The Capture of Superman

The Capture of Superman Part 9 (Final)
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 4 Average: 3.8]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Nine – Endgame   The next day Superman awakes as the blast door slams shut with a loud thud that echoes through the empty storage room far below the hangar floor above. Blooms of compressed air fill the room and dissipate quickly as the overhead lights flicker and dim to 25% illumination. Superman finds himself sprawled facedown on the dirty floor with his hands extended over his head and his legs wide apart. Bart, the shackles and the Kryptonite are all gone. He shakes his head and rises off his chest and realizes he is still naked! This can’t be happening! This has to a nightmare that I’ll wake up from! Superman then suddenly remembers the events before he passed out yesterday morning. He recalls in chilling detail Bart’s visit and the cruel torment before he uncased the lethal Kryptonite. Superman shakes his head again to clear his mind. Finally free of that damn steel collar and shackles! What a… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 9 (Final)

The Capture of Superman Part 8
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 3 Average: 3.3]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Eight -Bart Returns   The next day Bart stands over the pathetic sight of the once mighty Superman holding the now familiar lead box and a black canvas bag as both sets of steel doors to the shaft leading to the hangar above slam shut with a loud metallic thud. Superman remains face down on the floor naked and shackled, ashamed and afraid, after an initial glance, to look the teenager in the face. Bart dressed in desert camos, black T-shirt and polished black engineer’s boots circles Superman with an evil grin as he observes the hero whom he sees naked for the first time; Superman, the mighty champion is collared, restrained, completely naked and in chains with his wrists bound tightly behind his back and ankles shackled tightly together. His naked body is covered with a film of sweat and grime. Superman’s hair is disheveled and matted and his mouth is crusted with dried drool. His handsome face is… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 8

The Capture of Superman Part 7
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 6 Average: 3.5]THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Seven -Temporary Reprieve for Superman   The Kryptonite fragments Bart exposed Superman to have effectively reduced him to the stature of a quivering slug lying dully exposed on the concrete floor unable to move speak or construct a coherent thought. His mind, numbed by the pain, Superman merely lies face down naked, his body stiffened by the unrelenting ache of pain. Dumont has taken Superman’s famous red and blue costume as a trophy and Superman is left wearing only a blank expression with drool trickling from the open mouth of his craned head. Dumont grins wickedly as he hurries around the vault collecting the man’s discarded costume: leather boots, cape, belt, briefs, and tights. He roughly compresses the costume and boots and shoves the items into the large black canvas bag he brought with him. As Dumont zips the canvas bag he leers over at the helpless man. The grin leaves his face as he realizes it is time to decide… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 7

The Capture of Superman Part 6
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 2 Average: 5]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Six – Dumont’s Broomstick   Dumont shakes himself out of his rage and takes several deep breaths as he paces back and forth beside the powerless blue and red clad Man of Steel who is shackled from head to foot facedown on the dusty floor in a state of unconsciousness. He slowly regains his composure and turns his attention back to the man. “Now I’ll have my broomstick,” announces Dumont grimly as he quickly moves to confiscate Superman famous costume. I’m going to display that fancy costume on a mannequin in my study!” promises Dumont.  But it looks like I’ll have to run those tights through the washer first as you seem to have turned into a real slob Superman. Well, where do I begin? …The boots of course.” decides Dumont. Dumont kneels and the shackles and chain clatter as he rolls the man off his belly and onto his back. Dumont laughs at Superman’s blank expression of incomprehension as… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 6

The Capture of Superman Part 5
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 1 Average: 1]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Five-The Evil Genius Dumont   Superman is no longer cognizant of the dire situation he is in. The constant mind-numbing pain from the combined power of the Kryptonite fragments has rendered the ultimate superhero unconsciousness and placed him at the mercy of the evil genius Dumont. Superman’s mind is vacant as the morning hours pass slowly. He remains tightly restrained with his arms shackled tight behind his back lying prostrate on the floor in anguish his blue eyes staring blankly in the direction of the sealed anteroom. His head is craned and his mouth is open with a trickle of drool seeping out. Dumont’s nephew Bart, the bait for the ingenious trap, has thrashed Superman badly and left the overcome superhero in chains surrounded by lethal Kryptonite fragments. As the early morning wears on Superman does not even blink as the Containment Room lights flicker on. The lights are dim at first but get brighter and brighter. Seconds later the… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 5

The Capture of Superman Part 4
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 5 Average: 2]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Four – Superman in Chains   Superman, powerless, helpless and defeated kneels before the smaller man clutching his stomach in agony. “I can end your suffering Superman; the Kryptonite is kicking your ass,” snickers Bart. “Anyhow, while I’m waiting for you to break, FYI, Kryptonite is actually a piece of your home town, Superman.” Bart circles the helpless Man of Steel and lights a smoke as he continues his explanation; “As Dumont explained it to me so eloquently, you are experiencing the Delphinium Theory of Reverse Effects whereas elements harmless to you in your own environment when transposed to Earth are harmful.” lectures young Bart. “I wish I could take credit for discovering the secret of Kryptonite, but alas it is my uncle who is the brains of the outfit. Of course, my sniveling weasel of an uncle was not confident enough to confront you with his discovery himself. He obviously had his doubts about his little theory; thus, I… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 4

The Capture of Superman Part 3
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 2 Average: 5]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part Three – Superman Defeated   Bart’s sullen expression vanishes in a flash as he sees the Kryptonite finally beginning to take effect on the astonished Superman. “YES!” screams Bart as he deftly scoops up the Kryptonite from the concrete floor and quickly pursues the retreating Superman, “YES!  What’s the matter Superman? You’re awful quiet all of a sudden. Are you through with your sermon? Did you misjudge me and the fantasy of my delusional uncle? Where are you off to? Feeling a need for some air, Super Hero?” Bart runs after Superman who unsteadily staggers into the anteroom with a very talkative Bart right behind him. “FYI Superman, Kryptonite is poison to you. It strips you of your mighty superpowers … completely; although it evidently takes time to have an affect on you. My uncle could have warned me about a potential lag time. To tell you the truth, I was scared shit-less when you seemed OK… Whew!!!…. sure glad… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 3

The Capture of Superman Part 2
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 1 Average: 5]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.    Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.       Part Two – Kryptonite   Superman quickly makes his way downward using the long array of metal stairs that descend to the substructure below the hangar; he leaves the shaft and enters the anteroom examining the thick concrete walls and low circling as he moves to the end of the narrow room and stands before a large steel blast door. A sign next to the blast door reads: “CONTAINMENT ROOM.” Superman bangs lightly on the door and shouts, “Dumont!” No answer. Very odd indeed thinks Superman; this is the time and place. Superman bangs again on the steel door and shouts, “Dumont, its Superman. I have an appointment here.” No answer. Superman examines the steel blast door for several seconds and again x-rays the interior finding it completely empty. “Nothing here, or for miles around this old hangar,” thinks Superman. “I guess this is somebody’s idea of a cleaver prank”. Superman turns towards the shaft to the surface and hears… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 2

The Capture of Superman Part 1
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Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 1 Average: 5]  THE CAPTURE OF SUPERMAN!   Originally “The Capture of Superboy,” story by L.Cross.   Modestly text-enhanced by Rick Henry, 05-2021, strawbridge88@att.net.     Part One  – The Discovery… Young Bart drove north out of the city in his uncle’s 2007 Avalanche, he conceded to himself that this scheme of his uncle’s seemed a bit of an overreach, even for the gifted Dumont. Sure his uncle was a genius, but to “defeat” the Man of Steel seemed unachievable even for his intellect. Bart was a good-looking youth almost 17 years old. He stood just shy of 6’ and weighted 160 lbs, had green eyes, and short blond hair. Bart, like his uncle, Dumont, was manipulative as well as deceptive; both had a cruel streak; it seemed to run in the family. Dumont, a wealthy young scientist from a family that had been powerful for generations, had spent the last several years studying Earth’s mightiest champion, Superman, with the sole purpose of discovering any Achilles’ Heel Superman might have. Dumont, hated Superman and everything he stood for; it was a fixation driven by both envy and natural… Read More »The Capture of Superman Part 1