A generic cover for Action 142 (March 1950). Odd, you’d think they would have wanted to feature the kryptonite on this one, but I guess not.
Schwartz, Boring and Kaye follow up the previous story, as a homeless man discovers the missing piece of synthetic kryptonite. He does not know what it is, but sees the incredible effect it has on Superman.
Oddly, it’s Superman himself who lets the police, and the press, know about the existence of kryptonite, and the deadly effect it has on him. But then, he has to tell them something. The man has teamed up with a group of criminals to rob the city blind, leaving Superman lying on the ground whenever he tries to stop them.
Once again, this almost threatens to expose his identity. The victory comes simply because the synthetic kryptonite loses its radioactive power, becoming simply a green rock by the time Lois holds it out to Clark Kent.
Binder, Swan and Fischetti give a solid science-fiction adventure to Tommy Tomorrow in this story, which also introduces his friend and eternal sidekick, Brent Wood.
They are pursuing a felon, who winds up wishing a world into existence, a world where anything he wishes for comes true.