Terra-Man is back in the Bates, Swan and Oskner story from Superman 278 (Aug. 74).
The story opens with a WGBS staff meeting, called by Morgan Edge. Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White are there, as well as the newer staff, Steve Lombard and Lola Barnett, when all get teleported to an old west town by Terra-Man.
He has hypnotized them all to believe in their new reality, and they adopt period lives suited to their characters. Terra-Man is unaware that Clark is Superman, and left a message in the skies of Metropolis to lure him to the town, but of course Superman is already there.
The premise allows for a variation on the usual Steve Lombard scene. He is the town bully, with Lola as a dance hall girl, as Steve tries to humiliate nerdy Clark, but gets it himself.
Terra-Man challenges Superman to seven fights, with a bullet for each one of his friends if Superman loses. The first fight has Superman triumphant, and Lois’ life gets saved.
But then Superman starts losing the fights, and Terra-Man starts shooting his friends. It genuinely appears that Jimmy Olsen has died, even from Superman’s reaction.
But in fact Superman used his heat vision to alter the chemically charged bullets, leaving his shot friends injured, but alive. Superman is simply dragging things out until Terra-Man “kills” Clark Kent, at which point he makes his move. Terra-Man picks up Clark’s body, not realizing he is with Superman, and Superman simply flies him right into the ground.
Not the best Terra-Man story, but still fun.