"Superman vs. Superstar!": Gregory Reed, an actor who plays Superman in movies but is secretly jealous of the Man of Steel, uses black magic to swap bodies with Superman.


Quote1.png Another day, another brush with near-disaster! If the thousands who envy the life of Superman only knew what it's really like... The awful loneliness... The constant life-and-death decisions... Quote2.png
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Action Comics #414 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1972. It was published on May 30, 1972.

Appearing in "Superman vs. Superstar!"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Gregory Reed (First appearance) (Actor who portrays Superman in movies & TV in DC Comics)

Other Characters:

  • Camera Crew
  • "Farley" (Actor)
  • Tiger

Locations:

  • Metropolis
    • Gregory Reed's Cliffside Estate
    • Mammoth Studios
      • Reed's Trailer

Items:

  • Atom Bombs
  • Black Magic
  • Pentacle of Power
  • WGBS TV Antenna

Vehicles:

  • Tour Bus
  • Jet

Synopsis for "Superman vs. Superstar!"

Gregory Reed, an actor who plays Superman in movies but is secretly jealous of the Man of Steel, uses black magic to swap bodies with Superman.

Appearing in "Fadeout for a Freak"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Ulysses Bronson (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Genevieve Terhune (Statue only) (Deceased)

Locations:

  • Morality Mountain

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Stagg Jet

Synopsis for "Fadeout for a Freak"

Ulysses Bronson holds Stagg at gunpoint in the Morality Mountain, determined to make him into an example of the seven deadly sins. Simon Stagg apologizes for the "caustic lies" that he's told Metamorpho, to clue him in to the neutralizing agent that he must become to disarm Bronson's acid trap; saving Sapphire and Java. Metamorpho jams Ulysses gun, and Simon Stagg shows Ulysses his boxing skills. Stagg claims to leave Morality Mountain a changed man - he'll charge admission and make millions.

Notes

Trivia

Future DC writer, editor and "The Answer Man" Bob Rozakis has a letter published in this issue.



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