Superman 361 – Captain Strong on his honeymoon, and Superman 2020 plays tennis

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Captain Strong, the Popeye-like character in the Superman universe, returns in issue 361 after an absence of five years in a story by Bates, Swan and Chiaramonte.

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Clark Kent and Lois Lane are taking a cruise, and happen to be on the same ship as Captain Strong and his wife Olivia, finally taking a belated honeymoon.  All is well until a big dragon type thing swoops down to grab the Captain.

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Superman has to go into action to save him, but the creature keeps coming back, though it disappears every time it fails to make off with Strong.

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And wouldn’t you know it, the creature turns out to be an alien shape-changer, acting for the good if its people with no concern about humans.  What a change.  Although in this case, it’s just after Captain Strong’s sancha, which will help her people survive.

Captain Strong returns in the pages of Action Comics a few years down the road.

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Superman 2020 is back,in a story buy Rozakis, Saviuk and Colletta, though you have to kind of wonder why, as his story lacks much in the way of science-fiction action.  It could easily be a present day Superman tale.

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As John Hudson, he is playing tennis when he learns of a terrorist attack on Metropolis.  He has to get away from the game, and cover his identity, defeating the terrorists and making it back before Melodee gets suspicious. He does.

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