"For the Benefit of Mr. Kite": Hawkman and Hawkwoman host the Fifth Annual Festival of Flight, an aeronautic show put on by the Midway City Museum to raise money for aviation scholarships. Displayed at this festival are a full-size worki
Appearing in "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite"
- Kite Man
- Andrew (Single appearance)
- Johny Fingers (Single appearance)
- Jerald Trent (First appearance)
- Joe Tracy
- Coral Shilak
- Emmy (Single appearance)
- Lou (Single appearance)
- Ed Dawson (Single appearance)
- Angelo (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite"
Hawkman and Hawkwoman host the Fifth Annual Festival of Flight, an aeronautic show put on by the Midway City Museum to raise money for aviation scholarships. Displayed at this festival are a full-size working model of a pterodactyl created by Saul Ready, and the Golden Eagle, an archaeological treasure uncovered the year before by archaeologist Ed Dawson.
Zatanna magically appears to visit her old friends, and commiserates over the loss of their secret identities, while Batman's old foe, the Kite Man, plots the theft of the Golden Eagle. While Zatanna performs in her triumphant return to the stages for the first time since her father's death, Kite-Man causes a distraction by remote-controlling the pterodactyl via a previously planted device. In the meantime, Kite Man's accomplice, Andrew, grabs the statue. Leaving his hapless comrade on the ground, Kite Man makes off with the bird while Hawkman and Hawkwoman must contend with the runaway dinosaur model.
Kite-Man had reckoned without Zatanna, however, and she confronts the criminal, changing his bullets into flowers and sending him plummeting to Earth, while Hawkman and Hawkwoman save both the flying model and panicking festival attendees. Meanwhile, Joe Tracy and Coral Shilak plot revenge on the Winged Wonders with the help of Mavis Trent's father.
- This story is dedicated to Paul MacCready.
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