"Bet A Million" Butler, who will "bet on anything," wages $100,000 he can keep Superman under his control for 30 minutes. He shows up at the Daily Planet and abducts Lois Lane, forcing her onto the ledge of the newspaper's office building. Butler, calling himself only the "human bomb," has strapped dynamite to himself. After Superman arrives, the "human bomb" says he'll detonate the explosive unless Superman agrees to stay put for 30 minutes while a robbery takes place. Superman agrees but has no intention of allowing the robbery to take place.
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Superman's double cross consists of him tricking Butler into thinking he's always present (profile in shadow) in the adjacent window and using a tape recorded response when spoken to. There are countless flaws in this ruse, but a very significant one is that Butler at any time could have had Superman come to the window or demand that he sit in plain sight. See more