyed People (Single appearance)
- Stanhope Students (Joan named)
- Stanhope College
- The Planet Lumal
- 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.
- This book was first published on March 31, 1966.
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