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"Clark Kent's Super-Father!": This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #289.
Appearing in "Clark Kent's Super-Father!"
- Jax-Ur (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Clark Kent's Super-Father!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #289.
Jax-Ur, a Phantom Zone prisoner, escapes through a temporary warp in the Zone and comes to Earth, where he abducts and impersonates Jonathan Kent, pretends that he has gained super-powers from a space-jewel, and assumes the identity of Super-Father, making life difficult for Clark Kent and Superboy until the Boy of Steel exposes him, rescues his father, and returns Jax-Ur to the Zone.
Appearing in "The Jigsaw Puzzle Murder!"
Synopsis for "The Jigsaw Puzzle Murder!"
This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled Comics #55.
Appearing in "The Astounding Separated Man"
- Separated Man (First appearance)
- Prof. Brian Holmes (Single appearance)
- Judy (Single appearance)
- Martha (Single appearance)
- Tommy Holmes (Single appearance)
- Atlantis (Cameo)
- Central City (Cameo)
- Gotham City (Cameo)
- Batcave (Cameo)
- Paradise Island (Cameo)
Synopsis for "The Astounding Separated Man"
This story is reprinted from Brave and the Bold #60.
The town of Midville has decided to have itself a "Teen Day" and the mayor elects a "Teen Mayor" for the next 24 hours to celebrate, choosing local boy Tommy Holmes. However, while most of the people of Midville enjoy the celebration, there are some in the town that dislike teenagers and have issues against Tommy Holmes because his father is in jail. Although Teen Day begins well -- with teens taking on city jobs -- Tommy is upset that his father cannot be there to see how well things are going. Suddenly, a menace the towns folk known as the Separated Man attacks again, sending a giant hand to terrorize the city.
With this danger on the loose, Tommy calls in the newly formed Teen Titans: Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl to come and rescue the city. Each team member (with permission from their mentors) go from their respective locations to go and investigate the strange attacks of the Separated Man.
Back in Midville, the townsfolk blame Tommy for the attacks because his father is a criminal and he is saved at the last minute by his girlfriend Judy who drives him away from the angry mob on a motorcycle. They are soon attacked by parts of the Separated Man's body. They seek refuge in the nearby teen club house where all the local teens are waiting for the arrival of the Teen Titans. When the Titans arrive, Tommy explains to them that his father was a scientist who created a means of turning himself into a giant molecule. This in turn created the Separated Man, when the effects worse off his father was held criminally responsible and incarcerated. After Tommy his finished his story, they find that the feet of the Separated Man is storming toward the club house.
The Teen Titans and local teens work together to try to stop the Separated Man, tripping up it's feet with Wonder Girl's lasso. They then go into the town proper where the towns folk are trying to stop the Separated Man's hand, the Teen Titans and local kids tie ropes to all of it's fingers and drag it away on mini-bikes. When a giant eye appears and begins dropping flaming tears, Tommy's father appears telling the mayor he has a way to stop the Separated Man, however the mayor orders him to be arrested. This is stopped when the flaming tears being to cause fires around the town, prompting Kid Flash to use his super-speed to stop the flames.
Professor Holmes explains that while he was in jail he was trying to perfect his Separated Man formula to expunge any criminal tendencies, however the formula was stolen by his cell mate Jake Trask had stolen it the day he was paroled. Having developed an antidote, he tells them that the Separated Man must be looking for more of the serum to remain in his current state. Telling them that he has to inject the anti-serum into the creatures heart, the Teen Titans and local kids go out looking for the heart of the Separated Man.
They trick the Separated Man's ear into eaves dropping on them and send it away by cranking up their portable radios sending it flying away in pain. Wonder Girl goes after the ear only to be assaulted by the Separated Man's mouth, she quickly defeats it by throwing a billboard into its maw. Latter attempts to catch other parts of Separated Man's body also fail, the Teen Titans tripping up each time.
When Professor Holmes reveals the location of more of the serum (in a lighthouse down by the water) the Separated Man attacks the town in his full body. The Teen Titans and the local kids then attack the creature out in the water, knocking him over, causing him to sink into the water below. The Titans then rope up the Separated Man long enough for Robin to inject the anti-serum into his heart, changing him back into Jake Trask. After Jake is turned over to the police, the towns people celebrate, and Tommy's father returns to jail to finish his sentence. Afterwards, the Titans, their first mission together as a team a total success, part company.
Appearing in "Kid Eternity Hoax!"
- Mr. Hardeel
- Lily Lawton
- Davy Crockett (As a spirit)
- Alexander Hamilton (As a spirit)
- Lord Byron (As a spirit)
- Tecumseh (As a spirit)
- Belle Boyd (As a spirit)
- Jesse James (As a spirit)
- Contessa Guiccoli (Mentioned only)
- Lady Melbourne (Mentioned only)
- Stonewall Jackson (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Kid Eternity Hoax!"
This story is reprinted from Hit Comics #46.
Appearing in "The Eight Impossible Missions!"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- The Mighty Gazor (First appearance)
- Spider Girl (First appearance)
- Double Header (First appearance)
- Pete Ross
- Lucy Lane (Cameo)
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Garf-Og's Brain (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Eight Impossible Missions!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #323.
After rejecting another couple of would-be Legionaries, the Legion begins to consider who will be their next leader. Instead of allowing the Legion's computers to compute and select the best possible leader, the Legion decide to let Proty II create a riddle for them to solve, the first Legion member to figure it out the answer would be awarded with leadership.
To start things off, Proty II turns himself into a "Bizarro" Proty complete with sign with his name spelled backwards. Proty would then send select Legion members on various missions that would help solve the riddle. Even with the addition of Superboy's 20th Century friends Pete Ross and Jimmy Olsen, the group are unable to fathom the answer to the riddle.
Finally, Saturn Girl realizes that the answer to the riddle is "Superboy", as the first letter in the code name or last name of each person involved in the riddle spell Superboy's name. The purpose to this riddle being that it's the anniversary of Superboy's induction into the Legion. With the riddle solved, Saturn Girl retains her leadership in the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Appearing in "Little Boy Blue"
- Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys (First appearance)
- Dan Rodgers
- Wolf Lupo
- Martha Rodgers
Synopsis for "Little Boy Blue"
This story is reprinted from Sensation Comics #1.
Gang boss Wolf Lupo is running a protection racket in Big City. Witnesses are afraid to testify against him except for one man named Kraus. Lupo’s men kidnap Kraus and take him to their hideout to silence him one and for all. Meanwhile, District Attorney Dan Rogers is puzzled on how to proceed against Lupo without Kraus' testimony. Rogers’ son Tommy Rodgers offers to help, but his father denies him. Instead Tommy and his friend Tubby dress as mystery-men and visit their clubhouse, where they find Kraus, the kidnapped man.
The boys take on the gangsters, and thanks to the timely arrival of another boy named Toughy, they are able to triumph and rescue Kraus. They decide not to reveal their identities and continue to fight crime as Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
Appearing in "The Rip Van Winkle of Smallville"
- Henry Vanning (Single appearance)
- John Blair (Single appearance)
- Mary Norton (Single appearance)
- Dr. Harris (Single appearance)
- Mr. Hawkins (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Rip Van Winkle of Smallville"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #208.
When John Blair comes out of a coma after 20 years with some help from a specialist and Superboy, his doctor warns his friends that he must not learn all at once how long he has slept, or his mind could be shattered. Superboy helps perpetrate the ruse that Blair has only been unconscious a short time, but another party schemes to shock him back into a coma.
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