"The Turnabout Trap!": Superman finds himself in a world whose "Superman" is a Superwoman, teamed with a blonde Superboy and a male "Wonder Woman" named Wonder Warrior, all of whom regard Superman as a dangerous criminal. Upon further investigation, Superman realizes that he hasn't been transpor
- Are Superwoman and Clara Kent two different people-- Even though they resemble each other? That would be odd... And yet-- My fellow Justice Leaguers and I have come across strange variations on other parallel worlds! Still, I can't help feeling this is wrong! Clara should be Superwoman-- But she's not! As if this were set up by someone who didn't know...
- — Superman
Synopsis for "The Turnabout Trap!"
Superman finds himself in a world whose "Superman" is a Superwoman, teamed with a blonde Superboy and a male "Wonder Woman" named Wonder Warrior, all of whom regard Superman as a dangerous criminal. Upon further investigation, Superman realizes that he hasn't been transported to a gender-flipped world, as he sees Superwoman and her supposed civilian identity Clara Kent are two separate people.
From looking at a selection of photos comprised of Superwoman's mortal enemies, Superman ascertains that it is Mister Mxyzptlk who has transformed Superman's world to make it so that his girlfriend Lois does not exist in it, as she has been transformed into Louis Lane -- the obvious clue being that Mxyzptlk was too vain to present a gender-flipped version of himself. Mxyzptlk reveals that it was out of jealousy for Superman having a happy loving relationship with Lois Lane while he suffered a sham marriage with Miss Bgbznz. She had used magic to make herself more beautiful than she actually was, which was soon quickly annulled.
Using Wonder Warrior's magic lasso which he had taken while struggling to get himself out of a trap set up for him by Superwoman and Superboy, Superman forced Mxyzptlk to undo the gender flipping by saying his name backwards, sending him back to the Fifth Dimension. At the end of the story, Clark Kent meets up with Louis Lane at the Daily Planet, with Lois revealing that Louis is her cousin.
Appearing in "The Turnabout Trap!"
- Superman (also on a TV or computer screen)
- Superboy (Single appearance)
- Superwoman (Single appearance)
- Lois Lane (also on a TV or computer screen)
- Daily Planet employees (Single appearance)
- Justice League of America (Single appearance)
- Leslie Luthor (In a photograph only)
- Toywoman (In a photograph only)
- Bizarress (In a photograph only)
- United Nations (Mentioned only)
- Miss Bgbznz (Cameo) (Flashback only) (from Superman #335)
- Minster (Cameo) (Flashback only) (from Superman #335)
- Batman (Cameo)
- Louis Lane (Single appearance)
- Fifth Dimension