"Bad Times at Montridge High": At the behest of General Bronsteen of NORAD and Judith Masters, Principal of Montridge High School, Superboy agrees to go undercover to ferret out the identity of the boy who broke into, and subsequently escaped from NORAD. Donning the un
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Synopsis for "Bad Times at Montridge High"
At the behest of General Bronsteen of NORAD and Judith Masters, Principal of Montridge High School, Superboy agrees to go undercover to ferret out the identity of the boy who broke into, and subsequently escaped from NORAD. Donning the unflattering alias of Carl Krummett, Superboy enlists at Montridge as a transfer student. While deliberately acting like a nerd, he finally comes across Cody Driscoll, aka, the Teen Titan known as Risk. It was Cody who was responsible for breaking into NORAD. Superboy sheds his Carl Krummett identity and the two begin fighting. Although Superboy is many times stronger than Risk, the two appear to be evenly matched. The fight comes to an end when Superboy threatens to destroy Cody's "Riskmobile". Cody ultimately decides to turn himself in. He leaves the Ferrari to his mom so that she can sell it.
Appearing in "Bad Times at Montridge High"
- General Bronsteen
- Judith Masters
- Dawn Driscoll
- Mister Nelson
- This issue is part of the 1998 "Double Shot" one-shot specials, which pairs a mainstream DC Comics super-hero with a member of the second iteration of the Teen Titans.
- The "Double-Shot" specials continue in Supergirl/Prysm: Double Shot #1.
- The appearance of Big City is unconfirmed in this issue, but a waste disposal dumpster on page 11 suggests that this might be Big City, former base of operations of Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
- The title for this issue is taken from the 1982 comedy film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
- Superboy's alias, Carl Krummett, is a reference to Superboy writer and artist(s) Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett.
- TV talk-show host "Redondo" is intended as a parody of Geraldo Rivera.
- This issue's cover is an homage to the cover of Action Comics #1
- Superboy (Kon-El) Recommended Reading
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