"The Atomic Superboy!": To further atomic science, Superboy goes to the moon and drinks four chemicals that produce a nuclear reaction in his stomach. The moon shudders with the force of the explosion and he gains atomic fire-breath as a result.


Quote1.png You said you came from Krypton! But the initial on your costume isn't in Kryptonese script! The letter D for Dak-El is part of the English alphabet. Quote2.png
Superboy

Superboy #115 is an issue of the series Superboy (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1964.

Synopsis for "The Atomic Superboy!"

To further atomic science, Superboy goes to the moon and drinks four chemicals that produce a nuclear reaction in his stomach. The moon shudders with the force of the explosion and he gains atomic fire-breath as a result.

Superboy belches fire at the bottom of the ocean, in the vacuum of space and above the Arctic Circle. But nothing quenches his nuclear indigestion. And when word gets out, Lana is suspicious as Clark Kent coincidentally has laryngitis, until Clark uses his power of super-ventriloquism to briefly fool her.

As people begin to fear him, Superboy self-isolates and heads for a fire-world where he cannot harm anyone -- quite the opposite, Superboy uses super-resuscitation to save the life of a fire-being that drowned in molten lava. And that act of heroism draws the atomic fire from him, and Superboy returns to Earth.

Appearing in "The Atomic Superboy!"

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  • X-Ray Machine

Vehicles:

  • Bi-Plane
  • Hydrogen Balloon

Concepts:

  • Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation


Synopsis for "The Phantom Zone Fugitive!"

Superboy is asked to monitor a volcanic eruption, and he flies into the exploding caldera to observe. The explosion has supposedly freed a Kryptonian from the Phantom Zone, Dak-El, and he demands to be let back in or else. But it is actually Lex Luthor masquerading as Dak-El in a complex bid to trick Superboy into releasing the villains of the Phantom Zone.

Luthor uses am Anti-Gravity Belt and a Super-Magnetic Transister to feign super-powers, but Superboy sees through his impersonation because of a simple mistake -- the English letter D would not be on the original costume of a Krytonian!

Luthor's plan had involved a piece of Jewel Kryptonite that would have freed the Phantom Zoners if he was inside the Zone and put his mind to the task; except that Superboy crushed the Jewel after only Lex made it out.

Appearing in "The Phantom Zone Fugitive!"

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  • Seismological Experts

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  • 1935 Buick Series S
  • 1939 Ford Tudor
  • Research Vessel

Synopsis for "The Runaway Superboy!"

Lana Lang buys a Red Kryptonite ring for three dollars at a rumage sale, which leaves Superboy unable to control his powers, and gives Lana another chance to expose his secret identity. Superboy barrels through the Earth to China and overshoots escaping crooks, but catches up to them again after orbitting the Planet.

Before Lana gets a chance to see if Clark also exhibits uncontrolled powers, Superboy is accidentally exposed to another dose of Red Kryptonite that restores his control, and his secret remains safe.

Appearing in "The Runaway Superboy!"

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  • Bank Robbers

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  • Doctor

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  • Cube Van
  • 1935 Buick Series S
  • Fuel Truck

Notes

Trivia

  • In "The Phantom Zone Fugitive!", Lex Luthor -- as Dak-El -- claims to have invented the "Stone Zone" method of punishment on Krypton; but he is actually telling a half-truth, as Luthor either created or repaired the identical "Stone Room" on Lexor. It is first shown several months later in Action Comics #319.
  • Luthor may have been lying as Dak-El, but a volcanic eruption did release Dr Xadu and his wife Erndine from the Phantom Zone in Superboy #100.


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