Superman 41 (July/Aug. 46) is the first issue to reduce to three stories from four, and Lois Lane finds her strip on the chopping block. It will return for one final tale in the next issue.
The Prankster fills the villain spot in this issue, in a story by Cameron, Citron and Kaye, between regular appearances in Action Comics.
In this story he has surgery performed on paid men to make them duplicates of him, using them as decoys for Superman.
That’s a good idea, but not against a flying hero with super-speed, who can round up as many Pranksters as needed. The final panel has Lois throwing much the same criticism at Clark that she usually receives.