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"The Island That Invaded the Earth!": This story is reprinted from Superman #251.



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Synopsis for "The Island That Invaded the Earth!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #251.

The Gulf Stream is rerouted to help hatch an alien egg, and Superman appears to destroy four robot guards around it, only to discover he has done exactly the wrong thing to save Earth.

Appearing in "The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis!"

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Synopsis for "The Electronic Ghost of Metropolis!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #244.

Metropolis is beset by an electronic “ghost” which Superman deduces is a product of the Galaxy Broadcasting mainframe computer.

Appearing in The Menace Called "It"!

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Synopsis for The Menace Called "It"!

This story is reprinted from Superman #177.

A strange, whirling glob-being comes to Metropolis with an insatiable appetite for things green, until Superman discovers that what it is really looking for is green vegetation to consume.

Appearing in "The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life!"

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  • A Ninukab (One of a race of alien spirit-like creatures) (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Peter Demeos (A billionaire) (Flashback and main story) (Single appearance)
  • Peter Demeos' father (Dies in flashback) (Single appearance)
  • UNICEF (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "The Skyscraper That Screamed for Its Life!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #262.

Clark is on his way to interview billionaire Peter Demeos when he sees the man himself falling from his penthouse apartment. As Superman he catches him and returns him to his rooftop terrace but notes that the boundary wall is too high for someone to fall over it by accident. Back as Clark he enters the building, which begins to shake as if in an earthquake while an unearthly scream rings out. The building's occupants seem to have experienced it before but refuse to talk about it. The interview begins with Demeos relating how he grew up in poverty in Greece but thanks to his father forcing him to study to better himself, he won a scholarship to Hudson University then made a fortune and built a reputation of never making a mistake. He shows Clark the room where he lives: sparsely furnished and reminiscent of the rundown shack where he grew up. He has no need for a fancy office, other than for show, nor yes-men surrounding him, so intends to convert the building to a self-running machine. At this point the building begins shaking again and Clark uses the excuse of taking his equipment to safety to change to Superman and rescue some window-cleaners whose cradle is about to break free. He finds himself showered with debris from the offices, as if of its own accord, and demands an explanation from Demeos. The billionaire explains that the building has always acted as if it was alive and Superman tells him to evacuate the office staff before something more serious happens. As Demeos emerges to the street he emits the scream Clark heard earlier and then attacks Superman, before transforming into an alien creature identifying itself as a Ninukab. Superman has heard tales of this dead race of sorcerers whose spirits inhabit objects like buildings or spaceships. The Ninukab tells him that if Demeos goes ahead with his plan to automate the building there will be no people from which to draw its life-force and it has to kill the billionaire to prevent this. Superman is helpless against the magical creature and his last resort is to destroy the building, causing the alien spirit to disperse.

Appearing in "Danger -- Monster at Work!"

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  • A glob of mutated algae (Single appearance)

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  • Aquaman (Mentioned only)
  • Esther (Mrs. Goldstein's niece) (Mentioned only)
  • Dr. Wilson Farr of S.T.A.R. Labs (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Danger -- Monster at Work!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #246.

Superman must deal with a protoplasmic algae blob spawned by an experiment at S.T.A.R. Labs.

Appearing in "Fury of the Energy-Eater!"

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  • Bert Smith (Single appearance)
  • Harry Potter (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "Fury of the Energy-Eater!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #258.

The Galactic Golem has been rescued by alien scientists, and is back on Earth for a showdown with Superman.

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