"The Private War of Johnny Dune!": When the JLA satellite's teleport beam is intercepted by a Zeta-beam from the planet Rann, Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman suddenly find themselves on Adam Strange's adopted world. While Superman joins them to combat a menace there, Green Arrow and Atom are a
Appearing in "The Private War of Johnny Dune!"
- Justice League of America
Synopsis for "The Private War of Johnny Dune!"
When the JLA satellite's teleport beam is intercepted by a Zeta-beam from the planet Rann, Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman suddenly find themselves on Adam Strange's adopted world. While Superman joins them to combat a menace there, Green Arrow and Atom are attacked at a benefit concert. Johnny Dune, a black Viet Nam veteran, has returned from overseas and become a pop music star, but is betrayed in his attempt to enter politics as a mayoral candidate. In revenge, he uses his newly discovered mutant vocal powers to control the minds of his audiences and turn them against the established order, and it is this menace that Green Arrow and Atom face. Joined by Batman and Black Canary, the JLA heroes are captured by Dune's thralls. When his control wavers and the group begins to form an uncontrollable mob, Dune sees the error of his ways and ends the riot by turning his followers against himself. The Justice League rushes him to a hospital in time to save his life, but his mutant power is destroyed.
Appearing in "How He Began"
Synopsis for "How He Began"
Appearing in "Dr Fate"
- Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) (First appearance chronologically)
- Negal, Ruler of Charn (First appearance)
- a shadow being
- Sven Nelson (First appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Dr Fate"
This story is reprinted from More Fun Comics #67.As a young child, Kent Nelson was exploring Mesopotamia with his father. Sven Nelson was an archaeologist who believed that the Pyramids were not created by Egyptians, but by beings from another planet. Kent wandered off alone and found a statue of Nabu the Wise, who telepathically signaled him to operate a nearby lever. This brought Nabu back to life, but also released poisonous gas that killed Kent's father. To repay him for his loss, Nabu promises to teach the young child the secrets of the universe. He said that through learning molecular control of his body he had grown to almost half a million years old, and was born on the planet Cilia as it passed Earth in orbit. Nabu raises Kent into a young man, and taught him skills such as levitation and telekinesis. Believing that he was finished with his training, Nabu told Kent that his mission was to do good and fight against evil, and to young Kent.
In the present day Kent Nelson and Inza Cramer are attending a dinner party in New York City, where they meet a man who believes he is being haunted. The man is a believer in reincarnation and had made a pact with several friends to help them return to life in case of their death, but finds that their spirits are now trying to claim his soul. Kent returns to his tower in Salem, and comes back as Doctor Fate. Driving the ghosts back easily, he realizes he must stop them at their source by visiting the underworld of Charn. Negal is the ruler of this realm, and he prepares to attack the doctor until Fate demonstrates his great powers and the demon is forced to surrender.
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