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Adventure Comics Vol 1 478

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"Grand Illusion!": Black Manta has set nuclear weapons aloft, on a course for New Venice, while he and his men go to attack Atlantis. Aquaman and Cal Durham are released from their prison by a short-circuit. Aquaman proceeds to use dolphins to broadcast sound waves at the missiles that k


Quote1 Wha-wha-wha -- Whaddya wanna do a thing like this to me for? Wh-wh-wh-why should ya hate me so much? Quote2
-- Woozy Winks



Appearing in "Grand Illusion!"

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Other Characters:

  • Gus D. Tyrone
  • Oconn (Single appearance)
  • Vulko

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Synopsis for "Grand Illusion!"

Black Manta has set nuclear weapons aloft, on a course for New Venice, while he and his men go to attack Atlantis. Aquaman and Cal Durham are released from their prison by a short-circuit. Aquaman proceeds to use dolphins to broadcast sound waves at the missiles that knock their guidance systems off-balance. They explode harmlessly, though the noise wakes up Mera. Black Manta’s troops are halted by Aquaman and Vulko, who give them the chance to become citizens of Atlantis. They lay down their arms and accept the offer. Mera shows up and places “Black Manta” in a hard-water shell, having been brought there from her New Venice home by Cal. But, abruptly, the “Black Manta” in their custody proves to be a booby-trapped robot, which explodes.

Appearing in "...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching"

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Villains:

  • The Elder Race

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Synopsis for "...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "A Night at the Nuthouse"

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Villains:

  • Sam Spudd (Single appearance)
  • T. Foster Fabricent (Single appearance)
  • Minnastroni (Single appearance)
  • Lucky (Single appearance)

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  • Unknown

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Synopsis for "A Night at the Nuthouse"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • This is the final appearance of the Aquaman feature in Adventure Comics (not counting reprints when Adventure becomes a digest). Aquaman has been appearing in Adventure (off and on) since Adventure Comics #103. The "Aquaman" feature moves to Action Comics, starting in Action Comics #517.
  • The "Starman" story is concluded in DC Comics Presents #36.
  • "Plastic Man" continues in Super Friends #43.

Trivia

  • The crooks in the "Plastic Man" story bear a very striking resemblance to the Marx Brothers... In looks and mannerisms!



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Recommended Reading

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