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When those nasty old Vrangs landed on the floating charnel house that once was Argo City, before their encounter with Jewel Kryptonite as described above, they didn't reckon that they were standing on the universe's only known specimen of Anti-Kryptonite.

Anti-K came about, I suspect, to cover another of those sloppy continuity errors I mentioned earlier.

Y'see, in Action #309 Supergirl learns about the Argo City religious nut, Jer-Em.  As we all know (or should  know), the soil of Argo City became Green Kryptonite in Krypton's explosion; only Zor-El's handy-dandy stockpile of lead sheeting saved its citizens.  Later on, as we learn in this issue of Action, Argo city drifted into a yellow-sun system like our own, thus giving everyone super-powers.  Then Jer-Em is alarmed and proclaims, "The Gods of Krypton would have given you wings if you were meant to fly!" (I am not making this up, I promise!)

Then, using his own powers, he flies (!) out of the protective dome and below the protective lead.  Putting his hands on the bare Kryptonite rock, he super-shoves Argo City back towards its red sun before boogying back inside.  Then, for the "crime" of taking away their super-powers, the frustrated Argo Citizens zap Jer-Em into the Phantom Zone.  This was in Action #309.

Well sir, in Action #317 a sharp-witted reader wrote in to ask how Jer-Em had survived that long exposure to the Kryptonite below Argo City.  The response?  "Obviously, this was a freak type of Anti-Kryptonite which affected only non-super Kryptonians."

Oh.  Obviously.

Anyway, Action #371 reiterates this doctrine, when recounting the death of Morina, Kara's childhood friend:  "That Anti-Kryptonite, which could kill Kryptonians without super-powers, was to destroy all life in Argo City some years later!"


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