"The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!": Phantom Zone prisoner Quex-Ul's 25-year sentence is up, and Superman releases him from the Zone, to which he was sent for allegedly killing the rondors and stealing their "healing
Appearing in "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!"
Synopsis for "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!"
Phantom Zone prisoner Quex-Ul's 25-year sentence is up, and Superman releases him from the Zone, to which he was sent for allegedly killing the rondors and stealing their "healing
horns" for use in a medical scam. Quex-Ul promises to destroy Superman with Gold Kryptonite, a new variety that Superman knows nothing about. They battle inconclusively, but Quex-Ul calls a truce so that he can save a man whose life he sees endangered. Using an anti-gravity belt and a space-warp, Superman travels back in time and space to pre-exploded Krypton. There he
witnesses the real slayer of the rondors, Rog-Ar, using a hypno-jewel on Quex-Ul, who had intended to turn him in. Instead, Rog-Ar hypnotically compelled Quex-Ul to front for him with his "hall of healing", to take the rap if exposed, and not to know of Rog-Ar's existence. Quex-Ul has already attracted a Gold Kryptonite meteor from outer space, concealed it in a lead box, and trapped a submarine in an undersea crevice near the box, hoping to lure Superman into a trap. Supergirl finds Quex-Ul and reveals the truth of his false imprisonment. Repentant, Quex-Ul frees the sub, accidentally exposes himself to the Gold K, loses his powers, and risks death by drowning and the bends. When he drifts far enough away from the Gold Kryptonite, Supergirl and Superman rescue him. When he revives, Quex-Ul has amnesia from the Gold K exposure. Superman arranges with Perry White to have Quex-Ul, who thinks he is an Earthman, employed in the Daily Planet's production department.
Appearing in "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"
Synopsis for "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"
To trap a foreign agent, Perry White masquerades as a professor who has discovered the legendary lamp of Aladdin, with Superman disguised as the “genie”.
Appearing in "Superman's Day of Doom!"
Synopsis for "Superman's Day of Doom!"
Metropolis is set to observe Superman Day with a great parade in which Superman and many of his friends, including Supergirl and some Legionnaires, will participate. Superman is also given a prediction machine from the Cybern Galaxy in return for a good deed he once did them. The machine, which turns up at the Daily Planet, has the power to predict the answers to three
future problems. Since Clark Kent has been threatened by a gangster lately, he asks who will rescue him if he is endangered that day, and the answer comes back: "L.L." Later, Superman's life is endangered when Bizarro leaves him with a "gift" of Green Kryptonite, flying off seconds later. Superman hopes for aid from any of his "L.L." friends, including Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, Lightning Lad, or Linda (Supergirl) Lee Danvers, but none of them are aware of his plight. Finally, Superman is saved in the nick of time by Steven Snapinn, a Little League baseball player. Superman presents Steven and his team for special recognition at the Superman Day rally.
- "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner" was reprinted in Superman #227 and Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone.
- "The Super-Genie of Metropolis" was reprinted in Best of DC #8.
- "Superman's Day of Doom" was reprinted in Limited Colectors' Edition C-38.
- First canonical appearance of Gold Kryptonite.
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