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Appearing in Challengers of the Unknown: "When Destiny Calls"

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  • Ted Skinner (Single appearance)
  • Betty Timmons (Single appearance)

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  • Ace's Plane

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Appearing in Superboy: "Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes"

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Synopsis for Superboy: "Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #282.

Lana Lang is once more trying to win Superboy's affections, when the Boy of Steel is summoned to a cave near Smallville where he meets a super-hero calling himself Star Boy. Coming from the 30th Century and the planet Xanthu, Star Boy explains that he has similar super-powers to Superboy. He goes on to explain that he is also a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and that he has traveled into the past to stop two Xenthuian criminals who had escaped into this era and are hiding out on Earth. However, Starboy's X-ray vision cannot penetrate copper and so has asked Superboy's help who's x-ray vision will be able to see through the copper piping used in Smallville's water system to find the criminals, who have been hiding in underground caverns.

Lana Lang stumbles upon the two young heroes just as they finished capturing the Xanthuian criminals, and in order to get Superboy jealous, Lana bluffs Star Boy into believing she overheard his secret identity and forces him to pretend to be her boyfriend in order to make Superboy jealous. Traveling to the 30th Century with Superboy and Star Boy, Lana has the latter do whatever it takes to try and make Superboy jealous. However, Superboy sees through this ploy and ignores everything and even goes so far as to "date" a Xantharian girl, which causes Lana herself to become jealous and admit to the whole deception. With Lana having learned her lesson, the two teens from the 20th Century return to their own time.

Appearing in Aquaman: "Is This My Foe?"

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Synopsis for Aquaman: "Is This My Foe?"

This story is reprinted from Aquaman #42.

Aquaman finally makes it to the land of the Maarzons, a tribe of hostile, primitive underwater people who attack all outsiders. In the midst of the battle, he is astonished to see Black Manta, his old enemy, who has gained dominion over the tribe. When Black Manta learns Aquaman is searching for the missing Mera, he says that Aquaman shall learn of her if he fights him in a personal duel. Aquaman agrees, but is wounded in the arm during the duel. Nonetheless, he defeats Black Manta. The villain manages to become invisible and escape in his undersea craft, but tells Aquaman before he departs that he knows nothing of Mera's whereabouts. Meanwhile, in Atlantis, Aqualad is still recuperating from his own wound, and Narkran, whom Aquaman has left as ruler in absentia, is becoming tyrannic.

Appearing in Zatanna: "A Nightmare Called Gorgonus"

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Synopsis for Zatanna: "A Nightmare Called Gorgonus"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #419.

Zatanna practices her magic tricks under her manager, Jeff Sloane's supervision. After she ends her rehearsal, Jeff complains about Zatanna's reluctance to use real magic in her act, but despite the difference of opinions, they decide to grab some food together.

As they make their way out of the Edison Theater, they hear a strange noise coming from the backstage and they go to investigate. It is then that Jeff is grabbed from behind and knocked unconscious by Gorgonus, the Gorgon giant from the strange dimension that Jeff and Zatana recently escaped. Gorgonus had also been taken to Earth from the dimensional gateway that Zatanna and Jeff used to return to Earth and now, the monster is stuck without a way back home.

Gorgonus attacks Zatanna, demanding her to find a way to take him back to the Tower of the Death, but Zatanna cannot help the monster. This infuriates Gorgonus, causing him to strike Zatanna with all his might. Zatanna uses his magic to avoid Gorgonus' attacks, but eventually, she is cornered with no escape. Zatanna then turns herself invisible and Gorgonus is turned to stone when he stares at himself in the mirror behind Zatanna. With Gorgonus turned into a statue, Zatanna and Jeff return to their normal activities.

Appearing in Supergirl: "Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends"

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #276.

While spending time with the other girls in the orphanage in her civilian guise of Linda Lee, Supergirl becomes upset that she doesn't have any female friends whom she can confide in. Switching to her Supergirl identity when she receives a call, she meets Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes, along with two other newer Legion members, Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl who have come to the 20th Century to cheer Supergirl up.

They take her back to the 30th Century and invite her to join the Legion, and introduce her to the other new members: Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, and Brainiac 5 -- The latter being the descendant of Superman's old foe Brainiac. After partaking in the Legion of Super-Heroes' parade, Supergirl prepares to return to her own time, when Brainiac 5 asks her to stay and be his girlfriend. Supergirl politely declines because she has to return to her own time.

Back in the 20th century, Supergirl is contacted by Lori Lemaris and Jerro to test out a new force field they hope will protect Supergirl from harmful Kryptonite rays. The device works, however when Supergirl tries to throw the Kryptonite into space she scares off Krypto. burying the Kryptonite on a distant planet and returning home, Supergirl's force field device is damaged by a meteor and Lori is unable to repair it. When Supergirl returns to the orphanage as Linda Lee, the girls tease her when she is forced to lie to them and tell them she has no boyfriend, when in reality she has two admirers in both Brainiac 5, and Jerro.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Twisted Powers"

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Twisted Powers"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #50.

Appearing in The Spectre: "The Ghost of Ace Chance"

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Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Ghost of Ace Chance"

This story is reprinted from Showcase #64.

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  • This book was first published on August 5, 1982.
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