"The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"": This story is reprinted from World's Finest #141.
Appearing in The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"
- Jimmy Olsen (Flashback and main story)
- Lois Lane
- Perry White
- Professor Potter (Also appears in disguise as "Dr. Dannifer" in this story) (Flashback and main story)
- Robin/Dick Grayson (Flashback and main story)
- Marl (Single appearance)
- Supergirl (Flashback only)
- Dr. Carl Liden (A physicist) (Single appearance)
- Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (Flashback only)
- John Grayson (Mentioned only)
- Rex Rock (A movie star) (Single appearance)
- "Slugger" Taffett (A professional baseball player) (Single appearance)
- Titano (Flashback only)
- Fortress of Solitude (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- Phantom Zone (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"
This story is reprinted from World's Finest #141.
When a seemingly crackpot inventor shows up at the Daily Planet to get them to write a story about his latest invention a device called the 4-C Predictor, which can predict the future. Thinking this is another lunatic trying to grab headlines, Lois convinces Jimmy Olsen to take the man up on his "story" in order to get rid of him. Jimmy encourages the man to leave the device with him to check out. When he learns that the machine seemingly can predict the future he is horrified when it tells him that he and Robin are destined to die. Worried about this possible future outcome, Lois tries to look up the professor in the phone book and finds that he is not listed, raising everyone's suspicions.
Superman decides to investigate the story and takes Jimmy to the Batcave to seek the help of Batman and Robin. When Superman attempts to examine the machine with his x-ray vision it disintegrates into nothingness. They next try to get Jimmy to identify any of the criminal scientists in Batman's records as the man who gave him the device, but this to also yields no clues. As the days go on, both Jimmy and Robin become increasingly paranoid about their supposedly impending dooms. Ultimately, they come up with an idea: Using the Flying Newsroom the two boys would travel to a deserted island to hide out until Batman and Superman track down those plotting to kill their sidekicks. With the Batcave and the Fortress of Solitude being obvious hiding places, Batman and Superman agree to let the boys follow their plan.
When the Boy Wonder and Cub Reporter arrive on the island, they then begin preparing a hoax to convince Batman and Superman that they are already dead. Calling Batman and Superman for "help" the two boys convince the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel that they are dead and the two heroes lament the loss of their boy sidekicks. Although Robin and Jimmy hate playing this hoax on their mentors, they do so for good reason: A few days earlier they overheard two crooks who have access to invisibility belts plotting to kidnap both Jimmy and Robin to use as blackmail tools to prevent Batman and Superman from foiling their crimes. Deciding to prevent this from happening, they work with Professor Potter to stage the hoax leading up to their supposed "deaths".
Operating in secret from an abandoned observatory, Jimmy and Robin put their skills together to lead Batman and Superman to the two crooks, leading to their capture. Batman and Superman learn that they got the invisibility belts from Dr. Carl Linden, a scientist dying of lethal exposure to radiation whom they coerced into helping them. With the crooks taken away, Jimmy and Robin reveal to Batman and Superman that they are not truly dead. However, Superman points out that they knew all along, as the boys neglected to wipe off finger prints on the fake coffins they buried into the ground. With the case over, Jimmy and Robin decide to make the observatory their personal club house and put the wax bodies that Batman and Superman used to hoax Jimmy and Robin back as the first of the trophies they put on display as a memento of their adventure together.
Appearing in "Origin of the Blackhawks"
Synopsis for "Origin of the Blackhawks"
This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #164.
One-page text feature with small headshots of the Blackhawks,
Appearing in "Meet Kid Flash!"
- Zoo Animals
Synopsis for "Meet Kid Flash!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #110.
Iris brings her nephew Wally to visit Barry. As soon as Barry learns Wally is a big fan of the Flash, he decides to introduce him. Left alone with the lad, Barry changes into the Flash and visits with young Wally. As the Flash is explaining how he got his powers, a lightning bolt bursts through the window and strikes chemicals on the cabinet, which land on Wally just as they did for the Flash two years prior, and much to their surprise, Wally has gained speed powers as well. Creating another Flash costume for Wally, Wally becomes Flash's sidekick Kid Flash.
Leaving Wally alone (because, as Barry, he has to work), Wally hears a radio report of zoo animals escaping, and heads out to round them up as Kid Flash. Wally has them all caged up before the Flash can arrive to lock them away himself.
At Iris's apartment, Wally tells Iris of his meeting with Flash and tells her that he got to meet Kid Flash, but has promised to keep his identity secret.
Appearing in "Eclipso, The Genius Who Fought Himself"
- Dr. Bruce Gordon (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Eclipso (First appearance)
- Mophir (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback only)
- Black Diamond (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Eclipso, The Genius Who Fought Himself"
This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #61.
Appearing in "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!"
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Flashback and main story)
- Hank (Flashback only)
- Train Robbers (Flashback only)
- Mr. Burbank (Flashback only)
- Mr. Davis (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 2) #10.
One day while watching Green Lantern charge his power ring, Pieface asks Hal where the oath he speaks came from. Hal tells Pieface that it started after three of his most earliest cases that inspired him to say the oath each time he charged his power ring. "In Brightest Day" was inspired by a time when Green Lantern battled crooks who used a blinding light to prevent people from stopping them from making their heists, whom Hal managed to capture. "In Blackest Night" came from another adventure when Hal had to travel into a foggy cave in order to round up some bandits. And "No Evil Shall Escape My Sight" came from a time when Carol's safe was stolen, and Hal (as Green Lantern) was able to find the crooks who took it by scouring the city with his power ring.
Appearing in "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!"
- Krotan (Single appearance)
- Thanagarian Wingmen (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Ed Emmett (Behind the scenes)
- Thanagar (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Skartaris (Unnamed)
- Thanagarian Star Cruiser (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!"
This story is reprinted from The Brave and the Bold #34.
Thanagarian police officers Katar and Shayera Hol travel to Earth in their space vessel in pursuit of a criminal named Byth Rok. Byth, having consumed a pill that grants him the ability to alter his shape, comes to Earth to commit bold new crimes simply for the thrill of the challenge. Katar and Shayera use the electric brain on their ship to learn about Earth's cultures and languages. Landing in Midway City, they introduce themselves to Midway's police commissioner George Emmett. Emmett is fascinated by the fact that they are alien police officers and uses his influence to provide them with Earth identities. Katar and Shayera take the names Carter and Shiera Hall and become the new curators for the Midway City Museum. As curators they meet one of the Museum's patrons, naturalist Mavis Trent. Mavis is instantly attracted to Carter Hall and persists in trying to charm him despite the fact that he is already married. They also meet the Museum's press agent Joe Tracy.
Byth meanwhile, uses his shape-shifting talents to commit a string of thefts. He soon discovers that Katar and Shayera are on Earth and are looking to bring him in. When their paths finally cross, Byth assumes the shape of a Thanagarian Kasta Bird and attacks them. They trap him inside of a throwing net, but Byth changes shape again and transforms into a fly that slips through the interstices of the net.
Later, Byth decides to rob the Bi-State Tunnel. Not satisfied with merely stealing money, he decides to steal the entire tunnel itself. Transforming into a giant Thanagarian Brontadon, he crawls through the tunnel and begins wreaking havoc. Katar and Shayera engage him in battle and eventually subdue him by striking at the Brontadon's twin brains simultaneously. Once captured, Byth returns to his normal form whereupon he is placed inside of a hibernation chamber and rocketed back to Thanagar.
- This book was first published on June 4, 2003.
- This issue was reprinted in DC Universe: Secret Origins.
- Unlike the previously released Secret Origins Replica Edition #1 and More Secret Origins Replica Edition, this was a new compilation rather than a replica of an actual Silver Age giant issue.
- No trivia.
- Superman Family Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1)
- Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Blackhawk Squadron Recommended Reading
- The Flash Recommended Reading
- Green Lantern Recommended Reading
- Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern (Volume 4)
- Green Lantern (Volume 5)
- The Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern: New Guardians (Volume 1)
- Green Lanterns (Volume 1)
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Hawkman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- The Atom (Volume 1): The Atom and Hawkman #39- #46
- Brightest Day
- Convergence: Hawkman
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Hawkgirl (Volume 1)
- Hawkman (Volume 1)
- Hawkman (Volume 2)
- Hawkman (Volume 3)
- Hawkman (Volume 4)
- Hawkman (Volume 5)
- Hawkworld (Volume 1)
- Hawkworld (Volume 2)
- JSA (Volume 1)
- Justice League of America (Volume 1)
- Justice League of America (Volume 3)
- Mystery in Space (Volume 1): Mystery in Space #87- #91
- The Savage Hawkman
- Shadow War of Hawkman
- World's Finest (Volume 1)