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COMIC LEGEND: DC edited a Superman story when it was reprinted because it incorrectly described the attributes of Red Kryptonite.
Last week, I gave you folks a challenge via Mark Waid. Could you name the error in Superman #139 that DC “had” to correct when they reprinted the story?
Kevin Greenlee and our old pal Commander Benson both wrote in with the answer.
Superman #139 has a story by Otto Binder, Curt Swan and John Forte explaining the history of Red Kryptonite…
As you might have guessed, lead DOES protect Superman from the effects of Red Kryptonite, so when the story was reprinted in Superman Annual #8, a change was made…
Thanks for the answer, guys! Good sleuthing!
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Okay, that’s it for this week!
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