Green Kryptonite

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In the words of Superman No. 84/2 --  "Kryptonite, the radioactive particles of the former planet Krypton on which Superman was born, and which later exploded, is the one substance in the universe that can affect the mighty Man of Steel! Since kryptonite fragments still float in space after the explosion of the planet, some particles often find their way to Earth embedded in meteors" [Sep/Oct 1953: "A Doghouse for Superman!"].
 
In the words of Superman No. 84/2 --  "Kryptonite, the radioactive particles of the former planet Krypton on which Superman was born, and which later exploded, is the one substance in the universe that can affect the mighty Man of Steel! Since kryptonite fragments still float in space after the explosion of the planet, some particles often find their way to Earth embedded in meteors" [Sep/Oct 1953: "A Doghouse for Superman!"].
  
"Bullets! ... Fire! ... Bombs!... Acid! I'm immune to them all!" muses Superman ruefully in July 1959. "But kryptonite is my [[Achilles]] heel ... the only substance in the universe that can harm me! It was originally formed years ago...when the planet Krypton, the world on which I was born, blew up! A nuclear chain-reaction converted every chunk of the exploding world into glowing green kryptonite!" (S No. 130/1: "The Curse of Kryptonite!").
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"Bullets! ... Fire! ... Bombs!... Acid! I'm immune to them all!" muses Superman ruefully in July 1959. "But kryptonite is my [[Achilles (god)|Achilles]] heel ... the only substance in the universe that can harm me! It was originally formed years ago...when the planet Krypton, the world on which I was born, blew up! A nuclear chain-reaction converted every chunk of the exploding world into glowing green kryptonite!" (S No. 130/1: "The Curse of Kryptonite!").
  
 
More recent texts assert that the entire planet Krypton and every single thing on it was transformed into Kryptonite by the force of the cataclysm (Act No. 314/1, Jul 1964: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!"; and many others). Numerous earlier texts, however, maintain that whereas the planet itself was transformed into Kryptonite, its buildings and other artifacts of civilization were not (S No. 74/1, Jan/Feb 1952: "The Lost Secrets of Krypton!"; and many others).  
 
More recent texts assert that the entire planet Krypton and every single thing on it was transformed into Kryptonite by the force of the cataclysm (Act No. 314/1, Jul 1964: "The Day Superman Became the Flash!"; and many others). Numerous earlier texts, however, maintain that whereas the planet itself was transformed into Kryptonite, its buildings and other artifacts of civilization were not (S No. 74/1, Jan/Feb 1952: "The Lost Secrets of Krypton!"; and many others).  

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