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"The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #422.

The Best of DC #25 is an issue of the series The Best of DC (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1982.

Appearing in "The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!"

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  • Woodrow Nescott

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  • Mac Nelson (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Dan Marz
  • Herbert Nescott
  • Kerry Nescott

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Synopsis for "The TV Show That Menaced Metropolis!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #422.

Woodrow Nescott is a 16 year old boy that is born with a mysterious blood disease and must remain indoors for life. He frequently watches TV and follows a show called The Runaway. Nescott is unable to tell the difference between fiction and reality. He readily believes the Runaway show to be real and is determined to help the shows main character escape capture. He escapes from his room despite the seriousness of his condition to look for the character in his Tv show.

In real life, the shows main character is played by an actor named Mac Nelson. Nelson’s character is about to be written off the show because of another characters growing popularity. Nelson attempts to kill his rival Dan Marz but Marz is rescued by Superman when he is deliberately pushed into the path of an oncoming train. Nelson encounters Woodrow Nescott and decides to use him to murder his rival. He gives Nescott a prop telling him to shoot Marz with it to send him to the future. In reality the prop is a real gun. While he is out and about, Nescott cuts himself and his droplets of blood turn into huge white blood cell blobs that devour everything in site. Superman is briefed on Nescott’s condition and sets out to look for him. In the meantime Nescott finds Marz recovering in a hospitality bed but Superman stops him before he is able to shoot Marz. Superman then collects the white blobs and hurls them into space unaware that one of the blobs has devoured would be killer Mac Nelson.

Appearing in "The Baby Who Walked Through Walls!"

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  • Petra Lewis
  • Michele (Petra Lewis's baby daughter)
  • Lance (Mrs. Golstein's daughter Sarah's baby boy)

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Synopsis for "The Baby Who Walked Through Walls!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #254.

Clark Kent runs into trouble when a neighbor asks him to watch her baby for a few minutes, and the baby vanishes.

Appearing in "The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman"

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  • Lois Lane
  • Alice Norton (Single appearance)
  • Martha Norton (Single appearance)

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  • John Norton (Single appearance)
  • Perry White (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "The Girl Who Didn't Believe in Superman"

This story is reprinted from Superman #96.

When Superman learns that Alice Norton, a blind girl, does not believe in Superman, he tries and fails to convince her of his existence...until he operates upon her and restores her sight.

Appearing in "World Beneath the North Pole!"

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  • Miros (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "World Beneath the North Pole!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #267.

Superman goes to save Steve Lombard's scientist brother from a race of subterranean winged beings called the Miros, who seek to leach solar energy away from Earth's surface.

Appearing in "Superman, You're Not Clark Kent -- and I Can Prove It!"

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  • Whirlicane's Hovercraft

Synopsis for "Superman, You're Not Clark Kent -- and I Can Prove It!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #457.

Pete Ross's son is endangered by a disease and the lack of his will to live, so Superman tries to give Jon Ross what he most wants to know, the revelation of his secret identity... but Jon won't believe that the Man of Steel is really Clark Kent.

Appearing in "The Story of Superman, Junior"

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  • Johnny Kirk (Superman Jr)
  • Professor Morton Kirk

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Synopsis for "The Story of Superman, Junior"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #232.

Dr. Morton Kirk, believing that Earth was doomed to perish when a giant planet threatened to collide with it, sent his young son Jimmy off in a rocket, intending to place him on another world. But Superboy saved the Earth, though he was unable to find Jimmy Kirk, and the dying Dr. Kirk left him a last request: that if he found Jimmy, he would become his legal guardian. Years later, the space capsule carrying Jimmy crashes to Earth, and Superman learns that Jimmy's passage through space has given him super-powers. He adopts Jimmy, gives him the identity of Superman, Jr., and moves to Smallville under a new secret identity...and all the while, a "super-poison" Superman has breathed in from the space capsule is robbing him of his powers.

Appearing in "The Kid with the Million-Dollar Smile!"

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Synopsis for "The Kid with the Million-Dollar Smile!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #285.

Clark Kent searches for a runaway child-star of TV commercials.

Appearing in "Superman's Command Performance"

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  • Metropolis

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Synopsis for "Superman's Command Performance"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #497.

A Superman fan club of young boys find that they seem to have the power to make Superman perform feats that one of their members depicts in his drawings.

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