I wonder if Superman decided to hide similar "airplane markers" around the world's other mountainous regions, so this one wouldn't be too distinctive. Not a bad suggestion, eh?
The installation of those "jets of anti-biotic gases" seems like a good precaution. The more savvy of us begins to wonder what part of this set-up will prove to be the Chekhov's Gun for the punchline of this story. We can certainly assume that Professor Clyde's anti-radiation device, along with this tale's framing theme of Kryptonite, will soon occupy stage center.
Isn't Panel One a great iconic depiction by the master, Curt Swan, of the Clark Kent-to-Superman transformation?
And dig those crazy tongs! -- along with the oversized sledge hammer and giant shovel.
Read carefully the rapid set-up to the payoff, given at the bottom of the page. Professor Clyde's ray has "changed the wave-length" of the Green K's radiations. We know this, because the piece of Kryptonite tells us it can feel it!
And since the "flinch test" causes no bad feelings in Superman, in a few minutes Professor Clyde will send Kryptonite-changing rays ALL OVER THE EARTH. This seems a bit impetuous, don't you think? Even a grade-schooler might think that this is rushing things a bit. Wait and see!
And how big will his upcoming bill from Metropolis Water and Power be? That kind of world-spanning broadcast will use a lot of energy! Maybe it will split the world like a Tesla Tower gone mad!
Come back Friday to find out!