"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.
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!"
- Krypto (Cameo)
- Lana Lang
- Police Chief Parker (Mentioned only)
- Fire-Beings (First appearance; unnamed)
- Government Employees
- Fire World (First appearance; unnamed)
- Molten Lava Ocean
- X-Ray Machine
- Hydrogen Balloon
- 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!"
- Seismological Experts
- Krypton (Flashback only) (Appears in Imaginary Story)
- Stone Room (Flashback only) (Appears in Imaginary Story)
- Phantom Zone
- Anti-Gravity Belt
- Jewel Kryptonite
- Phantom Zone Projector
- Super-Magnetic Transistor
- 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!"
- Bank Robbers
- Earth's Orbit
- Red Kryptonite
- Tomato Juice
- Cube Van
- 1935 Buick Series S
- Fuel Truck
- The unnamed Fire-Beings in "The Atomic Superboy!" are related to the Flammbronians, who repay Superboy's kindness many years later in Action Comics #366.
- 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.