"Bus Ride to Nowhere!": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #430.
Appearing in "Bus Ride to Nowhere!"
- The Quakerer/Martin Thorpe (First appearance)
- April Marigold (Mentioned only)
- Chameleons of the 420th Century (First appearance)
- Metropolis City Bus
Synopsis for "Bus Ride to Nowhere!"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #430.
Superman is warned about a super-powered evolved chameleon from the 420th Century, the Quakerer, who has the power to change his own appearance or that of other beings or objects, and who has come back to the 20th Century to find a weapon that will destroy the humans of the future. The Quakerer is disguised as one of Clark's neighbors, but he does not know who. Clark Kent and several of his neighbors, one of whom is the Quakerer, are stranded in the past by a strange bus-ride.
Appearing in "The Sun of Superman!"
Synopsis for "The Sun of Superman!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #255.
Superman encounters an orange dwarf star that is the remains of the red sun of Krypton. The Sun-Thrivers, beings at its core who created it, ask for Superman's help in averting its imminent destruction.
Appearing in "The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!"
- Kond (Single appearance)
- Rija (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #243.
A female alien intelligence creates a body for herself, and is endangered by menaces of her own subconscious creation. Her mate asks Superman to help save her, and then, when she falls for Superman, builds a duplicate Superman body for himself, and attacks him. Eventually, the misunderstanding is cleared and Superman is able to return to Earth via the Timestream
Appearing in "Planet of the Angels"
- Batman (Also in a vision)
- Alien criminals resembling angels (Single appearance) (Also in a vision)
- Alien police from the planet Beta U (Single appearance) (Also appear in a vision as "devils")
- Jimmy Olsen (In a vision)
- Lois Lane (In a vision)
- Green Kryptonite (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Planet of the Angels"
This story is reprinted from Superman #236.
Appearing in "Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead!"
- Energy vampire
- Abraham Lincoln
- George Custer
- George Washington
- Superman I (Dies in flashback)
- Superman II (Dies in flashback)
- Superman III (Dies in flashback)
Synopsis for "Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead!"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #399.
Superman is brought forth to the 24th century along with Washington, Lincoln, and Custer as part of a history class. Escaping from the observation globe Superman is told he is the second of two protoplasmic Supermen created after the original Superman was killed by an energy vampire. Superman is convinced that he must return with the others (who have also been taken from the point just before they died) to perform what is supposed to be his final mission. Superman survives and discovers that the future was that of a parallel Earth.
Appearing in "The Secret of the Space Souvenirs"
Synopsis for "The Secret of the Space Souvenirs"
This story is reprinted from Superman #122.
Lois Lane notices that Superman has been acting strangely as late. He appears to suffer from a strange trance wherein he begins collecting items for a Superman time capsule. He admits, that he cannot control this compulsion and fears that he may be under some villain's mind-control.
He first flies to the planet Saturn where he gathers an indigenous musical mineral. He then flies to Uranus where he finds a rare breed of six-legged horses. Next is Pluto, where he gathers together giant frozen snowflakes. He then returns to Earth where he recovers wreckage from an alien ship found in the ruins of ancient Atlantis. Afterwards, he flies back into space where he finds a knotted tree from Rhea – one of Saturn's moons. He then collects a statue from Mars, a flower from the moon, Ariel, and finally a stone statue of himself erected on Neptune.
Lois Lane begins to figure out the pattern to Superman's strange trips. The first letter of each place he visits spells out the name, Superman.
That evening, Superman has a dream where a humanoid from the 50th century telepathically explains to him that he has been controlling his recent actions. The future man intends on unearthing the Superman time capsule and wants to provide his fellow admirers with souvenirs of the Man of Steel's various adventures.
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