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Memory Monday – “Let My People Grow!”

Given that the Bottle City of Kandor was a well-established bit of Supermanic lore by the time I started reading comics, this cover blew me away. Could it be true, I wondered? Would DC finally publish a story in which Superman rectified a long-standing wrong and enlarged the shrunken city from his home planet?

Well, the cover didn’t lie — Kandor was, in fact, enlarged in this issue. And it wasn’t taken back, either, by some shenanigans at the end of the story. But the issue had a nicely-done twist at the end that allowed Superman to maintain some of the nigh-Catholic guilt over Kandor that he’d had all those years. In a story that seemed it could only zig, there’s a cool bit of zag right at the end.

 

Kandor

 

(From Superman #338, August 1979. Cover by Ross Andru and Dick Giordano.)

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