"Doctor Polaris Conquers the Universe": Doctor Polaris has taken Green Lantern's power ring and is using it, and his magnetic powers, to enthrall the population of Los Angeles to do his bidding and increase his powers by tapping into their natural magentism. Hal and Tom, armed with a dev
Appearing in "Doctor Polaris Conquers the Universe"
- Various unnamed Los Angeles residents
- Green Lantern Ring
- Solar Ray Filter
Synopsis for "Doctor Polaris Conquers the Universe"
Doctor Polaris has taken Green Lantern's power ring and is using it, and his magnetic powers, to enthrall the population of Los Angeles to do his bidding and increase his powers by tapping into their natural magentism. Hal and Tom, armed with a device built for them by Bruce Gordon, infiltrate the crowd but Doctor Polaris spots Hal and forces Tom as well as the crowd to attack him. Hal manages to fend off the crowd and several power ring attacks and gets from Tom the device - a Solar Ray Filter, which encompasses Hal in a yellow aura. Hal manages to get close to Doctor Polaris (who does not know about the ring's yellow weakness) but fells Hal again using his magnetic powers. After attracting iron-laden meteorites to destroy Hal, he saves him to prove his superiority (and gloat) bringing Hal close to him in the process. Hal concentrates and wills the ring to fly to him becoming Green Lantern again but not before Doctor Polaris' new level of magnetic powers opens a "gateway to the very heart of the universe." Believing the universe is held together by some type of magnetic force, Doctor Polaris means to tap into that resource. Fearing the universe will then break apart, Green Lantern pushes him into the center and they fight. Tapping into the source, Doctor Polaris grows in size and power. Green Lantern somehow manages to increase the absorption beyond Doctor Polaris' control and he is seemingly ripped apart by the force, his atoms "wrenched from his body" as he becomes pure magnetic force. Green Lantern returns to Los Angeles.
Appearing in "The Zeta-Bomb Maneuver"
- Various unnamed Rannians
- Various unnamed aboriginies
- Various unnamed Sydney residents
Synopsis for "The Zeta-Bomb Maneuver"
Last issue Adam Strange (unconscious at the time) was beamed to Earth. He awakens to find himself in Australian and being carried by aborigines. The aboriginies show Adam a map that somehow tells him exactly where and when he is and he is able to calculate the next zeta beam's position (Sydney in 7 hours). The aboriginies give him a boomerang and Adam flies to the beam's coordinates - which turns out to be the middle of a street during a parade. As he flies into place the crowd releases dozens of balloons. Adam manages to pop enough of them, using the boomerang, that the beam finds him and transports him back to Rann. Adam beams to Ranagar before Kaskor's invasion force and tells Sardath his idea to stop the invasion. When Kaskor's force shoes up, Adam announces the city has designed Zeta Bombs which will disintegrate anything that approaches. As an example Adam throws his boomerang which is fired upon and disappears. Kaskor believes Adam is bluffing but none of his men are willing to take the risk and they flee. Kaskor is captured (off panel) and imprisoned for life. Adam, Alanna and Sardath are awarded the Golden Suns Medal of Honor for their efforts. Adam reveals that the guns were useless and Adam triggered the boomerang's zeta radiation to wear off prematurely sending it back to Earth. Just then, Adam beams back to Earth with the next beam not to arrive for 30 days and 7 hours.
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