Aggressor nations make a policy of having their ambassadors deal in espionage. If Napkan really is behind this wave of sabotage, I'll know soon enough!
You see that steamer? It's the Baronta. Tomorrow, it leaves for San Monte. Unless I find you aboard it when it sails, I swear I'll follow you to whatever hole you hide in, and tear out your cruel heart with my bare hands!
Here's where Superman plays a return engagement with Mr. Mxyztplk... and sees that he departs from this world for his own dimension without delay!
I was a father figure to the entire world...And to one person in particular...But that was another world. Another Earth. I died fighting Superboy on a distant planet, but I was blessed to have her by my side when the life slipped from my body.
Gr-great Scott! Th-there's nothing out there. No Earth-2... no universe... nothing!
No time for formalities... what's the trouble, Santa?
Ratzi, I don't know where you've been hiding all these years -- but I cut my baby teeth on skunks like you!
Huh? According to this, all Franconian agents in the U.S. returned home last week, in order not to embarrass Franconian negotiations for an American loan! That means that Franconian agents couldn't possibly have made that attempt on Spiral's life!
Since the history books say the Greeks won the war with their wooden horse, I won't be changing events any by building it myself!
Poor Lois! I'd give anything in the world to make you well! You can't hear me, but even though it's too late, I want you to know my secret... You've always ridiculed Clark Kent- and admired Superman! Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same! If you could only open your eyes, Lois!
Made it! But this lens maniac's beginning to get on my nerves! Having to rescue him all the time, he's worse than Lois Lane!
It was rather nice having you worrying about me for once, Lois!
They're entering the Napkan Embassy -- as I expected they would!
You always did have a penchant for brain implants, U-H. You trade in bodies the way other people trade in used cars! But after all the bodies you've had-- You still make the same stupid mistakes as always! Sending gorillas to attack me-- That was stupid! And sticking around after your attack failed-- is even stupider! But over-running those innocent zoo guards was the stupidest act of all-- Because now, you've made me angry!
So -- This town's being run ragged by racketeers! Hm -- Driving a cab's hardly the place for me. If I can't get that reporter's job, the place for Clark Kent is the police force! Then I can really do something!
Trying again-- But hurdling a 20-story building is my limit! This all adds up to one thing! While I still have powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men-- I'm no longer the Superman I was yesterday!
The way I figure it, someone has managed to collect a large amount of Kryptonite-- And is supplying crooks with it! So my next move is to find out who that someone is-- By going underground-- As a super-criminal!
You don't know how often I asked myself those very questions. I wasted so much time before I came up with the answer. Yes, there are millions out there, many more millions than I could ever hope to help. So I became obsessed with helping everyone. Oh, I did so happily, but something inside me was missing. Our name is Superman. That's super and man. And I was allowing myself to be controlled only by the super. I finally decided after all too long that I deserved some happiness. The man in me had a right to live. Well, once I made that decision something happened. I found a renewed vigor within me. I had Lois. I had happiness, and there I was with this renewed commitment to helping others, too. Because of the love Lois and I shared, I became an even better Superman than before.
- You were never the Superman I was. I saved the world. You couldn't even save your Pa.
- —Kal-L (Earth-Two)[src]
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