"The Insect Queen of Smallville!": While in the forest one day, Lana Lang hears the cries of an insectoid alien that is trapped under a tree. Upon freeing the alien, it shows its gratitude by giving her a ring that grants its wearer any number of powers based on the abi
Synopsis for "The Insect Queen of Smallville!"
While in the forest one day, Lana Lang hears the cries of an insectoid alien that is trapped under a tree. Upon freeing the alien, it shows its gratitude by giving her a ring that grants its wearer any number of powers based on the abilities of insects.
After testing out her new found powers, Lana decides to become a costumed super-hero and becomes the Insect Queen. She then begins traveling around Smallville and stopping criminals, upstaging Superboy each time. Later, once again coming up with another idea to find out if Clark Kent is really Superboy, Lana traps him in a cocoon when reports of trouble come over the radio.
Lana is shocked when the cocoon suddenly flies off, Clark changes into Superboy and stops the trouble (a pizza place called the Leaning Tower of Pizza was toppling) and returns to the cocoon before Lana can get to it. There Superboy emerges as Clark Kent with butterfly wings which make it appear as though he's "flying", but his wings quickly "wither" (thanks to his X-Ray vision.) Once again convinced that Clark Kent isn't Superboy, Lana gives up and hangs up her Insect Queen costume, planning to someday have more adventures.
Appearing in "The Insect Queen of Smallville!"
- Insect Queen (Lana Lang) (First appearance as Insect Queen) (Origin)
- Leaning Tower of Pizza
- Bio-Genetic Ring
- Armored Car
- Flying Saucer
Synopsis for "Superbaby's First Fight!"
The Kents take baby Clark to the county fair, where he unthinkingly exhibits his super-powers by flying and clouting a boxer into the air. But his secret is saved, thanks to two inventions of Prof. Phineas Potter.
Appearing in "Superbaby's First Fight!"
- Dynamite Dick
- Lefty Hooker
- Bull, Old Brutus
- Green Kryptonite
- Jelly Apples
- Professor Potter's Super-Serum
- Sleep Gas
Synopsis for "The Toughest Kid in Smallville!"
It is Earth-124.2, and Clark Kent has chosen to become a bully to hide his secet identity. He smashes classroom equipement and threatens classmates in order to cover his change to Superboy. The Kent Family are called into the school office again, and they all are embarrassed by Clark's act - though they all agree that it's for the best.
And his disguise works. Clark is the last boy that Lana Lang suspects of being Superboy. A pair of Metropolis crooks over hear Lana, and try to expose her shortlist of Superboy candidates. When they finally spy on Clark Kent, they are quickly dismayed by the gambling operation that Clark runs out of his father's basement. His identity safe, Clark continues to bully, while Superboy continues to fight crime.
Appearing in "The Toughest Kid in Smallville!"
- Chief Parker
- Jonathan Kent
- Lana Lang
- Martha Kent
- Metropolis Crime Syndicate
- Two Crooks
- Ben Coles
- Gary Brown
- Steven Hanson
- Roulette Wheel
- "The Insect Queen of Smallville!" was reprinted in Superman Family #167, The Best of DC #67, Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 4 and Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2.
- "The Toughest Kid in Smallville" was originally published as an imaginary story, a story outside of regular continuity. In Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium, it was retconned as having happened on another Earth, (Earth-124.2).
- Superboy Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 2)
- Superboy (Volume 4)
- Superboy (Volume 5)
- Superboy (Volume 6)
- Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Superboy and the Ravers (Volume 1)
- Young Justice (Volume 1)
- Young Justice (Volume 3)
- Teen Titans (Volume 3)
- Teen Titans (Volume 4)