582 – Wayne Steel

In World’s Finest Comics #73 (September 1954), Batman and Superman have settled into a nice rhythm of working together. In the course of this adventure, Bruce Wayne mentions to Clark that he had been inspecting the Wayne Steel Foundries when he stumbled onto a crime. Wayne Steel joins the ranks of Wayne Motor Co in […]

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572 – The Return of the Evil Kryptonians

Four years after defeating and exiling U-ban, Kizo and Mala, Superman faces off again against the three evil Kryptonians in Action Comics #194 (May 1954). After their prison ship collides with an asteroid, the trio are freed and Mala decides to head to Earth to get his revenge on Jor-El’s son, Superman. Mala disguises himself […]

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558 – Amnesiac Clark… again

Well it’s been a couple years since we’ve had a prominent Superman-gets-amnesia story, so it’s time for World’s Finest #68 (Nov 1953) and “The Menace from the Stars!”. In this story, Superman saves the planet from an asteroid by smashing it and forcing it into a steady orbit around the Earth. Unfortunately, a spectroscope reveals […]

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503 – Clark-bot

Superman may have started using his robots recently, but “Mrs. Superman!”, a cute story in Superman #76, makes the debut of Superman using a robot to specifically trick Lois Lane who has the notion that Clark and Superman are one in the same.

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502 – The Mightiest Team

Although this isn’t the first or even second time that Superman and Batman meet in comics, Superman #76 (March 1952) is the first time the two heroes share an adventure together and learn each other’s secret identities. Written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by Curt Swan, it’s a pretty cool story and it’s one of […]

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483 – Nope, Not Supergirl

In Adventure Comics #167 (June 1951), DC continues to play with the idea of a female super-powered adventurer in “Lana Lang, Super-Girl!”. Lana’s archaeologist father gives her a helmet that purportedly grants power to its wearer. When Superboy saves Lana from lightning using his super-speed, Lana makes the logical conclusion that he has super powers. […]

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448 – When Lois Met Clark, Retcon #2

In World’s Finest #47 (June 1950), the Superman story “The Girl Who Hated Reporters”, we get more inconsistency in how Lois met Superman/Clark Kent. In this story, Lois is working at a diner as a waitress and ostensibly hates reporters because that’s all she sees. She has seen and served Clark Kent, but her first […]

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442 – Daily Planet Hiring

Speaking of world-building, in Action Comics #144 (March 1950), we are flashed back to the time when Clark Kent first tried to get hired by Perry White at the Daily Planet. Years after Perry White visited Smallville High School and suggested it, Clark moves to Metropolis and tries to take Perry up on this offer […]

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433 – Heat Vision Redux

Only one month after Superboy first uses his heat-vision, Superman does the same in Action Comics #139 (Oct 1949). In a typical lazy-writer stunt of the time, Superman sets fire to an old covered bridge to force the criminal driver into the river. Why not just use your super-speed to catch the car? At least […]

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416 – Super Bachelor

In Superman #58 (March 1949), the writers of the Superman comic visit, for the first time, a story in which Lois Lane actively tries to break her Super-Crush on Superman. On the advice of a doctor, Lois Lane tries to break her obsession by transferring her love to Clark Kent, which apparently seems to work […]

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