"Superman: "The Great Toyman Trivia Contest!"": The Toyman sponsors a million-dollar trivia contest based on himself for the purpose of smoking out a childhood enemy.


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Toyman

Action Comics #561 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1984.

Appearing in Superman: "The Great Toyman Trivia Contest!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Toyman (Flashback and main story)

Other Characters:

  • Prison Guards
    • Officer Charlie (Cameo) (Single appearance)
    • Officer Grant (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Truck Driver (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Citizens of Metropolis (Unnamed)
  • Gus (cameraman)
  • Don Parde (announcer) (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance)
  • Game Show Cameraman (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Game Show Audience (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Game Show Contestants
    • Frankie Brisbane (robot) (Single appearance)
    • Elenora Nimnod (robot) (Single appearance)
    • Miriam Blank (robot) (Single appearance)
    • Mr. Snit (robot) (Single appearance)
  • Chester Y. Dunholtz (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)

Locations:

Items:

  • Chickens
  • Daily Planet Newspaper
  • Cosmic Commando (Mentioned only)
  • Cabbage Patch Dolls (Mentioned only)
  • Toyman's Toys
    • Butler
    • Tank
    • Soldiers
    • Spacecraft
    • Airplane
    • Bi-plane (Flashback only)

Vehicles:

  • Overturned Truck

Synopsis for Superman: "The Great Toyman Trivia Contest!"

The Toyman sponsors a million-dollar trivia contest based on himself for the purpose of smoking out a childhood enemy.

Appearing in Superman: "The Past and Future Superman!"

Featured Characters:

  • Superman
    • Superboy of the Past (age 8)
    • Superman of the Future

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Two Criminals (Unnamed) (Cameo)

Other Characters:

  • Carolyn Waters (WGBS's consumer advocate) (Single appearance)
  • WGBS Cameraman (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Gem Unlimited (Mentioned only)
  • Mayor of Metropolis (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • Diggers (from the quarry that were transformed into creatures) (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Skeleton Remains of a Shaman
  • Zatara (Cameo) (Flashback only) (from Superboy (Volume 2) #14)

Locations:

Items:

  • Fake Ruby Ring
  • Talisman
  • Deadly Space Cloud
  • Missile (Destroyed)

Vehicles:

  • Airplane

Synopsis for Superman: "The Past and Future Superman!"

A Red Kryptonite exposure splits two persons off from Clark Kent: one, the Superman of the future; another, an eight-year-old Superboy just prior to his public debut.

Notes

  • 555-1234 was the phone number to be a contestant on The Great Toyman Trivia Contest.

Trivia

  • The Toyman's first crime was robbing a bank with toy soldiers and tear gas.
  • The Toyman's first toy he made as a child was a red and blue airplane made of balsa wood.



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