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  1. Cover by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.
  2. "The Hero Superman Doomed to Die!" written by Cary Bates, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson.
  3. "The Shocking Secret of Super-X!" written by Cary Bates, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson.
  4. "The Atom's Phantom Double!" reprinted from The Atom #9.

The Hero Superman Doomed to Die!

He's totally alone, this astronaut, stranded in the soundless star-studded black void! Hopelessly far away from home... he waits... and waits... and waits... yet the Man of Steel does not fly to his rescue! Why? All is revealed in the spell-binding saga of... "The Hero Superman Doomed To Die!"

The Shocking Secret of Super-X!

Yes, who else but the Action Ace himself could have performed such an astounding feat? X stands for the unknown -- and there was no other word to describe this nameless, faceless crusader -- whose brief appearance will always remain a mystery in the annals of Metropolis U.! "The Shocking Secret of Super-X!"

The Atom's Phantom Double!

He was born in the swirling matrix of a nuclear eruption -- a duplicate Ray Palmer and The Atom! He had a phantom-like life -- but preferred the real-life existence of Ray (Atom) Palmer! He would stop at nothing to turn the real man into the phantom -- and himself become the living, breathing human being! His powers were so incredible that there appeared to be no escape from... "The Atom's Phantom Double!"

NASA have lost an astronaut in space, so who better to go rescue the poor man than Superman? But... why is Superman returning empty-handed?

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