The Scientists of Sudden Death
Superman daily newspaper strip (Apr 21 - May 22)
The League to Destroy Superman gets an official moniker by way of The Scientists of Sudden Death – I told you it was a good name – and their chairman, crooked real estate magnate Ralph Roland, draws up the batting order: First it’s Dr.Carlos, then Coker, then three men with the unlikely surnames of Slag, Fant, and Sleez, and lastly the beautiful blonde big game hunter Liv Danvers, aka The Blonde Tigress! She blames Superman for the murder of her father and she is champing at the bit to have her chance at the Man of Steel!
Dr.Carlos goes first, however, and becomes the first criminal to notice the apparent connection between Superman and Lois Lane. Abducting the star reporter, Carlos and his henchman place her in a glass-protected nook in the Doctor’s insidious hotbox, a steel-enclosed room which can have its temperatures raised high enough to kill even Superman!
He may go down in the history books as the first baddie to use Lois as bait, but he doesn’t live to tell about it; succumbing to the terrible heat and helplessly watching as Lois’ glass-protected nook begins to buckle to the point of rupture, Superman has no choice but to break through the protective glass behind which Carlos, his henchman and the room’s temperature controls reside. Carlos doesn’t survive the tremendous heat now rushing into his control room, but the Scientists of Sudden Death have a whole roster waiting to take up the slack.