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"The Creature That Devoured Detroit!": Don Powers, who fights crime in Detroit as a costumed super-hero called the Crusader, has been hampered at night by his poor eyesight, but has devised and sent into orbit a mirrored satellite which provides daylight to the city at night and makes it possibl



Appearing in "The Creature That Devoured Detroit!"

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Synopsis for "The Creature That Devoured Detroit!"

Don Powers, who fights crime in Detroit as a costumed super-hero called the Crusader, has been hampered at night by his poor eyesight, but has devised and sent into orbit a mirrored satellite which provides daylight to the city at night and makes it possible for him to fight crime during those hours. However, the added daylight has caused algae to grow at an incredible rate in the area, and the mossy growth is threatening to engulf the city. When Aquaman hears of the problem, he immediately goes to Detroit and learns of Powers’s part in the plot. At first he is repelled by the Crusader’s employees, but he later manages to destroy the satellite and thus halt the growth of algae. The Crusader is accidentally killed in a fall.

Appearing in "The Cave of Death!"

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Synopsis for "The Cave of Death!"

Aquagirl stops an Atlantean youth from entering the legendary Cave of Death, from which no human supposedly returns alive.

Notes

  • This is the final issue of the series under its intended print run. DC Comics revives the series in 1977 beginning with issue #57.
  • The "The Creature That Devoured Detroit!" story would receive an unofficial conclusion (and crossover) by writer Steve Keates in Sub-Mariner #72 over at Marvel.

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