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"I... Amalgamax": Superman summons the Legion of Super-Heroes back to the 20th Century to help him and Batman fight their foe, who now calls himself “Amalgamax”.



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Synopsis for "I... Amalgamax"

Superman summons the Legion of Super-Heroes back to the 20th Century to help him and Batman fight their foe, who now calls himself “Amalgamax”.

Despite having the help from the Legion, the heroes are unable to defeat Amalgamax. Forcing the villain to retreat with a trick, the heroes gather to organize a plan of action and after learning that Amalgamax is simply the alien called Xan, the Legion and Superman trick the villain into thinking that he has a lethal disease that can only be cured if he surrenders him powers completely. Amalgamax falls for the trap and peace is restored.

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Synopsis for "When the Old Clock... Died!"

Oliver Queen stops a young girl from being nabbed for stealing a hot dog, and she explains that she stole it because she is hungry; her name is Ronnie Tempus, and her grandfather, with whom she lives, spends all their money on a grandfather clock. When Ollie takes Ronnie to her grandfather’s home, the old man explains that his father built the clock, and he feels that he must maintain it in working order, since he believes that when it stops, he will die. The Clock King seeks to steal the timepiece, and Oliver becomes Green Arrow to defeat him. But the grandfather clock stops, and Mr. Tempus has a heart attack. Green Arrow manages to keep Mr. Tempus alive and gets him to a hospital. Later Tempus thanks Green Arrow for having shown him what is really important in life...people, not clocks.

Notes

  • This book was first published on July 22, 1982.
  • This is the last issue of World's Finest to feature more than one story. Starting with next issue, the Superman/Batman team-ups become the only feature of the books. The Green Arrow feature is moved to Detective Comics. All this changes were made by the new editor, Marv Wolfman, who wanted to expand and give the Batman/Superman stories a broader sense of continuity.

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