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"Superman: "The Death of Luthor!"": Lex Luthor secretly made a robot duplicate and uses its noisy break-out as a cover for his real escape. Rather than return to Metropolis, Lex stows away on a rocket and blasts-off back to the red-sun world of Lexor, wh


Quote1 I know Superman, and he'll come! But I won't let him shatter our marriage. Before I let him drag me back to an Earth prison, I'll kill him! Quote2
Lex Luthor

Action Comics #318 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1964.

Appearing in Superman: "The Death of Luthor!"

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Other Characters:

  • Batman (Mentioned only)
  • Lexorians
    • Garn Abu
    • Lar Than
    • Vel Quennar
    • Doctor
    • Judges
    • Jungle Hunter

Locations:

  • Earth
  • Red Sun X-156-99F
    • Lexor
      • Capital City
        • Prison
        • Courtroom
    • Jungle
    • Field of the Gods

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Vehicles:

  • Brainiac's Flying Saucer
  • Floating Parade Float
  • Luthor's One-Man Flier
  • Space Rocket
  • Superman's Spacecraft

Synopsis for Superman: "The Death of Luthor!"

Lex Luthor secretly made a robot duplicate and uses its noisy break-out as a cover for his real escape. Rather than return to Metropolis, Lex stows away on a rocket and blasts-off back to the red-sun world of Lexor, where he is celebrated in a parade and ultimately marries his love, Ardora.

Superman follows him there in a space-craft, as the Man of Steel is just a mortal under Lexor's red sun. In revenge for his earlier beating,[1] Superman punches out Luthor, who appears to die when he falls on his headbone. The Lexorians stone Superman and chase him into the Living Lake, but Ardora prevails upon them to rescue Superman, if only to give him a fair trial -- though few believed he deserved one. A pair of unfortunate attourneys are chosen to defend Superman, and he began to mount a defence.

From across the universe, Brainiac brings criminals to pay tribute at Luthor's funeral, and stir up anti-Superman sentiment.

Appearing in Supergirl: "Supergirl Goes to College!"

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  • Donna Storm (Alpha Lambda Chairperson) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Various members of the Alpha Lamdba sorority of Stanhope College

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  • Bus
  • 1960's Cadillac Convertible

Synopsis for Supergirl: "Supergirl Goes to College!"

Linda Danvers graduates Midvale High School and goes to Stanhope College on a scholarship.

While there, she is angered by the sadistic tactics of a sorority princess named Donna Storm, who delights in tormenting pledges. Defiantly, Linda pledges the sorority, puts Donna to shame with her covertly-used super-powers, and makes her repent her evil deeds. When accepted, Linda proposes that the sorority discontinue their policy of hazing pledges. They accept the proposal. Donna asks Linda to have Supergirl speak to the sorority, and Linda agrees.

Notes

  • "The Death of Luthor!" is reprinted in The Best of DC #27.
  • "Supergirl Goes to College!" is reprinted in The Best of DC #17.
  • This issue includes a half-page feature titled "Supergirl's Time Trips".
  • Lex Luthor marries Ardora in this issue.

Trivia

  • The Lexorians demonstrate that they have specific knowledge of Kryptonite; as they bind Superman in Green Kryptonite chains, knowing that under a red sun, Green K would not harm him unless he regained his powers.[2]



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