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Just as the Kandorians keep a watchful eye on Superman by means of their sophisticated Earth monitors, the Man of Steel keeps in close communication with his friends in Kandor. In Superman's Fortress of Solitude, a red light on an intricate "monitoring maching" lights up in the event of a "Kandor emergency," and a special "Kandor-scope" monitor screen, sometimes used in conjunction with an operator's headphone and mouthpiece, enables him to carry on simultaneous visual and aural communication with his Kandorian allies.
 
Just as the Kandorians keep a watchful eye on Superman by means of their sophisticated Earth monitors, the Man of Steel keeps in close communication with his friends in Kandor. In Superman's Fortress of Solitude, a red light on an intricate "monitoring maching" lights up in the event of a "Kandor emergency," and a special "Kandor-scope" monitor screen, sometimes used in conjunction with an operator's headphone and mouthpiece, enables him to carry on simultaneous visual and aural communication with his Kandorian allies.
  
In order to enter Kandor, either to visit his friends or to undertake adventures there, Superman must first reduce himself to microscopic size.  He originally accomplished this through various means, but eventually settled on the "shrinking ray" confiscated from Brainiac.
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In order to enter Kandor, either to visit his friends or to undertake adventures there, Superman must first reduce himself to microscopic size.  He originally accomplished this through various means, but eventually settled on the "shrinking ray" confiscated from Brainiac. Later these same forces, activated, in reverse, by means of a console aboard Brainiac’s spacecraft, are used to restore Superman to his normal human size (Act No. 242: “The Super-Duel in Space”).
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By October 1958, the renegade Kandorian scientist [[Zak-Kul]] has successfully “isolated the rare element, [[Illium 349]], whose rays can change the size of the body,” and used it to create an ingenious reducing and enlarging ray which can be used to either shrink or enlarge a person to any chosen size. Superman ultimately defeats the villain and confiscates his sophisticated size-changing apparatus (Act No. 245: “The Shrinking Superman!”).
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By March 1959, the renegade scientist [[Lex Luthor]] has devised a set of ingenious belts capable of either reducing or enlarging people or objects. Superman, [[Batman]], and [[Robin]] ultimately apprehend Luthor and his henchmen and confiscate their size-changing belts (WF No. 100: “The Dictator of Krypton City!”).
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By June 1959, the Kandorian “criminal scientist” [[El Gar Kur]] has perfected an elaborate body-switching apparatus that enables him to trade places with anyone who happens to be standing outside the bottle, so that the target individual finds himself suddenly reduced in size and trapped inside Kandor, while El Gar Kur is, in the exact same instant, transported outside the bottle city and enlarged to normal human size. Superman defeats El Gar Kur with the aid of [[Jimmy Olsen]], and the villain’s body-switching apparatus is apparently confiscated by the Kandorian authorities (Act No. 253: “The War Between Superman and Jimmy Olsen!”).
  
 
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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