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"The Curse of the Hangman's Noose!": Jonathan Kent is almost strangled by a rope, vines, and a garden hose, and tells Superboy that the attacks are a manifestation of the Kent Family curse. A 16th century ancestor, judge Julian Kent, hande


Quote1 Curses... Evil spells... As Superboy, I can't believe in them! Yet there may be dark forces in this world not even I can understand! Quote2
Clark Kent

Superboy #189 is an issue of the series Superboy (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1972.

Appearing in "The Curse of the Hangman's Noose!"

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  • Sir Julian Kent (Flashback only)
  • Mark Kent (Dies in flashback)
  • John Kent (Dies in flashback)
  • Simon Kent (Dies in flashback)
  • Psykonians (Mentioned only)

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  • Anchor and Chain
  • Cannons
  • Gavel
  • Judge's Robe
  • Negative Ray
  • Noose
  • Psykonian ESProjector Head
  • Wig

Vehicles:

  • Charter Boat
  • Fishing Boat

Synopsis for "The Curse of the Hangman's Noose!"

Jonathan Kent is almost strangled by a rope, vines, and a garden hose, and tells Superboy that the attacks are a manifestation of the Kent Family curse. A 16th century ancestor, judge Julian Kent, handed out a death sentence to a poacher, who cursed a member of the Kent family to die once every 50 years on the anniversary of his hanging.

The attempts are secretly being made by the Phantom Zone villains, who focus their mental powers on a metal head from the "weird ESP planet" of Psyk, which enables them to telekinetically control the objects that almost strangled Jonathan Kent. But even after Superboy destroys the Psyk head, he later has to save his foster father from being strangled by a metal cable--just before the curse is lifted at midnight.

Appearing in "Superbaby Runs Away"

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  • "Fingers" Daley
  • Irene

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  • Quarry Workers

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  • Marble Blocks
  • Smallville Courier
  • Termites

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Synopsis for "Superbaby Runs Away"

Superbaby overhears Martha Kent cry in exasperation, and flies away from home in remorse after accidentally causing an injury to Jonathan Kent. He eventually ends up in the hands of a criminal couple, "Fingers" Daley and Irene. When the Kents locate the crooks, they take them on in a hand-to-hand fight and win, and are saved from retaliatory bullets by Superbaby. The Babe of Steel flies his parents home and goes back to living with them.

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