Superman and Charlie Kweskill are trapped in the Phantom Zone and the Phantom Zone criminals are loose on Earth, complete with super-powers. Things aren’t looking too good for the good guys in issue 2 of the Phantom Zone mini-series.
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Episode 23 — Geeking on The Phantom Zone #2
Hello, Future Charlie! Great episode, as always. This Mini-Series is coming along good. I have tried hard to stay just on the issue you will be discussing, so I am very intrigued at this point as to how Superman gets out of the Phantom Zone. Will Superman make it back to our world alive?!
Hopefully I can make sense of my notes. I tried to find any reference to other DC heroes battling a Phantom Zoner and couldn’t find one. The only thing of interest was that Guy Gardner was trapped there somehow and was rescued by Green Lantern and Superman. [see Green Lantern Vol. 2 #117-122, Secret Origins Vol. 2 #7] Jimmy Olsen got to the Phantom Zone through a teeny, tiny hole he noticed, looked in and that’s where he ended up. [Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #62, or The Superman Family #178, or Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone TPB] I have no explanation for why the Phantom Zoners had no trouble with the Fortress’ defenses. And why did they need the key to get in? They could have busted a hole open anywhere they wanted. I guess it doesn’t have to make sense, as long as it keeps us entertained. Better go for now…but I’ll be back!
P.S. Green Lantern’s costume colors are fixed in the trade paperback!