Superboy v1 89
Superboy mistakes an amnesiac space traveler for his long-lost older brother, than inadvertently poisons him while trying to uncover his "real identity."
Superboy's Big Brother
Part I: Superboy's Big Brother
Superboy sees a rocket crash outside of Smallville. Inside, he finds a young man with amnesia, powers similar to his own and a medallion signed by Superboy's father, Jor-El. Superboy guesses that this man is an older brother he never knew and dubs him "Mon-El." After a while of working together with Mon-El, though, Superboy begins to suspect he's a fraud.
Part II: The Secret of Mon-El
In an attempt to discover his secret, Superboy paints some lead balls green to fool Mon-El into thinking it was Kryptonite. Mon-El collapses, and Superboy confronts him as a fraud. Mon-El reveals that the lead jogged his memory, and that he was from the planet Daxam, whose inhabitants have a fatal weakness to lead. He had visited Krypton shortly before its destruction and Jor-El sent him away in the rocket. Superboy apologizes for the lead poisoning, and projects him into the Phantom Zone, where he can wait unharmed until a cure is found.
Key Quotes and Catchphrases
This issue marks the first appearance of the following characters and recurring key Legion story elements:
This story is based upon "Superman's Big Brother", which appeared in Superman v1 #80
Other stories in this issue
There is an additional story that does not feature the Legion - "The Super-Cop of Smallville"
This Legion story has been reprinted in the following:
- Legion Publication History - Other issues published 1950-1964
- Legion Publication History - Other issues of Superboy
- Pre-Crisis Chronology
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