"Escape from Dinosaur Island": In the Fortress of Solitude, Superman and Superboy work towards building a self-controlled flying saucer for Superboy's upcoming science fair. After some work, the saucer is completed but then it activates on its own and flies towards the Fortress' main computer, a
Synopsis for "Escape from Dinosaur Island"
In the Fortress of Solitude, Superman and Superboy work towards building a self-controlled flying saucer for Superboy's upcoming science fair. After some work, the saucer is completed but then it activates on its own and flies towards the Fortress' main computer, absorbing some its crystals and acquiring a cubical shape. The cube malfunctions and engulfs Superman, Superboy and Krypto in a strange light.
As the light disappears, the three find themselves stranded on a mysterious island. The cube flies towards the sea and Superman attempts to catch it before he gets suddenly eaten by a giant fish. Fortunately, Superman is able to escape by causing it a mild heart injury with his super strength. The heroes explore the island, coming across several WWII equipment. This means they are stranded in some Pacific island.
First, they attempt to leave the island by flight but Superman's senses are unable to pick up any traces of life or civilization for miles. Suddenly, they are attacked by pterodactyls. Working together, the Smiths defeat their opponents but are forced back into the ground. They keep exploring the jungle until they find some graves and military equipment. Deep inside a cave, they find a message carved into a wall; a story dedicated to the Losers.
Appearing in "Escape from Dinosaur Island"
- Losers (Mentioned only)
- Rick Flag, Sr. (Mentioned only)
- Tony Martinez (Mentioned only)
- Jonathan Kent (Mentioned only)
- This issue was dedicated to Darwyn Cooke's memory.
- The version of Dinosaur Island Clark and Jon have found themselves on seems to be a near replica of the one from Earth-21, including the deaths of the Losers and John Cloud's last testament etched into the back of a cave.
- The service number on John Cloud's dog tag does not match any format used during World War II.
- The message on the wall of the cave mentions the O.S.S. The Office of Strategic Services was the forerunner of the C.I.A.
- Gunner MacKay and Sarge Clay are both incorrectly referred to as Gunner Wilson and Sarge Peterson on their epitaph. They would appear with their correct names in person in Bug! The Adventures of Forager #2.
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