Kandor

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Inside Kandor, where “Krypton’s gravity-conditions are duplicated,” Superman becomes an ordinary human being, without super-powers, although he regains his powers the moment he exits from the bottle and reenters the earthly environment (Act No. 242, Jul 1958: “The Super-Duel in Space”; and others). “Where Krypton’s non-earthly gravity conditions are in force,” muses Superman in October 1958, “I have no super-powers! I... I’m just an ordinary man!” (Act No. 245: “The Shrinking Superman!”; and others). Indeed, even [[Kryptonite]] has no effect on Superman while he remains in Kandor, simply because he is only an ordinary mortal there (Act No. 305, Oct 1963: “Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!”).
 
Inside Kandor, where “Krypton’s gravity-conditions are duplicated,” Superman becomes an ordinary human being, without super-powers, although he regains his powers the moment he exits from the bottle and reenters the earthly environment (Act No. 242, Jul 1958: “The Super-Duel in Space”; and others). “Where Krypton’s non-earthly gravity conditions are in force,” muses Superman in October 1958, “I have no super-powers! I... I’m just an ordinary man!” (Act No. 245: “The Shrinking Superman!”; and others). Indeed, even [[Kryptonite]] has no effect on Superman while he remains in Kandor, simply because he is only an ordinary mortal there (Act No. 305, Oct 1963: “Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!”).
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Similarly, any Kandorian who emerges from the bottle city instantly acquires super-powers identical to Superman’s, along with vulnerability to the various forms of kryptonite (Act No. 245, Oct 1958: “The Shrinking Superman!”; and many others). For an ordinary earthling, however, a visit to Kandor can be a trying experience, for the heavy artificial gravity, designed to duplicate the atmospheric conditions that prevailed on Krypton, make it necessary to wear special “anti-gravity shoes” merely to walk in the alien environment (S No. 158, Jan 1963: “Superman in Kandor” pts. I-III—”Invasion of the Mystery Super-Men!”; “The Dynamic Duo of Kandor!”; “The City of Super-People!”).
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When [[Metropolis]] television station [[WMET-TV]] inaugurates its new “Our American Heroes” series with a program honoring Superman, “our greatest American hero,” the Kandorian [[Look-Alike Squad]] appears on the show along with Superman’s other friends and admirers to help pay tribute to the Man of Steel (Act No. 309, Feb 1964: “The Superman Super- Spectacular!”).
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In March 1964 Superman visits Kandor for the annual meeting of the [[Phantom Zone Parole Board]] (Act No. 310: “Secret of Kryptonite Six!”).
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In July 1964, during a time-journey he makes to the planet Krypton prior to its destruction, [[Lex Luthor]] witnesses the theft of Kandor by Brainiac (S No. 170/2: pts. I-II—”If Lex Luthor Were Superman’s Father!”; “The Wedding of Lara and Luthor!”).
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In August 1964 Superman joins forces with Batman, Robin, and Jimmy Olsen to combat a “metalloid” menace in the city of Kandor (WF No. 143: “The Feud Between Batman and Superman!” pts. I-Il—no title; “The Manhunters from Earth!”).
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In October 1964 Superman selects the Kandorian [[Ar-Val]] to serve as his replacement in the event of his own death or disability (S No. 172: pts. I-III—”The New Superman!”; “Clark Kent—Former Superman!”; “The Struggle of the Two Supermen!”). During this same period, the elderly Kandorian scientist [[Nor-Kan]] is struck in the brain and killed by “a fatal dose of radiation” while experimenting with the rare radioactive element illium-349 in hopes of finding a way to use the substance to power an “enlarger ray” with which to restore Kandor to normal size (Act No. 317, Oct 1964: “Superman’s Rainbow Face!”).
  
 
Inside Kandor, where "Krypton's gravity conditions are duplicated," Superman becomes an ordinary human being, without super-powers, although he regains use of his powers the moment he exits from the bottle and re-enters the earthly environment.  Kryptonite has no effect on Superman while he remains in Kandor, simply because he is only an ordinary mortal there.
 
Inside Kandor, where "Krypton's gravity conditions are duplicated," Superman becomes an ordinary human being, without super-powers, although he regains use of his powers the moment he exits from the bottle and re-enters the earthly environment.  Kryptonite has no effect on Superman while he remains in Kandor, simply because he is only an ordinary mortal there.

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