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Subj: Re:Professor Potter
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 01:30:41 am EDT (Viewed 100 times)
Reply Subj: Re:Professor Potter
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 06:28:35 pm EDT (Viewed 95 times)

    Just what was Professor Potter's role back in the Silver-age?
    As I vaguely understand it he was the dotty scientist in Smallville, the inspiration for Emil Hamilton in a sense, but was his role that of the absent minded Scientist who's experiments go off the rails or get stolen, or was he a practical advisor for Superboy? Indeed did Superboy need him?! Was there any connection to young Luthor for that matter?

He was a scientist that usually didn't consider the possible side-effects of his more ... eccentric creations, which lead to hinjinx. He was rarely shown to be "absent minded" or bumbling, per se. Oh, and he was Lana Lang's maternal uncle.

    And was his final fate ever recorded? Unlike Chief Parker I don't recall him appearing after the Silver-age, an odd thing given Cary Bates would revisit Smallville and Superboy's past on a fairly regular basis.

He faded away as the sixties waned. He made a few appearances in SUPERMAN FAMILY, but that was pretty much it. Since he was never killed off on-panel, or mentioned as having died, he was presumably still alive when the Crisis hit. (Post-Crisis, During Karl Kesel's run on SUPERBOY, the professor was shown to be an employee of S.T.A.R. Labs.)

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