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"Today the City... Tomorrow the World": Supergirl joins Superman in their quest to find a cure for the "journalist's disease" and to help the dying Flash. Superman discovers that Nam-Ek, whom he


Quote1 Krypton destroyed my home-world! I will have my vengeance upon it! Every survivor of its destruction--Superman, Supergirl, Bottle-City of Kandor-- --All of them will die at my hands! Quote2
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Superman #312 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1977.

Appearing in "Today the City... Tomorrow the World"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Amalak (Flashback and main story)
    • Electro-Surrogate Warrior (Made of charged particles which behaves like a human)
  • Nam-Ek (Flashback and main story) (Origin)

Other Characters:

  • Samuel Tanner (Cameo)
  • Dan Reed (Clark Kent's substitute on WGBS News) (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Norman Lewis (GBS affiliate WCCR-TV in Central City) (Single appearance)
  • Rondor (Dies in flashback)
  • Justice League of America (Mentioned only)
  • Doctor (Unnamed)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Amalak's Spacecraft disguised as an Asteroid (Flashback and main story)

Synopsis for "Today the City... Tomorrow the World"

Supergirl joins Superman in their quest to find a cure for the "journalist's disease" and to help the dying Flash. Superman discovers that Nam-Ek, whom he thought he had accidentally killed, is alive and now is an ally of their enemy Amalak.

Superman battles Nam-Ek, hoping to use the healing energies of his Rondor horn to save the disease victims. Supergirl fights an "electro-surrogate" force-being controlled by Amalak and defeats it, but is temporarily blinded by the flash of its destruction and is rendered unconscious by Amalak. Threatening Supergirl's life with a "star-cannon", Amalak allows Superman to take Nam-Ek to Earth while he holds Supergirl prisoner. Minutes later, Amalak tells Supergirl that he created "journalist's disease", and he is now going to kill her.



Notes

  • 300 journalist were affected by the plague and 3 were killed by the plague that hit the World News Confernce in Central City. The plague became known as the Journalist Disease.
  • The first .35 cent issue.

Trivia

Mork (Robin Williams) can be seen reading a copy of this issue in an early episode of the TV show Mork and Mindy (1978-82).



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