An ambitious scientist has invented a "space-tunnel," a way to connect distant worlds.
Some goons want to steal it, because, hey, having your own personal boom tubes would be kinda convenient if you're a crook.
Superman rousts them, not not before the not ready for prime time device is accidentally activated:
Fortunately, Superman is on the job:
Sure, maybe Superman would save the Earth these days (as if he could depowered).
But good guys AND crooks applauding him for it? Acknowledging him as a hero?
Not the under current DC braintrust, that's for sure!
From Superman #274 (1974)