Synopsis for “The Battle With Bizarro!”
Having learned of Professor Dalton’s duplicator ray having created the Bizarro Superboy, Lex Luthor has built his own, in the hopes of creating a Bizarro Superman to plague his old foe. With his assistant Vekko, Luthor poses as a scientist that supposedly has come up with an antidote for Green Kryptonite. Learning this, Perry White tells Superman who goes and visits the faux professor. Superman willingly lets himself be zapped with the duplication machine and is horrified to learn that he’s been tricked and the device has created a Bizarro Superman.
Hoping that Bizarro would be evil, Luthor’s plan is foiled when Bizarro turns out to be just a tragic character who wants nothing to do with the land of normal people. Bizarro then helps Superman apprehend Luthor and his assistant and turn them over to the police. Bizarro then tries to make a living as a hero, but finds that most people are scared of him due to his horrible face. Bizarro attracts the attention of Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, who follow him in a plane to get a photo of him just as Bizarro is trying to kill himself. When Bizarro overhears Lois talking about Bizarro in a positive manner, he believes that Lois is in love with him.
Taking Lois to an island, he builds themselves the a home and explains his intent to marry her. However, when Lois refuses due to Bizarro’s appearance and her love of Superman, Bizarro gets an idea to trick into marrying him. He returns to the mainland and steals Luthor’s duplicator ray (attracting Superman’s attention who was on scene as Clark Kent.) And uses it on himself creating an “imperfect” Bizarro that looks exactly like the real Superman. He then sends this New Bizarro to the island to romance Lois Lane. When Superman tries to get involved, Bizarro is on hand to stop the Man of Steel with a Kryptonite bolder.
This story is continued next issue…