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 Air Wave

DC Comics Presents No. 40
December 1981
Story: “Whatever Happened to the Original Air Wave?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Air Wave I (Larry Jordan; last chronological appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55; dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Helen Jordan (first chronological appearance; becomes Air Wave for one time only in this story; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55), Hal Jordan (the future Air Wave II; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55 (flashback))
Villain: Joe Parsons (first and only appearance)
Comment: About 12 years after this story, young Hal Jordan (Larry’s son) becomes the second Air Wave as shown in flashback in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55 and appears in GREEN LANTERN #100, 103-107.
Synopsis: After a convict guns down D. A. Larry Jordan, his wife takes up Larry’s costume and identity of Air Wave briefly to avenge his death.

Action Comics No. 488
October 1978
Story: “A Close Shave For Air Wave” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Air Wave (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #107; next appears in issue #511)
Supporting Characters: Jack Jordan (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #71; next appears in issue #512), Jan Jordan (Jack’s wife), Jason Jordan, Jennifer Jordan (their children), Karen Peterson (first appearance for all; all next appear in issue #511)
Cameo appearances: Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary (all in flashback), Helen Jordan (Air Wave’s mother; first appearance; in flashback)
Villain: A hijacker (first and only appearance), Casey Jones (first appearance; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55)
Comment: This is the first solo Air Wave story.
Synopsis: On a flight to Dallas to meet his uncle Jim, Air Wave stops a hijacking.

Action Comics No. 511
September 1980
Story: “A New Costume For Air Wave” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Air Wave (last appearance in issue #488)
Supporting Characters: Jan Jordan, Jason Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Karen Peterson (last appearance for all in issue #488)
Cameo appearance: Green Lantern
Villains: Three crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After Air Wave’s costume gets ripped apart by his two young cousins, Karen Peterson has to secretly make him a new one.

Action Comics No. 512
October 1980
Story:  “Sinister Spectacle of Sunspotter” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Romeo Tanghal
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Air Wave
Supporting Characters: Karen Peterson, Jennifer Jordan, Jason Jordan, Samantha (first appearance), Jack Jordan (last appearance in issue #488),
Intro: Bret Dalton, Ted Muller, Mitch Cruz (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Green Lantern, Green Arrow
Villain: Sunspotter (first appearance; next appears in issue #514)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Air Wave teams with the Atom to fight the Red Dart in the next issue, Sunspotter in issue #514, and the Calculator in issue #524.
Synopsis: Air Wave tangles with a solar-powered villain, Sunspotter.

Action Comics No. 525
November 1981
Story: “Air Wave Goes Blank” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Air Wave
Supporting Characters: Karen Peterson
Cameo appearance: Green Lantern
Villain: The Cosmic Corsair (Anthony Gilmore; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: At a science fiction art exhibit, Air Wave encounters a costumed thief called the Cosmic Corsair and gains a case of amnesia.

Action Comics No. 526
December 1981
Story: “Air Wave Tunes In” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Air Wave
Supporting Characters: Karen Peterson, Jack Jordan (last appearance), Jan Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Jason Jordan
Intro: Mr. Sherrow (only appearance)
Villains: Baker, Landon, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Air Wave teams with Green Lantern and Aquaman in the next issue and the Atom in issue #533.
Synopsis: After receiving an electrical shock, Air Wave learns that he has the power to read minds.

Action Comics  No. 534
August 1982
Story: “Air Wave's Close Encounter” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker:  Sam de la Rosa
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Air Wave
Supporting Character: Karen Peterson (last appearance)
Cameo appearances: Hawkman, Superman, Firestorm, Green Lantern
Villains: Arrhyner (O’Ryner), another alien (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Air Wave discovers an alien invader, whose partner turns out to be one of his teachers in disguise.

Action Comics No. 535
September 1982
Story: “The Saucerer's Apprentice” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Bob Le Rose
Feature Character: Air Wave (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55)
Supporting Characters: Jan Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Jason Jordan (all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55)
GA: Atom, Aquaman, Batman, Black Canary, Flash, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Superman, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America)
Cameo appearance: Green Lantern
Villain: Arrhyner and the other alien (last appearance for both)
Comment: This is the last Air Wave story.
 Sometime after this story, Air Wave teams up with Superman to fight the Parasite and Casey Jones in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55, then joins with the heroes of the Multiverse to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4, 5, and 12.
Synopsis: Air Wave has to neutralize an alien bomb that could destroy the Earth.

 Animal-Man

Strange Adventures No. 180
September 1965
Cover: Animal-Man //Carmine Infantino
Story: “I Was the Man With Animal Powers” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood (possibly France Herron)
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: Animal-Man (Buddy Baker; first appearance and origin; next appears in issue #184)
Supporting Characters: Ellen, Roger Denning (first appearance for both)
Villain: An alien (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Buddy does not use the name Animal-Man or gain a costume till issue #190.
Synopsis: Radiation from a crashed alien space capsule gives Buddy the power to gain the abilities of any animal within his vicinity, which he uses to round up some circus animals and to fight an alien who has gained the same powers that Buddy has.

Strange Adventures No. 184
January 1966
Cover: Animal-Man //Gil Kane
Story: “The Return of the Man With Animal Powers” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Gil Kane
Feature Character: Animal-Man (between issues #180 / 190)
Supporting Characters: Ellen (between issues #180 / 201), Roger Denning (between issues #180 / 190)
Villains: Trano, Zaarn (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Two aliens attack the people of Buddy’s hometown with a giant beast and a hate-ray, forcing him to use his animal powers against them.

Strange Adventures No. 190
July 1966
Cover: Immortal Man vs. monster; Animal-Man and various animals (two vignettes) //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “A-Man--the Hero With Animal Powers” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: Animal-Man (between issues #184 / 195; gains costume and name of “A-Man” in this story)
Supporting Characters: Roger Denning (between issues #184 / 195)
Cameo appearances: The alien, Trano, Zaarn (all in flashback)
Villains: Boss Grabo and his gang (including Joey; first and only appearance for all; all next appear in issue #195)
Synopsis: Buddy creates a costume and, as Animal-Man, swings into action against a gang of robbers who use animals in their crimes.

Strange Adventures No. 195
December 1966
Cover: Animal-Man //Jack Sparling
Story: “Animal-Man--Hero or Freak?” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Animal-Man (between issues #190 / 201)
Supporting Character: Roger Denning (between issues #190 / 201)
Villains: Boss Grabo and his gang (including Archie and Gumpo; last appearance in issue #190; last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Animal-Man must stop a gang of thieves with only the powers of baby animals or a rabbit to draw from.

Strange Adventures No. 201
June 1967
Cover: Animal-Man vs. Mod Gorilla Boss //Carmine Infantino / George Roussos (signed)
Story: “The Mod Gorilla Boss” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Animal-Man (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #267)
Supporting Characters: Ellen (last appearance in issue #184; last appearance), Roger Denning (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #267)
Villains: The Mod Gorilla Boss and his gang (including Gavern; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Animal-Man tackles a criminal scientist who has given himself the body of a gorilla.

Animal-Man’s later appearances:

WONDER WOMAN #267, 268
ACTION COMICS #552, 553
RED TORNADO #3
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77, 78
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10-12

Note: The New Earth Animal-Man first appears in ANIMAL MAN #1.

 The Assassin

First Issue Special No. 11
February 1976
Cover: Assassin levitating towards guard on boat //Mike Grell (signed)
Story: “Code Name: Assassin” (17 pages)
Editor, co-writer: Gerry Conway
Co-writer: Steve Skeates
Pencillers: Redondo Studio
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Character: The Asssassin (Jonathan Drew; first and only appearance; origin)
Intro: Rich Roberts, Peter Runyon, Dr. Andrew Stone, Dr. Anderson (only appearance for all), Marie Drew (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Dave Carmody and his gang, Victor Grummun and his gang, Jill, Powerhouse, the Snake (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story remains unfinished.
Synopsis: A medical experiment gives a young man incredible telekinetic powers, which he uses to go after his sister’s murderers as the Assassin.
 
 

 Black Orchid

Adventure Comics No. 428
July-August 1973
Cover: Black Orchid and crooks //Bob Oskner
Story: [untitled] (16 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Tony DeZuniga
Feature Character: Black Orchid (first appearance)
Intro: Ken Ransom, Myra Ransom
Villains: Gladys Vincent (dies in this story), the mayor, Canard, Jim Crocker, Snerff, other conspirators (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The identity and origin of the Earth-One Black Orchid are never revealed.
Synopsis: A mysterious superheroine, the Black Orchid, saves District Attorney Ken Ransom from hitmen and helps him get evidence on the crooked political combine that killed his brother.

Adventure Comics No. 429
September-October 1973
Cover: Black Orchid vs. pirates on boat //Bob Oskner
Story: “Challenge To the Black Orchid” (15 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Tony DeZuniga
Feature Character: Black Orchid
Intro: Sam Hendricks, Daphne Wingate, Cindy Harper, Mr. Saline (only appearance for all)
Villains: Barry DeMorte and his gang (including Ferd), Mala (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A modern-day pirate challenges the Black Orchid to stop his upcoming job, and tries to discover her secret identity.

Adventure Comics No. 430
November-December 1973
Cover: Hands throwing man out of window as Black Orchid approaches //Bob Oskner
Story: “The Anger of the Black Orchid” (14 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Tony De Zuniga
Letterer: Marcos Pelayo
Feature Character: Black Orchid (next appears in PHANTOM STRANGER #31)
Intro: Finney, Millie, Mademoiselle Magique (only appearance for all)
Villains: Nicky Scrumm, Slit, other hoods
Synopsis: The Black Orchid puts the pressure on a loan shark to repay extorted money to his marks.

Phantom Stranger No. 31
June-July 1974
Story: “Island of Fear” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Tony DeZuniga
Feature Character: Black Orchid (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #430)
Villains: Brute Barstoe, Virgil (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Black Orchid busts a group of slavers in a gold mine.

Phantom Stranger No. 32
August-September 1974
Story: “The Crime of the Black Orchid” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Script continuity: Russell Carley
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Artist: Nestor Redondo
Feautre Character: Black Orchid (next appears in issue #35)
Intro: Hank, Pete (only appearance for both)
Villains: Charlie, Harry, Sandy, Joey, Al, Pete Martin, Myrna (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Black Orchid’s reputation is besmirched when an impostor pulls a robbery wearing a duplicate of her costume.

Phantom Stranger No. 35
February-March 1975
Story: “Operation Frame-Up” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Nestor Redondo
Feature Character: Black Orchid (last appearance in issue #32)
Intro: Jarrett (dies in this story), Joel Dubbish (only appearance)
Villains: Howard Lunge, Oscar, Harold (Frame-Up, Incorporated; first appearance for all), Flint (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Black Orchid takes on a gang of crooks who specialize in framing innocents for their crimes, and whose leader has a super-computer which he puts to the task of deducing the Orchid’s true identity.

Phantom Stranger No. 36
April-May 1975
Story: “The Crime Computer” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Sheldon Mayer
Artist: Nestor Redondo
Feature Character: Black Orchid (next appears in issue #38)
Intro: Mrs. Barry (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Joel Dubbish, Jarrett (in flashback)
Villains: Howard Lunge, Oscar, Harold (Frame-Up, Incorporated; last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Frame-Up, Inc. tries to accept a contract to kill an elderly woman, not knowing the Black Orchid is secretly operating against them.

Phantom Stranger No. 38
August-September 1975
Story: “The Secret of the Black Orchid” (6 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Script continuity: Russell Carley
Artist: Fred Carrillo
Feature Character: Black Orchid (last appearance in issue #36)
Intro: Ronnie Kuhn, Hank (only appearance)
Villains: Maxie, Freddy, Jerry, Roxanne, another crook (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Black Orchid stops a diamond hijacking by impersonating a gangster’s moll.

Phantom Stranger No. 39
October-November 1975
Story: “The Legion of the Black Orchid” (6 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Script continuity: Russell Carley
Artist: Fred Carillo
Feature Character: Black Orchid
Other Character: Ronnie Kuhn
Villains: The Black Orchid Legion (Karen Jensen, Stefanie Tower, Barbie Henderson, Janet Grant, Lisa Patrick; first appearance for all)
Synopsis: Ronnie Kuhn, an admirer of the Black Orchid, is invited to join a league of women who impersonate the heroine and claim to collectively be her.  Ronnie accepts, not knowing the Black Orchid Legion is a hoax.

Phantom Stranger No. 40
December 1975 / January 1976
Story: “The Black Orchid Conspiracy” (6 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Script continuity: Russell Carley
Artist: Fred Carillo
Feature Character: Black Orchid
Other Character: Ronnie Kuhn
Villains: The Black Orchid Legion
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Black Orchid Legion dupes Ronnie Kuhn into helping them rob the World Bank, and leaves her bound in front of a bomb.

Phantom Stranger No. 41
February-March 1976
Story: “Will the Real Black Orchid Please Stand Up?”  (6 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Script continuity: Russell Carley
Artist: Fred Carillo
Feature Character: Black Orchid (next appears in BLUE DEVIL ANNUAL #1)
Other Character: Ronnie Kuhn (last appearance)
Villains: The Black Orchid Legion (last appearance)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Sometime after this story, the Black Orchid helps Blue Devil and several other heroes fight Felix Faust in BLUE DEVIL ANNUAL #1, then appears with the heroes of five Earths to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, her last appearance.
Synopsis: The Black Orchid saves Ronnie Kuhn and, with her help, rounds up the Black Orchid Legion.

 B’wana Beast

Showcase No. 66
January-February 1967
Cover: B’wana Beast and Rupert Kenboya vs. Djuba //Mike Sekowsky / Joe Giella (signed)
Story: “The Birth of B’wana Beast” (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: B’wana Beast (Michael Payson (Mike) Maxwell; first appearance; origin)
Supporting Characters: Rupert Kenboya, Kilo Kenboya, Zambesi president, Djuba (an ape; first appearance for all)
Villains: Hamid Ali (He Who Never Dies), Torka and other mercenaries (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Game warden Mike Maxwell is transformed by a strange serum and a telepathic helmet into B’wana Beast, a hero with power over animals.  Shortly thereafter, he encounters Hamid Ali, aka He Who Never Dies, a thousand-year-old villain who seeks control of a new African nation.

Showcase No. 67
March-April 1967
Cover: B’wana Beast, Rupert Kenboya, and elephant vs. mercenaries; Hamid Ali vignette //Mike Sekowsky / Joe Giella
Story: “Track of the Immortal One” (24 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer:
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: B’wana Beast (last appearance; an alternate-Earth B’wana Beast first appears in DC CHALLENGE)
Supporting Characters: Rupert Kenboya, Kilo Kenboya, Zambesi president, Djuba (last appearance for all), Eve Carstairs (first and only appearance)
Villains: Hamid Ali, Torka and other mercenaries (last appearance for all)
Comment: This is the last B’wana Beast story.
Synopsis: B’wana Beast continues his quest to find Hamid Ali.

 Cave Carson

Brave and the Bold No. 31
August-September 1960
Cover: Cave Carson, Bulldozer Smith, and Christie Madison vs. lava creature //Bruno Premiani
Story: “The Secret Beneath the Earth” (part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “The Incredible Lava Creature” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “The Magnetic Monster” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: France Herron
Artist: Bruno Premiani
Feature Character: Cave Carson (Calvin Carson; first appearance; origin)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison (first appearance for both)
Villains: A lava creature, a sea serpent, a magnetic monster (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Spelunker Cave Carson takes off in his tunnelling machine, the Mighty Mole, to solve the mystery of a radio tower and several freight cars that have been pulled underground.

Brave and the Bold No. 32
October-November 1960
Cover: Cave Carson and Christie Madison on underground beast as Xanon’s followers attack //Bernard Baily
Story: “The City 100 Miles Down” (part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “The Beast Brigade” (7 pages)
 Part 3: “The Mole Vs. the Enemy Sun” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: France Herron
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Cave Carson
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison
Intro: Arhun, Alrod (both die in this story)
Villains: Xanon and his followers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Following a trail indicated by a dead man, Cave Carson and his team locate an underground city with its own sun.

Brave and the Bold No. 33
December 1960 / January 1961
Cover: Cave Carson vs. alien robot, Bulldozer and Christie in mole-car //Bernard Baily
Story: “The Alien Robots From Inner Space” (8 pages)
 Part 2: “The Battle of the Giant Robots” (10 pages)
 Part 3: “Subterranean Showdown” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: France Herron
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Cave Carson (next appears in issue #40)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison (both next appear in issue #40)
Intro: Adam Payson (only appearance)
Villains: Zov, other aliens, robots (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After three powerful robots attack Earth cities, Cave Carson trails them to an underground source.

Brave and the Bold No. 40
February-March 1962
Cover: Cave Carson, Bulldozer Smith, and Christie Madison watching dinosaur hatch from egg //Joe Kubert
Story: “Three Caverns of Doom” (part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: “The Creature From the Egg” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “The Menace of the Rock Monsters” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Joe Kubert
Feature Character: Cave Carson (last appearance in issue #33)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison (last appearance for both in issue #33)
Intro: Kardok (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain: Zenod (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Cave Carson and his team must try to stop Zenod from acquiring three mystic crystals.

Brave and the Bold No. 41
April-May 1962
Cover: Cave Carson watching aliens make the Mighty Mole disappear //Mort Meskin
Story: “The Raiders From the Secret World” (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: “Prisoners of the Under-World” (9 pages)
 Part 3: “Fugitives From the Alien Frame-Up” (9 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Mort Meskin
Feature Characters: Cave Carson (next appears in SHOWCASE #48)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison (both next appear in SHOWCASE #48)
Intro: Commander Zarn (only appearance)
Villains: Cafis, Tobe, and other alien bandits (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Cave Carson and his band are called in to track down alien thieves who tunnel into their targets with a mole-machine.

Showcase No. 48
January-February 1964
Cover: Cave Carson, Christie, and Bulldozer falling into the web of the Molemen //Lee Elias
Story: “Killers of the Dead-End Maze” (25 pages)
Editors: Murray Boltinoff, George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Cave Carson (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #41)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison (last appearance for both in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #41), Johnny Blake, Lena (a lemur; first appearance for both)
Villains: Emile Basto, the “molemen” (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Cave Carson encounters cave paintings depicting his team in danger, which abruptly come true as he and his band are attacked.

Showcase No. 49
March-April 1964
Cover: Cave Carson, Christie, Bulldozer, and Jeff in balloon vs. Firebird //Lee Elias
Story:  “The Fury of the Fiery Avenger” (25 pages)
Editors: Murray Boltinoff, George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Cave Carson (next appears in issue #52)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison, Johnny Blake, Lena (all next appear in issue #52)
Intro: Jose Lopez (only appearance)
Villains: A Firebird (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Johnny Blake has been missing for several years, and, trailing him, Cave and his band encounter a fiery giant.

Showcase No. 52
September-October 1964
Cover: Cave Carson and Christie Madison vs. energy creature //Lee Elias
Story: “Prisoners of the Lost World” (25 pages)
Editor: George Kashdan
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Cave Carson (last appearance in issue #49; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #552)
Supporting Characters: Bulldozer Smith, Christie Madison, Johnny Blake (all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11), Lena (last appearance)
Intro: Dr. Damion, Xanaduans (only appearance for all)
Villain: An energy creature (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Sometime after this story Cave Carson joins the Forgotten Heroes, but his team does not appear again with him until the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Synopsis: In the underground city of Xanadu, Cave Carson and his team encounter an energy creature.

Cave Carson’s later appearances:
ACTION COMICS #552 (flashback), 536, 545, 552, 553
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77, 78
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11, 12
 
 

 Dr.  Light

DC Super-Stars No. 14
May-June 1977
Cover: Two-Face flipping coin, Gorilla Grodd, Dr. Light, Hawkman, Green Lantern //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Let There Be Dr. Light” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Dick Ayers
Inker: Jack Abel
Feature Character: Dr. Light (first chronological appearance; origin and real name, Arthur Light, revealed in this story; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12)
GS: Hawkman (last chronological appearance in flashback in HAWKMAN #?; next chronological appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34)
Cameo appearances: Wonder Girl, Aquaman, Kid Flash, Superman, Batman, Robin, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman
Synopsis: Scientist Arthur Light creates a light device that warps space, steps through its warp to Thanagar, steals high-tech light devices from that world, and becomes the super-villain Dr. Light.  But Thanagarian hawk-policeman Katar Hol discovers the theft and trails him to Earth.

 Dolphin

Showcase No. 79
November-December 1968
Cover: Dolphin //Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Story: “The Fantasy At 14 Fathoms” (18 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer, artist: Jay Scott Pike
Intro: Dolphin (next appears in issue #100)
Intro: Chris Landau, Ben Harkey (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A Navy diver encounters a mysterious amphibious girl whom he names Dolphin, and who helps him recover important documents from a sunken ship before she leaves him forever.

 The Enchantress

Strange Adventures No. 187
April 1966
Story: “The Enchantress of Terror Castle” (9 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Penciller: Howard Purcell
Inker: Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: The Enchantress (June Moone; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Character: Alan Dale (first appearance)
Intro: Dzamor (named in SUPERMAN FAMILY #204; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205), Charlie (only appearance)
Villain: A minotaur (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a costume party at an old castle is threatened by a supernatural menace, June Moone is offered and accepts the chance to become the mystical Enchantress to combat it.

Strange Adventures No. 191
August 1966
Story: “Beauty Vs. the Beast” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Howard Purcell
Feature Character: The Enchantress (between issues #187 / 200)
Supporting Character: Alan Dale
Cameo appearance: Dzamor (in flashback)
Villain: A monster (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Enchantress must face a monster sprung up from a croquet ground.

Strange Adventures No. 200
May 1967
Story: “The Guardian Eye” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Howard Purcell
Feature Character: The Enchantress (last appearance in issue #191; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #204)
Supporting Character: Alan Dale (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #204)
Villains: The “Masked Man” and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: After this story, the Enchantress becomes a villainess.
Synopsis: The Enchantress tackles a gang of crooks working for a mysterious masked thief out to steal the magical Guardian Eye.

Enchantress’s later appearances:
SUPERMAN FAMILY #204, 205
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77, 78

Immortal Man

Strange Adventures No. 177
June 1965
Story: “I Led a Hundred Lives” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Immortal Man (Mark; first appearance; origin; next appears in issue #185)
Intro: Tisku, Joe, Hannibal (of Earth-1; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A man learns that he has been alive since the days of cavemen, that he has incredible super-powers, and that, once killed, he will rise again in a new body.

Strange Adventures No. 185
February 1966
Cover: Immortal Man //Jack Sparling
Story: “The Man Who Died 100 Times” (16 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Immortal Man (between issues #177 / 190)

Strange Adventures No. 190
July 1966
Cover: Immortal Man vs. monster; Animal Man and vignettes of animals //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Immortal Man” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Immortal Man (as Kirk Jason; also appears, in flashback, as Ali Jaba; between issue #185 / 198)
Supporting Character: Helen Phelps
Villain: A genie (in flashback), a monster (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Immortal Man must search one of his past lives for a clue on how to defeat a shape-changing monster.

Strange Adventures No. 198
March 1967
Cover: Immortal Man //Jack Sparling
Story: “The Apes With Bizarre Powers” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer:
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Immortal Man (last appearance in issue #190; next appears in ACTION COMICS #552)

Immortal Man’s later appearances:
ACTION COMICS #552, 553
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77, 78
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10

 Jonny Double

Showcase No. 78
October-November 1968
Cover: Jonny Double //Jack Sparling
Story: “Meet Jonny Double” (23 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Scripter: Joe Gill
Artist: Jack Sparling
Feature Character: Jonny Double (Jonathan Sebastian Double; next appears in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #74)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Twain, Sgt. Sandra Beach, Lt. Branigan, Fish-Eye, Crys (only appearance for all)
Villains: Piker, Glass, Shiv, assorted hoods (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Detective Jonny Double tangles with a crime syndicate when he goes after the mobsters that killed a client’s brother.

 Nightmaster

Showcase No. 82
May 1969
Cover: Nightmaster and Janet Jones vs. Warlocks //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Some Forbidden Fate” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Jerry Grandenetti
Feature Character: Nightmaster (Jim Rook; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Characters: Janet Jones, Boz (first appearance for all), King Zolto (first and only appearance)
Intro: Nacht (in flashback; Nightmaster’s ancestor; dies in this story)
Villains: The Warlocks (first appearance), Sam and his two pals, the Ice Queen (first and only appearance for all), Brom (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story), Fareen and his assassins (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Rock star Jim Rook and his girlfriend Janet Jones are pulled into another dimension where magic rules.  There he finds that he is the descendant of an ancient warrior, Nacht, and must use his ancestor’s Sword of Night to save Janet and the world of Myrra from the Warlocks.

Showcase No. 83
June 1969
Cover: Nightmaster, Tark, Warlocks, Janet Jones //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Sing a Song of Sorcery” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Berni Wrightson
Feature Character: Nightmaster
Supporting Characters: Tark (Tickeytarkapolis Trootrust; first appearance), Janet Jones, Boz
Intro: Doe, Rae (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: King Zolto (in flashback)
Villains: The Warlocks, Duke Spearo (first appearance), Hackies (first and only appearance)
Comments: Story continues in next issue.
 This issue also contains a one-page map of Myrra.
Synopsis: Nightmaster and Boz meet and befriend Tark, a barbarian, and learn that the Warlocks have captured Janet so that the Warlock King can use her to make magic with which to invade Earth.

Showcase No. 84
July 1969
Cover: Nightmaster and Tark vs. giant spiders //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “Come Darkness, Come Death” (23 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Berni Wrightson
Feature Character: Nightmaster (next appears in issue #100)
Supporting Characters: Janet Jones, Tark, Boz (last appearance for all)
Intro: Mar-Grouch (only appearance)
Villains: Duke Spearo, Warlocks (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 After this story, Nightmaster briefly makes an appearance with the heroes of Earth who fight an alien being in issue #100.
Synopsis: Nightmaster and Tark continue their search for the Warlocks, who have transformed Janet into another girl and mentally commanded her to attempt to kill Jim Rook.

 The Odd Man

Detective Comics No. 487
December 1979 / January 1980
Story: [untitled] (8 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer, artist: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: The Odd Man (Clay Stoner; first and only appearance)
Supporting Character: Judge Brass (first and only appearance)
Intro: Loson, Emil Haxer (both die in this story)
Villains: The Pharaoh, the Queen (Mrs. Nyla; first appearance for both; both die in this story), Ike Loges (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Odd Man, a crime-fighter in a bizarre mask and suit, tracks down the Pharaoh, a jewel thief who wields a gun that mummifies its targets in plastic.

 Prez

Prez No. 1
August-September 1973
Cover: Prez and Eagle Free in victory motorcade //Jerry Grandenetti / Joe Simon?
Story: “Oh, Say Does That Star Spangled Banner Yet Wave?”
 Chapter 1: “The Clocks of Steadfast” (4 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Boss of Slum City” (7 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Eagle Free” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Joe Simon
Artist: Jerry Grandenetti
Feature Character: Prez (Prez Rickard; first appearance)
Supporting Characters: Eagle Free, Martha Rickard (first appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Benito Mussolini, Mahatma Ghandi
Villains: Boss Smiley (first appearance) and his men, Misery Marko (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The Prez stories take place on an alternate Earth-1 in which a version of Supergirl also exists, as seen in SUPERGIRL #10.
 The Central City shown in this story is probably not the home of the Earth-1 Flash.
Synopsis: After 18-year-olds are given the vote, the sinister Boss Smiley plans to put teenager Prez Rickard in the White House as his political pawn, not knowing Prez cannot be bribed or controlled by him.

Prez No. 2
October-November 1973
Cover: Prez and Eagle Free in Oval Office, facing shadows of Chessmen; Robby Fishhead and Queen Errant vignettes //Jerry Grandenetti / Vince Colletta?
Story: “Invasion of the Chessmen” (chapter 1; 3 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Chessking” (7 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Terror in the Capitol” (3 pages)
 Chapter 4: “Poison Pawn” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Joe Simon
Artist: Jerry Grandenetti
Feature Character: Prez
Supporting Characters: Eagle Free, Martha Rickard
Intro: Sen. Ebeneezer
Villains: Chessking (Robby Fishhead), Coach Krudnik, Queen Errant, the Chessmen (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In the wake of an unusual chess championship match between the American and Russian champions, Prez and America must deal with the terrorist activities of the Chessmen.

Prez No. 3
December 1973 / January 1974
Cover: Prez and Eagle Free in gunsight //Jerry Grandenetti
Story: “Invasion of America” (chapter 1; 4 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Winter At Valley Forgery” (4 pages)
 Chapter 3: “The Dollar Machine” (2 pages)
 Chapter 4: “Invasion” (3 pages)
 Chapter 5: “Fight To the Finish” (7 pages)
Editor, writer: Joe Simon
Artist: Jerry Grandenetti
Feature Character: Prez
Supporting Characters: Eagle Free, Martha Rickard, Sen. Ebeneezer
Intro: Agent Hood (only appearance)
Villains: Gregor Washington and his men, Baron Von Stomp, Imperiale, Dr. Pullman, an assassin (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A descendant of George Washington leads a counterfeiting assault on the government and a physical attack on Prez.

Prez No. 4
February-March 1974
Cover: Eagle Free and guards trying to save Prez from Wolfman //Jerry Grandenetti
Story: “Vampire in the White House” (chapter 1; 8 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Wheeling Death” (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: “Suicide Mission” (6 pages)
Editor, writer: Joe Simon
Artist: Jerry Grandenetti
Feature Character: Prez (next appears in SUPERGIRL #10)
Supporting Characters: Eagle Free, Martha Rickard, Senator Ebeneezer (last appearance for all)
Intro: Kobush (only appearance)
Villains: Wolfman, Count Dracula (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Prez teams with Supergirl to fight Hepzibah in SUPERGIRL #10.
Synopsis: Prez comes into conflict with Transylvania and a legless Count Dracula when he supplies water to a neighboring nation.

 Prince Ra-Man




House of Secrets No. 73
July-August 1965
Story: “The Death of Mark Merlin” (11 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man (Mark Merlin; “dies” and is replaced by Ra-Man; first appearance and origin)
Supporting Characters: Kranak, Rimah (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #77), Elsa Magusson
Villains: The Gargoyle (last appearance in issue #?; last appearance), a pharaoh (in flashback), Gamal (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This series continues from the Mark Merlin series in issues #23-72.
Synopsis: Mark Merlin is banished to the other-dimensional world of Ra by his old enemy the Gargoyle.  There he gains mind-over-matter powers from a six-sided sun jewel, but cannot return to Earth in his own body.  A sorceror from that dimension uses a potion to give him the “body and brain” of a deceased young wizard, Prince Ra-Man, who is able to go to Earth and defeat the Gargoyle.

House of Secrets No. 74
September-October 1965
Cover: Prince Ra-Man vs. energy-being; Eclipso vignette //Bernard Baily
Story: “Wizard of 1,000 Moods” (11 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Character: Elsa Magusson
Intro: M. T. Griggs, Ed (only appearance for both)
Villains: Caldoz, Nicholas Cyrian (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Prince Ra-Man battles an opponent who can control people’s emotions.

House of Secrets No. 75
November-December 1965
Cover: Prince Ra-Man trapped in giant brain replica, animating caveman statue to leap at the Heap //Bernard Baily
Story: “Challenge of the Heap” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Character: Elsa Magusson
Villain: The Heap (Karl Varner; first and only appearance; not to be confused with the character from Hillman’s AIRBOY COMICS or from Skywald Comics)
Synopsis: Prince Ra-Man must battle a convict transformed by strange mists into the powerful Heap.

House of Secrets No. 76
January-February 1966
Cover: Prince Ra-Man vs. Eclipso and Helio on giant six-sided sun charm //Jack Sparling
Story: “Helio, the Sun Demon” (25 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Jack Sparling (pgs. 1-13), Bernard Baily (pgs. 14-15)
Feature Character: Eclipso, Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Characters: Bruce Gordon, Prof. Simon Bennett, Mona Bennett, Elsa Magusson
Villains: Eclipso, Helio (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: This is a book-length story featuring Eclipso and Prince Ra-Man.
Synopsis: Eclipso creates a being with sun-powers to help him conquer the world from a space platform, and Prince Ra-Man opposes him for the first time.

House of Secrets No. 77
March-April 1966
Cover: Prince Ra-Man vs. the Three Vulkanti //Bernard Baily
Story: “Seven Circles of Evil” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Character: Kranak, Rimah (last appearance for both in issue #73; last appearance for both), Elsa Magusson
Intro: Zorach and his “lord” (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Three Vulkanti (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An other-dimensional sorceror’s effort to banish evil from his world results in the three batwinged Vulkanti demons being released on Earth, and Prince Ra-Man must battle them.

House of Secrets No. 78
May-June 1966
Story: “Lord Leopard” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Character: Elsa Magusson
Intro: Rimah
Villains: Lord Leopard (first and only appearance), Whitney Hargrave (first appearance)
Synopsis: Beaten in a contest of occult powers by Ra-Man, playboy Whitney Hargrave unleashes a being called Lord Leopard to take vengeance for him.

House of Secrets No. 79
July-August 1966
Cover: Eclipso vs. Prince Ra-Man //Jack Sparling
Story: “The Master of Yesterday and Tomorrow” (25 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Bob Haney
Artist: Jack Sparling (pgs. 1-13), Bernard Baily (pgs. 14-25)
Feature Characters: Eclipso, Prince Ra-Man
Supporting Characters: Bruce Gordon, Prof. Simon Bennett, Mona Bennett
Other Character: Rimah (last appearance)
Villains: Eclipso, Whitney Hargrave (last appearance)
Comment: This is a book-length story featuring both Eclipso and Prince Ra-Man.
Synopsis: Eclipso steals two mystic artifacts that give him the power to pierce time and bring menaces from the future and past to the present, but Prince Ra-Man appears to battle him anew.

House of Secrets No. 80
September-October 1966
Story: “The Death of the Six-Sided Sun” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jack Miller
Artist: Bernard Baily
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32)
Supporting Character: Elsa Magusson (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32)

DC Comics Presents No. 32
April 1981
Story: “Whatever Happened To Mark Merlin and Prince Ra-Man?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Tiefenbacher
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Prince Ra-Man (origin retold in this story;  last appearance in HOUSE OF SECRETS #80; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
GS: Roy Raymond (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #195; last appearance)
Supporting Character: Elsa Magusson (last appearance in HOUSE OF SECRETS #80; last appearance)
Cameo appearances: Rimah, Kranak, Mark Merlin (in flashback)
Comment: Sometime after this story, Prince Ra-Man dies in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12.
Synopsis: Elsa Magusson helps transfer Prince Ra-Man’s mind from Memakata’s form back into his own body, and learns at long last the fate of Mark Merlin.

 Red Tornado

Detective Comics No. 493
August 1980
Story: “The Face of Humanity” (9 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Red Tornado (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264 / 265)
Intro: Cynthia, her mother, and her daughter, a minister (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Kool (Sidney) and his gang (first appearance for all; all next appear in Tales of Gotham City story in next issue)
Comment: Story is a Tale of Gotham City.
Synopsis: The RedTornado helps save a woman in the ghetto of Gotham from muggers, and becomes involved in a battle to keep a local drug pusher from taking over a storefront church.

World’s Finest Comics No. 265
October-November 1980
Story: “Journey Through the Past” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Lynn Gelfer
Feature Character: Red Tornado (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #493; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo appearances: Red Tornado I (Ma Hunkel), Hourman, Dr. Fate, Starman, Mr. Terrific, Sandman, Flash, Green Lantern, Atom, Hawkman of Earth-Two, Superman, Wonder Woman, Elongated Man, Batman, Hawkman, Black Canary, Kathy Sutton, Dr. Destiny, Traya (all in flashback)
Villain: Tomorrow (T. O. Morrow; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #103)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Tomorrow, the mutated T. O. Morrow, reviews the history of his creation, the Red Tornado, and promises to revenge himself upon his foe.

World’s Finest Comics No. 266
December 1980 / January 1981
Story: “God Bless the Child” (7 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Lynn Gelfer
Supporting Character: Kathy Sutton (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #?)
Intro: Ira Gross, Gina Siciliano, Mrs. Siciliano
Villain: Tomorrow, various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Red Tornado twice saves a little girl spaced out on drugs, but after the second such occasion is attacked by Tomorrow.

World’s Finest Comics No. 267
February-March 1981
Story: “Future Shock” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Red Tornado
Supporting Character: Kathy Sutton
Cameo appearances: Batman, Hawkman (in flashback)
Other Characters: Ira Gross, Gina Siciliano, Mrs. Siciliano (last appearance for last two)
Villain: Tomorrow
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Red Tornado loses his battle with Tomorrow, who transfers his mind into the Tornado’s body.

World’s Finest Comics No. 268
April-May 1981
Story: “Whose Body Is It, Anyway?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Plotter: J. Marc DeMatteis
Scripter: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Red Tornado (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183)
Supporting Characters: Kathy Sutton, Traya (both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202)
Other Character: Ira Gross (last appearance)
Villains: Tomorrow (dies in this story), two muggers (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Red Tornado briefly appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183 and BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172, then helps the Justice League fight Starro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #189-190.
Synopsis: Tomorrow, in the Red Tornado’s body, tries to take the hero’s place, but the Red Tornado, in Tomorrow’s body, follows him for a showdown.

World’s Finest Comics No. 269
June-July 1981
Story: “All the Bits and Pieces of My Life” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Red Tornado (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #190 / 192)
Intro: Arnold Tracy (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Kathy Sutton, Traya
Villains: Madame Redclaw, Harold, Irving (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Red Tornado helps the Justice League fight T. O. Morrow and divulges his true origin in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192-193.
Synopsis: Badly in need of repairs, the Red Tornado contacts a technician who is currently being forced by terrorists to build a bomb.

World’s Finest Comics No. 270
August 1981
Story: “Die, Android, Die” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Red Tornado (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #193; next appears in issue #272)
Intro: Harry and other workers (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Robot Killer (first appearance; next appears in issue #272)
Comment: Story continues in issue #272.
Synopsis: The Red Tornado is challenged to a duel by the Robot Killer, who wishes to destroy all robots.

World’s Finest Comics No. 272
September-October 1981
Story: “Winds of Change” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Brett Breeding
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Red Tornado (last appearance in issue #270; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195)
Villain: The Robot Killer (last appearance in issue #270; last appearance)
Comment: This is the last Red Tornado solo story.
Synopsis: The Red Tornado and the Robot Killer are trapped by debris with leaking gas pipes nearby, and the robot-hater must repair his foe in order to survive.

Red Tornado’s later appearances:
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195
DC COMICS PRESENTS #42, 43
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200, 202
FURY OF FIRESTORM #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #209
WONDER WOMAN #300
SUPERMAN #387
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #214-217
ACTION COMICS #546
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #218-220
WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300, 302
SUPERGIRL #20
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #224, 226-230
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2
RED TORNADO #1-4 (indexed in ICG’s JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA INDEX #8)
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4, 5, 8
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3 (last appearance)

 The Sandman

The Sandman No. 1
Winter 1974
Cover: Sandman, Glob, General Electric, Hans, Werblink, Brute, and Jed Walker //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: “General Electric” (20 pages)
Editor, penciller: Jack Kirby
Writer: Joe Simon
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman (of Earth-1; Dr. Garrett Sanford; first appearance; last chronological appearance in WONDER WOMAN #300 (flashback))
Supporting Characters: Jed Walker (last name revealed in THE SANDMAN (2nd series) #11), Brute, Glob, Ezra Paulsen (first appearance for all)
Intro: Dr. Masugi, Dr. Kaufman (only appearance for both)
Villains: General Electric (first appearance; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #295), Hans and other Nazis (first and only appearance for all), the Werblink, a female Werblink (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story)
Comment: The Sandman who appears in this story is not to be confused with Wesley Dodds, the Sandman of Earth-2, or with Morpheus, the Sandman who first appears in THE SANDMAN (2nd series) #1.
Synopsis: When a boy named Jed Walker has a strange dream of a drowning man who appears in reality to give him an evil little doll, it spurs the Sandman to emerge from the Dream Stream into the real world to stop the plans of General Electric.

The Sandman No. 2
April-May 1975
Cover: Jed Walker dreaming of Sandman vs. dream-demon //Jack Kirby (signed) / Mike Royer
Story: “The Night of the Spider” (20 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Ernie Chua
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman
Supporting Characters: Jed Walker, Ezra Paulsen (both next appear in issue #4), Brute, Glob, the Nightmare Wizard (first appearance; next appears in issue #4)
Villains: Dr. Spider, Numbers One and Three through Eight (first appearance for all; all next appear in issue #6), Number Two (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Jed Walker is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Spider, who hopes to use his angst-filled dreams to create nightmares which he will animate.

The Sandman No. 3
June-July 1975
Cover: Sandman, Susie Ervin, and zombie gorilla //Jack Kirby (signed) / Mike Royer
Story: “The Brain That Blacked-Out the Bronx” (19 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Ernie Chua
Inker: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman
Supporting Characters: Brute, Glob
Intro: Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Ervin, Susie Ervin (only appearance for all), Clancy (dies in this story)
Villains:  The Count, Prof. Rundhaven, zombie gorillas (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: A living brain uses the dreams of a little girl to make his evil plans a reality, and the Sandman must take action.

The Sandman No. 4
August-September 1975
Cover: Sandman in dream, monsters threatening sleeping Jed Walker  //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: “Panic in the Dream Stream” (18 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman
Supporting Characters: Jed Walker, Ezra Paulsen (last appearance for both in issue #2), Nightmare Wizard (last appearance in issue # Brute, Glob
Intro: Uncle Harry, Brute’s other relatives (only appearance for all)
Villains: Alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A race of aliens plans to invade Earth by using Jed Walker’s dreams as a space-warp, and the Sandman, taken captive, must draw Jed Walker into the Dream Stream to free him.

The Sandman No. 5
October-November 1975
Cover: Sandman, Jed Walker, and Queen of the Winged People vs. Frogmen //Jack Kirby (signed) / Mike Royer
Story: “The Invasion of the Frog Men” (18 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman
Supporting Characters: Ezra Paulsen (dies in this story), Clarice, Barnaby, Susan, Bruce (first appearance for all), Brute, Glob, Jed Walker
Intro: The Winged People and their Queen (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Frog Men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After the death of his grandfather, Jed Walker is taken in by his tyrannical aunt and uncle, but soon is called upon to help the Sandman save the queen of the Winged People from the Frog Men.

The Sandman No. 6
December 1975 / January 1976
Cover: Sandman dragged from sea by Dr. Spider’s minions //Jack Kirby / Wally Wood
Story: “The Plot to Destroy Washington, D. C.”  (18 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Wally Wood
Feature Character: The Sandman (next appears in BEST OF DC #22)
Supporting Characters: Jed Walker, Brute, Glob, Clarice, Bruce (all next appear in BEST OF DC #22), Barnaby (last appearance; the New Earth Barnaby first appears in THE SANDMAN (2nd series) #12), Susan (last appearance)
Intro: Walter Cronkite (of Earth-1)
Villains: Dr. Spider, Numbers 1 through 8 (last appearance for all in issue #2; last appearance for all), Number 2 II (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Dr. Spider captures the Sandman and plans to use his magic whistle to destroy Washington, D. C. unless President Ford surrenders the country to him.

The Best of DC No. 22
March 1982
Story: “The Seal Men’s War on Santa Claus” (18 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: The Sandman (last appearance in THE SANDMAN #6; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #300)
Supporting Characters: Jed Walker, Clarice (last appearance for both in THE SANDMAN #6; last appearance for both; the New Earth Jed Walker and Clarice first appear in THE SANDMAN (2nd series) #11), Bruce (last appearance in THE SANDMAN #6; last appearance), Brute, Glob (last appearance for both in THE SANDMAN #6; both next appear in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2)
Intro: Santa Claus (of Earth-1; see Comment; next chronological appearance in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7), Mrs. Santa Claus, Titus Gotrox (only appearance for both)
Villains: Rodney Gotrox, the Seal Men and their king (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Story takes place on December 24, 1976.
 This story was originally prepared for THE SANDMAN #7, later became part of KAMANDI #61 in the unpublished CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2, and finally saw print in this issue.
 Santa Claus does appear in issues of DC’s RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, but until those issues are declared as canonical to Earth-1 (or until it is declared that the Santa Claus of RUDOLPH crosses over to the Earth-1 universe), we will treat this as the Earth-1 Santa’s first chronological appearance.
 Sometime after this story the Sandman seeks Wonder Woman for a wife and helps her defeat the Shadow-Thing in WONDER WOMAN #300, in which his origin is revealed.  Then he helps the Justice League battle Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1.  Centuries after that, he encounters Kamandi in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2, in which it is revealed that Jed Walker is the Earth-1 version of Kamandi.
 Though the New Earth Sandman commits suicide (as revealed in INFINITY, INC.), the Earth-1 version of the Sandman survives well into Kamandi’s era.
Synopsis: Jed Walker and the Sandman must rescue Santa Claus from the captivity of the Seal Men, while trying to get a Christmas donation from the wealthy miser Titus Gotrox, which his crooked heir and nephew Rodney tries to thwart.

 Starman (Mikaal Tomas)

First Issue Special No. 12
March 1976
Cover: Starman vs. alien craft //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: “The Alien Among Us” (chapter 1; 9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “From Beyond the Farthest Star” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Mike Vosburg
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Starman (Mikaal Tomas; first and only appearance; origin)
Intro: Lyssa Jurndaal (in flashback), Inspector Dave Clarson (both die in this story), Jack O’Donnell, Col. Macgruder, Frank Clay, Ruth Clay (only appearance for all)
Villains: Master Komak, Lady Cormell, Turran Kha,  Ernie, Burt, another hood (first and only appearance for all), Gorahn (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This story remains unfinished.
Synopsis: Mikaal Tomas, an alien from space, rebels against his race’s directive to help conquer Earth and instead must defend the planet from invasion.

 Suicide Squad

Brave and the Bold No. 25
August-September 1959
Cover: Rick Flag, Karin Grace, and Jess Bright vs. giant claw //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “The Three Waves of Doom” (24 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Suicide Squad (Rick Flag, Karin Grace, Dr. Hugh Evans, Jess Bright; first appearance for all and origin)

Brave and the Bold No. 26
October-November 1959
Cover: Suicide Squad in tiny size on floating matchbox, holding off sea gull with match //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “The Sun Curse” (16 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Villains: The Enemy (a foreign power; first and only appearance; some die in this story)
Synopsis: Shrunken to tiny size from the aftereffects of a space flight, the Suicide Squad must find a way to stop a foreign power from attacking the U.S.

Story: “Serpent in the Subway” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Villain: A giant serpent (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: In a Paris subway, the Suicide Squad encounters a gigantic serpent.

Brave and the Bold No. 27
December 1959 / January 1960
Cover: Rick Flag, Karin Grace, and Jess Bright vs. Creature of Ghost Lake //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “The Creature of Ghost Lake” (25 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad (next appears in issue #37)

Brave and the Bold No. 37
August-September 1961
Cover: Polyphemus vs. Suicide Squad //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “Raid of the Dinosaurs” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad (last appearance in issue #27)
Supporting Character: General Brent (last appearance in issue #?)
Villain: An alien brain, dinosaurs (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Suicide Squad, disbanded since its last appearance, rejoins to fight the menace of dinosaurs which appear after Karin Grace has painted them in pictures.

Story: “Threat of the Giant Eye” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Supporting Character: Gen. Brent
Intro: Queen Kora, Atho (both in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villain: Polyphemus (first and only appearance; possibly dies in this story)
Synopsis: Following a lead given them by a downed flyer, the Suicide Squad parachutes onto an island where they meet with Polyphemus, the legendary leader of the Cyclopes.

Brave and the Bold No. 38
October-November 1961
Cover: Suicide Squad vs. pterodactyl on Statue of Liberty //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “Master of the Dinosaurs” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Supporting Character: Gen. Brent
Villain: An alien (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Suicide Squad is confronted by the spectacle of rampaging pterodactyls in the modern era.

Story: “Menace of the Mirage People” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Villain: The Mirage Master (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Suicide Squad is captured by an alien mirage master who sets a test for them with his illusions.  If they fail, he will use his mirages to create chaos in the Earth and conquer it.

Brave and the Bold No. 39
December 1961 / January 1962
Cover: Suicide Squad on log, being drawn into dinosaur’s mouth //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story: “Prisoners of the Dinosaur Zoo” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad
Synopsis: Investigating the remains of a robot and a dinosaur, the Suicide Squad enter a cave, are swallowed by another dinosaur, and find an entire prehistoric world within it.

Story: “Rain of Fire” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characers: Suicide Squad (next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #552 (flashback))
Supporting Character: Gen. Brent (last appearance)
Intro: Karra, Nokko, Lt. Smith (only appearance for all)
Villains: Sculptor-Sorcerer, Sneeko and his gang, Evans (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story, the Suicide Squad teams with the Forgotten Heroes and Superman to fight Vandal Savage in ACTION COMICS #552, after which Rick Flag joins the Forgotten Heroes in ACTION COMICS #553 and helps Superman fight the Forgotten Villains in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77-78.
Synopsis: The Suicide Squad is captured by an artist who turns them into golden statues and intends to sell them to a gang boss.

Suicide Squad’s later appearances:
ACTION COMICS #552, 553
DC COMICS PRESENTS #77, 78 (Rick Flag only; last appearance)
 


 Tim Trench

Detective Comics No. 460
June 1976
Story: “The Cold-Fire Caper” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Tim Trench (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #182)
Intro: Box-Office Sadie, Lt. Komb (only appearance)
Villains: Lippy Louie (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (one of whom dies in this story), Velma Grayle (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Tim Trench is assigned by a beautiful woman to find a stolen ruby that turns out not to be stolen after all.

Detective Comics No. 461
July 1976
Story: “The Moneybag Caper” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Pablo Marcos
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Tim Trench (last appearance)
Other Character: Box-Office Sadie (last appearnce)
Intro: A blind man (only appearance)
Villains: Manooch, various crooks (first and only appearance for all), Big Willy Cline (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Tim Trench reluctantly agrees to shepherd a gangster to an escape plane, and, after the hood is killed, just as reluctantly attempts to solve his murder.
 
 

 The Vigilante

NOTE: The Vigilante of Earth-One is distinct from the Earth-Two Vigilante, who was a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory and reappeared in the Silver Age in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100.

Vigilante’s earlier appearances

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #78, 79

Adventure Comics No. 422
August 1972
Story: “Rodeo of Death” (10 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Bill Meredith
Artist: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: The Vigilante (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #79; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #214)
Intro: Phoenix Simms (dies in this story), Pappy Simms, Polecat, Ramrod (only appearance for all)
Villains: CRASH (Committee for Racial And Social Harmony; first and only appearance) and their chairman (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Vigilante teams up with Superman to fight a werewolf in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #214.
Synopsis: An attempted murder at a rodeo leads the Vigilante into a case wherein a black cowboy is threatened by a racist organization.

Adventure Comics No. 426
February-March 1973
Cover: Sniper’s gun emerging from manhole to threaten Amy Bryant and Vigilante on motorcycle; Adventurer’s Club vignette //Dick Giordano
Story: “Snow-White Death” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Vigilante (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #214)
Intro: Amy Bryant (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Xavier, Derek, another gangster (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Moe, another gangster (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Vigilante must save a reformed drug addict from a dope-running mob that seeks to kill her.

Adventure Comics No. 427
April-May 1973
Story: “The Slaying Town” (8 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Vigilante (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #244)
Intro: Wade Preston (only appearance)
Villains: J. W. Farner and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Vogel (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: When a movie cowboy is framed for the murder of a stunt man, the Vigilante takes a hand in matters to find the real killers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 244
April-May 1977
Story: “Explosion in a Small Town” (8 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bill Kunkel
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Bob Smith
Feature Character: The Vigilante (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #427)
Intro: Tom Blaine, Jeremy Drake (only appearance for both)
Villains: Mr. Piper (first appearance; dies in this story) and his gang (including Joe; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Vigilante investigates an explosion in a small town through which he is passing and discovers the dirty aftermath of a sheriff’s election.

World’s Finest Comics No. 245
June-July 1977
Story: “The Plague Makers” (8 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bill Kunkel
Artist: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: The Vigilante
Intro: Ben Hexal, John Player (only appearance for both)
Villains: Prescott, Davis, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Vigilante tries to recover a hijacked truckful of medicine which he needs to save an epidemic-plagued town--and himself.

World’s Finest Comics No. 246
August-September 1977
Story: “Son of a Gun” (8 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bill Kunkel
Artist: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: The Vigilante (origin revealed in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #78)
Supporting Character: Stuff (first appearance; dies in this story)
Intro: Sheriff Sanders (the Vigilante’s father; in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: The Dummy (of Earth-One) and his gang (first appearance for all), Judas Priest and his gang (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Vigilante’s old partner Stuff is kidnapped and murdered by his enemy the Dummy, and the cowboy crusader vows vengeance.

World’s Finest Comics No. 247
October-November 1977
Story: “Deathmaze” (8 pages)
Editor: Denny O’Neil
Writer: Bill Kunkel
Artist: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: The Vigilante
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in ?; next appears in ?)
Intro: Jolyon Kingston (dies in this story), Lt. Philkar
Cameo appearance: Stuff (in flashback)
Villains: The Dummy and his gang (including Slug and Miss Katz; first appearance for both), Pipe (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Vigilante is led into a maze of deathtraps and then finds himself framed for murder by the Dummy.

World’s Finest Comics No. 248
December 1977 / January 1978
Story: “All the Dummy’s Men” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Bill Kunkel
Penciller, colorist: Grey Morrow
Inker: Vincente Alcazar
Letterer: Ben Oda
Feature Character: The Vigilante (last appearance)
Other Character: Lt. Philkar (last appearance)
Intro: Stuff, Jr. (only appearance)
Villains: The Dummy and his gang (including Miss Katz; last appearance for all), Slug (dies in this story)
Comment: This is the last Vigilante story.
Synopsis: With the help of Stuff’s teenaged son, the Vigilante goes to storm the Dummy’s headquarters.

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