- Kent, the front page is getting so dull I've even got to headline card-games. There's a war going on in a small South American republic, San Monte; and to stir up news I'm sending you down there as a correspondent. Take along a camera and try to send back some good shots with your articles.
In the late 1930s in South America, the struggling republic of San Monte fought an unwanted war. An American newspaper reporter investigated this matter, first in Washington, D.C., and then in San Monte itself, and revealed that the war was being fomented from behind the scenes by an American munitions magnate. The war itself was resolved when Superman publicly abducted the generals of both armies and whisked them away to fight it out in person, man to man. They had no interest in doing so, and neither could give a good explanation for why they were at war in the first place; the war was ended with a handshake.
- San Monte is discussed in Action Comics #1 but is actually visited in Action Comics #2.
- San Monte's enemy, be it a nation or a junta or a popular rebellion, is never named in either issue.