"Bow Before Satan's Children": Bruce Wayne learns that one of his distant relatives has passed away and he has left Castle Wayne in inheritance to Bruce. However, in the town of Inishtree, where Castle Wayne is located, the townsfolk are scared for the strange events
Appearing in "Bow Before Satan's Children"
- Morgan Kilbec (Only appearance; dies)
- Seamus Kilbec (Single appearance)
- Wayne Foundation
- Inishtree (Single appearance)
- Castle Wayne
- Magic Eggs
Synopsis for "Bow Before Satan's Children"
Bruce Wayne learns that one of his distant relatives has passed away and he has left Castle Wayne in inheritance to Bruce. However, in the town of Inishtree, where Castle Wayne is located, the townsfolk are scared for the strange events taking place ever since the lord of Wayne Castle died and Bruce is prompted to go to the town.
Upon arriving, Bruce and the servant of Wayne Castle are attacked by kids that are apparently possessed by some demonic entity. Bruce and the old man are forced to retreat to Wayne Castle, where they belive they're safe. However, the elder servant's son is also possessed and he tries to get rid of Bruce Wayne, without success. Bruce changes into Batman and investigates the mysterious kids, but he is viciously attacked by them until he is saved by Superman.
Working together, Batman and Superman learn that the kids have been affected by ancient relics in the shape of eggs and they set out to destroy the artifacts, breaking the curse upon the kids and returning them to normality.
Appearing in "Prisoners of 100 Million B.C."
- Time Masters (First appearance)
- Hoyt (Single appearance)
- Keegan (Single appearance)
- Time Sphere's (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Prisoners of 100 Million B.C."
This story is reprinted from Showcase #20.
The Time Masters are a group of time travellers who work out of a hidden lab in the mountains. The group of four contain Jeff Smith, Bonnie Baxter and her young brother Corky, and their leader Rip Hunter.
With a prototype Time Sphere already completed, Rip has just finished working on their second Sphere. In order to test it, Bonnie sets the dial to the early prehistoric era. Corky's disappointed that it's too dangerous for him to go with to see the dinosaurs while Rip and Jeff step into the sphere. Rip pushes a few buttons and the Time Sphere disappears from the room. Just then, two men with guns enter the lab! They had seen the lab on a previous visit, and heard everything that was said through a hidden mic they planted. They told Bonnie to do exactly as they say...
Rip and Jeff appear in the Prehistoric era. They stash the timesphere in a cave and go off to explore. But they don't get far before they are hit by a sudden earthquake, causing them to momentarily lose their footing. Rip and Jeff make a retreat back to the cave, but are stopped when they hear a femal voice cry for help. When Rip and Jeff go to investigate, they find Bonnie and Corky, being held by the gunmen. They used the prototype Time Sphere to get there, and the criminals told Rip that they would all be allowed to leave as soon as they help them gather valuable minerals and gemstones from this era that they can sell back in the present. The group is interrupted by a loud roar, as two dinosaurs roll into the area in battle over territory. Rip and the other Time Masters are seperated from the gunmen as they seek shelter in a shallow fissure. The fight is over quickly, as the surviving dino thunders off.
The group make their way back to the cave where Rip left his Time Sphere, only to find the gunmen waiting for them. They announce they've hidden it somewhere where Rip won't find it, an again tell him to help them find minerals. This time, the ledge the men are standing on cracks and crumbles under their weight, sending them plummeting into a raging river below. Without knowing where the Time Sphere is hidden, Rip and the others are forced to set up camp as they search.
Days pass, and while Rip has fashioned a bow from wood, Bonnie begins to lose faith that they'll ever get to leave. At that moment, a volcano erupts in the distance, and a firey boulder crashes over a patch of trees to reveal the Time Sphere! A river of lava quickly flows through, seperating them from the machine, but Rip grabs his rope and catches it over a tree branch. They swing across and Bonnie and Corky quickly rush into the Sphere. Then, they hear another cry for help. The two criminals survived and were in danger of being bombarded by the lava rocks. Rip won't let anyone die, despite what they've done, so he and Jeff go to help the frightened men, while Bonnie and Corky travel back to the present in the Time Sphere. One of the crooks has a bag full of sparkling gemstones that catches on a branch and tears, slowly spilling it's contents. While the man fumbles to keep his bag from emptying, Rip has to pull him along as they run towards the other, prototype, Sphere. A low rumbling sound and an earthshake alert Rip and Jeff to an incoming stampede of large creatures. They make it to the Time Sphere, but the stampede is gaining on them as well. Rip tells Jeff to grab the oil can from the Sphere's supply kit, while the two criminals tear off pieces of their shirts. With these, Rip fashions some makeshift flaming arrows and fires them with his bow in the path of the oncoming beasts. It works as he hoped, and the beasts are diverted by the flames. Inside the Sphere, Rip pilots the time machine up and into the future.
Back at the lab in the present day, Rip and Jeff tell Bonnie to alert the police about their "companions". They also note that the bag of gemstones the man was carrying is now empty.
Appearing in "The Duplicate Crimes!"
- Appearances not yet listed
Synopsis for "The Duplicate Crimes!"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #161.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Crimson Crystal!"
- stone pagan temple atop isolated Eagle Rock Mountain
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Crimson Crystal!"
This story is reprinted from Flash Comics #93.
Appearing in "The Olsen-Robin Team vs The Superman-Batman Team"
Synopsis for "The Olsen-Robin Team vs The Superman-Batman Team"
This story is reprinted from World's Finest #141.
When a seemingly crackpot inventor shows up at the Daily Planet to get them to write a story about his latest invention a device called the C-4 Predictor, which can predict the future. Thinking this is another lunatic trying to grab headlines, Lois convinces Jimmy Olsen to take the man up on his "story" in order to get rid of him. Jimmy encourages the man to leave the device with him to check out. When he learns that the machine seemingly can predict the future he is horrified when it tells him that he and Robin are destined to die. Worried about this possible future outcome, Lois tries to look up the professor in the phone book and finds that he is not listed, raising everyone's suspicions.
Superman decides to investigate the story and takes Jimmy to the Batcave to seek the help of Batman and Robin. When Superman attempts to examine the machine with his x-ray vision it disintegrates into nothingness. They next try to get Jimmy to identify any of the criminal scientists in Batman's records as the man who gave him the device, but this to also yields no clues. As the days go on, both Jimmy and Robin become increasingly paranoid about their supposedly impending dooms. Ultimately, they come up with an idea: Using the Flying Newsroom the two boys would travel to a deserted island to hide out until Batman and Superman track down those plotting to kill their sidekicks. With the Batcave and the Fortress of Solitude being obvious hiding places, Batman and Superman agree to let the boys follow their plan.
When the Boy Wonder and Cub Reporter arrive on the island, they then begin preparing a hoax to convince Batman and Superman that they are already dead. Calling Batman for "help" the two boys convince the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel that they are dead and the two heroes lament the loss of their boy sidekicks. Although Robin and Jimmy hate playing this hoax on their mentors, they do so for good reason: A few days earlier they overheard two crooks who have access to invisibility belts plotting to kidnap both Jimmy and Robin to use as blackmail tools to prevent Batman and Superman from foiling their crimes. Deciding to prevent this from happening, they would work with Professor Potter to stage the hoax leading up to their supposed "deaths".
Operating in secret from an abandoned observatory, Jimmy and Robin would put their skills together to lead Batman and Superman to the two crooks, leading to their capture. Batman and Superman would learn that they got the invisibility belts from Dr. Carl Linden, a scientist dying of lethal exposure to radiation whom they coerced into helping them. With the crooks taken away, Jimmy and Robin would reveal to Batman and Superman that they are not truly dead. However, Superman would point out that they knew all along, as the boys neglected to wipe off finger prints on the fake coffins they buried into the ground. With the case over, Jimmy and Robin decide to make the observatory their personal club house and put the fake bodies they used to decoy Batman and Superman as the first of the trophies they put on display as a memento of their adventure together.
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