Adventure Comics #290

    Adventure Comics » Adventure Comics #290 - Secret of the Seventh Hero released by DC Comics on November 1, 1961.

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    Main Story: A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon. Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity.

    Co-Feature: The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again. Then war breaks out. The Blue Kryptonite radiation was unblocked by regular lead suits but blocked by imperfect duplicates of the same lead suits.


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    This is more full-on ridiculousness from the early stories of the Legion of Super Heroes. Some of these early stories have a degree of nostalgic interest, but this story seems to not share that. The plot requires not one, but two doppelgangers, as well as more of the same (for instance easy to construct robots.) The idea behind this story is not very inspired, and really the Legion are not much more than static characters in the proceedings here as most of the action occurs in Smallville. A...

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