An accurate if not particularly gripping cover for Superman 85 (Nov/Dec. 53).
Boring and Kaye do the art as Luthor proclaims himself a changed man.
Luthor uses a rocket ship to stop a building from collapsing, and reveals his new self, complete with a head bandage. He has undergone an operation to make him only act for good. Superman doesn’t believe him, but Luthor continues to act as a hero.
Superman gets very suspicious when Luthor starts gathering people’s goods, claiming a dam is about to break. It does, but Superman discovers dynamite, and reveals Luthor’s big hoax.
Al Plastino does the art on the cover story.
A geeky science professor is tired of getting picked on, and overnight becomes a Superman.
Superman encounters the man, and uses his vision powers to discover his secret – he has built a robot of himself.
Superman spends the rest of the issue boosting his confidence, and getting him a girlfriend, making the scientist believe he has actually gained super-powers.