"Superman: "The Three Super-Enemies!"": Clark, Lois and Jimmy are assigned to test an underground bomb shelter for 3 days. While they are confined to the shelter, the city of Metropolis experiences a electrical equipment blackout. Clark is able to pinpoint the origin of the problem to a pair of
Action Comics #320 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1965.
Synopsis for Superman: "The Three Super-Enemies!"
Clark, Lois and Jimmy are assigned to test an underground bomb shelter for 3 days. While they are confined to the shelter, the city of Metropolis experiences a electrical equipment blackout. Clark is able to pinpoint the origin of the problem to a pair of thieves that has invented an inhibitor wave. Since he is confined to the shelter, Clark is unable to switch to Superman and apprehend the thieves himself. He dismantles a radio in the shelter and creates a time drawing device to bring in a trio of hero’s from the past to help him. Hercules, Atlas and Sampson agree to help Superman apprehend the electrical inhibitor thieves and the three of them are easily able to accomplish their task. Superman then offers send the trio of hero’s back to the past but they refuse. They announce that they will stay in the present to rule over Metropolis. Superman realizes that the three have great powers but he also notices that they are quite gullible. He convinces them that he brought over four hero’s from the past and not three. He refers to the fourth hero as Omni Menace and apparently he is the most powerful being of all. Superman visits the Fortress of Solitude and dons an old costume that he obtained from a past villain named Volto. He cleverly defeats each hero one at a time dressed as Omni Menace and then pretends to enslave them. The three heros decide to escape to freedom by going back to their own times. Superman returns to his fortress where he is informed that the three hero’s did not come from Earths past but rather they came from an alternate parallel world where the three of them are actually villains.
Appearing in Superman: "The Three Super-Enemies!"
- Superman (Temporarily adopts the alias "Omni-Menace")
- Atlas (Earth-Three) (Single appearance)
- Hercules (Earth-Three) (Single appearance)
- Samson (Earth-Three) (Single appearance)
- Achilles (Mentioned only)
- Argus (Mentioned only)
- Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (Mentioned only)
- Jove (Mentioned only)
- A Kandorian scientist
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Medusa (Mentioned only)
- Mercury (Mentioned only)
- Midas (Mentioned only)
- Morpheus (Mentioned only)
- Neptune (Mentioned only)
- Proteus (Mentioned only)
- Supergirl (Mentioned only)
- Thor (Mentioned only)
- Vulcan (Mentioned only)
- Earth-Three (Behind the scenes) (Unnamed)
- Superman Robots (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Man Who Broke Supergirl's Heart"
Lord Bronar and his henchmen Skoll, two villains who rule a planet of android slaves, scheme to steal Supergirl's powers and transfer them to Bronar. Their plot involves creating an android which is scientifically calculated to appeal to Linda Danvers, have him reveal that he knows Supergirl's double identity, and then have him pose as Randor, the "son" of Bronar, who wishes to marry her and make her princess of the world of Calyx. The plot works, and Supergirl is tricked into sitting on a throne that transfers her powers to Bronar. But Randor is ashamed of what he has done, and, incapacitating Bronar with Kryptonite, he forces them to switch chairs and transfer Supergirl's powers back to her body. Skoll destroys Randor, but Supergirl takes the two villains off for imprisonment, and declares to the android people of Calyx that they are free to
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Man Who Broke Supergirl's Heart"
- Randor (Single appearance)
- Lord Bronar
- "The Man Who Broke Supergirl's Heart" was reprinted in Showcase Presents: Supergirl Vol. 2.
- As revealed in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Atlas, Hercules and Samson in this issue came from Earth-Three.
- Superboy #117 is referenced as another example of heroes being villains in another reality
- Superman Family Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1)
- Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)