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July 16, 2018

Origin stories - Kryptonite

"An unpublished 1940 story titled 'The K-Metal from Krypton', written by Superman creator Jerry Siegel, featured a prototype of kryptonite. It was a mineral from the planet Krypton that drained Superman of his strength while giving superhuman powers to mortals.

The mineral known as kryptonite was introduced in the story arc 'The Meteor from Krypton' in June 1943 on The Adventures of Superman radio series.[citation needed] Since radio shows had to be performed live, when Clayton 'Bud' Collyer (who played Superman/Clark Kent) wanted to take a vacation from the series Superman was placed in a kryptonite trap. A stand-in groaned with pain for several episodes until Collyer came back from his vacation."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 16, 2018 03:14 PM