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"The Cosmic Hit Man?": This story is reprinted from Super Friends #3.
Appearing in "The Cosmic Hit Man?"
- World Beater (First appearance)
- Doctor Ihdrom (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Cosmic Hit Man?"
This story is reprinted from Super Friends #3.
Appearing in "Man, Thy Name is Brother!"
Synopsis for "Man, Thy Name is Brother!"
This story is reprinted from Justice League of America #57.
After another JLA meeting has ended, Snapper is mulling over people to write about in his essay about brotherhood for school. With three upstanding citizens that exemplify the subject he's writing about, who have had some recent troubles. Flash, Hawkman and Green Arrow agree to meet with these people and try to help them out.
Flash meets with an African-American boy named Joel Harper, and with his aid manages to stop a bunch of fur thieves and inspire him to continue his interest in garments. Green Arrow helps Jerry Nimo, a Native American who was erroneously accused of aiding in a train robbery, the two work together and stop the robbers. Finally in India, Hawkman and Snapper help aid-worker Harvey Young make peace between two warring tribes that are in need.
After everyone had returned to JLA headquarters, they tell their stories and Snapper gets the material to be able to write his story.
Appearing in "Riddles and Rockets!"
- Skyrocket (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Riddles and Rockets!"
This story is reprinted from Super Friends #4.
Appearing in "Eye of the Beholder!"
- Starfire (First appearance)
- Andre Le Blanc (Single appearance)
- Konstantin Kovar (First appearance; unnamed)
Synopsis for "Eye of the Beholder!"
This story is reprinted from Teen Titans #18.
The Teen Titans are asked to come to Stockholm by Interpol. There they are asked to help capture jewel thief Andre Le Blanc with the help of Starfire, a teenage superhero from Russia. Upon meeting the young hero, it turns out he's less than enthusiastic about working with American super-heroes and only is there out of duty for his country. The Titans are also not that impressed with the accommodations with Kid Flash verbally telling Starfire that they can work well without him. Starfire arrogantly explains his origins:
He explains that years ago, his archaeologist father had taken him on a mission to investigate an apparent meteor that crash landed in Russia. However, it turned out that "meteor" was really an alien space ship, snooping around the young Starfire accidentally activated one of the ships devices, which bombarded him with strange alien energy which gave him his super-powers. Since then he had been working a government super-agent for the KGB.
That night, the Titans and Starfire watch over a jewel mart in Stockholm, where they catch Andre Le Blanc using high tech gadgets to try and rob the place. However, the lack of teamwork between the Teen Titans and Starfire allow Le Blanc to escape which leads to an argument between Kid Flash and Starfire and almost come to blows until Robin breaks them up. Elsewhere at Le Blanc's secret hideout the crook completes his plans for his next robbery: The crown jewels.
The next day, Le Blanc sends a message to the Titans and Starfire through Interpol, boasting about his next jewel heist and goads the young heroes into trying to stop him. When Le Blanc tries to rob the location of the royal jewels, the Titans and Starfire are there waiting for him. Aqualad impulsively goes after the jewel thief and is trapped in the ventilation system with his strength rapidly weakening and no water around to be had.
The other Titans are soon also defeated, Kid Flash by a force field, Robin bested in hand to hand combat, and Wonder Girl tripped up by her own lasso. When Le Blanc steals the royal crown, the only one standing in his way is Starfire who chases the crook into a subway tunnel. During the fight, Starfire is knocked down onto the tracks. Having freed themselves the Titans arrive in the subway tunnel where they stop Le Blanc from detonating a grenade and Kid Flash saves Starfire from an oncoming subway train.
When Le Blanc tries to ditch the crown by tossing it into a sewage drain, Aqualad is able to recover it and Robin beats the jewel thief into submission. After the battle, the Titans and Starfire gain new appreciation for each other and they part company as friends.
Appearing in "The Monster Menace!"
- Batman (alien monster version)
- Batwoman (alien monster version)
- Char Ymat
- Fagclaw (the Werewolf)
- Green Lantern (alien monster version)
- Subsea Man
- Superior Man (the "Frankenstein")
- Elasti-Man (the Mummy)
- Golden Power Ring and Power Battery
Synopsis for "The Monster Menace!"
This story is reprinted from Super Friends #10.
When the Wonder Twins find a beautiful woman being chased by what appear to be monsters from Earth's movies, they help her escape. She then claims the monsters are pursuing her because she inherited some treasures from her father. The Super Friends then agree to find the hidden treasures for her.
In a cave, Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman battle two vampires, a mummy and a werewolf, and then find a golden ring; at sea, Aquaman and Superman battle what appears to be the Frankenstein Monster, an undead sorcerer with "green magic" and a "fishman" similar to the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Again the monsters are beaten, and the heroes find a golden lantern.
Back at the Hall of Justice, the heroes try to make sense of the events and talk with the captured "monsters" who reveal they are actually alien superheroes that just happen to resemble Earth monsters! The woman is actually an alien criminal named Char Ymat, and the "treasures" are a stolen Green Lantern Power Ring and its battery, disguised with a gold covering. Ymat tries to use these items to escape but is outfought by the alien Green Lantern.
With the matter resolved, the alien heroes then leave for space, with Jayna taking notice on how appearances can be misleading.
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