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"How to Tame a Wild Volcano!": The second part of the Sand Superman Saga storyline, Clark Kent is now sent by WGBS to a South Seas island owned by an unscrupulous tycoon, to cover a volcano that's about to explode. As Clark goes to the island


Quote1 Edge is the kind of man you don't like at first... But gradually, you get to hate him! He forbade Clark Kent to aid those people... But he didn't say anything about Superman! Quote2
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Superman #234 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1971.

Appearing in "How to Tame a Wild Volcano!"

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  • Boki Island Natives

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  • Airplane
  • Canoe
  • Gunboat

Synopsis for "How to Tame a Wild Volcano!"

The second part of the Sand Superman Saga storyline, Clark Kent is now sent by WGBS to a South Seas island owned by an unscrupulous tycoon, to cover a volcano that's about to explode. As Clark goes to the island as Superman, he not only deals with the tycoon shooting any of the island citizens trying to leave as well as Superman trying to help, but he also deals with more of his powers failing at inopportune times as he tries to put out the volcano. As he succeeds in both putting out the volcano and having the tycoon being brought to justice, the mysterious sand-created Superman figure rests within the heart of the volcano, molding himself further into the likeness of the Man of Steel.

Appearing in "Prison in the Sky"

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  • Anti-Gravity Belt
  • Matter Dissolver Beam
  • Suspended Animation Gas
  • Vote Projectors
  • Warp Fuel

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  • Prison Satellite

Synopsis for "Prison in the Sky"

Tron-Et wins an election to the Kryptonian Science Council and proposes that overcrowding in prisons be alleviated by using his dissolver-ray to execute condemned criminals. Jor-El and others oppose the death penalty, and Jor counter-proposes using a suspended animation gas of his own discovery on such prisoners, which may have the side-effect of reforming their personalities, and shooting them into space in capsules, to be brought back to Krypton when their sentences are over.

In reality, Tron-Et is secretly the boss of a criminal organization and wants to silence crooks who know his secret — by executing them before they can betray him. Thus, he stages an "accident" which makes it seem as though Jor-El's first experimental subject, Nali-Ilv, has gained super-powers after his capsule crashes.

But Jor-El deduces that the prisoner's twin brother Ed-Ilv has hoaxed "powers", using a concealed anti-gravity belt and captures him. The prisoner exposes Tron-Et as his boss, and, after confessing, Tron-Et is sentenced to suspended animation in another capsule as Jor-El's proposal for punishment is accepted.

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