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"The Man Who Saved the Future!": Scientist Edmond Hamilton accidentally gains prophetic power that warns him of a doom the Earth faces in the near future. He adopts the secret identity of Colonel Future and begins stealing devices to help him build a defense agai


Quote1 Great Stars! Am I hallucinating... or am I really seeing a vision of the future... of a solar flare about to fry the earth?! Quote2
Colonel Future

Superman #378 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1982.

Appearing in "The Man Who Saved the Future!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • NASA
    • Two Columbia Space Shuttle Crewmembers (Unnamed) (Behind the scenes)
    • Four Members (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
    • Armstrong (Mentioned only)
  • Edmond Hamilton (Mentioned only)
  • Captain Future (Mentioned only)
  • Queen Elizabeth (Mentioned only)
  • Metropolis University
    • Students (Unnamed)
    • Instructor (Unnamed)
  • United States Air Force
    • Air Force Pilot (Call-sign Chase-Plane One) (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
    • Major Lee Brackett (Single appearance)
    • Military Police (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
  • Jack O'Neil (Director of Project Earth-Ear) (Single appearance)
  • Larry (WGBS Cameraman) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Solar Flares (Also in a vision) (Destroyed)
  • Ultra-Sonic Tunneling Device
  • Jet Pack
  • Force Field
  • Time & Space Warps
  • Solar Activity Measuring Device
  • Teleportation Device
  • Deep Space Monitor
  • Green Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
  • Asteroid
  • Defunct Space Satellites
  • Jimmy Olsen's Signal Watch
  • Giant Glass Reflector (Destroyed)
  • Colonel Future's Solar Flare Contraption (Destroyed)

Vehicles:

  • Columbia Space Shuttle
  • Jet Fighter
  • Saturn V Rockets (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for "The Man Who Saved the Future!"

Scientist Edmond Hamilton accidentally gains prophetic power that warns him of a doom the Earth faces in the near future. He adopts the secret identity of Colonel Future and begins stealing devices to help him build a defense against it, but runs afoul of Superman.



Notes

  • Jennifer Owens was promoted from a receptionist to assistant to the V.P. of broadcasting for Galaxy Communications.

Trivia

  • The character Major Lee Brackett's name is a homage to writer Edmond Hamilton's wife Leigh Brackett.



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