Conway, Swan and Chiaramonte weave a story that repelled me enough that I stopped buying this series after this issue.
It’s not really that bad a story, so I’m not sure why I hated it so much. It opens with the Daily Planet staff playing baseball. There are enjoyable bits for Lois and Lana, Perry and Jimmy. Clark gets picked on by Steve Lombard, but he is also going crazy, playing with people who were not professional athletes. Then a goofy looking alien shows up, claiming to be his brother.
We, and Steve, learn that he was adopted, and there is circumstantial evidence to back up the alien’s claim. The alien is a shape-shifter, who can take Steve’s form.
But that all turns out to be a lie. The alien is part of a race of really competitive athletes, who steal the forms and skills of people from a variety of planets. He stole Steve’s form and skills, but the real prize is Superman.
But Superman was suspicious, and resisting their energy drain, and beats them.
Rozakis, Saviuk and Colletta continue the Atom’s battle with the Calculator, although most of the story is spent in the past Ray Palmer escaped to in the Time Pool.
He saves a young couple in a storm, who will one day become his parents.
Returning, he stays small and out of sight, but tells Professor Hyatt what to do in order to defeat the Calculator.
But as with many Calculator stories, it seems finished, but continues next issue.