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"Aquaman: "Grand Illusion!"": Black Manta has set nuclear weapons aloft, on a course for New Venice, while he and his men go to attack Atlantis. Aquaman and Cal Durham are released from their prison by a short


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Adventure Comics #478 is an issue of the series Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1980. It was published on September 22, 1980.

Appearing in Aquaman: "Grand Illusion!"

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  • Father Neptune (Mentioned only)
  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Citizens of New Venice (Unnamed)
  • Kingdom of Hope (Black Manta's army of winos, junkies and derelicts) (Unnamed) (Final appearance)
    • Gus D. Tyrone (Final appearance)
  • Atlanteans (Unnamed)
    • Oconn (Final appearance)
  • Black Manta (Mentioned only)

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  • Cage (with a Neutro-Energaic Field)
  • Missiles (Destroyed)
  • Hard-Water Shield (created by Mera to capture the Black Manta Robot)

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  • Sunken NAZI U-Boat (Black Manta's renovated headquarters)
  • Black Manta's Watercraft (Cameo)

Synopsis for Aquaman: "Grand Illusion!"

Black Manta has set nuclear weapons aloft, on a course for New Venice, while he and his men go to attack Atlantis. Aquaman and Cal Durham are released from their prison by a short-circuit. Aquaman proceeds to use dolphins to broadcast sound waves at the missiles that knock their guidance systems off-balance. They explode harmlessly, though the noise wakes up Mera. Black Manta's troops are halted by Aquaman and Vulko, who give them the chance to become citizens of Atlantis. They lay down their arms and accept the offer. Mera shows up and places "Black Manta" in a hard-water shell, having been brought there from her New Venice home by Cal. But, abruptly, the "Black Manta" in their custody proves to be a booby-trapped robot, which explodes.

Appearing in Starman: "...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching.."

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  • The Elder Race

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Synopsis for Starman: "...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching.."

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Appearing in Plastic Man: "A Night at the Nuthouse"

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  • Sam Spudd (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • T. Foster Fabricent (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Minnastroni (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Lucky (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for Plastic Man: "A Night at the Nuthouse"

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Notes

Trivia

  • The crooks in the "Plastic Man" story bear a very striking resemblance to the Marx Brothers ... In looks and mannerisms!



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