"Alpha, the Experimental Man!": Batman and Robin help train Alpha, an artificial man created by Dr. Burgos, a scientist. But when he falls in love at first sight with Batwoman, Alpha uses the professor’s
Appearing in "Alpha, the Experimental Man!"
- Alpha (an artificial man) (Only appearance; dies)
- Dr. Burgos (a scientist) (Single appearance)
- The Green Mask Bandits (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Alpha, the Experimental Man!"
Batman and Robin help train Alpha, an artificial man created by Dr. Burgos, a scientist. But when he falls in love at first sight with Batwoman, Alpha uses the professor’s ray device to boost his intellect and power, a measure that may cause his death. As a result of hs exposure to the ray, Alpha's power levels are increased, but Burgos explains Batman that it will destroy Alpha in the end if they can't take him back to the laboratory. When the heroes try to bring Alpha back, he refuses to go, believing that the humans have turned against him. Only Batwoman has the ability to convince Alpha that they are just trying to help him, but when Batwoman's life is in peril, Alpha decides to save her by risking his own existence. Batman and Robin arrive in time to rescue Batwoman, but much too late to save Alpha. Shortly afterwards, the heroes and Dr. Burgos mourn the passing of an artifical form of existence, who died showing his human side.
Appearing in "Alias Scarface Scanlon"
- Hank Hanley (Single appearance)
- Joe Mole (Single appearance)
- Hammer (Single appearance)
- Scarface Scanlon (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Alias Scarface Scanlon"
After several crooks elude capture by spectacular getaway means, one such crook, Scarface Scanlon, appears to jump to his death from a bridge into a river. Accordingly, Detective John Jones is made up to look like Scanlon and takes his place to learn the secret of the getaways. The masquerade almost works, until Scanlon turns up alive and Jones’s makeup disguise is removed. Jones is thrown in a cell, which he escapes by becoming the Martian Manhunter and walking through the wall. He proceeds to nab Scarface, turn him in to the cops, and uses his chameleon powers to transform himself into Scarface Scanlon. Since the crooks cannot remove his disguise this time, they take J’onzz for the real Scanlon, and he manages to capture all of the getaway gangsters.
- "Alias Scarface Scanlon" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter Vol 2.
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