Kandor

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By January 1960, the Kandorian scientist [[Kull-Ex]] has devised an ingenious “exchange ray” designed to enable him to escape the bottle city while trapping Superman inside Kandor. By beaming “a flash of super-energy” at Superman as he stands in his Fortress of Solitude close by the bottle, Kull-Ex is able to reduce the [[Man of Steel]] instantaneously to microscopic size and transport him to his laboratory inside Kandor while simultaneously transporting himself outside the bottle and enlarging himself to normal human size. Moreover, because only human bodies—and not clothing—are affected by the exchange ray, Superman finds himself stranded in Kandor clad in Kull-Ex’s clothing, while Kull-Ex finds himself standing in Superman’s Fortress clad in Superman’s costume Superman ultimately escapes from Kandor and resolves his differences with Kull-Ex, but because “[[Zenium]],” the extraterrestrial element that powers the exchange ray, is exceedingly rare, it is questionable whether the apparatus can ever be used again (S No. 134: ”The Super- Menace of Metropolis!”; “The Revenge Against Jor. El!”; “The Duel of the Supermen!”).
 
By January 1960, the Kandorian scientist [[Kull-Ex]] has devised an ingenious “exchange ray” designed to enable him to escape the bottle city while trapping Superman inside Kandor. By beaming “a flash of super-energy” at Superman as he stands in his Fortress of Solitude close by the bottle, Kull-Ex is able to reduce the [[Man of Steel]] instantaneously to microscopic size and transport him to his laboratory inside Kandor while simultaneously transporting himself outside the bottle and enlarging himself to normal human size. Moreover, because only human bodies—and not clothing—are affected by the exchange ray, Superman finds himself stranded in Kandor clad in Kull-Ex’s clothing, while Kull-Ex finds himself standing in Superman’s Fortress clad in Superman’s costume Superman ultimately escapes from Kandor and resolves his differences with Kull-Ex, but because “[[Zenium]],” the extraterrestrial element that powers the exchange ray, is exceedingly rare, it is questionable whether the apparatus can ever be used again (S No. 134: ”The Super- Menace of Metropolis!”; “The Revenge Against Jor. El!”; “The Duel of the Supermen!”).
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In February 1962, in an apparent reference either to El Gar Kur’s invention or Kull-Ex’s, Superman muses that “I can only enter Kandor by having my exchange ray cause me to switch places with a similar-sized Kandorian person or creature.” Indeed, when Superman visits Kandor during this period, he arranges to exchange himself for his Kandorian friend [[Nim-Zee]], and then to reverse the exchange once his business in Kandor has been successfully concluded (S No. 151/3: “Superman’s Greatest Secret!”).
  
 
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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