The Lightning Master
An evil scientist, clad in a green robe and hood with a small yellow lightning bolt emblazoned on his head and chest, who demolishes a Metropolis skyscraper with his diabolical â€œlightning machineâ€ and then threatens to destroy Metropolis completely unless the city fathers meet his demand for $300,000 in extortion money. Cornered by Superman in his secret mountain laboratory as he is preparing to destroy both Metropolis and the captive Lois Lane. (â€œItâ€™s a pity to blast such a lovely girl out of existence,â€ muses the villain, â€œbut I must not allow human decency to influence meâ€), â€œThe Lightning Masterâ€ attempts to annihilate Superman with a deadly bolt of electricity from his hand-held â€œelectric-bolt gun,â€ but â€œAs the Man of Tomorrow, unharmed by the electric-bolt, seizes the scientist, the great electric charge is communicated to â€˜The Lightning Master,â€™ instantly electrocuting him. . . .â€œâ€œA taste of your own medicine!â€ muses Superman grimly (S No. 14/4, Jan/Feb 1942).