Green Kryptonite

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Because Green Kryptonite is the bane of his existence, Superman has conducted numerous experiments in search of an antidote, but all his efforts have ended in failure (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!"; and others). He has also experimented with building up an immunity to the substance through controlled exposure to it, but these attempts, too, have been unsuccessful (S No. 84/2, Sep/Oct 1953: "A Doghouse for Superman!"). Superman has, however, successfully devised a suit of special lead armor to enable him to experiment with the substance (Act No. 241, Jun 1958: "The Super-Key to Fort Superman"; Act No. 249, Feb 1959: "The Kryptonite Man!") as well as a special "kryptonite detector" (Act No. 243, Aug 1958: "The Lady and the Lion"), also referred to as a "K-detector", which "detects kryptonite as a Geiger counter does uranium" (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!").
 
Because Green Kryptonite is the bane of his existence, Superman has conducted numerous experiments in search of an antidote, but all his efforts have ended in failure (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!"; and others). He has also experimented with building up an immunity to the substance through controlled exposure to it, but these attempts, too, have been unsuccessful (S No. 84/2, Sep/Oct 1953: "A Doghouse for Superman!"). Superman has, however, successfully devised a suit of special lead armor to enable him to experiment with the substance (Act No. 241, Jun 1958: "The Super-Key to Fort Superman"; Act No. 249, Feb 1959: "The Kryptonite Man!") as well as a special "kryptonite detector" (Act No. 243, Aug 1958: "The Lady and the Lion"), also referred to as a "K-detector", which "detects kryptonite as a Geiger counter does uranium" (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!").
  
For handling Green Kryptonite without his special lead armor, Superman has employed remote-controlled robots (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!"), gigantic shovels (S No. 71, Jul/Aug 1951: "Clark Kent's Super-Masquerade!") and tongs (S No. 113, May 1957: chs. 1-3—"The Superman of the Past"; "The Secret of the Towers"; "The Superman of the Present"; and others), and other special tools (S No. 115/2, Aug 1957: "Jimmy Olsen's Lost Pal"; and others) designed to enable him to handle, or dispose of, the kryptonite without venturing too close to it. According to Superman No. 130/1, Superman remains safe from harm as long as he remains "at least 100 feet from the radiations ..." (Jul 1959: "The Curse of Kryptonite!").
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For handling Green Kryptonite without his special lead armor, Superman has employed remote-controlled robots (Act No. 158, Jul 1951: "The Kid from Krypton!"), gigantic shovels (S No. 71, Jul/Aug 1951: "Clark Kent's Super-Masquerade!") and tongs (S No. 113, May 1957: chs. 1-3—"The Superman of the Past"; "The Secret of the Towers"; "The Superman of the Present"; and others), and other special tools (S No. 115/2, Aug 1957: "Jimmy Olsen's Lost Pal"; and others) designed to enable him to handle, or dispose of, the Kryptonite without venturing too close to it. According to Superman No. 130/1, Superman remains safe from harm as long as he remains "at least 100 feet from the radiations ..." (Jul 1959: "The Curse of Kryptonite!").
  
 
In April 1958, Superman finds the secret of his dual identity in jeopardy after a bizarre series of circumstances, culminating in the explosion of an experimental atomic generator, has cause tiny fragments of Kryptonite to become embedded in his forehead, spelling out the name of [[Clark Kent]].  
 
In April 1958, Superman finds the secret of his dual identity in jeopardy after a bizarre series of circumstances, culminating in the explosion of an experimental atomic generator, has cause tiny fragments of Kryptonite to become embedded in his forehead, spelling out the name of [[Clark Kent]].  
  
For a time Superman is compelled to hide his face, first with cloth bandages and later with a metal mask, to avoid people seeing it and learning his secret. Ultimately, he succeeds in burning the kryptonite particles out of his skin by deliberately exposing himself to an awesome atomic explosion in space, described by the text as "the mightiest atomic explosion of all time" (Act No. 239: "Superman's New Face!").
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For a time Superman is compelled to hide his face, first with cloth bandages and later with a metal mask, to avoid people seeing it and learning his secret. Ultimately, he succeeds in burning the Kryptonite particles out of his skin by deliberately exposing himself to an awesome atomic explosion in space, described by the text as "the mightiest atomic explosion of all time" (Act No. 239: "Superman's New Face!").
  
 
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