"Superman: "The Reporter of Steel!"": In prison, Lex Luthor has been savaging for parts to create two devices: A duplicate projector and a device to give people super powers just like Superman. Using the projector device to project a double of
- Youngsters half-believe in fairy tales! Tom's ridicule is like telling them too soon that there's no Santa Claus! Hmm... I have an idea how to teach him a good lesson!
Appearing in Superman: "The Reporter of Steel!"
- Luthor's super-power invention
Synopsis for Superman: "The Reporter of Steel!"
In prison, Lex Luthor has been savaging for parts to create two devices: A duplicate projector and a device to give people super powers just like Superman. Using the projector device to project a double of himself and the super-power ray outside of his prison cell to test it on a random person, Luthor happens upon Clark Kent and Lois Lane, he uses the device on Clark Kent to see if it will work, not knowing that Kent is secretly Superman and has super-powers anyway.
When Luthor exposes himself and reveals his plan, and his intention of using the device on himself once he learns that there are no adverse side effects he returns to his cell, his duplicate projector exploding upon his return. Clark comes up with a plan to make Luthor abandon using the device. This plot begins with Clark sending one of his Superman robots to act as Superman in his place, while he soaks up publicity being a super-powered Clark Kent. Clark then pretends to become a greedy miser using his super-powers to gain a vast material wealth. His exploits gain headlines that encourage Luthor that his device will be worth the trouble.
However, when Clark's powers "fade" he makes it appear as though the only side-effect of the super-power ray is that when the ray wears off the person who was granted the super-powers becomes very charitable, by giving all his money away to charity. Seeing this, Luthor believes that the device is a failure (at least for his intended purposes) and decides to scrap the idea.
Appearing in Congo Bill: "The Man-Ape Skin Diver!"
- Foreign Agents
- Experimental nuclear tank
Synopsis for Congo Bill: "The Man-Ape Skin Diver!"
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Appearing in Supergirl: "The Three Magic Wishes!"
- Tom Baxter (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Three Magic Wishes!"
Linda Lee is reading fairy tales to the younger children of Midvale Orphanage when resident trouble-maker Tom Baxter plays a prank on the children. After scaring Linda's audience, Tom puts fairy tales down, and begins mocking the little children for believing in them. Linda decides that Tom needs to be taught a lesson, and leaves.
Linda changes to Supergirl, makes a fairy costume and flies into the room in hopes of teaching Tom a lesson. However, Tom thinks the fairy is a hoax, so he tries to prove she isn't really flying. When his attempt fails, he demands three magic wishes. Using her super-powers, Linda makes the children believe she has made a magic mirror out of a window, changed a rabbit into a horse and back again, and ties up Tom with unbreakable string made from her own hair strands. Tom then claims he was only joking earlier, and Supergirl makes it appear his noise is growing for telling a lie.
Kara then uses hypnosis to make all the children think they dreamed the whole episode, and changes back to Linda Lee. When Tom declines to hear the tale of Pinocchio, Linda smiles, thinking he will not interrupt her fairy tale readings again.
- The Three Magic wishes! is reprinted in Superman Family #178 and collected in The Supergirl Archives Vol. 1, Showcase Presents: Supergirl Vol. 1, Supergirl: The Silver Age Vol 1 and Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
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