"The Fight for the Right to Be Superman": A wrestler who billed himself as "Superman" years ago finds that he can predict the future and that he somehow has the power to weaken Superman.


Quote1.png If I gotta fight you for the title, that's okay! 'Cause only the champ deserves the name -- an' from this minute on, that's me! Quote2.png
Moe "Superman" Ramboe

Superman #406 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1985.

Appearing in "The Fight for the Right to Be Superman"

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Antagonists:

  • Moe "Superman" Ramboe (In dream sequence only) (Single appearance)
  • Jake Ramboe (Single appearance)
  • Four Bank Robbers (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Swain (Single appearance)
  • Metropolis Crime Gang Members (Unnamed) (Single appearance)

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  • World Series (Mentioned only)
  • Super Bowl (Mentioned only)
  • Stanley Cup (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Jet Airliner Flight 443
  • Tank (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for "The Fight for the Right to Be Superman"

A wrestler who billed himself as "Superman" years ago finds that he can predict the future and that he somehow has the power to weaken Superman.

Appearing in "Can You Stump Superman?"

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  • Plastic Bombs

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Synopsis for "Can You Stump Superman?"

A "Can You Stump Superman?" contest is run on behalf of the Lung Foundation, and two crooks take advantage of it to try to plant a bomb in the Fortress of Solitude.

Notes

  • In the second story, the names and mannerisms of the low-standing crooks Lenny Hoss and George Feffer are allusions to the characters George Milton and Lennie Small of the popular 20th Century novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. At one point in this comic, Lenny Hoss is shown wearing a t-shirt with a rabbit on it, an animal which Lennie Small from the novel had a very particular fascination with.

Trivia

  • In the second story the night prior to the charity event Superman used a red sun lamp to grow stubbles on his face. And, during the fundraising event used a Kryptonian metal razor blade to shave himself.
  • In the second story it was revealed that Kryptonians are unable to smoke. A "Kryptonian Respiratory System won't allow tobacco smoke to enter the lungs."



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