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Subj: Answer from a Silver-Age Fan
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 01:52:46 am EST (Viewed 114 times)
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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 at 09:00:07 pm EST (Viewed 168 times)
THE DEVICE HELD in Luthor's hand is his super-ray projector, seen in "The Reporter of Steel", from Action Comics # 257 (Oct., 1959). It cast a ray which imbued ordinary people with Supeman-like super-powers.
The device on the Luthor figure's head is his time-space thought scanner, seen in "The Team of Luthor and Brainiac", from Superman # 167 (Feb., 1964). It enabled Luthor to scan minds in any part of the universe and in any period of time.
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