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  1. Cover by Neal Adams.
  2. "Superman Breaks Loose" written by Denny O'Neil, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson. Superman helps with a Kryptonite-powered generator test, but something goes wrong and there's a massive explosion. But the explosion's side effect transforms all Kryptonite on Earth into ordinary iron. Good news for Superman - but was there also a downside? Reprinted in Action Comics #485, Superman in the Seventies, Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told #2, DC Comics Classics Library: Superman - Kryptonite Nevermore! #1.
  3. "Super-Turtle" gag strip by Henry Boltinoff.
  4. "Jor-El's Golden Folly" The first appearance of "The Fabulous World of Krypton" backup series written by E. Nelson Bridwell, penciled and inked by Murphy Anderson. Reprinted in The Best of DC #40 & Superman: World of Krypton TPB.

Note: The Julius Schwartz era begins with this issue. Both stories reprinted in Millennium Edition: Superman 233.

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Beginning... A Return to Greatness! 0

First, there's that cover - can Neal Adams do a great cover or what? Then the first words of the splash page:  Beginning... A Return to Greatness! Superman An old majesty... in a stunningly new tale of thrills, tragedy -- and heroism! And that pretty much sums it up. With the dawning of the 70s a lot of decades old garbage is cleared away. Starting with kryptonite - which had become so common that every petty crook used it to stop the Man of Steel (as we see in this issue). But, not anymore - a ...

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