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 Metamorpho

Brave and the Bold No. 57
December 1964 / January 1965
Cover: Metamorpho vs. Java (three vignettes) //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “The Origin of Metamorpho” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (Rex Mason; first appearance; origin)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg, Simon Stagg, Java (first appearance for all)
Synopsis: Soldier-of-fortune Rex Mason is abandoned in an Egyptian pyramid by Java, a revived caveman, who acts on behalf of their boss, tycoon Simon Stagg, and retrieves for him the Orb of Ra.  Mason is subjected to the rays of a meteor housed within the pyramid and becomes physically transformed into a freakish-looking elemental being who can transform his body into any element in the human form.  He returns to America and confronts Stagg, who keeps him away with the Orb of Ra and says that he will use his scientific skill to change Mason back to a normal man again.  But this goal is beyond Stagg’s science.  After Java vengefully starts a fire within the mansion, Mason uses his powers to rescue his lover, Stagg’s daughter Sapphire.  Later, she points out that Mason can use his newfound abilities for the cause of good, until her father finds a cure--if he ever does.

Brave and the Bold No. 58
February-March 1965
Cover: Metamorpho vs. Mantis and flail-tank (three vignettes) //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “The Junk Yard of Doom” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in METAMORPHO #1)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (all next appear in METAMORPHO #1)
Intro: Eddie Riggs (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Mara Stagg (in a painting; Sapphire’s late mother and Simon Stagg’s late wife; first and only appearance)
Villains: Maxwell Tremaine (first and only appearance), Karko (first appearance; dies in this story), Mantis (a robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Rex Mason gains the name Metamorpho and a costume (which is abandoned after METAMORPHO #1) in this story.
Synopsis: World War II-era traitor Maxwell Tremaine kidnaps Metamorpho with the aid of the Orb of Ra, tries to make him repair the broken super-weapons in his “junk yard of doom” for use in world conquest, and ends up battling the Element Man with them when he refuses.

Metamorpho No. 1
July-August 1965
Cover: Metamopho battling Kurt Vornak in atomic form (three vignettes) //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “Attack of the Atomic Avenger” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #58)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #58)
Villain: Kurt Vornak (first appearance; dies in this story), Duke and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis: When Metamorpho stops a crime-plan of Kurt Vornak’s, the evil scientist tries to get vengeance by working on Simon Stagg’s apparatus to change Metamorpho back into a human, but instead turns himself into a giant atom-being with transmutational powers.

Metamorpho No. 2
September-October 1965
Cover: Metamorpho saving Sapphire Stagg from enemy submarine (three vignettes) //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “Terror From the Telstar” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Cameo: Kurt Vornak (in flashback)
Villains: Nicholas Balkan, Gunther Balkan, Lothan Balkan, Siegfried Balkan (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in part from last issue.
Synopsis: Metamorpho goes up against Nicholas Balkan and his three sons, who are using the Telstar satellite to transmit electronic signals that perform tasks for their crime empire.

Metamorpho No. 3
November-December 1965
Cover: Metamorpho sliced apart by lasers and approached by Thunderbird Robot //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “Who Stole the U.S.A.?” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Intro: Ominoreg (only appearance)
Other Character: Lyndon Baines Johnson (of Earth-One)
Villains: T. T. Trumbull, Zelda Trumbull (first and only appearance for both), Thunderbird Robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Wealthy T. T. Trumbull lures Metamorpho and the Stagg clan to his secret Science Station Alpha in the Grand Canyon, from which he intends to take over the United States, and with which he intends to destroy the Element Man.

Metamorpho No. 4
January-February 1966
Cover: Metamorpho saving Simon Stagg and Java from firing squad (three vignettes) //Ramona Fradon / Charles Paris
Story: “The Awesome Escapades of the Abominable Playboy” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Ramona Fradon
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Villains: Cha-Cha Chavez, El Lupo (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: This issue contains the first letters page.
 Shortly after this story, Metamorpho helps the Justice League fight the Unimaginable (and gets made a stand-by member) in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42.
Synopsis: Sapphire Stagg gets engaged to South American playboy Cha-Cha Chavez to make Metamorpho jealous, not knowing he runs guns for a dictator in his homeland.

Metamorpho No. 5
March-April 1966
Cover: Metamorpho and Metamorpho II colliding as Simon Stagg watches //Joe Orlando / Charles Paris
Story: “Will the Real Metamorpho Please Stand Up?” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Joe Orlando
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Villain: Metamorpho II (Edifice K. Bulwark), a bomber (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Simon Stagg transforms an architect into a second Metamorpho to replace the original, who has left his employ, but the plan backfires.
Metamorpho No. 6
May-June 1966
Cover: Metamorpho dissolving the Eiffel Tower //Joe Orlando / Charles Paris
Story: “Never Bet Against an Element Man” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Joe Orlando
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66)
Villains: Achille LeHeele and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Metamorpho makes a brief appearance during the Justice League’s battle with the Unimaginable in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44, then teams with the Metal Men to battle Kurt Borian in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66.
Synopsis: Simon Stagg loses the services of Metamorpho to casino owner Achille LeHeele, who uses the Element Man to destroy seven famous landmarks throughout the world in search of a piece of evidence that could send him to prison.

Metamorpho No. 7
July-August 1966
Cover: Metamorpho emerging from volcano to attack Otto Von Stuttgart //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “Terror From Fahrenheit 5,000" (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #66)
Villain: Otto Von Stuttgart (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Simon Stagg and 11 other vulcanologists have been kidnapped by Otto Von Stuttgart, who threatens the world with a neutron dissolver, and Metamorpho goes in search of him.

Metamorpho No. 8
September-October 1966
Cover: Metamorpho vs. Doc Dread //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “Element Man, Public Enemy” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68)
Villain: Doc Dread and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Metamorpho teams up with Batman to fight the Joker, the Penguin, and the Riddler in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68.
Synopsis: Metamorpho is assigned to masquerade as a costumed criminal, Dyna-Man, in order to infiltrate the gang of super-criminal Doc Dread.

Metamorpho No. 9
November-December 1966
Cover: Metamorpho vs. robots //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “The Valley That Time Forgot” (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68)
Intro: A tribe of cavemen (only appearance)
Villain: El Matanzas (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Metamorpho and his friends discover a hidden valley full of cavemen and futuristic robots, the latter of which are commandeered by dictator El Matanzas.

Metamorpho No. 10
January-February 1967
Cover: Metamorpho and Element Girl vs. Stingaree //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “The Sinister Snares of Stingaree” (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Intro: Element Girl (Urania Blackwell; origin), Zorb (only appearance)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Villain: Stingaree (first and only appearance), CYCLOPS (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #64; last appearance)
Synopsis: The wedding of Metamorpho and Sapphire Stagg is interrupted by Element Girl, a female version of Metamorpho, who enlists him in a battle against Stingaree and his evil organization, CYCLOPS.

Metamorpho No. 11
March-April 1967
Cover: Metamorpho vs. Vrag-Kol’s men (three vignettes) //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “They Came From Beyond?”  (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
GA: Element Girl (next appears in issue #13)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Other Character: Lyndon Baines Johnson (of Earth-One)
Villains: Vrag-Kol and his men (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Vrag-Kol’s men’s uniforms are colored on the cover in reverse of their appearance in the story.
Synopsis: Metamorpho and Simon Stagg are assigned by the president to investigate flying saucers buzzing the United States, and discover the “aliens” are really an Earth criminal and his gang out to conquer America.

Metamorpho No. 12
May-June 1967
Cover: Metamorpho ramming Osmium, Hafnium, Thallium, Selenium, Strontium, and Tantalum as Sapphire Stagg looks on //Sal Trapani / Charles Paris
Story: “The Trap of the Test-Tube Terrors” (23 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Intro: Touchdown Tuckerson (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Stonewall Stagg, Steamboat Stagg, Stingy Stagg, Sabrina Stagg (Simon Stagg’s ancestors; in paintings; first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Professor Franz Zorb, Hafnium, Osmium, Selenium, Strontium, Tantalum, Thallium (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Franz Zorb takes the assignment of turning Metamorpho back into a normal human, but it is only a cover for his manufacture of six elemental robots with which he hopes to steal a scientific device hidden in a football.

Metamorpho No. 13
July-August 1967
Cover: Metamorpho vs. Element Girl //Sal Trapani (signed)
Story: “The Return From Limbo” (23 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
GS: Element Girl (last appearance in issue #11)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Villains:  Professor Franz Zorb (last appearance), Hafnium, Osmium, Selenium, Strontium, Tantalum, Thallium (all destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Prof. Zorb steals Element Girl from the Stagg mansion, revives her, and appears to turn her against Metamorpho.

Metamorpho No. 14
September-October 1967
Cover: Metamorpho vs. The Thunderer (two vignettes) //Sal Trapani (signed)
Story: “Enter the Thunderer” (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
GS: Element Girl
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Villains: The Thunderer (first appearance), Neutrog (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Metamorpho and Element Girl go against the Thunderer, a midget menace with incredible powers, and his henchman Neutrog.

Metamorpho No. 15
November-December 1967
Cover: Metamorpho vs. The Thunderer //Sal Trapani (signed)
Story: “Hour of Armageddon” (23 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Sal Trapani
Inker: Charles Paris
Feature Character: Metamorpho
GS: Element Girl
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Intro: Billy Barton, Mr. and Mrs. John Barton, two members of the Thunderer’s race (only appearance)
Villain: The Thunderer (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Thunderer splits Metamorpho and Element Girl into three beings apiece, but a teenage genius helps put them back together to take on the villain again.

Metamorpho No. 16
January-February 1968
Cover: Jezeba, carving of Algon vs. charioteer and ancient soldiers, and fallen Metamorpho //Sal Trapani
Story: “Jezeba, Queen of Fury” (22 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Sal Trapani
Feature Character: Metamorpho (some origin details revealed)
GS: Element Girl
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (marries Wally Bannister in this story), Java
Intro: Jezeba, Ramtus, people of Ma-Phoor (all die in this story), Wally Bannister
Villains: Mr. Shadow (first appearanace), Dracon (an android; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Sapphire Stagg marries wealthy Wally Bannister, and Metamorpho breaks away from Simon Stagg with some help from Element Girl.  He is recruited by a mysterious man known as Mr. Shadow to seek out the hidden valley of Ma-Phoor, where he encounters Jezeba, its queen, who looks like Sapphire, claims to be over 2,000 years old, and identifies him as Algon, a hero from ancient times.

Metamorpho No. 17
March-April 1968
Cover: Metamorpho facing the Prosecutor and his accusers //Jack Sparling
Story: “Last Mile For an Element Man” (23 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101)
GS: Element Girl (last appearance; New Earth Element Girl first appears in SANDMAN #20)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg, Simon Stagg, Java (all next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101)
Other Character: Wally Bannister (no appearance; death revealed in this story)
Cameo: Jezeba (in flashback)
Villains: Mr. Shadow (last appearance), Algon (first appearance; dies in this story), the Prosecutor and his “Client” (only appearance of both)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 This story remains unfinished, though Metamorpho is cleared from the murder charge sometime between this story and his next appearance, in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101.  The true identity of Mr. Shadow and the Prosecutor’s “client” have never been revealed.
 Three years after this story, Metamorpho teams with Batman to fight the Bounty Hunter in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101.
Synopsis: Metamorpho is tried, sentenced, and “executed” in a freezing chamber for the murder of Wally Bannister, Sapphire’s late husband.  He is broken free by Element Girl, despite the intervention of the Prosecutor, a fanatic super-criminal who framed Metamorpho on behalf of a mysterious “client”.  Metamorpho and Element Girl meet Algon, the Element Man of Jezeba’s time, who dies shortly after telling them that he committed the murder of Bannister.  The two elemental heroes set out to find the Prosecutor and his client to clear Metamorpho’s name.  But the “client”, speaking from within a cocoon, tells the Prosecutor he has failed and menaces him with deadly insects.
 

Action Comics No. 413
June 1972
Story: “The Seven Sins of Simon Stagg” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101; origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #101)
Villain: Ulysses Bronson (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Ulysses Bronson, an old college rival of Simon Stagg’s, dupes Stagg into contributing a million dollars to Morality Mountain, where all the statues of the Seven Deadly Sins bear Stagg’s face.  He holds Stagg at gunpoint, and has Metamorpho, Java, and Sapphire in a deathtrap.

Action Comics No. 414
July 1972
Story: “Fade Out For a Freak” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java
Cameo appearance: Genevieve Terhune (as a statue; first and only appearance; dead before this story begins)
Villain: Ulysses Bronson (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Simon Stagg clues Metamorpho in to the neutralizing agent he must become to disarm Bronson’s acid trap for him, Sapphire, and Java.

Action Comics No. 415
August 1972
Story: “Fill My Grave With Money” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Weeks, Harvey Weeks, Jr. (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Metamorpho helps out a man who has voluntarily trapped himself within a mine Simon Stagg has shut down, and who is transformed into a monster as a result.

Action Comics No. 416
September 1972
Story: “Oh, Pity, Where Is Thy Sting?”  (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Character: Sapphire Stagg
Intro: Mr. Scorpio, Col. Martingale, Tall Tex, and other members of the Martingale Circus (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Richard M. Nixon, Mao Tse-Tung (of Earth-One)
Villain: A sniper (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Unable to convince Sapphire to marry him due to an astrological forecast, Metamorpho runs off to join the circus, and helps them keep from folding by putting on an act for the president and the premier of China.

Action Comics No. 417
October 1972
Story: “The Kid and the Corruptors” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg (last appearance in issue #415), Java (last appearance in issue #414), Sapphire Stagg
Intro: Randall Stagg (only apperance)
Villains: A gang of spies (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place at Christmastime.
Synopsis: Simon Stagg invites his nephew Randall into the Stagg household, not knowing that the boy has been brainwashed by spies to turn over secret projects found in his house.

Action Comics No. 418
November 1972
Story: “The Fountain of Death” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100), Sapphire Stagg, Java (both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #217)
Intro: A lawyer (only appearance)
Comment:  Shortly after this story, Metamorpho helps the Justice League, Justice Society, and Seven Soldiers of Victory battle the Iron Hand in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100-102, then teams up with Superman and Batman to fight Rastinyak in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #217.
Synopsis: Simon Stagg fakes his own death in order to cause Metamorpho, thru a clause in Stagg’s will, to bring back a rare element which he thinks will restore his lost youth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 217
July-August 1973
Story: “The Haunted Millionaire” (9 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in Superman / Batman story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (last appearance for both in Superman / Batman story in last issue)
Cameo appearance: Black Absalom Stagg (Simon Stagg’s ancestor; in a painting; first and only appearance), Java (in flashback)
Villain: Adam (a robot; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: On a trip to the Stagg summer home, Simon, Sapphire, and Metamorpho are menaced by a being who appears to be Simon Stagg’s slaver ancestor Absalom.

World’s Finest Comics No. 219
September-October 1973
Story: “Tick-Tock Boom Boom” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance in issue #217)
Synopsis: Metamorpho has developed a split personality from the chemical bath Simon Stagg immersed him in, and, in his evil identity, has planted bombs intended to destroy Stagg.

World’s Finest Comics No. 220
November-December 1973
Story: “Tears of an Element Man” (7 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho (next appears in issue #226)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (all next appear in issue #226)
Villains: A gang of kidnappers (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Metamorpho teams up with Superman and Batman to defeat El Jefe in issue #226.
Synopsis: Metamorpho goes after a gang of kidnappers who have abducted Sapphire Stagg.

World’s Finest Comics No. 229
April 1975
Cover: Batman, Superman, and Powerman’s legs; Metamorpho vs. monster //Ernie Chan
Story: “The Stranger From the Stars” (8 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: John Calnan
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in issue #226; next appears in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3)
Supporting Characters: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Java (last appearance for all in issue #226; all next appear in FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #3)
Intro: Bradley, a watchman (both die in this story)
Villains: Rene LaFarge, a monster (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Simon Stagg and a French scientist quarrel over who was the first to discover a new element, and two murders follow, leading Metamorpho to investigate.

First Issue Special No. 3
June 1975
Cover: Metamorpho, Phantom of Washington, and Sapphire Stagg //Ramona Fradon
Story: “The Freak and the Billion-Dollar Phantom” (6 pages)
 Part 2: “Secret of the Capitol” (6 pages)
 Part 3: “The Lake of Gold” (6 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Ramona Fradon
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #229; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #123)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #229; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #154), Simon Stagg, Java (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #229; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40)
Cameo appearances: Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Other Character: James Madison (of Earth-One; flashback)
Villain: The Phantom of Washington (Dr. Destiny; a ghost; first and only appearance; not to be confused with the villain introduced in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5)
Synopsis: On a trip to Washington, Metamorpho must deal with a ghostly figure who uses his mystic powers to make a shambles of the capitol city.

Metamorpho’s Later Appearances:
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #123, 154
DC COMICS PRESENTS #40
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1-3
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4
NEW TEEN TITANS (1st series) #37
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5-13
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #14-19
DC COMICS PRESENTS #83
NEW TEEN TITANS (2nd series) #13
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3-5, 7, 9, 10
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #20-24
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #25-32
ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33-42
THE OUTSIDERS #1-14
THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
THE OUTSIDERS #15, 16
(The New Earth Metamorpho first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #17.)

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