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"Superman: "The Super-Panhandler of Metropolis!"": In the 1990s a nearly powerless Superman in his faded Clark Kent outfit panhandles in Metropolis. As he goes through Metropolis he sees how the improvements in technology have eliminated the need for a Superman. Climate control has melted the



Appearing in Superman: "The Super-Panhandler of Metropolis!"

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  • Carl Reynolds (First appearance)
  • Lisa Reynolds (First appearance)
  • Rob Fletcher (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Superman: "The Super-Panhandler of Metropolis!"

In the 1990s a nearly powerless Superman in his faded Clark Kent outfit panhandles in Metropolis. As he goes through Metropolis he sees how the improvements in technology have eliminated the need for a Superman. Climate control has melted the ice caps revealing his Fortress of Solitude. He returns to the abandoned building he now calls home with food he has bought for the two people staying with him. His latest attempt at find a cure for his condition winds up destroying his Clark Kent outfit forcing him to panhandle in a blanket and shawl. In his attempt to get a coin that misses his cup he reveals his Superman suit and escapes the resulting hero-worshiping mob.

Appearing in Tales of the Fortress: "The Invaders from Nowhere!"

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  • The Seekers
    • Klurr (Single appearance)
    • Tirrik (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Tales of the Fortress: "The Invaders from Nowhere!"

Superman is abducted to a microscopic world which exists within his Fortress which uses him as a power source, until an overload destroys their planet.

Notes

  • This book was first published on November 25, 1970.
  • "The Super Panhandler of Metropolis" is an "Imaginary Story" and does not take place within standard Earth-One continuity. It is followed up by "The Secret of the Wheel-Chair Superman!" in Action Comics #397.
  • Unlike the majority of other Imaginary Stories, "The Secret of the Wheel-Chair Superman!"/"The Super-panhandler of Metropolis" was not assigned to an alternate Earth in Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium.
  • This issue includes biography profiles on Leo Dorfman, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

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