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"The Curse of Kryptonite!": This story is reprinted from Superman #130.



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Synopsis for "The Curse of Kryptonite!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #130.

While building a pipe-line across the desert, Superman accidentally uncovers a chunk of Kryptonite. Exposed to it's rays he begins to weaken, although he tries to destroy it, his fading powers are only able to knock it a short distance away, making it's radiations slowly poisoning him.

As Superman attempts to get away, he recalls all his past experiences with Kryptonite, recalling it's origins, it's effects on him, and how he can protect himself sometimes with lead, in practical situations. He also recalls that his Superman robots are programmed to feign being effected by Kryptonite, and that he has the aid of Supergirl whenever he's in trouble.

Just then, a gust of wind blows through the pipe line knocking the Kryptonite meteor away, he soon realizes that it was blown away by Krypto who had come to save his master. After the experience, Superman wonders which version of Kryptonite is worse: Red or green?

Appearing in "The Greatest Pitcher in the World!"

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  • The Professor (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Greatest Pitcher in the World!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #77.

Appearing in "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!"

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Synopsis for "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #139.

An undersea exploration is imperiled when a meteor crashes on the bathysphere, trapping the divers at the bottom of the ocean. Superman is called in, however the Man of Steel has to stop when his x-ray vision detects Red Kryptonite. Sending in one of his Superman robots, they prove ineffective as they are destroyed by the water pressure of the ocean. With no choice, Superman risks exposure to Red Kryptonite to save the submarine crew, in spite of the unknown and random effects Red Kryptonite has on him.

After saving the crew, and being exposed to the Red Kryptonite rays, Superman reflects on his previous exposures to the Red Kryptonite over the years as both Superboy and Superman. From his first encounter while battling Kozz from the planet Mars which led to an evil Clark Kent doppelganger being created, to changes in his proportions, to losing control of his x-ray vision and super-breath.

Returning to Metropolis to tell his story to Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane, Superman is shocked to find that the Red Kryptonite has made his hair and finger nails grow super-long. With a full mien of hair, beard, and long finger nails that are as indestructible as the rest of his body, Superman realizes to his horror that not even his x-ray vision can trim down his growths. Not wishing to lose his secret identity, Superman retreats to his Fortress of Solitude, where he summons Supergirl and Krypto to help him out. Their combined x-ray vision proves powerful enough to burn away the excess growth of hair and finger nail so that Superman can resume his civilian guise of Clark Kent without arousing anyone's suspicions.

Appearing in "The Invasion of the Bizarro World!"

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Synopsis for "The Invasion of the Bizarro World!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #290.

The Bizarros are invaded by Blue Kryptonite creatures from below the surface of their planet. The invaders go on a war-and-killing spree against the Bizarros. This is a cause for great rejoicing, until the fiendish fiends begin changing Htrae into a round world. All measures against the Blue K beings fail, even lead, which is no proof against their radiation. Then Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen comes up with the idea of making imperfect lead with the duplicator machine, putting Bizarro-Juniors in suits made of this Bizarro-lead, and sending them against the creatures. This works. The creatures go back underground. Things get dull again.

Appearing in "The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!"

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Synopsis for "The Menace of Gold Kryptonite!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #179.

The chunk of Red Kryptonite is changed into Gold Kryptonite, capable of removing a Kryptonian's super-powers permanently, by an atomic ray from a satellite's battery. Jay-Ree, a member of the Supermen Emergency Squad, and his lover Joenne send the Gold Kryptonite into the Phantom Zone, but are exposed to it and lose their powers. For a time, they are given housing by Jimmy Olsen. Then they are married by Superman and are kept in a doll house in Clark Kent's apartment.

Appearing in "Superboy Visits the 50th Century!"

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Synopsis for "Superboy Visits the 50th Century!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #279.

Superboy is yanked by a scientist's time-probe into the 50th Century, where no one believes he really existed.

Appearing in "Secret of Kryptonite Six!"

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Synopsis for "Secret of Kryptonite Six!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #310.

Jax-Ur tricks Superman into taking him along on a mission back to old Krypton before its destruction, to gain a cure for an Atlantean plague--and, unknown to the Man of Steel, a form of crystal which is used to form Jewel Kryptonite.

Appearing in "The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis"

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Synopsis for "The Super-Outlaw of Metropolis"

This story is reprinted from Superman #106.

Lex Luthor creates an alloy that picks up energy Superman uses in his super-feats and transmits it to a suit of electronic armor he has invented. The suit gives Luthor all of Superman's powers, but Superman defeats him by exposing himself to Green Kryptonite, which also transmits weakness to Luthor's suit.

Appearing in "Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer!"

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Synopsis for "Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #195.

Amalak brainwashes Rinol-Jag, last survivor of a planet which was destroyed by a planet-sized chunk of Kryptonite, into hating all things Kryptonian. Rinol-Jag goes on a hate crusade against the survivors of Krypton, destroying monuments to Superman, Supergirl, Jor-El and Lara, breaking into the Fortress of Solitude to capture the bottle-city of Kandor, and then using Kryptonite to capture Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto. But when Amalak tries to activate a device that will explode the Earth, Rinol-Jag questions his actions, and is shot by Amalak's ray-gun. Falling, Rinol frees Superman, who is wounded by Amalak but nevertheless manages to knock him out and short-circuit his bomb. Later, Amalak is imprisoned, and Rinol-Jag makes friends with Superman and Supergirl.

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