"Trouble in Paradise": Superboy, Dubbilex, and Rex & Roxy Leech arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii on the third leg of their "Superboy" world tour. A cybernetic villain known as Sidearm arrives on the beach and attacks Superboy. He grabs Roxy as a host
- Uh-uh, Backside - sacrificing virgins no longer allowed! Not sure Roxy qualifies anyway.
- — Superboy
Synopsis for "Trouble in Paradise"
Superboy, Dubbilex, and Rex & Roxy Leech arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii on the third leg of their "Superboy" world tour. A cybernetic villain known as Sidearm arrives on the beach and attacks Superboy. He grabs Roxy as a hostage and keeps Superboy at bay with several blows from his robotic arm. Sidearm didn't account for Superboy's tactile telekinesis however and the young, arrogant hero easily beats Sidearm up. He enrages him even further by mocking his name and identity.
As the two super-beings continue to fight, police detective Sam Makoa arrives on the scene. It isn't bad enough that he has the dangerous Silicon Dragons gang to deal with, but now he has to endure powerful metahumans as well.
Superboy and Sidearm continue to tear up Waikiki Beach. After causing massive amounts of property damage, Superboy gets the upper hand and destroys Sidearm's robotic appendages. As Makoa's men take care of Sidearm, Superboy brushes himself off and poses for his adoring fans. Tana Moon, the newest reporter for KONA-TV appears on the beach to interview Superboy.
Meanwhile, an athletic weightlifter named Kay observes Superboy's actions on a television screen and develops an interest in him.
Appearing in "Trouble in Paradise"
- Sidearm (First appearance)
- Knockout (First appearance)
- The original Superboy was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The modern version of Superboy was created by Karl Kessel and Tom Grummett.
- Superboy appeared last in Bloodbath #2.
- Although this is Sidearm's first appearance, Superboy and he have fought before. Their first battle is chronicled in flashback in Superboy (Volume 4) #0.
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