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"Superman: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!": Superman is summoned by five fellow members of the Justice League to view an artifact that Aquaman's pet octopus has found deep in the sea. It proves to be a vid


Quote1 My son, the world of our fore-fathers, Great Krypton, is doomed! I've known for a long time that an atomic reaction building up in its core will explode it... but nobody will heed my warnings. Quote2
Jor-El

Action Comics #314 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1964.

Appearing in Superman: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!

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Antagonists:

  • Angra (Single appearance) (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Diro the Bat (Flashback only)
  • Gorro the Whale (Flashback only)

Locations:

  • Planet Earth
    • Metropolis (Flashback only)
    • Unnamed Remote Island
  • Planet Krypton (Flashback only)
  • Planet Gangor (Flashback only)
  • Planet Ntann (Flashback only)
  • Planet Saruun (Flashback only)
  • Planet Valair (Flashback only)
  • Planet Xann (Flashback only)
    • Crime Citadel (Flashback only)

Items:

  • Computer Forcaster (Flashback only)
  • Green Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
  • Siren Arrow
  • Video Recorder

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Synopsis for Superman: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!

Superman is summoned by five fellow members of the Justice League to view an artifact that Aquaman's pet octopus has found deep in the sea. It proves to be a videotape from Jor-El, showing how he consulted the Computer Forecaster on Kal-El's future on any one of six different planets.

  • Planet Xann: A world of giants, where Kal-El is a tiny, superstrong Atom; but is lonely.
  • Planet Valair: A world covered in water, where Kal-El becomes an Aquaman, but longs for the sky.
  • Planet Ntann: A backwards world lit by a red sun, where Kal-El becomes a peaceful Green Arrow; but everyone wants war.
  • Planet Saruun: In the permanent twilight of an eclipsed red sun; Kal-El becomes a Batman; but longs for the light.
  • Planet Ganger: Despite the red sun, Kal-El becomes a Flash, but runs right off of the planet.

Jor-El discovers that Kal would not be happy on any of those worlds, and sends him to become Superman on Earth; where he is appreciated and loved.

As the tape ends, Superman realizes why his five comrades have greeted him — because, on the five other worlds, he had become a one-man Justice League.

Appearing in Supergirl: "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!"

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  • Liquid Fire Creatures

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Vehicles:

  • 1961 Chevy Impala SS (Flashback only)

Synopsis for Supergirl: "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!"

In Kandor, Allura is wasting away due to heartbreak over being separated from her daughter, Supergirl. The Kandorians contact Fred and Edna Danvers, and they attempt to treat Supergirl so badly that she will opt to leave them and join her natural parents in Kandor. But Supergirl learns the truth, and the Danvers confess and reveal her mother's plight. Thus, the Danvers switch places with Zor-El and Allura, going to Kandor while the two Kryptonian parents emerge on Earth.

Linda Danvers leaves Midvale and functions only as Supergirl with her Kryptonian parents for the time being. At the same time, Edna Danvers suffers from the loss of her foster daughter, and the Kandorians send her a girl to adopt, Dar-Lin, who is the very image of Linda Danvers. Edna is still not certain she wants to adopt a girl who looks like her foster daughter.

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Trivia

  • In "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!", the scene of Supergirl carrying her parents in a car is from Action Comics #285.



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