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"The Murdering Arm of Metropolis": Lois Lane becomes involved in an espionage case when a botanist is murdered by an assassin with a steel arm.



Appearing in "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Previous Superman Next (Flashback and main story)

Villains:

  • Roger Tempton (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Foxley (Only appearance; dies)
  • Morgan Edge (Mentioned only)
  • Secret Intelligence Agency (First appearance)
  • Agent Simon Cross (First appearance) (Dies, but returns as a ghost)
  • Spangle (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • Metropolis Park
  • WGBS (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis"

Lois Lane becomes involved in an espionage case when a botanist is murdered by an assassin with a steel arm.

Appearing in "Olsen's Super-Survival Kit!"

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Villains:

  • Zero-Zero (General Pedro)
  • Carmenita (Dies)
  • Rosita

Other Characters:

  • Geronimo (Mentioned only)
  • Professor Juarez
  • Señor X (Dies)

Locations:

  • Andulia

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Synopsis for "Olsen's Super-Survival Kit!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #89.

Armed with a brace of secret gadgets created by Professor Potter, Jimmy Olsen goes undercover as a self-styled “Agent Double-Five” to rescue a scientist in a South American country.

Appearing in "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!"

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Villains:

  • Spies

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Locations:

  • Metropolis Prison
  • Midvale
  • Spy-Dome (Single appearance)

Items:

  • Jeff Colby Robot (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #317.

Lena Thorul has fallen in love with Jeff Colby, a mysterious man whom Supergirl, with her super-vision, has seen consorting with the spies who operate in a Spy-Dome three miles off the coast of America. To save Lena the heartbreak of knowing her beloved is a traitor, Supergirl hypnotizes him into falling in love with Linda Danvers, then forgetting it, but being jilted by Lena anyway. But when she tries to tell the FBI about Colby, she learns that Jeff is really an FBI agent working against the Spy-Dome! To make up for her blunders, Supergirl tows the Spy-Dome within the legal limit of the U.S.'s jurisdiction so that the spies can be arrested. Then she (with the help of Jeff and a Jeff Colby robot) explains all, or most, of what she did and the reasons why she did it. Jeff and Lena resume their relationship and get married.

Appearing in "Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!"

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Villains:

  • The Pumpkin Gang (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • The Mayor of Smallville
  • Smallville Police Department

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Synopsis for "Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #152.

Back when Superman was a baby living in Smallville with the Kents, the young boy was getting up to mischief until Ma Kent sent the boy off to play in Nova City, an old abandoned movie set near the Kent home. There the boy runs into Officer Douglas Parker who is on the beat. Later, after the Pumpkin Gang has succeeded in robbing the Smallville bank, they hide out in Nova City as well. When Superbaby confronts them, they consider him an ordinary child and send him on his way, but putting one of their pumpkin masks on the boy's head backwards.

While they are counting their loot an a prop flying car, Superbaby breaks free of the mask with his super-breath, blowing the sci-fi prop into the air. This makes the crooks believe that maybe the science fiction weapons really work. The flying car meanwhile crashes outside the police station, prompting Officer Parker to go out and investigate Nova City. There, the crooks are testing out the sci-fi devices on Superbaby, who uses his various super-powers leaving them to believe that the weapons really work.

Officer Parker arrives just as Superbaby is being shot at with the mobsters Tommy guns. Parker pulls Superbaby aside, unaware that the boy had caught all the bullets and thinks they are jelly beans. Believing the villains assertion that the weapons on the movie lot work, Officer Parker uses a ray gun to melt the crooks weapons -- unaware that it's really Superbaby's x-ray vision that is pulling off the feat. Parker then single handedly captures the crooks, and when one of them tries to toss a grenade, Parker swats it away. At that moment, Superbaby has been trying the "black jelly beans" and finds them to not be flavorful and spits them out at a tank of hydrogen which causes a gigantic explosion that destroys Nova City.

With the crooks rounded up and Superbaby returned to the Kents, the newspapers report about how Officer Parker has been promoted to Captain of the Smallville police.

Appearing in "Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates!"

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Synopsis for "Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #301.

Lex Luthor frames Clark Kent after Clark's father, as a member of the parole board, refuses to parole Luthor. Clark ends up having to share a cell with Luthor.

Appearing in "Car 45, Get Lost!"

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Villains:

  • Unnamed Crook (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Captain Bloke (Single appearance)

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Vehicles:

  • Squad Car

Synopsis for "Car 45, Get Lost!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #299.

For a vacation, Bizarro No. 1 and Bizarro-Junior No. 1 come to Earth, where they apply for jobs on the Metropolis police force. Superman is on a space mission, so Captain Bloke of the police sends the Bizarro pair on various missions, which they screw up every time. Then, when Bloke gets an accidental conk on the head, he offers a gold badge to Bizarro No. 1. Insulted by this, since anything less than a rusty tin can is unacceptable, Bizarro and his son turn on their heels and leave Earth.

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