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"Green Lantern: "I, the Jury"": John Stewart testifying before Congress, coming out as the Green Lantern. A congressman claimed that John had seen an F-16 jet fighter get shot out of the sky, damaging a Coast City penthouse apartment and an office building. John


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Action Comics #604 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1988.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "I, the Jury"

John Stewart testifying before Congress, coming out as the Green Lantern. A congressman claimed that John had seen an F-16 jet fighter get shot out of the sky, damaging a Coast City penthouse apartment and an office building. John attempted to deny his presence at the scenes, claiming that Star Sapphire was responsible for the damages. He also claimed that Star Sapphire was after Hal Jordan and not him and that he was burying his his wife. He explained that he did not choose to be a Green Lantern and that he was no longer one. Suddenly, Hal's Green Lantern Ring flew in and landed on John's table. Then Carol Ferris entered the room, angering John, as he claimed that she killed his wife. John shot an energy construct at her and turned into a Green Lantern. John suffocated Carol, apparently killing her, so he fled out of the window in order to think. John went to Coast City to charge his ring when Carol attacks John at his apartment, claiming she killed Hal Jordan. The whole building comes crumbling down, and John sees how an innocent child is killed between all the debris.

Later, John returned to Washington, D.C. and went to a morgue to find Carol's body. She claimed that the Guardians of Oa took her people, the Zamorans, away and that somebody had to pay for that. Later, John went to Katma's grave, discarded his Green Lantern ring, only for the police to arrive and place him under arrest. Meanwhile, in another part of the universe, Hal Jordan was bonded by chains after he sent John his Green Lantern ring. Suddenly, he was hit by a blast of energy.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "I, the Jury"

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Synopsis for Wild Dog: "Unleashed"

The Time Machine, one of the most popular comic book shops in Quad Cities, was closing for the night. One of the customers, a boy named Bob, had picked up an issue of "Groundhogs from Uranus." Meanwhile, outside of the building were two members of the Legion of Morality. One member spray painted a circle with a cross on the street outside of the shop, while the other one lit up dynamite and threw it into the shop, causing an explosion inside, killing the owner, while injuring Bob and another customer.

Somewhere else in Quad Cities, Jack was meeting with B. Lyle Layman in the latter's apartment. Later on, Jack phoned Andy and informed him that he had gained Layman's trust, only to be informed by his friend that another bookstore had been bombed. Later, Lou, Susan, and Andy were outside of the destroyed building, having little doubt that it was the same group that bombed another bookstore earlier. Next, they spotted the organization's symbol on the road. That night, at Jack's garage, he met up with Andy and insisted that Wild Dog could solve their problem.

Sometime later, on a highway, a truck driver stopped by on the road upon seeing a man who appeared to be changing a tire. The truck driver exited his vehicle and was held at gunpoint by members of the Legion. The Legion had discovered that the driver was transporting magazines, then ordered him to torch them. The driver refused to torch the magazines and was knocked unconscious as a result. Suddenly, Wild Dog drove to their position in his truck and got out, which a Legion member responded by throwing a Molotov, which the vigilante caught and threw back, burning the terrorist alive. Next, two Legion members shot at Wild Dog in the chest, knocking him down.

Appearing in Wild Dog: "Unleashed"

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  • Legion of Morality
    • B. Lyle Layman
    • Ed (Dies)

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  • Owner of the Time Machine (Dies)
  • Bob
  • Truck Driver

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  • Quad Cities
    • The Time Machine
    • Wheeler's Auto Repair and Customization

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  • Wild Dog's JATI Submachine Gun

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  • Wild Dog's Pickup Truck

Synopsis for Secret Six: "Haunts of the Very Rich"

June 24. 2:25 PM. Central Time. Brockton, Kansas. Tony had snuck Mitch and Ladonna onto Elvis Brockman's estate and were assigned to set up a gag. Meanwhile, Luke and Vic had arrived at the Technodyne plant in Tylertown and went to the transformer station to disable their security system. Their gag involved disguising themselves as monsters in order to frighten Brockman. Inside the Technodyne plant, Vic and Luke made their way through, gunning down any guards who posed a problem. Meanwhile, Ladonna and Mitchell continued to frighten Brockman, attempting to gain a confession from him.

Luke and Vic made their way to a room with a computer where the former sent files to Tony regarding Technodyne's acid solution. Next, Luke and Vic climbed a tower with a storage tank where they placed a low-intensity laser projector. Meanwhile, Brockman had fainted and Ladonna and Mitch had his confession on tape. Vic shot a laser at the storage tank, revealing a helicopter. Suddenly, Warren Lichfield and two guards had appeared behind them.

10:36 P.M. Pacific Time. At the Enchanted Forest of Magic Club in Carmel, two police officers approached Carlo and informed him that his father had been in an aircraft accident and that they weren't sure if he survived, but they had found his driver's license.

Appearing in Secret Six: "Haunts of the Very Rich"

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  • Elvis Brockman
  • Warren Lichfield

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  • Officer Wheatley
  • Sergeant Ferguson

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Synopsis for Superman: "Final Escape?"

Superman was chasing down a man who had killed his fellow criminal. He eventually caught up to their car, knocked it off the road, ripped off the hood, and pulled the driver out. Then, the man detonated a bomb which killed himself, destroyed the car, and blew Superman away.

Appearing in Superman: "Final Escape?"

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  • Charles Culpepper (Dies)

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Synopsis for Deadman: "Genie in a Bottle"

The alien space vessel comes to life and smashes through the top of the Mayan pyramid bound for outer space. A CIA agent named Currier is unwittingly trapped inside. Deadman flies into the ship and takes possession of Currier but is unable to redirect the ship's course. Giving up, he returns to Earth where he finds Talaoc hovering above the ruins of his pyramid. With his temple destroyed, Talaoc can no longer maintain his spiritual essence and he fades away. Deadman flies down to the temple ruins where Grace Kasaba has uncovered a cache of hi-tech alien weaponry. He tries to possess her, but finds that he cannot. Kasaba uses the alien tech to capture Deadman and imprison him inside of a glass coffin. She has him shipped back to CIA headquarters in Virginia.

Appearing in Deadman: "Genie in a Bottle"

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  • Talaoc (Final appearance; dies)

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  • Combs
  • Currier (Final appearance)
  • Jones
  • Fulgencio Flores (Final appearance)

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  • Alien energy weapon

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  • Space Ship

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "Another Fine War Part 4"

Blackhawk and Cynthia Hastings flew over Southeast Asia, with the former attempting to have sex with the latter, which she refused. Blackhawk apologized and the two planned to fly to Saigon to visit Andre, who at the moment, was having sex with a woman. Suddenly, Blackhawk and Cynthia encountered gunmen below near a temple and landed the plane. As they exited the plane, they were held at gunpoint by the men and held prisoner. Later, they saw Massié walk in and attempt to seduce the Red Dragon until she whipped him.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "Another Fine War Part 4"

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  • Robert Massie (First appearance)

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  • Some magazines that the truck driver transported in "Unleashed" were published by Photo World, Cosmopolitan, and Playboy.


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