Leo Dorfman joins Curt Swan and George Roussos for Action 389 (June 1970).
Clark Kent heads out to write a story about spring training for the baseball team in Metropolis, when he suddenly decides to start playing as Superman.
Over the next few days, Superman takes up a variety of sports, always sending some piece of equipment high into the sky. Jimmy Olsen thinks Superman is just showing off. After all their years together, Jimmy should know better.
What appeared to be pointless actions were actually a clever plan to forestall an alien invasion, by using the sports equipment to send false information to the alien’s sensors.
Cary Bates takes their reins of the Legion of Super-Heroes series with this issue, joining Win Mortimer and Jack Abel.
The story deals with a severed robotic head, seeking vengeance against the Legionnaire who decapitated him. The best sequence is the flashback, as the robot experiences the effects of the various members’ powers, without seeing the Legionnaires themselves.
It turns out his severed circuits are faulty. He saw a composite formed of both Cosmic Boy and Chemical King, so he had been hunting a member who did not actually exist. The robot tries to blow itself up in anger, but Shrinking Violet managed to get into the head and deactivate it.
Not a mind-blowing story, but decent. And it uses Chemical King, who rarely got featured.