"Escape from the Phantom Zone!": A group of aliens known as the Vrangs land on a floating piece of meteor space debris. Analyzing it, they discover that this debris was once part of the planet known as Krypton. Further, they find evidence of a ruined community, Argo City – the birth-place of


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Action Comics #548 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1983. It was published on July 28, 1983.

Appearing in "Escape from the Phantom Zone!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Vrangs
    • Sire (Unnamed) (First appearance)
    • Lylk (First appearance)
    • One Member (Unnamed) (First appearance)
  • Phantom Zoners
  • Two Muggers (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Two Muggers
    • Mick (Single appearance)
    • Amos (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Members of the Press (Unnamed) (Cameo)
  • Mugging Victim (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Kryptonians (Flashback only) (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Rao (Mentioned only)
  • Two Airline Pilots (Unnamed) (Cameo)
  • The White Wildcats (teenage crime watch group) (First appearance)
    • Sonny Chilwa (leader) (First appearance)
    • Four Members (Unnamed)
    • Commandant (Mentioned only)
  • Strike-Back Inc. (self defense school for women) (Single appearance)
    • Mrs. Simpson (Single appearance)
    • Myrna (Single appearance)
    • Five Members (Unnamed) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Synthetic Jewel (largest in the world) (Destroyed)
  • Jewel Kryptonite (Flashback and main story) (Origin)
  • Atomic Structure Alteration Machine (Flashback only)
  • Sacred Oath of Hadrad (Mentioned only)
  • Daily Planet Newspaper
  • Visi-Record
  • Rocket-Packs

Vehicles:

Concepts:

Synopsis for "Escape from the Phantom Zone!"

A group of aliens known as the Vrangs land on a floating piece of meteor space debris. Analyzing it, they discover that this debris was once part of the planet known as Krypton. Further, they find evidence of a ruined community, Argo City – the birth-place of Supergirl.

On Earth, Superman flies to Jewelry Row in Metropolis where he scoops up the world's largest synthetic diamond. The compounds within have become unstable and threaten to explode. Superman compresses the diamond matter to a more manageable size and hurls it into outer space.

In the Phantom Zone, General Zod and a group of his cohorts come across a floating piece of Jewel Kryptonite. Scientist Jax-Ur has past experience with this bizarre mineral and the criminals use it to focus their mental energies and produce corporeal bodies for themselves. They escape from the Phantom Zone and head to Earth.

Later, Clark Kent is assigned to interview an organization known as the White Wildcats. The White Wildcats are an urban activist group that have taken to protecting the slums of Metropolis. During the interview with the White Wildcats, Clark discovers that the hi-tech outfits they wear are based on Kryptonian design.



Notes

Trivia

  • The Vrangs are a conquering race that ruled over the planet Krypton thousands of years ago, first seen in Superman #176.



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