Dorfman, Swan and Roussos put together a fairly enjoyable Superman romp in Action 382 (Nov. 69).
Clark Kent is writing a piece on a dead magician and friend, Presto. He is caught by Lois Lane while flying around the room, gathering balloons, and pretends that it was one of Presto’s tricks. Clark has fun using his powers to entertain Perry White and Jimmy Olsen, calling it magic tricks.
They Clark him to perform at a charity function. As well as simply using his powers to pull off tricks, he also exposes a criminal in the audience, getting him to cone onstage and revealing his stolen coins.
Other hoods grab him, thinking his powers are real, and force him to bring a Superman doll to life, to commit crimes for them. Of course, he just becomes the doll himself.
Shooter, Mortimer and Abel pit the Legion against super-powered androids in this story.
A super-powered robot publicly attacks Ultra Boy. He is referred to as the “former leader,” and Karate Kid has become the new leader, at some point during the last few stories. Cosvarr is an industrialist selling new super-powered androids, as a defense against the dangerous robots. Karate Kid is pretty certain Cosvarr is behind the attack on Ultra Boy, and puts together an espionage team.
Light Lass pretends to be a buyer, while Shrinking Violet sneaks in, and Timber Wolf takes an undercover role as a factory worker. Timber Wolf messes up, exposing the Legion’s presence, and winds up having to fight Karate Kid. Light Lass discovers that the androids are drawing their power from a captive Superboy and Mon-El.
But it’s really Cosvarr’s jilted girlfriend who brings down his scheme. And his building. Nukes them both. That’s one angry girlfriend.