"The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!": Phantom Zone prisoner Quex-Ul's 25-year sentence is up, and Superman releases him from the Zone, to which he was sent for allegedly killing the rondors and stealing their "healing horns" for use
Appearing in "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!"
- Krypton (On a TV or computer screen)
- Arctic Circle
- Finjan Island Volcano
- Ocean Floor
- Phantom Zone
- Time Barrier
- Anti-Gravity Belt
- Gold Kryptonite
- Green Kryptonite
- Kryptonian Safe
- Kryptonite-Magnet Tower
- Phantom Zone Projector (Flashback only)
- Radio-Visual Tapes ( Labeled "Quex-Ul", "Jax-Ur", and "Vakox")
- Superman Robot X4
- Zone-O-Phone (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner!"
Phantom Zone prisoner Quex-Ul's 25-year sentence is up, and Superman releases him from the Zone, to which he was sent for allegedly killing the rondors and stealing their "healing horns" for use in a medical scam. Quex-Ul promises to destroy Superman with Gold Kryptonite, a new variety that Superman knows nothing about. They battle inconclusively when Quex-Ul calls a truce so that he can save a man whose life is endangered, which causes Superman to question Quex's criminal inclinations.
Superman travels back in time and space to pre-cataclysm Krypton. There he witnesses the real slayer of the rondors, Rog-Ar, using a hypno-jewel on Quex-Ul, who had intended to turn him in. Instead, Rog-Ar hypnotically compells Quex-Ul to operate his "hall of healing", to take the blame if exposed, and forget Rog-Ar.
Quex-Ul has trapped a submarine in an undersea crevice near the box of Gold Kryptonite, hoping to lure Superman into a trap. Quex-Ul boasts to Supergirl that he has trapped Superman, but she reveals the truth of his false imprisonment. Repentant, Quex-Ul frees the sub, exposing himself to the Gold Kryptonite which extinguishes his powers, and almost his life. When his body drifts far enough away from the Gold Kryptonite, Supergirl and Superman rescue him. Once conscious, Quex-Ul has amnesia from the Gold K exposure. Superman arranges with Perry White to have Quex-Ul, who thinks he is an Earthman, employed in the Daily Planet's production department.
Appearing in "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Atlantic Ocean
- F.B.I. Headquarters
- Fortress of Solitude (Mentioned only)
- Metropolis Airport
- Aladdin's Lamp (Hoax)
- Boeing 707 Airliner
- Space Capsule
Synopsis for "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"
Appearing in "Superman's Day of Doom!"
- Lex Luthor (In a vision)
- Luma Lynai (In a vision)
- Navy Officer
- Little Leaguers
- Steven Snappin (Single appearance)
- Tembo (The Elephant)
- Las Vegas (Mentioned only)
- Los Angeles (Mentioned only)
- Cybern Galaxy (Mentioned only)
- Green Kryptonite
- Cyberian Prediction Machine
- Diamond Statue of Superman
- Aircraft Carrier
- Time Bubble
Synopsis for "Superman's Day of Doom!"
Superman is given a prediction machine from the Cybern Galaxy in return for a good deed he once did them. The machine, which turns up at the Daily Planet, has the power to predict the answers to three questions about the future. Since Clark Kent has been threatened by a gangster lately, he asks who will rescue him if he is endangered that day, and the answer comes back: "L.L."
Later, Superman's life is endangered when Bizarro leaves him a "gift" of Green Kryptonite. Superman hopes for aid from any of his "L.L." friends, including Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, Lightning Lad or Linda (Supergirl) Lee, but none of them are aware of his plight. Finally, Superman is saved in the nick of time by Steven Snapinn, a Little League baseball player. Superman presents Steven and his team for special recognition at the Superman Day rally.
- "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner" was reprinted in Superman #227 and Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone.
- Only Va-Kox, Jax-Ur and Quex-Ul are named Phantom Zoners in this issue.
- "The Super-Genie of Metropolis" was reprinted in The Best of DC #8.
- "Superman's Day of Doom" was reprinted in Limited Collectors' Edition #C-38.
- First canonical appearance of Gold Kryptonite.
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