Superman narrowly prevents disaster at an atomic facility. In doing so, he has become totally irradiated and will kill living things just by being close to them. This forces Superman into exile while the atomic scientists try to figure out what to do. Meanwhile, criminals kidnap Lois Lane, figuring Superman wouldn't dare try to apprehend them because of his condition.
Did You Know?
Near the beginning, as Clark sneaks out of his office to change into Superman, he is neither wearing nor holding his hat. In the next shot, as we see him in the hallway, he's wearing his hat. See more