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"The Five Other Identities of Superman!": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #314.



Appearing in "The Five Other Identities of Superman!"

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  • Kara (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for "The Five Other Identities of Superman!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #314.

Superman is summoned by five fellow members of the Justice League to view an artifact Aquaman has found deep in the sea. It proves to be a videotape from Jor-El, showing how he ran six different computer simulations on what Kal-El's life would be if he was rocketed to any one of six different planets. On each planet, Kal-El would have grown up to be a super-hero--a tiny-sized hero on a world of giants, the hero of a world of mermen, an archer-hero on a red sun world, a costumed detective on a world of night, and a super-fast hero on an Earth-like world. But Jor-El discovers that he would not be happy on any of those worlds, and learns that Kal will become Superman on Earth. As the tape ends, Superman realizes why his five comrades have greeted him--because, on the five other worlds, he would have become a version of the Atom, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Batman, and the Flash.

Appearing in "The 1,000 Lives of Superman"

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  • Mona Miles

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Synopsis for "The 1,000 Lives of Superman"

This story is reprinted from Superman #99.

Reporter Mona Miles is even more persistent than Lois Lane in trying to uncover Superman's secret identity, so the Man of Steel adopts multiple secret identities to throw her off track.

Appearing in "From Riches to Rags"

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  • The Tiger Gang (Single appearance)
  • Two Thieves (Steve named) (Single appearance)
  • Gunner Murdock (Single appearance)

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  • Superboy (Flashback only)
  • Jonathan Kent (Flashback only)
  • Martha Kent (Flashback only)
  • Metropolis Mayor
  • Sir Jeffrey Winston (British Lawyer) (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Vaugn (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Stacey (Single appearance)
  • Princess Pale Flower (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed FBI Investigator (Single appearance)

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  • Pure Jade Pole
  • Bow & Arrow used by Superman
  • Gold Bricks

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  • Tiger Gang's Armored getaway vehicle
  • Thieve's getaway motorcycle
  • Flying Vacuum Cleaner

Synopsis for "From Riches to Rags"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #337.

Superman falls under a strange compulsion to take on various roles while performing his duties. He stops a crime while acting as a rich man, pretends to be poor to elicit government support for a slum project, captures two thieves while dressed as an indian chief, impersonates an attorney to stop a killer, and fakes an operation on Clark Kent acting as a doctor.

Superman then warns the FBI that he will commit a theft. Agents set up a Kryptonite trap, but Superman outwits them by stealing the Kryptonite. After disposing of the Green K, Superman returns and offers an explanation. He explains that the compulsion was caused by a nursery rhyme: "rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, indian chief". As a child a Kryptonian comet appeared in the sky while he was saying the rhyme. A hypnotic effect caused him to assume the roles when the comet reappeared.

Appearing in "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"

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Synopsis for "The Super-Genie of Metropolis!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #157.

To trap a foreign agent, Perry White masquerades as a professor who has discovered the legendary lamp of Aladdin, with Superman disguised as the “genie”.

Appearing in "The New Lives of Superman!"

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Synopsis for "The New Lives of Superman!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #182.

A flash of light that would have blinded a normal man forces Clark Kent to pretend he has been blinded, leave the Daily Planet, and try his hand a being a butler and an English disc jockey.

Appearing in "The Super-Cop of Metropolis!"

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  • A foreign ambassador

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Synopsis for "The Super-Cop of Metropolis!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #160.

In order to trap a spy ring, Superman pretends that he has caused the entire police force of Metropolis to become sick, and substitutes for them himself.

Appearing in "The Shocking Secret of Super-X!"

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Synopsis for "The Shocking Secret of Super-X!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #408.

Superman is contaminated with experimental bacteria and must perform his super-duties for a time in an isolation suit.

Appearing in "Who Stole My Super-Powers?"

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  • Alien seed

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  • Brad Hunter (Daily Planet)

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Synopsis for "Who Stole My Super-Powers?"

This story is reprinted from Superman #220.

Superman and the Flash switch costumes during a space mission against a malevolent plant intelligence, but are beaten, given amnesia, and thrown back to Earth separately. When they awaken, Flash thinks that he must be Superman, and Superman believes he is the Flash. Eventually, they regain their memories, trade uniforms, and move the Earth out of the way of the approaching plant-being, which falls into the sun and dies.

Notes

  • "The Five Other Identities of Superman!" was originally titled "The Day Superman Became the Flash!".

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