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"The Kents' Second Super-Son!": While Superboy is away in space on a mission, the Kents adopt a boy from Smallville Orphanage for a month, who turns out to be a super-powered alien named Vidal who takes Superboy’s place in his absence.
Appearing in "The Kents' Second Super-Son!"
Synopsis for "The Kents' Second Super-Son!"
While Superboy is away in space on a mission, the Kents adopt a boy from Smallville Orphanage for a month, who turns out to be a super-powered alien named Vidal who takes Superboy’s place in his absence.
Appearing in "How Aquaman Got His Powers!"
- Commander Haskel (Single appearance)
- Atlantis (First appearance)
- Curry Lighthouse (First appearance) (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "How Aquaman Got His Powers!"
One day a US Military submarine is testing a new type of atomic warhead, Aquaman summons various sea life to help him disarm the warheads. Boarding the ship, Aquaman meets the captain and asks him not to test the weapons. Asking for an explanation, Aquaman leads the captain away from the crew and tells him the story of how he got his powers.
Aquaman explains that some years ago an ex-sailor who now lived the life of a lighthouse keeper saw a woman on a raft caught in a raging hurricane. Coming to her rescue, he learned the woman's name was Atlanna. The two fell in love, and a year later Atlanna gave birth to a young boy. As the boy grew up, his father was shocked to find that the boy could swim, breath under water and communicate with sea life. Sometime later, Atlanna became ill and on her death bead explained to her son and husband that she was really from the lost city of Atlantis who's people could live under the sea, and that she was forced into exile by her people. In her dying breath, she tells her son that he would one day be ruler of the oceans.
Thus the widowed lighthouse keeper trained the boy to control his powers, and sent him to school on the surface to get an education. Eventually the lighthouse keeper died and was buried at sea and the boy became the hero known as Aquaman. With his story finished the submarine captain asks Aquaman why he shouldn't test his warheads in this location, and Aquaman tells him in secret that it is the location of the lost city of Atlantis. As the submarine relocates, Aquaman swims past Atlantis, hoping to someday introduce himself to the people that live there.
Appearing in "Green Arrow's New Partner!"
- Jerry Hallick (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Green Arrow's New Partner!"
When Oliver Queen tells Roy Harper that he's going for a walk, but spots him going out as Green Arrow alone, Roy follows as Speedy. He soon finds that the Green Arrow is training a new boy how to shoot a boy and arrow. Later Speedy learns that it's his classmate Jay Hallick.
Believing that the Green Arrow is seeking to replace him as Speedy, Roy becomes depressed, but later learns he had nothing to worry about because when he confronts the Green Arrow, he learns that Jay is being trained to be a master archer so that he and his father can become crime fighters known as the Arrows of Alaska.
- Aquaman's Earth-One origin is explained in this issue.
- "The Kents' Second Super-Son!" was reprinted in Superboy #129.
- "How Aquaman Got His Powers" was reprinted in 80-Page Giant #8, Aquaman #48, DC Special Series #19, More Secret Origins Replica Edition, The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 and Showcase Presents: Aquaman Vol. 1.
- "Green Arrow's New Partner!" was reprinted in Teen Titans #38 and Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Vol. 1.
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