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"The Challenge of Terra-Man": When Superman faces a new foe, Terra-Man, who dresses in clothes of the Old West, rides a flying horse, and uses weapons that can even stagger the Man of Steel, he is handicapped by an emotional upset a Kryptonian suffers on every sixth birthday.


Quote1 Terra-Man, that's me! The name means I was born here on Earth! I'm not a leftover from some other dead planet like you, Superman! I know all about you-- How you've become this world's number-one hero! But that's all over now! There ain't enough room on this planet for the both of us! Gotta admit, though, you're harder to kill than I figured! Lookit this! A spur made out of Zanoite-- The hardest substance in this here galaxy! I can change it into any shape I want-- Just by concentrating on it real hard! --And I'm thinkin' 'bout a bullet! I don't care how super you are-- When this thing hits you-- You're D.E.A.D....! I'm gonna shoot a hole clear through your red S! Quote2
Terra-Man

Superman #249 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1972.

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Synopsis for "The Challenge of Terra-Man"

When Superman faces a new foe, Terra-Man, who dresses in clothes of the Old West, rides a flying horse, and uses weapons that can even stagger the Man of Steel, he is handicapped by an emotional upset a Kryptonian suffers on every sixth birthday.

Appearing in "The Origin of Terra-Man"

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  • Nova (Origin)
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Synopsis for "The Origin of Terra-Man"

Jess Manning, an Old West outlaw, is killed by an alien bandit who adopts his young son Toby. The alien raises Toby to be a super-thief, giving him the ability to breathe in space, outfitting him with super-weapons that resemble six-shooters, a lariat, and chewing tobacco, and helping him acquire a white, winged space-steed. Since Toby is a man of Earth, the alien dubs him Terra-Man. But Toby has learned that the alien killed his father, and shoots the alien dead as soon as he learns all the latter can teach him.

Appearing in "High Man on a Flagpole!"

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This story is reprinted from Superman #46.

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