"To Kill a Legend": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #500.
Appearing in "To Kill a Legend"
- Joe Chill (Earth-One) (In dream sequence only)
- Joe Chill (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Lew Moxon (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two)
- Barbara Kean (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Bruce Wayne (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Martha Wayne (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Martha Wayne (Earth-One) (In dream sequence only)
- Thomas Wayne (Earth-Five) (Single appearance)
- Thomas Wayne (Earth-One) (In dream sequence only)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "To Kill a Legend"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #500.
The Phantom Stranger transports Batman and Robin to a parallel Earth where they must attempt to stop that world's Joe Chill from killing Thomas and Martha Wayne and preventing another Bruce Wayne from becoming the Batman.
However, during their short time in that Earth, Batman and Robin have a disagreement as is seems like that Earth doesn't have real heroes, or fictional for that matter. Robin believes that Batman should be allowed to exist, but Batman won't allow the Waynes to be murdered... again.
Despite the moral conflicts of the whole ordeal, Batman's intervention causes the event in which the Waynes are killed, although Chill is now not part of the event. Realizing his mistake, Batman saves the Waynes and a young version of himself, who was a spoiled and obnoxious little kid. Having saved the Waynes, the Phantom Stranger returns the heroes to their own world, but the deed has changed the young Bruce Wayne's life, who now changes his demeanor and wants to become the "Bat Creature" who saved them. The Batman will exist, although this time is not because of vengeance, but for a rather inspiring motivation.
Appearing in "Sivana's Nobel!"
- Sivana Jr.
- Georgia Sivana
- Magnificus Sivana
- Beautia Sivana
- Ronald Reagan (On a TV or computer screen)
- Prison staff
- Aggression Ray
- Space rocket
Synopsis for "Sivana's Nobel!"
This story is reprinted from World's Finest #273.
Sivana is the winner of the 1981 Physics Nobel Prize - very to his disgust.
Appearing in "The Dummy"
- Easy Company
- German army
Synopsis for "The Dummy"
This story is reprinted from Sgt. Rock #349.
Appearing in "A Day in the Lives..."
- Marcy Reynolds (First appearance)
- Mary West
- Sarah Simms (First appearance)
- Terry Long (First appearance)
- Rudy West
- Steve Dayton (Behind the scenes)
- Vernon Questor (First appearance)
- Mikel (a terrorist)
- Barry Allen (Flashback only)
- Trigon (As an illusion only)
- Candy (a model)
- Jeanie (a model)
- Jeremy Thornton, Sr. (a board member for Dayton Industries) (Only appearance; dies)
- Jeremy Thornton III (Jeremy Thornton's grandson)
- Johnny (a handicapped boy)
- Sandy (a model)
- Sergio de Levi (a fashion designer)
- Soren Winslow (Behind the scenes)
- Puppet-sized Six-Shooter
- Robin's Sky Cycle (First appearance)
Synopsis for "A Day in the Lives..."
This story is reprinted from New Teen Titans #8.
Donna Troy does a photo shoot for the Silver Fox Advertizing agency. An uncooperative model and an unrealistic client prove to most exasperating for her until her friend and teammate Koriand'r arrives at the shoot. Donna's client, Sergio Delevi, is immediately taken with the Tamaranean princess and wants her to be his next "Golden Jeans" girl. Donna and Kory leave for a lunch date and Donna introduces her to her new boyfriend Terry Long.
At Titans Tower, Raven sits in her room and peruses a brochure for Manhattan College. She sends out her soul-self to fly across town and survey the college campus. Her soul-self witnesses a terrorist attack at the university and it quickly locates bombs planted throughout the campus. The soul-self absorbs the bombs into its dimensional matter and they disappear. Unfortunately, the emergency has separated Raven from her soul for too long and the results are catastrophic. Raven's mind plunges into a twisting panorama of spiritual torment. She steels herself however and resists the psychotropic effects, eventually overcoming them. A feeling of pride washes over her as she realizes that she has developed a sense of inner strength that not even the pacifists of Azarath could hope to acquire.
Elsewhere, Jeremy Thornton, a board member for Dayton Industries takes his grandson to a midtown toy shop. He tells the proprietor that he received a notice indicating that he was in receipt of one free toy. The proprietor tells him that only select citizens were sent invitations in order to promote the toy store's grand opening. He hands Jeremy's grandson a toy puppet. From a hidden location, the Puppeteer watches the incident with great interest. His plans are slowly coming together.
Meanwhile, Changeling visits Vic Stone. He asks if Vic is going to move out of his apartment now that he has inherited his father's money, but Vic decides to stay where he is. Gar receives a telephone call from his father's business manager Vernon Questor. Questor tells him that two board members for Dayton Industries have been assassinated.
While Gar leaves for Dayton Estates, Vic takes a walk to the brownstone of his old girlfriend Marcy Reynolds. This is the first time that Marcy has seen him since the accident that turned Vi Stone into a Cyborg. Marcy is horrified to see what Victor has become and tells him that her parents forbid her from seeing him. Saddened, Victor leaves. He strolls across Central Park when he is suddenly struck in the head by a baseball. A young boy runs over to retrieve it and Vic is concerned that his cybernetic enhancements will terrify the child. As it turns out however, the boy has a prosthetic limb of his own. He is not only not horrified by Victor, but is actually jealous that Vic's prosthetics are "shinier" than his own. The boy's teacher, Sarah Simms, walks over to them accompanied by several more children. She introduces herself and tells Vic that she is a teacher who helps handicapped children deal with their disabilities. Vic feels that has earned himself some long overdue fun and decides to play ball with the kids.
In Blue Valley, Nebraska, Wally West has dinner with his parents. Wally wants to start going to college, but he's not sure if he will be able to balance both his studies and his super-hero activities as Kid Flash. His parents are very supportive of him and are confident that Wally will make the best decision.
That evening, Jeremy Thornton tucks his grandson into bed. He sits down to do some reading when he hears a strange noise coming from the boy's room. When he gets up to investigate the disturbance, he sees his grandson's new puppet standing in front of him with a six-shooter. A shot rings out and Thornton falls to the floor. Maniacal laughter echoes throughout the house.
Appearing in "The Piper at the Gates of Hell"
Synopsis for "The Piper at the Gates of Hell"
This story is reprinted from House of Mystery #288.
Every twenty years in an idyllic community the residents hand over a simpleton to a demon to torment in exchange for keeping spiritual evils out of the general population.
Appearing in "The Haunting"
- Frank (Single appearance)
- Jason (Single appearance) (Final appearance; dies)
- Mrs. Foster (Single appearance)
- Petey Foster (Single appearance)
- El Papagayo (As an illusion only)
- Quentin Turnbull (As an illusion only)
- Solomon (As an illusion only)
- Woodson Hex (As an illusion only)
- Chameleon (As an illusion only)
Synopsis for "The Haunting"
This story is reprinted from Jonah Hex #53.
Jonah Hex escaped in last second an explosion, ehisch some goons have set up. After that he goes and hunt down the goons, killed Jason by hanging him up and save Petey Foster.In the end, Ms Foster thank him and reconsidered about her opinion of Jonah.
Later returns to his home where he finds a note from Mei Ling sayind that he left with the baby. In the meantime Mei Ling seaks a selter in the house of Hiram and Ruth. Hex in the hand he was drunked and started to watch illusions from ghosts of the past.
The next mornig Jonah has left the town and went back to bounty huning.
Appearing in "Triumph!"
- Green Lantern Corps
- Abin Sur (Flashback only)
- Carol Ferris
- Eve Doremus (Flashback only)
- Guy Gardner
- Jack Jordan (Flashback only)
- Jim Jordan (Flashback only)
- John Stewart
- Tom Kalmaku
Synopsis for "Triumph!"
This story is reprinted from Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #3.
Green Lantern of Earth leads his fellow Corps members in a last-ditch battle against Krona, to keep him from allowing Nekron passage into Earth's dimension.
Appearing in "Whatever Happened to the Crimson Avenger?"
- Crimson Avenger/Lee Travis (Flashback and main story) (Dies)
- Seven Soldiers of Victory (Flashback only)
- Stuff, the Chinatown Kid (Flashback only)
- Nebula Man (Flashback only)
- Justice League of America (Flashback only)
- Justice Society of America (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Whatever Happened to the Crimson Avenger?"
This story is reprinted from DC Comics Presents #38.
After being diagnosed with an incurable, deadly disease, Lee Travis feared he would die unremembered as a hero. Seeing a small boat in trouble in the harbor, he leapt into action. Saving a small boy on the way, the Crimson Avenger reached the ship, which was carrying some experimental chemicals, and was being hijacked by criminals. The ensuing battle caused a fire. After insisting the captain and crew leave, Travis piloted the ship out into the harbor, saving the city from the explosion. When asked what happened, the captain did not know who had saved him, so Travis' fear apparently coming true. But elsewhere in the City, the mother of the little boy he saved would remember, and so would the son, and his children.
Appearing in "The Pursuit of Joy"
- Rudolf Yanok (Single appearance)
- Leslie Fields(Single appearance)
- Leslie's Father (Single appearance)
- Leslie's Mother (Single appearance)
- Baldy (Single appearance)
- Keith (Single appearance)
- Gotham City
- Gotham Hall
Synopsis for "The Pursuit of Joy"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #507.
A concert violinist lends a hand to a struggling street performer.
Appearing in "The Dying Day of Lois and Lana!"
- Jonathan Kent (Dies in flashback)
- Josh Coyle
- Lana Lang
- Lewis Lang
- Lois Lane
- Martha Kent (Dies in flashback)
- Scientists from the 88th century
- 88th Century
- Phantom Zone
- North Pole
- Micro-Viewing Device
- Phantom Zone Projector
Synopsis for "The Dying Day of Lois and Lana!"
This story is reprinted from Superman #363.
While attending a function at the Metropolis Museum, Clark, Lana and Lois are all exposed to a virulent alien virus that originated from one of Lewis Lang's artifacts. Clark's super-antibodies naturally make him immune to the virus, but Lana and Lois fall deathly ill. Analyzing the microbes with telescopic vision, Superman recognizes the virus as the same one that ultimately killed his adoptive parents, the Kents.
Superman rushes Lana and Lois to the Fortress of Solitude, but he is unable to find a cure. He contemplates sending them into the Phantom Zone for to forestall the effects of the virus, but the Phantom Zone criminals, ever observing Superman's activities, concentrate their will into a burst of psychic energy that destroys the Phantom Zone Projector. Though they cannot escape the Phantom Zone, they are satisfied that they have prevented Superman the means of saving Lana and Lois. Desperate, Superman even goes to the Metropolis State Penitentiary and tries to enlist the scientific expertise of Lex Luthor, but Luthor refuses to aid him.
Superman then travels to the 88th century in the hopes of finding a cure from the advanced scientific minds of Earth's future. These beings refuse to corrupt the timestream, but assure Superman that someone from his era will in fact find a cure.
Returning to the present, Superman realizes that since he was infected by the microbes as well, then his super-immune system might be able to save Lana and Lois. He gives them an immediate blood transfusion and they quickly recover.
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