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« on: February 12, 2006, 03:41:48 PM »

I swear on the Daily Planet I'm not making this up.

Way back in the 1970's, there was a tale of Superman which featured a villain who used a mind control device to make people obey commands given to them via "rock music."  I think it was called the "Pied Piper of Metropolis", but I'm not sure, since it's been a while.  Anyway, since it did take place in Superman's Bronze Age, would it be possible for us to see it in the Comics Section?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 04:34:26 PM »

This story was reprinted in both Superman from the Thirties to the Seventies and Superman from the Thirties to the Eighties.  I never liked it that much and don't see how it adds anything to the mythos, so I probably won't be adding it to the site any time soon.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 04:25:49 AM »

Actually, now that I've gone back and read it again, I think one could make an argument that the tale in question might be worth adding.  Continuity-wise, there is some relevence:  Superman witnesses the Daily Planet globe being removed to make room for a TV tower; and Morgan Edge transfers Clark to WGBS and gives him a "roving-reporter" television broadcasting van.

But I don't have the original issue, just the B&W reprints, so I still won't be adding it anytime soon. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 10:52:49 PM »

I read that story in the Superman: From the 30s to the 70s volume...I got so sad about the WGBS thing that I hardly remember the story about the mind control rock and roll storyline...
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 11:06:09 PM »

I thought this thread was going to be about Kryptonite Sad
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