"Target of the Toymen!": Clark Kent is shooting a commercial at the airport when a criminal similar to the Toyman shrinks and steals a 707. The new Toyman is able to escape by using exploding bubble gum animals to threaten the town below, forcing Superman to abandon the ch
Appearing in "Target of the Toymen!"
- Toyman (Jack Nimball)(First appearance)
- Mr. Barton
Synopsis for "Target of the Toymen!"
Clark Kent is shooting a commercial at the airport when a criminal similar to the Toyman shrinks and steals a 707. The new Toyman is able to escape by using exploding bubble gum animals to threaten the town below, forcing Superman to abandon the chase to protect the residents.
Within a few days, a nuclear submarine and a solar-powered train are stolen as this new Toyman intends to ransom off the stolen vehicles for $100 million. The newscast catches the attention of the original Toyman, who decides to defend his reputation.
The new Toyman's next target is the world's fastest car but his plot is foiled by the original, who threatens his younger counterpart into joining forces with him.
The two Toymen steal a satellite rocket and return to the forest where the new Toyman has been hiding what he has stolen but the young upstart turns on Schott, attempting to suffocate him with poisonous cotton candy.
Meanwhile, a shrunken Superman is revealed to have stowed away on the rocket. After returning to normal size, Superman dribbles the new Toyman into unconsciousness and frees Schott with his heat vision. It is revealed that Schott was actually working with Superman to take down the new Toyman.
Appearing in "The Million Dollar Methuselah Contract"
- Henderson Repp
- Lester Repp
- Unnamed assassin
Synopsis for "The Million Dollar Methuselah Contract"
Christopher Chance is hired by millionarie oilman Henderson Repp, who suspects his nephew is trying to kill him.
While riding a motorcycle through an oil field, disguised as Repp, Chance is attacked by an unknown assailant with a bazooka but only pretends to be dead to trick the assassin into believing he has succeeded. Chance is picked up by Repp's secretary Deedee and visit an oil well to congratulate the workers as Repp would.
That night, Deedee is kidnapped and held captive at the same oil well seen earlier as Chance heads to the scene disguised as Repp again. The assassin fires on a dummy riding the motorcycle and that allows Chance to shoot the gun out of his hand. As Chance begins to climb the tower, the assassin threatens to explode a grenade and kill them all. Chance appears to lower his gun but fires a shot that dislodges the well cap. The oil shoots up and knocks the gunmen off the tower as the grenade explodes harmlessly.
The next day, Chance tells Repp that he should be safe as the assassin has provided enough information to arrest Repp's nephew.
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