"Superman: "Clark Kent Calling Superman... Clark Kent Calling Superman!"": Communist spies try to discover the secret of how Clark Kent summons Superman.


Quote1.png It suddenly struck me-- Each time Superman appeared, a curl dropped over Clark's forehead-- And that was the giveaway clue! Clark's signaling device is his-- hair! Whenever Clark runs a hand through his hair-- a special chemical makes the hair give off a unique vibration that alerts Superman wherever he may be! Naturally, we'll have to keep this secret to ourselves, Lola-- As we agreed! Ingenious as Clark's system is... It's not clever enough to stump Lois Lane! Quote2.png
Lois Lane

Action Comics #446 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1975.

Appearing in Superman: "Clark Kent Calling Superman... Clark Kent Calling Superman!"

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Synopsis for Superman: "Clark Kent Calling Superman... Clark Kent Calling Superman!"

Communist spies try to discover the secret of how Clark Kent summons Superman.

Appearing in Black Canary and Green Arrow: "Billion-Dollar Bust!"

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  • Cherry Noller
  • Max Lucker
  • Monk
  • various henchmen

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  • Members of the Pitkin House Drug-Free Clinic
  • Press from the Star City Herald

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Synopsis for Black Canary and Green Arrow: "Billion-Dollar Bust!"

Black Canary utters her Canary Cry and enables herself and Green Arrow to escape. They hide in a hammock made of net arrows in a tree outside the casino watching as Lucker and Noller head for the Rockford Island Ferry hoping to get their drug shipment past customs before Green Arrow and Black Canary can stop them. Both heroes have a showdown with Lucker, Noller, and their gang at a point where a drug boat is being unloaded, and, with the help of the police and recovering addicts from a local clinic, the crooks are caught and a billion-dollar drug raid is accomplished.

A picture of Green Arrow throwing crates of heroin into the water is on the front page of the Star City Herald the next morning proclaiming "Billion Dollar Drug-Raid"

Notes

  • Strangely enough, it never occurs to Lois Lane or the communist spies that Jimmy Olsen actually has greater ease of access to Superman than Clark Kent, with his signal watch, especially notable since Jimmy is publicly recognized as Superman's best friend and therefore this fact would be no secret to anyone.

Trivia

  • Unlike the previous two chapters of the Green Arrow backup which Mike Grell co-wrote, this one was written solely by Elliot S! Maggin
  • The leader of the communist espionage ring involved in the events of this issue appears to be Leonid Brezhnev, who was at the time of this comic's publication the General-Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union's de facto head of state and government.



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