Superman 89 – hunting for the kryptonite bomb


Run!  Superman’s tearing up buildings! The cover story of Superman 89 (May 1954) features Luthor as the villain.


Schwartz, Boring and Kaye aim for a thriller in this story, which opens with Luthor producing a small kryptonite bomb.  Superman allows himself to be exposed to it, and the blast does injure him.  Luthor threatens to explode a much larger one in an hour.


Superman spends the story frantically searching Metropolis for the bomb, until he realizes it must be in a lead container, kept among other lead containers, and raids the hospital radium vaults until he finds it.


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