There once was a super powered moa, and comic book Superman did battle with it and managed to capture it unharmed just near the end of the issue. What did Superman do with the beast?

  • What issue did he fight the moa? Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 6:51
  • @Thunderforge I have no idea. :( Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 6:55
  • @Thunderforge - Action Comics #425.
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 7:54
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    Wow, WTF. I guess this just proves that everything has happened in a superhero comic at some point.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 13:09

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This is Action Comics #425 - "The Last Moa on Earth".

Strange gases affect the last moa egg

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The moa drains the hunter's life forces, growing to an enormous size within hours

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Superman fights the beast which can now fly and has become psychic.

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Before finally realising that the animal simply wants to go home

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Since there are no further mentions of this animal, I think we can assume it lived the remainder of its life in peace and tranquility near the pond


It's most probably in his Fortress of Solitude

Superman has a handy Interplanetary Habitat area in his fortress. He's such a good guy, he can't just kill every super powered creature he battles, so they usually end up here.

I'm unable to find a specific reference to the moa in question, but he's very likely here.

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    Yeah, that's it son. We took him to the far...er...habitat...where he can run free.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 13:55
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    So you reckon Superman had super-moa nuggets for dinner...
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 13:56
  • @Richard - Unfortunately for the moa, they were quite delicious.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 14:02
  • @T.E.D. - Hence the lyrics of the song "Rebel Yell". It's about a craving for moa burgers.
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 14:03

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