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"Supergirl: "The Battle for Survival"": When a girl in a Supergirl costume robs an art dealer, the real Supergirl investigates. Her double proves to be Glynix, who rules her planet of Liquel II with her mate Largyn. They are



Appearing in Supergirl: "The Battle for Survival"

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  • Glynix (Single appearance)
  • Largyn (Single appearance)

Villains:

  • Zogg (Single appearance)

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  • Alien Craft

Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Battle for Survival"

When a girl in a Supergirl costume robs an art dealer, the real Supergirl investigates. Her double proves to be Glynix, who rules her planet of Liquel II with her mate Largyn. They are threatened by aggression from the conqueror Zogg, and the conflict must be decided by single combat between champions. Since Zogg's champion is a giant blue female warrior with incredible strength, Supergirl has been chosen by Glynix. Supergirl agrees to battle, goes to Liquel, and fights Zogg's champion. After a brutal battle, Supergirl finally prevails. However, custom calls for Supergirl to kill her opponent with a sword, and the Girl of Steel refuses. By their law, that means Glynix must be executed in her place. Supergirl appeals to the populance watching the contest, gains their loyalty, and has them proclaim that both Glynix and the female giant must live. But both Glynix and Supergirl are astonished to see Zogg and his army confronting them with Glynix's mate Largyn at Zogg's side. Shamefacedly, Largyn confesses that he didn't think Supergirl had a chance, and agreed to cede control of Liquel II to Zogg in return for high government posts for himself and Glynix. Supergirl intervenes, taking Glynix out of harm's way, and disarms Zogg's army. After Zogg hits Supergirl with a stunning blast from an outlawed weapon, Largyn attacks Zogg and the two, wielding knives, fall into a moat. Largyn emerges alive. Supergirl returns to Earth.

Appearing in Animal Man: "I Was the Man With Animal Powers"

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  • Unnamed Alien Creature (Single appearance)

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  • Bobby (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Animal Man: "I Was the Man With Animal Powers"

This story is reprinted from Strange Adventures #180.

Buddy Baker, a meek mild-mannered mouse of a man, gains superhuman abilities when his body is exposed to the radiation from a crashed alien spacecraft. He is in the countryside on a hunting trip with his friend Roger Denning, when he finds himself attacked by all manner of strange beasts. A circus train has derailed, and the animals have escaped. Beset by tigers and gorillas and elephants, Buddy finds himself able to harness the powers of each creature and use them against each other. He agrees to help the local professionals track down and recapture the animals. Amidst the chaos, the alien life form who came to Earth attacks a nearby town. Buddy takes it as his responsibility to stop the monster at all costs, and finds that it has powers rivaling his own. In the middle of the fight, his animal enhancements begin to fade, and he is forced to flee. Regrouping, he tries a new approach. Buddy gets a mouse, and brings it to the extraterrestrial, enforcing timid and meek characteristics onto it. Now that it's afraid of him, he backs it off of a cliff and it plunges to its death. Buddy is proclaimed a hero in all of the local papers for his daring triumph. Back at home, he is trying to work up the courage to ask his girlfriend Ellen to marry him. Mustering up as much bravery as he can, he proposes... she accepts, and he promptly faints into her arms.

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