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"The Simpleton of Steel!": Saving coal-miners from a cave-in, Superboy is exposed to Red Kryptonite and pretends to be made into a simpleton, in order to trap two gangsters. Chief Parker and the President of the Smallville Bank and Trust


Quote1 You're terrific, Swifty! And you'll be even greater after I give you super-powers and put a spare cape on you! Quote2
Superboy

Superboy #105 is an issue of the series Superboy (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1963.

Appearing in "The Simpleton of Steel!"

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  • "Scarface" Malone
  • "Specs" McGurk

Other Characters:

  • Coal Miners
  • Chief Parker
  • President of the Smallville Bank & Trust
  • Smallville Fire Department

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Synopsis for "The Simpleton of Steel!"

Saving coal-miners from a cave-in, Superboy is exposed to Red Kryptonite and pretends to be made into a simpleton, in order to trap two gangsters. Chief Parker and the President of the Smallville Bank and Trust are part of the trap, where "Specs" McGurk and "Scarface" Malone are fooled into disclosing their operation.

The Red Kryptonite had actually only given Superboy a sixth finger on each hand.

Appearing in The Day Baby Lana Became "Super"!

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Other Characters:

  • Circus Folk
    • Human Cannonball
    • Charlie Beasley (Lion Tamer)
      • Lion
  • General Waldo Talbot

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  • Sharks
  • Toys
  • Umglikk (Statue only)

Vehicles:

  • Coal Truck
  • Submarine

Synopsis for The Day Baby Lana Became "Super"!

When baby Clark Kent pokes a hole in the Langs' recreation room, Professor Lang believes baby Lana has gained super-powers from a magical idol he brought back from Africa.

Several further incidents give the impression that Lana is indeed super-powered, but in each instance Clark performed the deed. She seems invulnerable when Clark saves her from a lion and a shark, and capable of flight when Clark hooks her with his fishing line.

In the end, Professor Lang throws the idol in the fire, as he fears disciplining an invulnerable child.

Appearing in "The Superdog That Was Greater Than Krypto!"

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  • Hunters
  • Whalers

Other Characters:

  • Canine Beings
  • Pete Ross (Mentioned only)
  • Pet Humans

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  • Whaling Boat

Synopsis for "The Superdog That Was Greater Than Krypto!"

Krypto becomes jealous when Superboy gives temporary super-powers to a friendly dog named Swifty, until he learns that Swifty was intended to be his pal and save him from Green Kryptonite.

Notes

In "The Superdog That Was Greater Than Krypto!"; Superboy uses Roz-Em's super-power formula from Adventure Comics #304 to give powers to Swifty the Dog.

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