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"Superman: "The Wizard City Warrior"": A crook named Desmond Dexter finds the lost Wizard City of Krypton again on Earth and uses its weaponry against Superman.


Quote1 Hey... Bats! If you don't want to guest-star in my book, can I join the Outsiders? Quote2
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Action Comics #565 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1985. It was published on December 27, 1984.

Appearing in Superman: "The Wizard City Warrior"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Desmond Dexter (Single appearance)
  • Vedders (Flashback and main story) (from Adventure Comics #216) (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Window Washer (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (Mentioned only)
  • Three Daily Planet Employees (Unnamed) (Cameo)
  • Kryptonian Scientists (Mentioned only)
  • Kryptonian Citizens (Mentioned only)
  • Bank Guard (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Two Subway Car Occupants (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Ma Dexter (Single appearance)
  • Citizens of Metropolis (Unnamed)
  • WGBS Cameraman (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Japanese Chef (Unnamed) (Cameo)

Locations:

Items:

  • Green Kryptonite (Flashback and main story) (from Adventure Comics #216)
  • Kryptonian Holograph Crystal
  • Lead-Glass Suit (to protect Superman from the Kryptonite bedrock of Wizard City)
  • Wizard City Weapons
    • Wing Houses
    • Tanks (Flashback and main story) (from Adventure Comics #216)
    • Mobile Weapons
    • Repulsor-Projector (Flashback only) (from Adventure Comics #216)
    • Spectrum Beams
    • Telepathic Helmet (Mentioned only)
    • Catapult
    • Six Bombs (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for Superman: "The Wizard City Warrior"

A crook named Desmond Dexter finds the lost Wizard City of Krypton again on Earth and uses its weaponry against Superman.

Appearing in Ambush Bug: "$ellout" or "Manna From Mando"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Peabody, Dicker and Pending (Single appearance)
    • Peabody (Single appearance)
    • Dicker (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance)
    • Pender (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Ambush Bug: "$ellout" or "Manna From Mando"

The agency of Peabody, Dicker and Pending are trying to drum up interest in an Ambush Bug limited series and have sent the Bug out to try and find guest stars to endorse his new series. Going to Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Superman agrees to help out as long as Ambush Bug doesn't make him feel foolish, however when the Bug brings up some of Superman's more embarrassing moments (such as a time when he was turned into a caveman, when he fell in love with a statue, or Supergirl's romance with Comet, and Superman's ridiculous Kryptonite proof suit of lead armor) Superman loses his temper and kicks Ambush Bug out of the Fortress of Solitude.

Trying to get Batman's endorsement, Ambush Bug interrupts the Dark Knight as he is trying to figure out a crossword puzzle (finding a nine letter word for lunatic) and ends up trashing the Batcave. This fiasco ends with Ambush Bug propositioning Batman for membership in the Outsiders if he doesn't want to guest star in his Ambush Bug's series.

In Washington, D.C. Ambush Bug is disguised as a woman and is saved from a purse snatcher by Wonder Woman. The Bug then tries to convince Wonder Woman that she would be participating in a feminist comic book, Ambush Bug almost has her convinced until he accidentally calls her "Sweetcakes" and Wonder Woman reacts by putting the Bug up in a tree. After some editorial differences at the DC Comics office, Ambush Bug is visited by his Guardian Angel who tells him that team books sell. This inspires Ambush Bug to visit Titans Tower where he is very vocally rejected for membership.

Notes

Trivia

  • This issue features the final appearances of Professor Olsen and the Wizard City. Both of which made their first appearances in Adventure Comics #216.



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