"Man of Molten Steel!": To get revenge on Superman, a movie producer gives up his power to dream to Dr. Phoenix. In turn, the Dr. is able to use his "mirage projector," making the producer's dream a reality, by turning "the man of steel" into a being of molten steel.


Quote1.png "Happy" on Earth, maybe... But my real birthday is a time of deep sorrow! --As it was for my ancestors on my native planet, Krypton! For us, it has always been... Unhappy birthday to you! Quote2.png
Clark Kent

Superman #263 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1973.

Appearing in "Man of Molten Steel!"

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  • Doctor Phoenix (First appearance)
  • Simon March (Single appearance)
    • Flaming Monster-Wolf of Citroak (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Sword of Apollo (Flashback and main story)

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  • Newsvan (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for "Man of Molten Steel!"

To get revenge on Superman, a movie producer gives up his power to dream to Dr. Phoenix. In turn, the Dr. is able to use his "mirage projector," making the producer's dream a reality, by turning "the man of steel" into a being of molten steel.

Appearing in "Unhappy Birthday to You!"

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Synopsis for "Unhappy Birthday to You!"

Clark Kent is given a surprise birthday party. During it, he recalls how, in ancient times, Kryptonians stored up destructive energy in their bodies which could only be released by expressing grief. Later, a tribal chief was able to find a serum to absorb that energy, however, on every sixth birthday of a Kryptonian, the serum causes them to release tears of sorrow.

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  • The second story reveals that June 18th is Superman's adopted birthday.

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