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"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 rev



Appearing in "The Super-Panhandler of Metropolis!"

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  • None

Other Characters:

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

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Synopsis for "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 worshipping mob.

Appearing in "The Invaders from Nowhere!"

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Supporting Characters:

  • None

Villains:

  • The Seekers

Other Characters:

  • Klurr (Single appearance)
  • Tirrik (Single appearance)

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  • None

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  • None

Synopsis for "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.
  • "The Super-panhandler of Metropolis" is followed up by the "The Secret of the Wheel-Chair Superman!" in (Action Comics #397)
  • While the Fortress of Solitude is mentioned neither Kandor nor Supergirl is.
  • Superman chronologically appeared last in The Flash (Volume 1) #203. He appears next in Action Comics #397.
  • This issue includes biography profiles on Leo Dorfman, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

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