Action 363 – Virus X

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Dorfman, Andru and Esposito take their storyline up a big notch with the second chapter, in Action 363 (May 1968), with a superb Adams cover.

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We learn that the ventriloquist who has hypnotized Clark Kent has also purchased a serum from Lex Luthor. This is Virus X, a horrible Kryptonian version of leprosy.  This is what Clark is to use to kill Superman.

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Clark Kent breaks into his own apartment, and spills the serum on himself.  It takes effect immediately, though at first it only turns his hands a leprous green.

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Superman quarantines himself, but Luthor makes a broadcast, revealing that Superman has been infected with Virus X.  No one is sure if it can be passed to humans, but a cat brushes up against Superman, and catches the plague.

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Superman is dressed as Clark when the disease spreads to his face, just as Lois Lane shows up at his door…

The story continues in the next issue.

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