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Action 270 – Superman gets old, again, and Supergirl enters the Batcave

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Binder and Swan are joined by John Forte on inks, as they take another journey into Superman’s old age in Action 270 (Nov. 60).

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Clark Kent pays a visit to the Midvale Orphanage, encouraging the children to write.  Linda shows him a creative writing piece she has done, envisioning her life as Supergirl.  Clark then goes to sleep, so what follows is obviously a dream.

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In the dream, Superman’s powers have faded due to repeated kryptonite exposure.  His identity is now known to the world, while Superwoman operates in his place.  Jimmy Olsen is the editor of the Daily Planet, Perry White having died, and is married to Lucy Lane, making her first appearance in Action.

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Linda works at Clark’s old job at the Planet, so her secret identity has even replaced his.  Even Lex Luthor has retired.

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Superman finds Krypto, also powerless and being taken away by the dog catcher.

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After seeing that Lana Lang has married a millionaire, Superman finally seeks out Lois Lane, who has spent her entire life alone.

One heck of a downer dream, there, Clark.  Maybe it’s trying to tell you something.  Like, don’t base your entire persona on your powers, and take love where you can find it.

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Siegel and Mooney put Supergirl through the paces in this guest-star packed story.

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Supergirl spends the day rushing from one crisis to another.  Lori Lemaris beckons her to Atlantis, where she defeats a destructive merman, Malo.  Ronal and Jerri cameo in the scene.

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Batman and Robin also call on her for help, when they are trapped in the Batcave by a cave-in.

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As it turns out, none of the emergencies were real. It was all a weird “gift” for Supergirl’s 16th birthday, which all the guests show up to attend.  A bit nicer is the tribute by the residents of Kandor.

Action 269 – the Truth Mirror, and Supergirl goes to Atlantis

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Siegel, Swan and Klein give Lois Lane a magic mirror in Action 269 (Oct. 60).

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The mirror is a gift from Lois’ uncle, and is reputed to have been owned by Merlin.  Whether that is true or not, the mirror proves itself repeatedly, exposing a con artist, a midget thief, a bald woman, as well as showing that Perry White has a heart of gold, and Jimmy has a swollen head.

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Eventually, Superman stands in front of it, and it reveals his identity as Clark Kent.

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To get out of this, Superman works at super-speed building robots of him and Lois, as well as burning an inscription into the mirror.  All to convince Lois that the mirror sometimes lies.  And she believes it, despite all the previous images, and the fact that there would be no benefit at all to a magic mirror that randomly lied and told the truth.

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Siegel and Mooney give Supergirl a boyfriend in this month’s story.

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Supergirl comes to the aid of a ship in danger of capsizing, saving it from below, to keep her existence a secret.  Lori Lemaris telepathically calls her, asking her to come to Atlantis.  This is the first time they meet, and she also is introduced to Ronal, as well as a merboy, Jerro, making his debut.

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Jerro shows Supergirl around Atlantis, and underwater sparks fly (float?) right from the start.

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Jerro puts some effort into his role as guide, while Supergirl just swoons.

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Things are going along swimmingly, until Supergirl suddenly realizes that Atlanteans are telepathic. Jerro, along with anyone else who was interested, was aware of all of Supergirl’s thoughts, which must have been pretty extreme, considering her level of embarrassment.  She flees Atlantis, and returns to the orphanage.

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But no sleep for Linda.  Maybe it’s the wig, or maybe it’s the boy with no genitals.

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