"Supergirl: "The Space Pirates"": Linda Danvers is kidnapped by a group of space pirates and brought before their Commander. The Commander explains he intends to destroy Earth but she's has been spared to become his mate. While he rambles on the honour of her being th
- I've been kidnapped from Earth, blasted with a ray gun, and ordered disintegrated-- now I think it's time to register my disapproval of such actions!
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Space Pirates"
- Space Marauders (Single appearance)
- Johnny Drew
- Alien Craft
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Space Pirates"
Linda Danvers is kidnapped by a group of space pirates and brought before their Commander. The Commander explains he intends to destroy Earth but she's has been spared to become his mate. While he rambles on the honour of her being the mate of "the one who is destined to rule the universe" despite her "inferior breeding", Linda changes into Supergirl. Astonished by her refusing his "gracious offer" and calling him a "dangerous fanatic", the Commander fires a ray blast at her. Believing her to be dead -when she's only stunned- the commander orders one of his crewmen dispose of the body.
Waking soon after, she learns from the ship's Captain that he and his crew are political refugees from the planet Somar, who are plundering planets in order to put together a big enough of an army to overthrow their corrupt government. Supergirl informs him that a revolution has already taken place on Somar, and the Commander was keeping it a secret to retain his power. Unable to serve the Commander anymore, but still feeling indebted to the one freed, the Captain commits suicide.
Supergirl wrecks the ship and captures the space pirates, and turns them and the Commander over to an interplanetary police force.
Appearing in Animal Man: "A-Man -- the Hero With Animal Powers"
- Animal Man (First appearance as A-Man)
- Grabo (First appearance)
- Grabo's Gang (First appearance)
- Unnamed Alien Creature (Flashback only)
- Trano (Flashback only)
- Zaarn (Flashback only)
- Xtona (Flashback only)
- Secret Cave
- Undisclosed Countryside
- Island Preserve
- Bear Trap
- Remote Animal Control Box
Synopsis for Animal Man: "A-Man -- the Hero With Animal Powers"
This story is reprinted from Strange Adventures #190.
Buddy Baker alias A-Man reflects on the circumstances that allowed him to acquire his incredible animal powers. He also recaps the adventures he had involving alien creatures and how he stopped them to protect mankind. Buddy wears his new Animal Man costume for the first time and announces that he is devoting his life to fighting evil. He renounces his engagement to his girlfriend Ellen, he doesn’t feel it would be right to endanger her life with his new crimefighting lifestyle.
Buddy picks up a message from a police scanner announcing that the Northern Electronics Corporation has been robbed.. He flies out to the crime location using his bird power. He spots the perpetrators on the ground and immediately subdues them but their boss Grabo gets away. A-man notices a hat on the ground and surmises that it belongs to the boss Grabo. He assumes the power of a bloodhound and uses it to track the bosses scent. The trail lead him to a nearby harbor and A-man notices a deserted island in the distance. He figures that Boss Grabo is probably hiding on that island and starts swimming to reach it with by absorbing the swimming skills of a nearby Tuna fish.
A-Man emerges on the shores of the island and gets caught in an animal trap as a huge lion prepares to pounce on him. A-Man absorbs the power of the Lion and makes a clean getaway. He notices that the island is stocked with a number of exotic beasts, he also discovers a stockade. A-Man figures that he has stumbled on Grabos headquarters and scales its walls to investigate. As he enters the compound, A-Man notices a collection of electronic equipment on a table and comes to the conclusion that Grabos gang was working on a device to give telepathic commands to animals. This would allow Grabo to use the animals to conduct crime. A-Man subdues the gang and traps them in a camouflaged bunker trap. The authorities move in to arrest the gang and A-Man swims back to the mainland satisfied with his latest adventure.
Appearing in Supergirl: "Like a Death's-Head in the Sky"
- Dr. Noah Kyle (Only appearance; dies)
- Walt (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "Like a Death's-Head in the Sky"
A satellite designed by the radical Dr. Noah Kyle and outfitted with nuclear weapons to be used against the Soviets in case of atomic attack is launched into orbit. But Dr. Kyle himself is aboard, and is launching missiles at the Soviets in a preemptive strike. Supergirl must choose between stopping the missiles and saving the satellite, which is breaking up. She chooses the former, destroying all the weapons, and sheds a tear for Kyle as the satellite's orbit decays and it burns up in reentry.
Appearing in Zatanna: "Kill -- Or Be Killed"
Synopsis for Zatanna: "Kill -- Or Be Killed"
Zatanna ponders her next actions as Jeff Sloane has been turned to stone, but the portal back to Earth is waiting for her. Zatanna finally uses her magic to carry Jeff's statue with her through the dimensional warp and return to Earth, where Jeff returns to nomal. However, outworld demons have followed them and after confronting and defeating them, Zatanna learns that they are somehow using her father to conquer the world.
Using her magic, Zatanna transports them to where Zatara is located and they soon arrive in Manhattan, where the Master Magician is tearing apart Times Square with some monsters he has summoned. Zatanna confronts her father, but Jeff intervenes, hoping to prevent them from hurting each other. Jeff is promptly grabbed by Zatara's monsters and Zatanna is forced to attack her father with a deadly spell. Once Zatara is apparently killed, the monsters are vanished and Jeff is shocked at Zatanna's actions.
However, Zatanna knows the truth and soon, Allura is exorcised from Zatara's body. The evil sorceress was responsible for possessing Zatara in the first place with help from her demons, but now Zatanna deals with her and traps her inside a bottle with her powers. With Allura posing a threat no more, Zatara recovers and after repairing the damage caused, the trio return to Shadowcrest.
- "Kill -- Or Be Killed" is reprinted in DC Super-Stars #11 and Adventure Comics #503. This is the third and final chapter of the storyline which began in Adventure Comics #413.
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Links and References
- 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)