"Superman: "Superman's Super Boo-Boos!"": Lex Luthor continues to play mind games with Superman, in revenge for breaking Ardora's heart. Lex has saved Superman's life three times and has made him flub a number of super-t
Synopsis for Superman: "Superman's Super Boo-Boos!"
Lex Luthor continues to play mind games with Superman, in revenge for breaking Ardora's heart. Lex has saved Superman's life three times and has made him flub a number of super-tasks -- Superman had foiled the return of stolen loot to a bank; he'd sent one thousand policemen to Venus and had turned into a red-caped monster at a graduation ceremeony.
By the time Luthor's final scheme starts, and the Dyno-Frost machine sends glaciers to threaten Metropolis; Superman is too confused to act.
Appearing in Superman: "Superman's Super Boo-Boos!"
- Lex Luthor
- Lex's Henchmen
- Tom Vance
- "Trigger" Vance (Mentioned only)
- Ardora (On a TV or computer screen)
- 1,000 International Police Officers
- Solar System
- Red Sun X-156-99F
- Lexor (Mentioned only) (On a TV or computer screen)
- Dyno-Frost Machine
- Interceptor Projectiles
- Luthor's Robot
- Red Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
- Super-Sword of Krypton
- Armored Box-Cars
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Duel Between Superwoman and Superboy"
In this imaginary story, Superboy tricked Superwoman into thinking his powers have been permanently removed by Gold Kryptonite, and schemes to get adopted from the Midvale Orphanage. When a set of scientist parents chose other children for adoption, Superboy sabotages each of them until he is chosen. In his new home, Kal set to work building his lab. Superwoman soon discovers that Superboy still has his powers and is experimenting with the Phantom Zone.
Out of necessity Superwoman reveals her secret identity to Jimmy Olsen and together they prepare a hoax. Jimmy disguises himself as delinquent Phantom Zone prisoner Van-Dal, while Superwoman plays Tir-An, his mother. They trick Superboy into releasing them from the Phantom Zone (in an elaborate illusion) and then expose him to Red Kryptonite which temporarily removes his powers. Without powers, Superboy stumbles upon some Gold Kryptonite which removes his power permanently. Superwoman then hypnotizes him into forgetting his past.
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Duel Between Superwoman and Superboy"
- Jimmy Olsen
- Van-Dal (Fictional character)
- Tir-An (Fictional character)
- The Invisibles (Flashback only)
- Dr. Kean
- Dr. Kean's wife
- Midvale Orphanage Children
- Zor-El (Statue only) (Flashback only)
- Anti-Gravity Belt
- Green Kryptonite (Flashback only)
- Gold Kryptonite
- Red Kryptonite
- Phantom Zone Projector
- Hyper-Energy Force Bolt
- Projecto Belt
- Superwoman Robot X-21
- Tornado Projector (Appears in Imaginary Story)
- Dr Kean's Car
- Kryptonian Rocket
- "Superman's Super Boo-Boos!" is continued from the first story of Action Comics #332 and continues in the first story of Action Comics #335.
- Perry White is still the editor of the Daily Planet in this story. Perry is shown as a senator in the next part of this story in the Action Comics #335. Perry's appointment as temporary senator occurred in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #62, which must take place immediately after this story.
- In "Superman's Super Boo-Boos!", Superman received an honourary degree from the Metropolis Engineering College; an "Honourary Doctor of Super-Science".
- "The Duel Between Superwoman and Superboy" is continued from the first story of Action Comics #332.
- In "The Duel Between Superwoman and Superboy"; Superboy was exposed to Gold Kryptonite and had his memory of being Kryptonian erased; much like the Phantom Zone 'Criminal' Quex-Ul in Earth-One continuity.
- The Duel Between Superwoman and Superboy was originally published as an imaginary story, a story outside of regular continuity. In Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium, it was retconned as having happened on another Earth, (Earth-332).
- This issue contains a feature entitled "The Many Faces of Superman" depicting different expressions of the Man of Steel drawn by Curt Swan.
Links and References
- Superman provided the Mento Record Discs of Luthor's evil feats to Ardora in Action Comics #332