The True Identity of STARFINGER!
Hanscom is using Lightning Lad to pressure the United Planets into turning over a powerful healing element known as Rejuvium for reasons that remain a bit obscure, but Superboy proves instrumental in stopping Hanscom and turning him over to the authorities. In a solo Superboy story originally presented in Superboy #54 (January 1957), “Clark Kent” is named the heir of a rich man’s fortune…but which Clark Kent did he mean?
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Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic book and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book, and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape, The International Journal of Comic Art, Fandom, and IGN.com. He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead