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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Superman Gained the Ability to Shoot a Mini-Superman Out of His Hands

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Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today we look at the time Jerry Coleman, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye decided to give Superman an…interesting new power in Superman #125’s “Superman’s New Power!” from 1958…

The story opens with Superman fixing some Earthquake problems Metropolis was having. While down there, he discovers a spaceship…


Sort of serves him right for wanting to turn everything into a memento. It’s interesting how quickly they jumped ahead in time.

So Superman takes on the crooks but has a problem…


It is interesting that he lost all of his super-powers…except invulnerability for whatever reason. The rest of the page amusingly teases the new power until we finally discover it…


As weird as his new power is, it is even weirder how he is so JEALOUS of the darned little guy!!


You have to love Superman’s thought process “CUTE?!? What nonsense!”

Superman is so distraught that he pulls a total dick move, he tries to KILL the damned thing!!!



That was one weird ending.

That’s it for this week! If you have a suggestion for a strange comic book story, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!