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"Element 126": The Metal Men go to Doctor Tinker to have their comrade Tin revived. But, they get more than they bargained for when Lex Luthor gets involved in the revival project.


Quote1 Tinker, I thought we understood each other. If we'd wanted Lex Luthor involved in this, we would have approached him directly... Quote2
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Action Comics #599 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1988.

Appearing in "Element 126"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Doctor Tinker (Flashback and main story) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Lex Luthor (Flashback and main story)
  • Kryptonoid Man (Origin) (Single appearance) (Destroyed)

Other Characters:

  • Miss Markham (LexCorp employee ordered to scream) (Cameo) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:




Synopsis for "Element 126"

The Metal Men go to Doctor Tinker to have their comrade Tin revived. But, they get more than they bargained for when Lex Luthor gets involved in the revival project.

Appearing in "The Karma Baggers"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Putnam Tane (also disguised as Gallus Kon Akkqqus) (head of the Brethren of Gallus, hack sci-fi magazine writer & part-time treasure hunter) (Single appearance)
  • General Mead (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Gustavo (Single appearance)
  • White Legion (Mentioned only)
  • Death Brigaders (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Lex Luthor (Mentioned only) (from the previous story)
  • Kryptonite-Man (Mentioned only) (from the previous story)
  • The Sinnicks
    • Rondo (original name Ronald D. Harris) (Flashback only) (Single appearance)
    • Guitarist (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Flashback only) (Single appearance)
    • Drummer (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Flashback only) (Single appearance)
  • Daily Planet Employees (Unnamed) (Cameo)
  • Ivan Pavlov (Mentioned only)
  • Pavlov's Dog (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • WSFX (radio station)
  • Taxi Cab Driver (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • The Sinnicks' Concert Fans (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Professor Argo Demostedes (In a photograph only) (Mentioned only)
  • Nima Demostedes (Single appearance)
  • Female Clerk (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Bob Woodward (Mentioned only)
  • Carl Bernstein (Mentioned only)
  • Metropolis Police Department
    • One Officer (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
    • Pinero (Cameo) (Single appearance)
    • Bomb Squad (Mentioned only)
  • The Brethren of Gallus Cult
    • Delia Banning (soap opera queen) (Single appearance)
    • Marty Scavone (mystery yarn writer) (Single appearance)
    • Marty Scavone's date (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
    • Colonel John J. Mahoney (astronaut, war hero & shuttle commander) (Single appearance)
    • Female Member (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Only appearance; dies)
  • George Orwell (Mentioned only)
  • FX Man (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Four Members of the Press (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Eddie Murphy (Mentioned only)
  • Dave (Stryker Island Inmate) (Cameo) (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance)
  • Two Stryker Island Guards (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Jimmy Olsen's Signal Watch
  • The Searchers (The Sinnicks' 1985 Album)
  • Bombs (Destroyed)
  • 45 Caliber Co-Eds (Marty Scavone's book) (Mentioned only)
  • Battle Axe
  • The Brethren of Gallus Weapons stash

Vehicles:

  • Hydofoil
  • Putnam Tane's Yacht
  • Putnam Tane's Lear Jet
  • Putnam Tane's Fighter Jet

Concepts:

Synopsis for "The Karma Baggers"

Jimmy Olsen goes undercover to investigate the death of his friend Rondo.

Notes

  • Bonus Book No. 1!
  • The Karma Baggers was part of DC's Bonus Book initiative.

Trivia

  • Jimmy Olsen was a friend of Rondo and once a drummer for Rondo's band the Sinnicks'.



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