Superman heads back to Smallville in the Swan/Klein story in Action 288 (May 1962).
An ex-con begins a new career as a tv host, and puts together a show about Superman, using that as a cover to hunt out as much information as he can about the hero. The show is filmed in Smallville, where he interviews those who knew him as Superboy.
Lana Lang is one of the guests, and shares her youthful suspicions that Superboy was Clark Kent.
After finding some tunnels under the Kent house, the bad guy confronts Clark, determined to prove on tv that he is Superman, using a bomb. With the help of a robot, and allowing Clark to show some backbone, he defeats then man. Krypto is used to explain the tunnels. Average.
Supergirl’s adoptive father turns cruel in this story by Leo Dorfman and Jim Mooney.
It begins as Fred Danvers suddenly begins manifesting psychic powers, able to read the mind of a thief and killer who comes to their house pretending to be in need of help.
The “powers” then begin giving him commands, that he is to collect Supergirl’s tears. He uses a variety of methods to make Linda cry.
It’s a very odd story, but the resolution does make some sense of it. Fred Danvers’ “powers” were really telepathic messages he was receiving from Jax-Ur and Professor Vakox in the Phantom Zone. They have been using Danvers to create an escape from the Phantom Zone. Mon-El tries to stop them, but they toss him out into our toxic environment. Mon-El manages to find some kryptonite before the lead gets to him, and forces the escapees back into the Zone.