= from The Superman Encyclopaedia =
A mountain range of eastern North America which extends from Newfoundland, Gaspé Peninsula, and New Brunswick in Canada some 1,200 miles southwestward to central Alabama.
In September-October 1947, after Lex Luthor has focused his diabolical “heat ray” on the Atlantic Ocean and sent a torrent of boiling water towards Metropolis, Superman saves the city by uprooting the entire Appalachian Mountain range and dropping it between Metropolis and the on rushing wall of water. Later, after the boiling waters have receded, Superman returns the mountains to their proper geographical location. (Superman No. 48: “The Man Who Stole The Sun”).
Think of the logistics involved. I’m imagining the range got lifted as one piece. A piece virtually the length of North America.
Dropping that much volume of rock into the ocean must have had consequences for other continents but, y’know, screw’em.
I’m also wondering about anyone who lives among the range. Did they get washed out by the torrent of boiling water?