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"The Demon Superman!": Superman continues his campaign to get Batman burned at the stake for witchcraft. Before being executed, Batman asks one last request and he wants the people of the town to try to get Superman to cut his hair. When the peo



Appearing in "The Demon Superman!"

Featured Characters:

  • Previous Superman Next (Flashback and main story)
  • Previous Batman Next (Flashback and main story)

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • General Henley
  • Major Nichols (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Adams (Mentioned only)
  • Andrew (Flashback only)
  • Black Cat (Flashback only)
  • Jefferson (Mentioned only)
  • John Hancock (Mentioned only)

Locations:

  • British Encampment
  • Salem (Flashback and main story)
  • Tad's Tavern (Flashback and main story)
  • 1969 (Flashback only)
  • Gotham City Museum (Flashback only)

Items:

Synopsis for "The Demon Superman!"

Superman continues his campaign to get Batman burned at the stake for witchcraft. Before being executed, Batman asks one last request and he wants the people of the town to try to get Superman to cut his hair. When the people realize that it is impossible to cut Superman's hair, they recoil as the Man of Steel is suddenly enraged and flies away to join the British forces.

Batman is freed and he joins Sylvia on a quest to locate Anthony Wayne, who might have some answers about the mystery of the present day. Meanwhile, Superman arrives at the British camp and he as he joins the military, he is asked to bring in Anthony Wayne for treason. Superman manages to locate Anthony Wayne's tent and he takes it to the British camp site, not knowing that Batman was also inside.

Anthony Wayne is brought forward to a shooting range and he is about to be executed when Batman intervenes. Superman gets the idea to make Batman and Wayne fight to death, but at that moment, Robbyn Douglas, Wayne's junior partner arrives with renforcements and tilt the scales on their favor. Batman gives the young Robbyn, who looks exactly like Robin, a chunk of Green Kryptonite from his Utility Belt to use against Superman. The Man of Steel is subsequently weakened by the meteorite rock and when he recovers, he helps the American Forces to defeat the enemy.

Afterwards, Superman explains that the reason he accused Batman of witchcraft was because he noticed a demon presence in possession of Batman's body and he needed to scare it away from him. Unfortunately, the demon possessed him instead and he turned evil until the Kryptonite weakened him and caused the demons to vanish.

Finally, Batman and Superman learn that Sylvia was the person respsonible for creating the bust of Anthony Wayne, but she had intended to make it for Batman and once the mystery is cleared, the heroes return to the present.

Appearing in "The Green Arrow's First Case"

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Mutineers (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Captain Carter (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Green Arrow's First Case"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #256.

When an expedition of Starfish Island is reported to begin, Oliver Queen is concerned that it will lead to the revelation that he is the Green Arrow. Oliver explains to Speedy that Starfish Island was where the Green Arrow was born, explaining that one night years ago he fell overboard a ship and swam to the island. There he was stranded and in order to survive he crafted a makeshift bow and arrow and began writing a diary on a cave wall of his time on the island.

When he spotted ship hijackers, he created a makeshift Robin Hood costume and foiled the plot. He was rescued, and when asked who he was, he told the captain that he is the Green Arrow. With his story finished, the two arrive on Starfish Island and deter an explorer of the island by setting off their Geiger counters and making them think the cave where the Green Arrow's old diary is located is radioactive. After the expedition leaves, Green Arrow and Speedy destroy the diary to insure that no one learn his secret identity.

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