"The Phantom Touch Of Death!": Superman streaks towards his Fortress of Solitude to look up information about Faora Hu-Ul in his database. He learns she was convicted to 300 years in the Phantom Zone for murdering twenty-three men. Super
- That I am the master of Horu-Kanu-- the deadliest form of physical combat on Krypton! With my expert knowledge of the secret reflex points on a Kryptonian's body-- your body-- each blow I strike-- at precisely the right spot-- results in an automatic violent reflex-action!
- -- Faora Hu-Ul
Appearing in "The Phantom Touch Of Death!"
- Kathleen Porter (In a photograph only)
- Krypton (Flashback only)
- Phantom Zone
- Phantom Zone Projector (Flashback and main story)
- Renzil trophy
Synopsis for "The Phantom Touch Of Death!"
Superman streaks towards his Fortress of Solitude to look up information about Faora Hu-Ul in his database. He learns she was convicted to 300 years in the Phantom Zone for murdering twenty-three men. Superman heads back to Metropolis as wondering how she did get out.
Meanwhile in the apartment next Clark Kent's in 344 Clinton Street, Jackson Porter has dinner with Faora, who has deceived him telepathically into believing she's his wife's ghost and has tricked him into stealing a glowing figurine from Clark's apartment.
Clark Kent returns to his apartment and notices someone has taken his Renzilian trophy from one of his secret drawers. Clark guesses Faora is somehow connected to the thief and decides to pay Mr. Porter another visit.
In the next door apartment, Faora gets Jackson rub the statuette while thinking about her as hard as possible. Faora manages Mr. Porter to bring her totally out of the Zone and challenges Superman loudly. Superman answers the challenge and soon discovers she's a formidable, ruthless fighter who has mastered Horu-Kanu, the deadliest Kryptonian art of combat.
As Faora beats up Superman savagely, she reveals she emerged out of the Zone thanks to Mr. Porter: she read his mind and created the delusion she was Kathleen Porter. Their mind-link was so strong it opened up a channel between them through the dimensional barrier. She knew she only needed an energy source to propel her physically out of the Zone, such like the paskorium space element that Superman's Renzil trophy was made from, so she got Mr. Porter steal it.
Meanwhile, Jackson Porter somehow knows Faora, who he is still condicioned to see like his departed wife, is outside, so he picks a pair of binoculars and goes to the roof. He gets distraught when he sees Superman fighting his "wife".
Outside, Faora is about to use "Dyr-Ynn", the called "Phantom Touch of Death" on Superman, but Superman exploits an opening to kick her away, and then he flees. Faora feels groggy but she doesn't bother chasing him. There will be no safe place for anybody when she implements her master plan.
Superman has headed into his Fortress. Since it's impossible to overcome Faora combat skills he needs a different plan, so he turns his Phantom Zone Projector on and casts himself into the Zone.
Appearing in "If I'm Here, What Am I Doing Over There?"
Synopsis for "If I'm Here, What Am I Doing Over There?"
Steve Lombard is plagued with sightings of his lookalike, whom nobody else appears to see.
Story continues from previous issue and concludes in Action Comics #473.
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