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"The Day Superman Couldn't Save!": Superman recalls the time he had to let six bus passengers die to save hundreds more threatened by a broken bridge, and how it traumatized him until he learned he had made the correct decision.


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Action Comics #580 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1986.

Appearing in "The Day Superman Couldn't Save!"

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Other Characters:

  • Citizens of Metropolis (Unnamed)
  • Family of Six (Unnamed) (Also in a vision) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Cousin Eddie (Mentioned only)
  • Amusement Park Guests (Unnamed)

Locations:

Items:

  • Fortress of Solitude Key
  • Giant Superman Diary
  • Daily Planet Newspaper

Vehicles:

  • Bus

Synopsis for "The Day Superman Couldn't Save!"

Superman recalls the time he had to let six bus passengers die to save hundreds more threatened by a broken bridge, and how it traumatized him until he learned he had made the correct decision.

Appearing in "The Most Dangerous Toy on Earth!"

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  • Strebgl't

Vehicles:

  • Khald's Spacecraft

Synopsis for "The Most Dangerous Toy on Earth!"

An alien comes to Earth in search of an artifact a boy named Christopher Ball now possesses. But even Superman cannot convince him to give it up.

Appearing in "The Mystery of the Missing Moon!"

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Antagonists:

  • Klattoian Underground Dwellers (Unnamed) (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Steven (Single appearance)
  • Klattoians (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
    • Gnrelel (leader) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Imitation Moon
  • Lunar Signpost (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Klattoian Spacecrafts

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Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Missing Moon!"

Superman tries to find out who stole Earth's moon and substituted a counterfeit.

Notes

  • This issue is set in the short period where the Superman of Earth-One (and all his supporting characters and villains) existed on the post-Crisis New Earth. This period ended when the effects of the Crisis "caught up" with Superman (et al) in The Man of Steel #1
  • The Day Superman Couldn't Save! is told in flashback.
  • An "Editor's Note" at the end of the second story indicates: As the grand prize winner in the Super Powers sweepstakes, Christopher Ball was entitled to appear in a story with Superman!"

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