Powers Lost, Powers Gained

Bloggified by Jake on Saturday, October 30, 2010

In my last post, I noted that Superman considered the story of World's Finest #87 to be the "strangest adventure" he'd ever had with Batman and Robin. After all, it's not every day that Superman loses his powers or some other hero close to him gains superpowers.

No, maybe not every day, but it is close...

It should also be noted that these examples are only taken from issues of World's Finest Comics collected in the first two Showcase trades, a span of 75 issues from #71-145. There are many more stories of this type that take place before and after and in Superman or Action Comics.

Also, to qualify, an example had to be taken from a story where Superman losing his powers was a central part of the plot. Scenes where a thug tosses a chunk of kryptonite and knocks out Superman for two panels were unacceptable.

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