"Supergirl: "The Walking Bombs!"": Supergirl comes upon a bank robbery carried out by a bomb-equipped android, but cannot apprehend it or stop the theft for fear of people in the bank being killed by an explosion.
- When super-powers fail... Feminine wiles work!
- — Supergirl (in her thoughts)
- 1 Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Walking Bombs!"
- 2 Appearing in Supergirl: "The Walking Bombs!"
- 3 Synopsis for Hawkman: "Earth's Impossible Day!"
- 4 Appearing in Hawkman: "Earth's Impossible Day!"
- 5 Synopsis for Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician!"
- 6 Appearing in Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician!"
- 7 Synopsis for Robotman: "The Robot Ghost!"
- 8 Appearing in Robotman: "The Robot Ghost!"
- 9 Notes
- 10 See Also
- 11 Recommended Reading
- 12 Links and References
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Walking Bombs!"
Supergirl comes upon a bank robbery carried out by a bomb-equipped android, but cannot apprehend it or stop the theft for fear of people in the bank being killed by an explosion.
She trails the robot to its desert headquarters, where she meets its creator, Robert Meekly, who imprisons her within electrical bars. If she walks into the bars, he warns, she will trigger a massive explosion in San Francisco. Meekly, who has created a number of bomb-robots, explains that he had been married and had an eight-year-old son 12 years ago who was blinded by a car accident. Since the banks would not loan him enough money for an operation to restore the child's sight, Meekly, who worked in a bank, stole the money himself and altered the books. After the operation was performed, the deed was discovered, Meekly was jailed, and his wife moved away with his son, promising that he would never see either of them again. After his release from jail, Meekly created the robot bombs, seeking to rob and then destroy every bank in the country.
Supergirl, whose powers momentarily fade, short-circuits the electrical bars with a hairpin. Her powers return. Meekly has sent off two androids in giant ball-craft to different locations, and tells Supergirl she will only be able to stop one. Supergirl tells him that she recalls the name of a teller in one of the banks: Robert Meekly, Jr. Aghast, Meekly goes to retrieve his android and does so, though it explodes and kills him. Supergirl finds the other android in time and takes it into the desert to detonate harmlessly.
Later, when Linda and the KSF-TV crew are combing the wreckage of one explosion, they find Meekly's body, with his hand clutching a Little League award his son had once won.
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Walking Bombs!"
- Robert Meekley (Only appearance; dies)
- Geoffrey Anderson
- Johnny Drew
Synopsis for Hawkman: "Earth's Impossible Day!"
This story is reprinted from The Brave and the Bold #44.
It's July 4th and as everyone in Midway City celebrates Independence Day, Shiera Hall is sad because this is the same date as the Thanagarian holiday of Impossible Day. Carter tries to cheer her up by suggesting that in celebration of Impossible Day, they should go out as Hawkman and Hawkgirl and have a picnic, and try and pull off some impossible tasks.
Sure enough, when they are having their picnic, they become aware of a forest fire, and use their wings to create a waterspout from a nearby body of water to put out the flames. Next, a bunch of crooks who have rigged their getaway car with some kind of force field are stopped by Hawkman and Hawkgirl, who find fragments of Fulgurite to throw at the vehicle. Upon impact the Fulgurite would create lightning at that ultimately immobilizes the vehicle allowing the authorities to arrest the crooks inside.
Finally, when a Cylix suddenly becomes invisible, Hawkman and Hawkgirl stumble upon a plot of another crook who has been using a device that makes things invisible to steal items from the Midway Museum. Going after the crook as Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the crook tries to kill them with an invisible rifle that fires invisible bullets. Somehow, Hawkman and Hawkgirl were able to dodge the shots and capture the crook. Later, it's revealed that they were wearing special contact lenses that allowed them to see the radiation emanating from any of the invisible objects.
Appearing in Hawkman: "Earth's Impossible Day!"
- Tommygun Tyler (Single appearance)
- Genius Joe (Single appearance)
- Marty Stone (Single appearance)
- Getaway Car
Synopsis for Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician!"
Certain night in Shadowcrest, Zatara studies the mystic and occult when he is suddenly attacked by otherwordly demons. Meanwhile, Zatanna practices her magic tricks elsewhere in the mansion, witnessed by her new manager, Jeffrey Sloane. When the two of them decide to go talk to Zatara, the great magician cast a spell on them and vanishes from their dimension. Once alone in Shadowcrest, Zatara follows the commands of a mysterious presence in the room.
Meanwhile Zatanna and Jeff are inexplicably transported to another dimensional world. Zatanna tries to break the spell her father cast upon her, but her magic is weak compared to his. Instead, Zatanna uses her magic to transport her and Jeff to a closer waypoint back to their dimension. Unfortunately, they are beset by barbarian warriors and despite their best efforts, the warriors overcome them and they are taken prisoners.
Appearing in Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician!"
- Zatara (Flashback and main story)
- Allura (Behind the scenes)
- Barbarian Savages
- Justice League of America (Flashback only)
- Unknown Dimension
Synopsis for Robotman: "The Robot Ghost!"
This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #178.
Paul Dennis aka Robotman is driving through the warehouse district when he spots three would be robber breaking into a warehouse. He recognizes one of the burglars as being Larceny Latham, a thug who supposedly died trying to escape from prison. Robotman attempts to apprehend Latham but he disappears in a flash of light. As he is disappearing he challenges Robot Man to meet him at the bottom of west river where he became a ghost. Robotman apprehends the two other henchmen and finds that they are both convinced that Larceny Latham is an actual ghost. Robot man arrives at the West River and locates a tube that runs through the bottom of the river. It is big enough to act as a hiding place. As Robotman enters the tube, Larceny Latham sets off an explosion of dynamite that looks like it killed Robotman. To Larceny’s astonishment, Robotman survives. Robotman is wearing an illuminated suit which scares Larceny Latham into surrendering and confessing that he really did not die in the prison escape. Robotman hands him over to the police as they admire his illuminated suit.
Appearing in Robotman: "The Robot Ghost!"
- Larceny Latham (Single appearance)
- Torch Tomkins (Single appearance)
- Stopper Stoll (Single appearance)
- "Zatanna the Magician" is reprinted in DC Super-Stars #11 and Adventure Comics #502. The story continues in the next issue.
- Supergirl Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 3)
- Supergirl (Volume 4)
- Supergirl (Volume 5)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 6)
- Worlds' Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 7)
- Zatanna Recommended Reading
- JLA: Zatanna's Search
- Justice League of America (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Zatanna Special #1
- Zatanna (Volume 1)
- Day of Judgment (Volume 1)
- Reign in Hell (Volume 1)
- Zatanna: Everyday Magic
- Seven Soldiers: Zatanna (Volume 1)
- Zatanna (Volume 2)
- Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
- Mystik U (Volume 1)