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The Daily Planet goes world-wide in Action 203 (April 1955), by Boring and Kaye.

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Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are each sent out to oversee the opening of new branches of the paper, in Bombay, Paris and London, respectively.  It’s a bit odd that Jimmy would be sent out, as he has little status within the organization.  Perhaps Perry White just wanted a break from him for a while.

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Sadly, the story really does not make much use of its varied locales, getting mired in a smuggling plot.  But international editions and offices of Daily Planet would continue to pop up from time to time.

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The mid-50s were the heyday of the gladiator movie, and Miller and Smalle manage to weave Congo Bill into the mold, and yet keep the story on a reasonable level.

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While guiding an archaeological expedition, Congo Bill comes across the extensive remains of a Roman ampitheatre, as well as some abandoned gladitorial gear.  No sooner has he done this than a lion attacks, allowing for Bill to step right into the gladiator role.

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Bill also bests a cape buffalo, toying with it as if it were a bullfight.  Janu only shows up at the very end of the story, and believes none of Bill’s gladitorial achievements.

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