"The Ghosts That Haunted Superman!": Superman is beset by the “ghosts” of three dead enemies, Zha-Vam, Metallo, and the Composite Superman. Later, he discovers that they were only manifestations of Nador, an alien youth who sought to join a super-team by demonstrating that he had enough power t
Appearing in "The Ghosts That Haunted Superman!"
- Metallo (Flashback and main story) (As an illusion only)
- Zha-Vam (As an illusion only)
- Composite Superman (As an illusion only)
- Professor Vale (Flashback only)
- Green Kryptonite (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Ghosts That Haunted Superman!"
Superman is beset by the “ghosts” of three dead enemies, Zha-Vam, Metallo, and the Composite Superman. Later, he discovers that they were only manifestations of Nador, an alien youth who sought to join a super-team by demonstrating that he had enough power to conquer Superman.
Appearing in "How Perry White Hired Clark Kent"
Synopsis for "How Perry White Hired Clark Kent"
This story is reprinted from Superman #133.
Back in the day when Clark Kent was trying to establish himself in Metropolis, he had no job and used his abilities as Superman to earn income. However, when his land lady becomes suspicious about where he obtained the money, after telling her previous he was unemployed, he decides to get a legitimate job as an extra cover for his secret identity. Initially trying to get a job at the Daily Planet, Perry White refuses him unless he can get a good story.
His first attempt at getting a story is when he follows Perry's lead to do a story about Bongo, an aging gorilla at the Metropolis zoo. Kent tries to rouse the old timer into a fight by dressing up as a gorilla and attacking the aging ape. He manages to get the story he wishes, but when he reports it back to Perry, Perry is less than impressed. After another failed attempt, Perry is about to tell him his next idea involving Superman and Kryptonite. Opening a box of Kryptonite in front of Clark causes him to faint. However they believe it's due to him having not eaten in a while when they hear his stomach growling. After giving him a meal, Perry gives him one last chance at getting a job with the Daily Planet: Get a picture of Superman holding Kryptonite.
This is something that Clark -- being Superman in disguise -- can easily do and so he takes a picture of himself as Superman with fake Kryptonite, and returns it to Perry as Clark Kent. Perry is impressed with Kent's work that he hires him on as a reporter for the Planet.
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