|Brainic and the City of Kandor|
Last time I mentioned about how via the interaction of the Alien Menace Brainic, The Kryptonian City of Kandor and its residents ended up shrunken and preserved in a bottle. Later rescued by Superman. he gave the Bottled City a New home within his fortress of Solitude whilst he endeavoured to return it and its people to its original size.
This gave Superman the chance to visit with his people from time time. One of the problems with Superman visiting the city was he would lose all of his Super powers and became a normal person. This gave him a better understanding to being Kal El, normal Kryptonian instead of Clark Kent always hiding his Super Powers and secret identity. . On one of his visits to Kandor accompanied by his friend the Newspaper Cub reporter Jimmy Olson, he found out some one was impersonating Superman in the City. Added to this the doppelganger was waging crime and had lead the citizens of Kandor to brand Superman as a villain and an outlaw.
|The Fake Man of Steel|
This "Fake" Superman appeared to have superpowers, and as real Superman aka Kal El did not have his Super Powers needed a plan of action to capture the Bootleg Superman.
Having to hide his Identity, and with the help of a Kandorian Scientist and friend Nor-Kann, helped them hatch a plan to capture the impostor. Superman adopted a costume identity as Nightwing and his friend adopted the identity of Flamebird. Inspired by Superman's friends Batman & Robin, Jimmy and him became vigilantes of Kandor. The names Nightwing & Flamebird originated after the names came of Birds native to Krypton. Later it would be told that The Nightwing and The Flamebird were legendary "Gods" from Kyptonian History.
With Rocket Belts, and some amazing Gadgets including their own version of the Bat-mobile called The Night-Mobile the "New Heroes" tempted to apprehend the bogus Superman. Which they eventually did.
|Superman (Kal -EL ) as NIGHTWING and FLAMEBIRD aka Jimmy Olsen|
Next time more about The Original Nightwing & Flamebird
Until then ENJOY !