"The Dictator of Krypton City": Reading a story in the Daily Planet about Superman saving the Bottle City of Kandor from the clutches of Brainiac, Lex Luthor gets a brilliant idea: With a shrinking device he in
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- -- Green Arrow
Appearing in "The Dictator of Krypton City"
- Brainiac (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Dictator of Krypton City"
Reading a story in the Daily Planet about Superman saving the Bottle City of Kandor from the clutches of Brainiac, Lex Luthor gets a brilliant idea: With a shrinking device he intends to infiltrate the Bottle City for the purposes of trapping Superman. Arming himself and his goons with shrinking belts, they hide themselves in a phony device and tip of Superman -- who is participating in a charity event with Batman and Robin -- to it's location. The two heroes find the fake weapon, while Luthor claims will destroy any city he chooses, and Superman takes it back to his Fortress of Solitude for examination, while Batman and Robin search for Luthor's hideout.
Upon arriving there, Luthor and his minions come out of the device and using a specially made drill plane manage to get inside the Bottle City of Kandor. When Superman dismantles the "weapon" he finds a letter telling him of Luthor's real intent and a size changing belt as well. Superman uses it to enter the Bottle City, however upon entry he loses his super-powers in the Kryptonian like atmosphere. This allows Luthor's men to easily gang up on the Man of Steel and beat him in a fight, tying him up with rope. With their mission accomplished, Luthor doesn't want to leave until he can steal some of the Kryptonian technology to use for his own fiendish ends.
Meanwhile, in Metropolis, Batman and Robin find Luthor's lair and stop two of his other henchmen from leaving with more shrinking belts to help Luthor steal more technology from Kandor. Batman and Robin realize what Luthor is up to and fly to the Fortress of Solitude in the Batplane and use the shrinking belts to shrink themselves and the Batplane so that they can gain entry into the Fortress and get into the Bottle City. Inside, Batman and Robin free Superman and the three heroes drive Luthor and his men out of Kandor. Following after them, they find that only Robin's belt works after their first fight with Luthor. Despite this, both Batman and Superman manage to trip up Luthor and his men, and Robin relieves them of their belts so that Batman and Superman can be restored to normal size. With Luthor defeated, he and his crooks are blindfolded while Batman and Robin take them back to prison in Metropolis.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Vanishing Boys"
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Vanishing Boys"
Appearing in "The Case of the Green Error Clown"
- Green Error (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Case of the Green Error Clown"
After rounding up some crooks, Green Arrow and Speedy take the Arrowcar down to the local circus which features a clown called the Green Error, a parody of Green Arrow. Watching the show as Oliver Queen and Roy Harper, they are suddenly aware when the circus is robbed of it's payroll.
Changing into Green Arrow and Speedy, the two try to chase after the crooks, but find that they have tampered with the Arrowcar. Taking Green Error's Error Car, the two are doubly unlucky when they realize that instead of their own quivers, they grabbed Green Error's gag arrows instead. In spite of these drawbacks, the two heroes are able to capture the crooks and turn them over to the police. Afterward, they return Green Error his property and thank him for his help.
- "The Dictator of Krypton City" is reprinted in World's Finest #179, World's Finest Comics Archives #2 and Showcase Presents: World's Finest Vol. 1.
- "The Case of the Green Error Clown" is reprinted in World's Finest #159 and Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Vol. 1.
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- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- All-Star Batman
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential
- Batman: Gotham Knights
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat
- Batman: Streets of Gotham
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- More Fun Comics #73-107
- Green Arrow (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow (Volume 2)
- Green Arrow (Volume 3)
- Green Arrow (Volume 4)
- Green Arrow (Volume 5)
- Green Arrow (Volume 6)
- Green Arrow and Black Canary
- Green Arrow: The Wonder Year
- Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
- Green Arrow: Year One
- Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood
- Black Canary (Volume 1)
- Black Canary (Volume 2)
- Black Canary (Volume 3)
Links and References
- World's Finest Comics series index at DC Indexes
- World's Finest Comics series index at Comicbookdb.com
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