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"The Legion of Super-Creatures!": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #326.



Appearing in "The Legion of Super-Creatures!"

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Synopsis for "The Legion of Super-Creatures!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #326.

Superman is apparently stymied by giant insects who come from a world even larger than Krypton, and who have more power than he does.

Appearing in "The Midget Menace"

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Synopsis for "The Midget Menace"

This story is reprinted from Superman #102.

Superman is captured by a race of pygmies from space who wish to learn the secret of his strength.

Appearing in "The Thing from 40,000 A.D."

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Synopsis for "The Thing from 40,000 A.D."

This story is reprinted from Superman #87.

Appearing in "The Invulnerable Enemy"

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Synopsis for "The Invulnerable Enemy"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #226.

A petrified man from outer space is dug up by archeologists and restored to life accidentally by Lex Luthor. The being, dubbed the Petrified Spaceman, wreaks havoc in Metropolis with his super-powers until Superman deduces that the Spaceman is in search of ice. When Superman surrounds him with ice, the Petrified Spaceman recovers his memory and his ability to communicate, and tells Superman he is an explorer from an ice world who was rendered immobile by Earth's heat. Superman builds him a “spaceship” of ice blocks and hurls him back to his homeworld.

Appearing in "The Interplanetary Circus!"

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Synopsis for "The Interplanetary Circus!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #145.

When an alien circus arrives on Earth and sets up shop in Metropolis, Clark Kent and Lois Lane go to investigate it for the Daily Planet. Lois dismisses it as just a novelty act to attract patrons, Clark's x-ray vision reveals the truth, however he pretends to believe it's a hoax so as not to start a panic.

When one of the alien beasts gets loose, Clark slips away and changes into Superman and stops the beast. Witnessing it, the circus conductor demands that Superman join his show, a request which Superman declines. Not willing to take no for an answer, the conductor unleashes a Plutonian ice beast, and a Murcurian fire beast on Superman, which he easily defeats. When he unleashes an alien cactus plant creature with exploding quills, Superman is forced to work for the circus less the creature causes untold damage to Metropolis.

However, Superman gets out of his forced servitude when he realizes that the cactus creature needs the sun to power it, and so he flies into space and forces the Moon into an eclipse pattern over Metropolis, rending the creature inert. Superman then tells the aliens to depart and never come back to Earth again. The aliens leave the Earth, and nobody ever knows that they were truly from outerspace.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy Olsen's Private Monster!"

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  • TNT Gang (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy Olsen's Private Monster!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #43.

While riding in an armored car, Jimmy Olsen attempts to call Superman when it is attacked by the TNT Gang. However, instead of summoning the Man of Steel a strange alien monster appears and frightens off the crooks before disappearing again. Later, when Jimmy is out on a date with Lucy Lane, the TNT gang attempts to kill Jimmy by blowing up the cliff he and Lucy have parked at. Using his signal watch again, the same alien creature appears. Communicating to Jimmy, the alien monster tells the Cub Reporter that he is now Jimmy's friend before disappearing again. Horrified by the creature, Lucy cuts their date short and tells Jimmy that she doesn't want to see him again.

The next day at the Daily Planet, Jimmy tells Superman what's been happening, Superman examines his signal watch and learns that it has been altered by the explosions created by the TNT Gang so that instead of calling Superman it instead opens a gate to another dimension which the alien creature can appear on Earth momentarily. When Superman is called out to Pentagon to get a missile that has gone wild, Superman cautions Jimmy not to use the signal watch until he has a chance to fix it.

Jimmy takes the watch off and leaves it on his desk where Lois Lane decides to fool around with it in the hopes of calling Superman. She summons the alien creature instead during and the unique combination of the signal watch and radiations of a solar eclipse has allowed for the creature to be transported to Earth permanently. The creature scares everyone away and refuses to leave Jimmy Olsen alone. Things get to the point where Jimmy cannot go anywhere without people fleeing in abject terror of the creature that follows him everywhere. Superman cannot get rid of the creature for Jimmy because it can become immaterial at will.

Jimmy finally gets fed up and tells the monster to just go away, the monster agrees but only on one condition: That Jimmy returns with the creature back to its home dimension for simply two hours. Jimmy agrees and he soon finds himself transported to the creatures world. Jimmy finds that on the aliens world, the creatures that live there find Jimmy as frightening and ghastly as humans do of this species. Jimmy then learns of the creatures intentions for him: They want to cast him in a horror movie as his "frightening" image would insure a box office success. After two hours of filming the aliens, true to their word, send Jimmy back to his home dimension.

There he tells Superman what has happened on the promise that the Man of Steel keeps it a secret, and Superman returns to Jimmy his signal watch, completely repaired of its defects.

Appearing in "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises"

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Synopsis for "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #234.

An alien from the planet Zar named Gollo comes to Earth and befriends a runaway boy named Johnny Miles. Superman finds the boy and brings him home to his parents. Missing his friend, Gollo begins searching all throughout Metropolis trying to find him. He uses his mysterious alien powers to assume a variety of disguises. Superman encounters Gollo and realizes his connection to Johnny Miles. He further learns that like Johnny, Gollo is also a runaway, and he helps to return him to his native planet.

Appearing in "The Super-Human Bomb!"

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Synopsis for "The Super-Human Bomb!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #342.

Grax, a new enemy of Superman's, binds a bomb to his body that will destroy the Earth, and only Brainiac can help the Man of Steel save the planet.

Appearing in "A Doghouse for Superman!"

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Synopsis for "A Doghouse for Superman!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #84.

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