"Batman and the Flash: "The Death of the Flash"": This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #67.
Appearing in Batman and the Flash: "The Death of the Flash"
- Speed Boys (Single appearance)
- Stella (Single appearance)
- Robin (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City Police Department
- Dr. Charles Dudley (Single appearance)
- Queen of Buldavia (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Batman and the Flash: "The Death of the Flash"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #67.
A series of robberies committed by a group of super-fast thieves called the Speed Boys have been plaguing Gotham drawing the attention of Batman. Meanwhile, Flash keeps the order in Central City, but he soon is diagnosed with a fatal illness that gets worse every time he runs. Unfortunately for him, Batman asks his help to capture the Speed Boys and Flash's sense of duty doesn't allow him to turn Batman down. Flash travels to Gotham and teams up with the Caped Crusader to try and stop the super-fast crooks. However, just before the Flash can nab any of them his sickness gets the best of him and the crooks get away.
During one robbery, Batman and the Flash manage to capture one of the Speed Boys and Batman takes his shoes to analyze while the Flash goes after the rest of the group. However, Flash finally succumbs to his illness and is taken by the Speed Boys who show off the Flash's supposedly dead body on TV. However, the radioactive isotope used to power the Speed Boy's sneakers also cures and revives the Flash, enabling him to quickly recover and capture the entire gang when they least expect it. Afterwards, he learns that with their leader captured, Batman has found a way to stop the rest of the gang and their snicker and soon the criminals are taken away by Commissioner Gordon.
Appearing in Metamorpho: "The Origin of Metamorpho"
- Metamorpho (Rex Mason) (1st appearance & origin)
- Sapphire Stagg (First appearance)
- Ed (Single appearance)
- Orb of Ra (First appearance)
- Rex Mason's Plane
Synopsis for Metamorpho: "The Origin of Metamorpho"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #57.
Soldier-of-fortune Rex Mason is abandoned in an Egyptian pyramid by Java, a revived caveman, who acts on behalf of their boss, tycoon Simon Stagg, and retrieves for him the Orb of Ra. Mason is subjected to the rays of a meteor housed within the pyramid and becomes physically transformed into a freakish-looking elemental being who can transform his body into any element in the human form. He returns to America and confronts Stagg, who keeps him away with the Orb of Ra and says that he will use his scientific skill to change Mason back to a normal man again. But this goal is beyond Stagg's science. After Java vengefully starts a fire within the mansion, Mason uses his powers to rescue his lover, Stagg's daughter Sapphire. Later, she points out that Mason can use his newfound abilities for the cause of good, until her father finds a cure--if he ever does.
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