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"Inferior Five: "Conquer Man-Mountain Because He's There!"": Four old foes of the Freedom Brigade regroup and magically restore their vitality. The group, Vendetta, then seeks revenge on the children of their former opponents. The Inferior Five is summoned by police to help battle the crooks. Th


Quote1Don't let those five super-villains scare you! After all, what other crime-fighting combo has members who are swifter, smarter and tougher than we are?Quote2: Merry Man

Quote1Well, let's see -- there's the Justice League...Quote2: The Blimp

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Showcase #63 is an issue of the series Showcase (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1966.

Appearing in Inferior Five: "Conquer Man-Mountain Because He's There!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Vendetta (Single appearance)
    • The Masked Swastika
    • Speed Demon
    • The Sparrow
    • Silver Sorceress
  • Man-Mountain (Single appearance)
  • Dr. Gregory Gruesome

Other Characters:

  • Brick Johnson (Single appearance)
  • Officer Gianelli (Single appearance)
  • Batman (In a photograph only)
  • Riddler (Mentioned only)
  • Superman (Mentioned only)
  • Lois Lane (Mentioned only)

Locations:

  • Earth-Twelve
    • Megalopolis
      • Megalopolis Prison
      • Vendetta's Criminal Hideout
      • Police Headquarters
      • Megalopolis Square Garden

Items:

  • Rejuvenation Elixir
  • Sparrow's Bow & Arrows
  • White Feather's Bow & Arrows
  • Masked Swastika's Iron Armor
  • Masked Swastika's Shield
  • Masked Swastika's Electrified Sword
  • Luke-Warm Phone Line
  • Phi Beta Kappa Grenade

Vehicles:




Synopsis for Inferior Five: "Conquer Man-Mountain Because He's There!"

Four old foes of the Freedom Brigade regroup and magically restore their vitality. The group, Vendetta, then seeks revenge on the children of their former opponents. The Inferior Five is summoned by police to help battle the crooks. They appear to be winning until a grenade created by the Masked Swastika changes glass-jaw boxer Brute Brainard into the Man-Mountain, a green-skinned behemoth. With Man-Mountain's help, Vendetta overcomes the Inferior Five. Then they strike the First National Bank. The Inferior Five recover and engage the crooks again. Merryman strikes a lucky blow to Man-Mountain's jaw and knocks him out. The other heroes then defeat the rest of the gang.



Notes

  • The members of Vendetta are all parodies of Marvel Comics' The Avengers, specifically during the series' "Cap's Kooky Quartet" day:
    • The Masked Swastika (Captain America)
    • The Sparrow (Hawkeye)
    • Speed Demon (Quicksilver)
    • Silver Sorceress (Scarlet Witch)
      • Later on, Speed Demon and Silver Sorceress both had their names adopted for characters meant as homage characters: DC Comics' own Silver Sorceress, which was another Scarlet Witch analogue, and Marvel's revamped version of The Whizzer, a villainous Flash stand-in.
  • Man-Mountain is a parody of Marvel Comics' Incredible Hulk.
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium states this is an appearance of Earth-Twelve.

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