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"The Luthor Nobody Knows!": This story is reprinted from Superman #292.



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Synopsis for "The Luthor Nobody Knows!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #292.

Lex Luthor attempts to defeat Superman again with a muscle-decoordinating ray that causes him to wreck Metropolis Airport, but the Man of Steel triumphs again. Later, putting the airport back together again, Superman remembers Luthor’s origins and that he once had a lot going for him, but now has only hate.

Appearing in "Superman's Super Hold-Up"

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Synopsis for "Superman's Super Hold-Up"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #59.

Appearing in "The Most Dangerous Door in the World!"

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Synopsis for "The Most Dangerous Door in the World!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #213.

When Mordru imprisons Superman in a vault with a magical command not to open it and the warning that Supergirl will be drawn inside too if she attempts to free him, the Man of Steel concocts an elaborate ruse which, with the help of Supergirl and a disguised Brainiac 5, induces Luthor into cracking the vault and liberating him. They repay Luthor by sending him back to prison.

Appearing in "The Death of Luthor!"

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Synopsis for "The Death of Luthor!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #318.

Lex Luthor escapes from jail, rockets to the red-sun world of Lexor again, and marries Ardora. Superman follows him there, losing his powers under the red sun, and appears to accidentally kill Luthor in a fight. The Lexorians almost kill Superman in mob violence, but Ardora prevails on them to give Superman a trial, though few believe he can win.

Appearing in "The Condemned Superman"

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Synopsis for "The Condemned Superman"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #319.

Even though Superman is losing his trial for murder, his lawyers become convinced of his innocence and help him break out of jail.

Once freed, Superman discovers Luthor has placed himself in a death-like coma to get his arch-enemy accused of murder. He revives Luthor, is cleared of the murder charge, and is allowed to return to Earth.

Appearing in "Luthor's Hammer of Hate!"

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Synopsis for "Luthor's Hammer of Hate!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #423.

Lex Luthor finds a means of transferring his hatred for Superman -- and a loss of control and judgment -- into Superman himself via an energized hammer.

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