"Superboy's Big Brother!": This story is reprinted from Superboy #89.

Superboy #129 is an issue of the series Superboy (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1966. It was published on March 10, 1966.

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Synopsis for "Superboy's Big Brother!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #89.

While out with Ma and Pa Kent, Clark notices a rocket crashing to Earth. Investigating it as Superboy, the Boy of Steel is shocked to find an occupant inside that has a star chart and a medallion around his neck from Jor-El, his own father, about his apparent son. Believing that this person is a previously unknown and long lost brother, Superboy is disappointed to find that the occupant has amnesia. Taking him in with the Kents, they decide to name him Mon-El, based partially on the day of the week he landed on Earth (Monday) and on Kryptonian names. Pa Kent also sets Mon-El up with a civilian guise of Bob Cobb so that Mon-El can assume a civilian life in Smallville, as a brush salesman.

However, Superboy beings to get suspicious of Mon-El's true nature, and begins to doubt his origins when he realizes the buckle on Mon-El's belt is not made of any Kryptonian metal, and Krypto doesn't recognize Mon-El. As a final test, Superboy tries to expose Mon-El to Green Kryptonite as the boy sleeps and is shocked that it has no effect.

The next day, after Mon-El tries to show up Clark for Lana Lang's affections, Superboy decides to trick Mon-El into "revealing" himself by orchestrating a Kryptonite meteor hoax while they're playing. To do so, Superboy paints lead meteors to resemble Kryptonite and throws them into space so that they land on Earth at the right time.

Superboy is shocked to find that Mon-El is effected by the lead meteors just as Superboy would have been effected by real Kryptonite. This causes Mon-El's memories to return, and he reveals that his real name is Lar Gand, who was from the planet Daxam, and landed on Krypton just before its destruction and befriended Jor-El before departing the planet, and that the crash really did cause him to have amnesia. As lead being the Daxarian's weakness, Mon-El is about to die, however Superboy comes up with a solution to save Mon-El's life, by sending him to the Phantom Zone until he can find a cure for Mon-El's lead poisoning.

Appearing in "The Kent's Second Super-Son"

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Synopsis for "The Kent's Second Super-Son"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #260.

While Superboy is away in space on a mission, the Kents adopt a boy from Smallville Orphanage for a month, who turns out to be a super-powered alien named Vidal who takes Superboy's place in his absence.

Appearing in "The Super-Weakling from Space"

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Synopsis for "The Super-Weakling from Space"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #65.

A young alien named Dworn arrives on Earth and befriends Clark Kent. Clark soon discovers that Dworn has the ability to turn other objects into solid gold. Fearing that unscrupulous men might try to take advantage of the alien's abilities, Clark sets him up with a cover identity – Alan. As Alan, Dworn temporarily moves in with the Kents and meets Lana Lang.

A criminal known as Ace discovers Alan's true identity and has his men apprehend Dworn. They force Dworn to provide them with an unlimited supply of gold. Clark changes into Superboy and attempts to rescue his friend. However, Ace is ready for him and keeps Superboy at bay with a piece of Kryptonite. Surprisingly, the radioactive mineral actually provides Dworn with additional super-powers and he aids Superboy in defeating Ace and his goons.

Dworn says goodbye to Superboy and flies off into outer space taking the dangerous Kryptonite with him.

Appearing in "The Two Boys of Steel"

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  • Superboy (First appearance as Andy Lang)

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  • Andy Lang (In a photograph only)
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  • Ronald Lang (Mentioned only)
  • Tom (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "The Two Boys of Steel"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #63.

When Clark Kent is struck by lightning and exposed to Kryptonite at the same instant, he suffers amnesia and loses his glasses. Lana Lang recognizes him as Superboy and helps him concoct a new secret identity as her cousin Andy, until his memory returns.

Appearing in "The Kid from Krypton"

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Synopsis for "The Kid from Krypton"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #242.

Zar-Al, a Kryptonian teenager, is sent by his father in a time-ship to Earth in the future, where Jor-El will send Kal-El, in order to find a supply of Zeelium, the only element that can dampen Krypton's uranium core.

On Earth, he arrives in Superboy's time, and becomes known as the Krypton Kid. He becomes a friend to Superboy, but neither of them can discover any Zeelium. To keep Superboy from sacrificing himself by going into the past, Zar-Al creates a decoy Time-Ship and false Krypton, and returns to the real Krypton in the past, dying alongside of his father.

Appearing in "Supergirl in Smallville"

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  • Nancy (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "Supergirl in Smallville"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #278.

After secretly helping one of her fellow orphans get adopted with the use of her super-powers, Supergirl becomes sad that Superman changes his orders, and she has to remain an orphan. She comes up with an idea: proving to Superman that she can be adopted and maintain her secret identity without anyone knowing, just like Superman did when he was Superboy in Smallville. Changing into Supergirl and sending out her Linda Lee robot to take her place, Supergirl travels back in time to Smallville at a time when Superboy was active in the area.

She introduces herself to Ma and Pa Kent and reveals her identity and tells them of her plan. They decide to go along with the plan, and keep her identity secret even to young Clark Kent to see if they can fool him as well. When Superboy suddenly returns home, Supergirl narrowly gets away unseen. She then returns as "Linda Kent" and is introduced to young Clark as a cousin from out of town. Over the next few days she succeeds in keeping her identity secret from even Clark. When an accidental fire breaks out in a department store that Linda is shopping in, she is forced to allow Superboy to rescue her to maintain her secret (although, she finds the whole episode secretly amusing.)

Later when Superboy accidentally stumbles upon a chunk of Green Kryptonite during a thunderstorm, he calls for one of his Superboy robots to dispose of it. However, the robot is destroyed when it's struck by lightning, and so Supergirl goes into action, sealing herself in the robots shell (making her immune to the Kryptonite) and secretly saving her cousins life. Later, Supergirl accidentally falls for one of Lana's traps to expose Clark Kent as Superboy, when Ma Kent has Krypto cover for her.

Later still, while Superboy is helping build the Midvale Orphanage (where she would end up in the future) Linda is almost struck by a car and is forced to use her super powers to avoid the driver getting injured without being in her costume, and has to make for a quick get away before the guy can remember her face. Finally she secretly saves an icebreaker from being trapped in ice.

However, upon returning to the Kent residence she flies in through the window instead of using Superboys tunnel to get into the Kent home, effectively failing her test. Upset for making such a mistake, Supergirl realizes that she still needs to work on maintaining her secret identity, and returns to her own time to resume her usual life, hoping that some day she will prove crafty enough to not make mistakes and be allowed to be adopted.

Notes

  • Also featured in this issue of Superboy were:
    • "How Mon-El Left the Phantom Zone" (one-page text feature)
    • "Superboy's Time Trips" (one-page text feature)

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