699 – Bizarro-Lois

Action Comics #255 (June 1959) wraps up the Bizarro two-parter from last month. After a battle, the re-duplicated Bizarro is dissolved by kryptonite dust, leaving Bizarro still free to pursue Lois. Lois has a smart idea and duplicates herself, creating a Bizarro-Lois. The Bizarro-Lois professes her love for Bizarro and Superman, thinking it is the […]

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697 – Luthor Recreates Bizarro

In Action Comics #254 (May 1959), a renegade scientist copies Professor Dalton’s failed duplicator ray from years ago and deliberately re-creates the Bizarro creature. Then the renegade scientist unmasks himself and it is revealed to be Luthor. Funnily enough, Bizarro rejects Luthor’s attempt at controlling him and Luthor is quickly sent back to prison. The […]

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668 – Bizarro!

In Superboy #68 (Aug 1958) sees the introduction of one of Superman’s sillier heroes: Bizarro! Accidentally created by Professor Dalton using a “duplicator ray”, the imperfect copy of Superboy innocently wanders around Smallville, much like Frankenstein’s monster. After several acts of Bizarro are mistaken as menacing, Superboy decides the creature is not living (wtf/) and […]

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632 – One Robin, but Two Supermen?

Though Batman may be insisting on only One Robin for now, Action Comics #222 (Sept 1956) brings us “The Duplicate Superman”. The government sets off a new experimental bomb, the Q-Bomb, and Superman is caught in the blast, resulting in the splitting of Superman into two nearly identical beings. It turns out they are identical […]

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584 – Not Bizarro

In “The Phantom Superman!” from Action Comics #199 (October 1954), Luthor creates a living duplicate of Superman with a “three-dimensional materializer” and an “atomic transformer”. This duplicate is completely grey, lacking in color, but has all of Superman’s abilities for a few hours until the charge wears out. Luthor then sends the duplicate out into […]

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