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classic Neal Adams cover"The Experiment That Backfired on Superman", script by Cary Bates (pgs. 1-3; 17) and Dennis O'Neil (pgs. 4-16), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Joe Rubinstein (pgs. 1-3, 17) and Murphy Anderson (pgs. 4-16); En route to the laboratory of Professor Bolden to help test a new energy source, Superman is attacked by a pair of thieves using Bolden's device; while unconscious, Superman dreams of Professor Bolden's first experiment: the Kryptonite Engine; Clark Kent begins his TV career.
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.
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein is a comic book artist and inker, most associated with inking Marvel Comics' The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. He is also known to be the one to have given artist Art Adams his first professional work.