"Lois Lane: "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis"": Lois Lane becomes involved in an espionage case when a botanist is murdered by an assassin with a steel arm.
Appearing in Lois Lane: "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis"
- Lois Lane (Flashback and main story)
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Roger Tempton (Single appearance)
- Dr. Foxley (Only appearance; dies)
- Morgan Edge (Mentioned only)
- Secret Intelligence Agency (First appearance)
- Agent Simon Cross (First appearance; dies) (Ghost)
- Spangle (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Lois Lane: "The Murdering Arm of Metropolis"
Lois Lane becomes involved in an espionage case when a botanist is murdered by an assassin with a steel arm.
Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Olsen's Super-Survival Kit!"
- Jimmy Olsen (First appearance as Agent Double-Five)
- Zero-Zero (General Pedro)
- Carmenita (Dies)
- South America
- United States of America
- Survival Kit
Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Olsen's Super-Survival Kit!"
This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #89.
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!"
- United States of America
- Atlantic Ocean
- Gulf of Mexico
- Spy-Dome (Single appearance)
- Gulf of Mexico
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #317.
Linda Danvers and Dick Malverne are going to have a picnic with Lena Thorul and her mysterious new boyfriend, Jeff Colby. As waiting for Jeff, Lena's precognition warns Jeff is in a plane about to crash. Linda hastily slips away, and finds Jeff parachuting from a plane. Supergirl stealthily makes both Jeff and the plane land separately but safely. Linda's suspicious are raised when she sees Jeff hiding his chute and pilot suit. Later Lena introduces him to Linda and Dick, and Jeff makes up a story about a traffic jam.
Feeling wary, Supergirl spies on him via telescopic vision and discovers he is member of an international spy ring who operate in a Spy-Dome three miles off the coast of America. Upon finding out they just got engaged, Linda decides she needs to break Lena's heart now before Jeff does. During their engagement party, Linda hypnotizes Jeff into flirting with her and then forgetting about it.
After Jeff has been jilted by Lena, Supergirl goes to tell the FBI about Colby, but she learns Jeff is a F.B.I. double agent who helped trap Lex Luthor in the past and is gathering evidence to shut the Spy-Dome down.
To make up for her blunders, Supergirl tows the Spy-Dome within the legal limit of the U.S.'s jurisdiction so that the spies can be arrested. She is wondering how she can bring Lena and Jeff back together when she finds out Lena is so distraught she has signed up for working as a nurse's aid in Africa, and she is leaving the next day.
Supergirl builds a Jeff Colby robot overnight, and then she explains to Lena and Jeff a modified version of the truth in where Linda Danvers agreed to flirt with a robot posing as the real Colby, who she believed to be an enemy spy. Jeff and Lena make up and get married, Linda being Lena's bridesmaid at their wedding.
Appearing in Superbaby: "Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!"
- The Pumpkin Gang (Single appearance)
- The Mayor of Smallville
- Smallville Police Department
Synopsis for Superbaby: "Superbaby Captures the Pumpkin Gang!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #152.
Back when Superman was a baby living in Smallville with the Kents, the young boy was getting up to mischief until Ma Kent sent the boy off to play in Nova City, an old abandoned movie set near the Kent home. There the boy runs into Officer Douglas Parker who is on the beat. Later, after the Pumpkin Gang has succeeded in robbing the Smallville bank, they hide out in Nova City as well. When Superbaby confronts them, they consider him an ordinary child and send him on his way, but putting one of their pumpkin masks on the boy's head backwards.
While they are counting their loot an a prop flying car, Superbaby breaks free of the mask with his super-breath, blowing the sci-fi prop into the air. This makes the crooks believe that maybe the science fiction weapons really work. The flying car meanwhile crashes outside the police station, prompting Officer Parker to go out and investigate Nova City. There, the crooks are testing out the sci-fi devices on Superbaby, who uses his various super-powers leaving them to believe that the weapons really work.
Officer Parker arrives just as Superbaby is being shot at with the mobsters Tommy guns. Parker pulls Superbaby aside, unaware that the boy had caught all the bullets and thinks they are jelly beans. Believing the villains assertion that the weapons on the movie lot work, Officer Parker uses a ray gun to melt the crooks weapons -- unaware that it's really Superbaby's x-ray vision that is pulling off the feat. Parker then single handedly captures the crooks, and when one of them tries to toss a grenade, Parker swats it away. At that moment, Superbaby has been trying the "black jelly beans" and finds them to not be flavorful and spits them out at a tank of hydrogen which causes a gigantic explosion that destroys Nova City.
With the crooks rounded up and Superbaby returned to the Kents, the newspapers report about how Officer Parker has been promoted to Captain of the Smallville police.
Appearing in Superboy: "Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates!"
Synopsis for Superboy: "Lex Luthor and Clark Kent: Cell-Mates!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #301.
Appearing in Bizarro: "Car 45, Get Lost!"
- Unnamed Crook (Single appearance)
- Squad Car
Synopsis for Bizarro: "Car 45, Get Lost!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #299.
For a vacation, Bizarro No. 1 and Bizarro-Junior No. 1 come to Earth, where they apply for jobs on the Metropolis police force. Superman is on a space mission, so Captain Bloke of the police sends the Bizarro pair on various missions, which they screw up every time. Then, when Bloke gets an accidental conk on the head, he offers a gold badge to Bizarro No. 1. Insulted by this, since anything less than a rusty tin can is unacceptable, Bizarro and his son turn on their heels and leave Earth.
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