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"Supergirl: "The Alien Among Us"": Linda Danvers spots an unconscious alien encased in a gaseous protective bubble drifting towards the planet. She helps him land near San Francisco, but as she gets him down, his protective bubble explodes. Supergirl has to leave


Quote1 Now they're mobbing people just because they're dressed differently... Another attack... because this man has a speech impediment! How can civilized people act so vicious? Quote2
-- Supergirl



Appearing in Supergirl: "The Alien Among Us"

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  • Street Toughs (Single appearance)
    • Lonny (Single appearance)

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  • Geoffrey Anderson
  • Johnny Drew
  • Councilman Scribe (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Alien Among Us"

Linda Danvers spots an unconscious alien encased in a gaseous protective bubble drifting towards the planet. She helps him land near San Francisco, but as she gets him down, his protective bubble explodes. Supergirl has to leave to snuff out a rain of fireballs menacing a nearby woodland. By the time she is done, the alien has disappeared.

The creature alien heads to Los Angeles, but is subjected to blind fear and prejudice and is attacked by police and citizens alike, despite his own powers and lack of aggressive force -- though he does use potent defensive force. Supergirl tries to stop him, but she is ordered by the authorities not to interfere with their efforts to capture the alien. After hearing her disparaging comments about "alien menaces" and "useless women" Supergirl storms off angrily, determined to find the alien, regardless their orders.

The alien's presence sets off a spate of xenophobic riots in the city. Because of rumors regarding alleged shape-shifting capabilities, persons with any kind of disability or difference setting them apart are being mobbed, and Supergirl has to intervene constantly to stop the violence.

Meanwhile, the alien takes refuge in a tenement building and is befriended by a child who feeds him. In return, he heals the boy's paralyzed arm. But the child's father learns of it and lures the alien into a trap. Before Supergirl can save him, he is killed by a shell from a tank.

As Supergirl regrets her failure and the child who fed the alien cries over his corpse, the child's father realizes the alien healed his son and mutters: "I thought he was a monster -- everybody said he was... a dangerous monster..."

Appearing in Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Wedding That Wrecked the Legion"

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Synopsis for Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Wedding That Wrecked the Legion"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #337.

After the Legion of Super-Heroes appoints Brainiac 5 as the new leader of the Legion, he learns of an impending alien invasion and believes that their Plan-R would be required to stop the invasion. When Brainiac 5 becomes leery of the romances of Phantom Girl to Ultra Boy, and Saturn Girl to Lightning Lad.

In response to Brainiac 5's demands that the cease their romantic relationships, the four Legion members instead get married and quit the Legion. Learning of this, the alien invaders send three of their operatives as three potential Legion recruits: Size Lad, Blackout Boy and Magnetic Kid, to infiltrate the Legion and learn what Plan-R is.

They manage to infiltrate the Legion long enough to steal the book which has the details of Plan-R and take it back to their home planet to be decipher. In cracking the code, they learn that Plan-R is to create super power pills. However the Legion, reunited with their "married" members (which was all part of an elaborate hoax to force the invaders hands) who stop the aliens plot.

After returning home, the Legion members who were "married" reflect on the experience and hope that someday they can really get married.

Appearing in "Warrior Shepherd"

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Synopsis for "Warrior Shepherd"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled War Stories #18.

Burr McGregor, a young shepherd boy of the Highlands helps his clansmen to drive an invading army back, first by ambushing an enemy column, and after getting wounded, playing his bagpipes to encourage his clansmen to fight.

Notes

  • In "The Alien Among Us" part of the background inks are by Englehart.[1]

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