"The Outlaw Fort Knox!": The lead-lined and secret "Fort Knox of the Underworld" is running low on cash. Treasurer and gangster Pete Corey fixes and wins a Superman charity contest, and is awarded three wishes by the Man of Steel. The first wish is for the largest diamond


Quote1.png When the planet Krypton exploded, I was one of the fragments of Kryptonite created by that mighty nuclear blast. Reaching Earth over a period of years, I was a menace to Superbaby, Superboy and Superman! Quote2.png
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Superman #179 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1965.

Appearing in "The Outlaw Fort Knox!"

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  • Crime Syndicate
    • Pete Corey
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  • Diamond
  • Fountain
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Synopsis for "The Outlaw Fort Knox!"

The lead-lined and secret "Fort Knox of the Underworld" is running low on cash. Treasurer and gangster Pete Corey fixes and wins a Superman charity contest, and is awarded three wishes by the Man of Steel. The first wish is for the largest diamond in the world; the second is for a ton of gold bullion; and the third wish is for all the cash in a Metropolis bank.

To the dismay of his colleagues at the Daily Planet, Superman keeps his word and enriches the mob's secret stash. But it's a ruse, and the riches are rigged to knock out the mobsters, shut off the alarms and expose the lead-lined lair. As the huge diamond flies up into the sky, Superman finds and arrests the crooks.

In the end, the charity receives the diamond and the ton of gold.

Appearing in "Tales of Kryptonite No. 4: The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!"

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Synopsis for "Tales of Kryptonite No. 4: The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!"

The chunk of Red Kryptonite is changed into Gold Kryptonite, capable of removing a Kryptonian's super-powers permanently, by an atomic ray from a satellite's battery. Jay-Ree, a member of the Superman Emergency Squad, and his fiancé Joenne send the Gold Kryptonite into the Phantom Zone, but are exposed to it and lose their powers. For a time, they are given housing by Jimmy Olsen. Then they are married by Superman and are kept in a doll house in Clark Kent's apartment.

Appearing in "Private Kent, the Fighting Marine!"

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Synopsis for "Private Kent, the Fighting Marine!"

For a story, Clark Kent is allowed to undergo basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, with a D.I. that wants to beat his time with Lois Lane.

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  • The piece of Kryptonite in "The Menace of Gold Kryptonite" is portrayed as self aware.
  • "The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!" is also known as "Tales of Kryptonite No. 4"; and the previous three installments of Kryptonite's story are found in Superman #173, Superman #176 and Superman #173.

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