Since Superman keeps getting in the way of the assassination of the royal family, the would-be killers develop a genius plan to get rid of him. It involves giant mirrors and hypnotism, but the best part is that to bait the trap, they drug and kidnap the royal family.
Let that sink in. In order to capture the man who was preventing them from killing the royal family, they non-lethally poison and capture the royal family alive.
I’ve been enjoying these Superman newspaper strips, but this came close to making me put them away. At least Superman gets a good line as he smashes the bad guys’ hideout.
[By Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster]