Inspector Henderson believes that Paul Barton, a criminal who's guilty of practically every crime known who disappeared nearly seven years ago, is hiding inside a cube-like structure which is made of some material that is impenetrable. He goes to the Planet to air his concern. It seems that by law if a person's been missing for seven years -- which period will be reached in 24 hours -- he is to be declared legally dead. And a dead man can't be arrested. So Clark turns into Superman and tries to get into the cube, but not even he can get in. So he goes to a scientist for help. Barton's brother, who's been keeping an eye on things for Barton, is worried that Superman might find a way in, so he grabs Lois and Jimmy. The scientist postulates that Superman might be able to alter his molecules so that he would be able to pass through anything solid; but he is warned that since the cube is made of an unknown material, he might not get out again. When Superman tries to get through, he learns ...
Did You Know?
The domed building where Superman visits Professor La Serne is the Griffth Observatory, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. See more
As Paul Barton is being arrested, he says, "My clock couldn't be that slow..." when if fact his clock was fast which is why he came out prematurely (thanks to Superman). See more