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Appearing in "The Boy of Steel vs. the Thing of Steel"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Boy of Steel vs. the Thing of Steel"Edit

When a defective duplicating ray created by Professor Dalton strikes Superboy, it creates a grotesque, stupid, imperfect duplicate of the Boy of Steel which nonetheless possesses all of his incredible power. Moreover, it is not affected by Green Kryptonite. Superboy remarks that the creature is “bizarre”, to which the creature replies, “Him call me...(mumble)...Bizarro! that my name?” Bizarro is basically good-hearted, but cannot control his powers very well, and proves dangerous to Smallville. However, he is befriended by a blind girl named Melissa, who senses his benevolent nature. Superboy is unable to defeat Bizarro by conventional means, but finally senses that the metal of the demolished duplicator ray itself can destroy him. Bizarro deliberately flies into the piece of metal Superboy holds, destroying himself, but creating a vibration that restores Melissa’s sight. Superboy muses that Bizarro may well have understood what effect his destruction would have on Melissa’s eyes, and, as the Boy of Steel flies away, he hears Melissa say, “I never saw Bizarro myself, while blind! But I know, from his gentle voice, that he must have had a kind face!”


  • This issue is divided into three chapters:
  • Part I: The Amazing Bizarro
  • Part II: The Runaway Super-Creature
  • Part III: The Battle with Bizarro


  • First and only appearance of Bizarro Superboy. He is not to be confused with Bizarro No. 1, an adult Bizarro who plagues Superman in Action Comics #254. The two Bizarros are actually separate characters, as opposed to an older version of a single character. Although Bizarro No. 1 is more well-known to the general public, Bizarro Superboy predates Bizarro's first appearance by nearly a year.

See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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