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The â€œfiery old newspaper tycoonâ€ who, â€œby fair means and foul, built the nationwide chain of Furst newspapers,â€ a man of few scruples and fabulous wealth who has for years pursued, to the point of obsession, the secret of Superman's identity.
In February 1958, after imbibing a â€œnew formula that imitates the symptoms of approaching death,â€ Furst summons Clark Kent to his â€œdeathbedâ€ and successfully tricks him into revealing his identity by invoking the solemnity of a â€œdying manâ€™sâ€ last request. Fortunately for Superman, however, the drug Furst took had â€œhallucinatory side-effects,â€ and Furst recovers from its influence with only a mistaken recollection of what Clark Kent revealed to him (Act No. 237: â€œSupermanâ€™s Exposed Identityâ€) (TGSB).