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Curt Swan cover/art; Muto!Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Sgt. Rock ad. "Muto - Monarch of Menace!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman tracks Muto to sector Z-44, where the villain springs a series of traps on the hero, finally luring him into saving a trio of android children in the path of a wave of paralyzing toxic seawater. Superman ad. "The Villain Who Married Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Interplanetary villain Raspor, who claims to have been responsible for the destruction of Krypton, believes that he is fated to marry Supergirl, but she comes up with an elaborate plan to defeat him which includes a fake marriage.
Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.