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"Superman & Batman: "Three Billion Targets"": Investigating the deaths of three mobsters, Superman and Batman come across a plot to murder everyone on Earth. The criminal mastermind behind it all is a time traveller by the name of Robespierre Tw


Quote1 Remember me Slingshot? I'm the guy that doesn't like you! Quote2
-- Green Arrow



Appearing in Superman & Batman: "Three Billion Targets"

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  • Robspierre Two (First appearance)

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  • Gwendolyn
  • Johnny Brio (Only appearance; dies)
  • Maxie Dugan (Only appearance; dies)
  • Michael Staziak (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Superman & Batman: "Three Billion Targets"

Investigating the deaths of three mobsters, Superman and Batman come across a plot to murder everyone on Earth. The criminal mastermind behind it all is a time traveller by the name of Robespierre Two, who wants to prevent a cataclysmic future by destroying mankind in the late 70s. Knowing that Earth is protected by Superman and Batman, the criminal comes up with a plan to frame Superman for the murder of the three gangsters and he distracts Batman with affairs from Wayne Enterprises.

Eventually, the heroes realize of the criminal's plan and they follow him to his secret headquarters, where he has built a secret machine that will help him eliminate the human race. Combining ther efforts, Batman and Superman are able to foil the criminal's plan, destroy the machine and return the man to the future, which had already been altered because of his interference in the past.

Appearing in Black Canary: "Rainbows of Doom"

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Synopsis for Black Canary: "Rainbows of Doom"

When pole-vaulter George Taylor III’s vaulting pole snaps, Black Canary saves him and questions the attendant who was paid to saw through the pole. But the attendant is killed by an arrow that throws a rainbow of colors before he can reveal who employed him. When Dinah brings the arrow to Oliver Queen, he deduces the murder as the work of the Rainbow Archer. In turn, the Rainbow Archer is being employed by the mysterious villain Slingshot to strike at Daily Star editor George Taylor, Jr. thru his son, in revenge for backing a political candidate Slingshot wanted defeated. In disguise, Black Canary staves off another murder attempt on young Taylor and brings down the Rainbow Archer. But Slingshot knocks her down with a metal ball thrown at her forehead, and Oliver Queen switches to his Green Arrow identity and seeks vengeance.

Appearing in Green Arrow: "Slings & Arrows"

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Synopsis for Green Arrow: "Slings & Arrows"

Green Arrow pursues Slingshot, who can use either hand or both to launch metal balls gimmicked with acid and other devices. Slingshot is trying to cause the political defeat of judge Whitney Spencer, who once sentenced him to life imprisonment. The pursuit takes both men into the courtroom where Slingshot received the sentence, and where Oliver Queen once learned that he had become bankrupt. Green Arrow defeats Slingshot, but the villain escapes.

Appearing in Vigilante: "Explosion in a Small Town"

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  • Tom Blaine (Single appearance)

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  • Mr. Piper (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Jeremy Dare (Single appearance)

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  • Clearwater

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Synopsis for Vigilante: "Explosion in a Small Town"

The Vigilante investigates an explosion in a small town through which he is passing and discovers the dirty aftermath of a sheriff’s election.

Appearing in Wonder Woman: "Jeopardy -- Times Two"

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  • Ludwig von Schmeer (Single appearance)
  • Emil (Single appearance)

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  • Suzy
  • Pierre LaFarge (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Wonder Woman: "Jeopardy -- Times Two"

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Notes

  • This book was first published on January 13, 1977.
  • Cover art: Adams pencils, inks and colours credit from World's Finest #249.

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