568 – Time Spins Away

In “Captain Kent the Terrible!”, a story from Superman #89 (March 1954), time travel has become an effortless thing for Superman. Spinning around faster than the speed of light, he travels back into the past to investigate a story about a “Captain Kent” that the Compass, a rival newspaper, has dug up. Of course, it […]

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545 – Clark Messing With Time

In “Superman’s Other Life!”, a story in Superman #84 (July 1953), Clark gets fed up with Lois Lane always trying to prove that he is Superman. Rather than tell the truth to this woman he obviously loves, he decides instead to travel back in time and change the timeline so he never gets a job […]

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539 – Superboy, Back to the Future

Only a couple months after visiting the 25th century, Superboy visits the 30th century in Superboy #27 (June 1953) in a story called “The Movie Star of Tomorrow!”. This time it is thanks to an inventor working on a device that captures artifacts from the past for his museum, who snags Superboy into the 30th […]

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532 – Superboy in the Future

Although it has been well-established that Superboy can willingly travel through time, in Adventure Comics #187 (February 1953), Superboy is accidentally snatched into the 25th century and must spend some time there until the next “fortuitous planetary conjunction”. While in the 25th century, he learns that records of the 20th century have been wiped out […]

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526 – Time Loop Mystery

In the there-are-no-new-ideas department, House of Mystery #11 (December 1952) features a story in which a man discovers a way to manipulate time, but then accidentally becomes trapped on a single day. Deja vu? Sadly this is just the twist ending of the story, and they do not delve too deeply into what a time […]

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485 – Get Your Hands Off Me

In Strange Adventures #12 (July 1951), a story by Jack E. Miller called “Sideways in Time” features the world’s first time traveler who, intending to go back to 1620, is accidentally sent “sideways” into an alternate timeline. In this timeline, gorillas are the dominant species and humans are the mute animals. This is 12 years […]

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475 – Trinity in the Future

In Sensation Comics #103 (March 1951), Wonder Woman goes up against a foe which requires her to time travel to 2051. Once in New York, she discovers that no one remembers Wonder Woman, yet the rest of the Trinity, Superman and Batman, are fondly remembered. It turns out the villain had deliberately wiped out every […]

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461 – Chameleons in the Future

In All-Star Comics #56 (October 1950), the Justice Society of America take a trip into the 31st century by hitching a ride on a tour bus from the future. It seems like the future is plagued by chameleon creatures who can masquerade as anyone. The natural form of a Chameleon has pointy ears just like […]

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418 – Superboy Time Travel

Another story from Superboy #2 (March 1949) establishes the first time that Superboy willingly travels through time. After discovering a familiar red cape inside a 150-year drum in a museum, Clark steals it, drags it through a volcano and a vat of acid before declaring it his cape. He then breaks through the time barrier […]

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