Comic Book Legends Revealed #415
COMIC LEGEND: The classic Superman story “Under the Red Sun” has a major plot hole that DC actually FIXED when they reprinted it in a 1979 comic!
1963′s Action Comics #300 has the classic tale “Under the Red Sun” by Edmond Hamilton and Al Plastino…
where Superman is transported into the future as a means of defeating him, since the Earth now has a red sun so Superman has no powers.
Superman decides to journey to his Fortress of Solitude to find a way home. He journeys with a Perry White android…
He eventually finds his way to his Fortress…
And finds a way home…
As you might have noticed, they goofed BIG time. He said he will use Red Kryptonite but then uses a shrinking ray but then grows bigger because of the red kryptonite!
Years later, in 1979, when DC reprinted this story, they fixed the plot hole…
Pretty darn funny.
Check out the latest edition of my weekly Movie/TV Legends Revealed Column at Spinoff Online: Did the BBC Buy the Trademark to the Blue Police Boxes Used for the TARDIS in Doctor Who?
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