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« on: November 09, 2005, 08:57:05 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 09:13:18 PM »

Gregory Reed was the actor who played Superman in Earth-One's Superman TV series.  His name is a play on the real world actor, George Reeves, who played Superman in our real world Superman TV series.  I believe a Hispanicized version of Greg (Jorge?) showed up recently Post Crisis.

FYI, I believe Superman gave Greg a pill he could take to simulate some of Superman's powers for 12 hours at a time.  I don't know the details of that or the story.

It's probably just a fluke that Christopher Reeve later played Superman in Superman: The Movie.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 09:17:04 PM »

I believe that although the character of Gregory Reed was initialy based on George Reeves; after Superman: The Movie came out, he evolved into the Earth-1 Christopher Reeve.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 09:42:13 PM »

All I could find out was Greg had some of Superman's powers for 12 hours with that pill.  Does anybody know which specific powers he had?
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2005, 06:08:21 PM »

Wasn't there another one where he switched bodies with the real Supes? Or am I thinking of a different character?
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2005, 06:16:38 PM »

In Gregory Reed's first appearance, he did use a black magic pentagram on his hand to switch bodies with the real Superman.  Interestingly, he couldn't control Superman's super-mass so his heavy body caused his mansion to fall into the ocean. (Act No. 414/1, Jul 1972: "Superman vs. Superstar!")

That story does imply that Superman's kryptonian super-mass is on a par with at least a house.  A standard two-story house weighs about 25 tons.  I suppose a mansion would be a lot heavier.  I'd guess that story implies he's at least 25 tons unless he's controlling his weight (pun unintended).

http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Gregory_Reed
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2005, 05:17:34 AM »

One of my favorite Gregory Reed stories is also the first one I'd ever read of him.  

http://www.comicsarchives.org/SSOSV7.html  

This is Secret Society of Super-villains No.7, with Captain Comet, Hawkgirl, and Reed defeating three magicians during the filming of the first Superman movie.
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