The Electric Rod
Daily Newspaper Serial - Oct 8 - Nov 1
The Scientists of Sudden Death Part 7: The merciless Sleez debuts his malevolent invention, an electric rod which can destroy a man in an instant. A small touch blinds, a longer touch kills, he explains, as he demonstrates the cruel device on his own assistant, dropping the man dead before the dwindling assemblage of the League to Destroy Superman.
Unburdened with shock or guilt, Lil Danvers insinuates herself into Sleez’s plot to destroy the Man of Steel, but soon runs afoul of the mad inventor’s temper and is blinded by a casual sweep of the electric rod.
Despite the Blonde Tigress’ repeated efforts to extinguish Superman’s life, the Man of Tomorrow lends her a portion of his tremendous vision power in order to instantly heal her eyesight. An unprecedented power which debuts here (Superman has previously been able to transfer his restorative abilities to Lois and Jimmy by means of blood transfusions) and fades from his catalog of strange abilities soon thereafter, it nonetheless does little to cool Lil Danvers’ blazing hatred.
Though secretly grateful and still attracted to him despite her fury, it’s no matter – there is only one of the Scientists of Sudden Death left to torment Superman, and it is finally The Blonde Tigress’ turn…