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"Superman: "The Cage of Doom"": A ring of Green Kryptonite dust encircles the Earth, and Superman's protective lead armor turns to glass in space. Desperate, the Man of Steel rides an empty rocket shell down out of the influence of the Kryptonite ring. A disappoint


Quote1.png It happens in medicine sometimes! You gave me such an overdose of Kryptonite rays that I built up a tolerance to them! I'm immune to kryptonite now! Quote2.png
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Action Comics #377 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1969.

Synopsis for Superman: "The Cage of Doom"

A ring of Green Kryptonite dust encircles the Earth, and Superman's protective lead armor turns to glass in space. Desperate, the Man of Steel rides an empty rocket shell down out of the influence of the Kryptonite ring. A disappointed audience watches him return like a flaming meteorite.

The Anti-Superman Gang has tried to kill Superman four times.

  1. "Eureka" Smyth tried to materialize a bullet in Superman's head with a Matter-Transmitter
  2. "Wheels" Talbot tried to madden the Man of Steel with a Super-Siren.
  3. "Brains" Logan tried to strangle Superman by shrinking his indestructible costume.
  4. "Giant Killer" Jones put the Kryptonite ring around the Earth; and kept his Lead Changing Ray trained on Superman so that any lead shielding would be turned to glass.

At the Fortress of Solitude Superman makes an invisible lead-glass suit, visits the Anti-Superman Gang, and fools them into believing that he'd become immune to Kryptonite because of the constant exposure. In frustration, the Chief gang member destroys the Lead Changing Ray and Superman captures them all. Now safe in his lead-glass suit, Superman vacuums up the Kryptonite rings.

And Clark Kent gets the scoop in the Daily Planet.

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  • Anti-Superman Gang
    • Chief
    • "Brains" Logan
    • "Eureka" Smyth
    • "Giant Killer" Jones
    • "Wheels" Talbot

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  • Apollo Astronauts

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  • Apollo Space Capsule
  • Stranded Ship


Synopsis for Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Face Behind the Lead Mask"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #300.

When the powers of the Legionnaires go out of control, they summon Superboy to the 30th Century to aid them. They discover the cause is a lead masked villain called Urthlo. When Urthlo drives back Superboy with Green Kryptonite vision, Superboy frees Mon-El from the Phantom Zone long enough for him to defeat Urthlo, who turns out to be a robot sent to the future by the teen-age Lex Luthor. But when the lead antidote (Serum XY-4) created for Mon-El proves to only be temporary, he is returned to the Phantom Zone to save his life. (12 pages)

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