Action Comics #299 Apr. 1963 :: The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!

*YAWN*. Supergirl takes care of a super-baby who resembles Kal as a child. Hey, at least it isn’t a super-horse issue!

This issue starts with Kara on a trip to the bottle city of Kandor. While there she attends the auditions for a movie about Superman’s life. She goes all ‘Simon Cowell‘ (and rightfully so) on two crummy actors trying out for the roles of Jor-El and Lara. Later on, while helping out at the Midvale Orphanage, she encounters a newly arrived orphan boy who looks like and exhibits the same powers as a young Kal-El.

Kara experiences a serious case of déjà vu when the Kents adopt the young child and name him Clark! They take him back home to their farm where, unlike the previous Kents, they teach ‘Clark’ how to be a villain.

Watch out snowman cops, your time is up!

Finally Kara exposes the true identities of the ‘Kents’. They are the two crummy Kandorian actors who Kara met in the bottle city. They were trying to prove to Kara how good they really are by recreating Kal’s ‘origin’ story. Instead of being furious because they could have accidentally exposed her’s and Kal’s secret identities Supergirl is so amused she helps them get the acting roles that they wanted.

How did Supergirl finally figure out that they were phonies? They were driving on the left side of the street like they do on Kandor.

On my patented Supergirl Wink © scale this issue gets:

2 Winks

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