Russell’s Comic Brag
Action Comics #355 (1967)
Biochemist Karl Keller has been imprisoned in a forced labor camp after criticizing his country’s leadership. Keller escapes after discovering some Kryptonian chemicals that when ingested give him an explosive punch. The scientist then comes to America where he becomes a boxer called the One Punch Kid. During one match, Superman disguises himself as Keller’s opponent and is surprised when a punch knocks him down. Later, Keller creates a costumed identity for himself called the Annihilator. He holds a grudge against Superman, since the Man of Steel did not free him from the labor camp. The Annihilator then becomes a super-villain and his punch is able to best Superman. The Man of Steel is forced to retreat in order to develop a strategy against his newest foe.
This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #31. We’ll start this episode with an email and some more talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Robin The Teen Wonder. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Golden Age Robotman where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.