World’s Finest 242 – the Super-Sons end

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World’s Finest 241 (Dec. 76) had the first Super-Sons story I ever read.  Ironically, it was also the final story of the strip.

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Haney, Ernie Chan and Calnan serve up this story. The Super-Sons continue their voyage across the country, and wind up in a western ghost town, from which no one can emerge.  They are set upon by immortal gunslingers, who kill anyone who wanders into the town.

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Lots of fun action, with the powerless heroes learning the situation as they struggle to survive.  They come to the aid of a young female hitchhiker, but the cover gives away that she is not what she seems.

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Love Batman Jr’s challenge to the rifleman, to shoot out the spades from a deck of cards, which empties the rifle, and leaves Batman Jr free to attack.

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They defeat the gunslingers, as well as Susie and her bullwhip.  Superman Jr finds that when he stands on a grave, the soil for which was brought from another land, he regains his powers.  Using that as a springboard, he flies everyone out, but the westerners are now just skeletons.

Though this is the last Super-Sons adventure, they do feature in another issue coming up in a couple of years.

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