"A-Man—The Man with the Animal Powers": Buddy Baker decides to become a costumed super-hero using his animal powers. On his first mission to capture a gang of electronic robbers, Buddy finds that his animal powers suddenly abandon him at a critical moment. He is st
- On the ball, Roger! C'mon... I've got to get together with your pet -- and fast!
- -- Animal Man
Appearing in "A-Man—The Man with the Animal Powers"
- Animal Man (First appearance as A-Man)
- Grabo (First appearance)
- Grabo's Gang (First appearance)
- Unnamed Alien Creature (Flashback only)
- Trano (Flashback only)
- Zaarn (Flashback only)
- Xtona (Flashback only)
- Secret Cave
- Undisclosed Countryside
- Island Preserve
- Bear Trap
- Remote Animal Control Box
Synopsis for "A-Man—The Man with the Animal Powers"
Buddy Baker decides to become a costumed super-hero using his animal powers. On his first mission to capture a gang of electronic robbers, Buddy finds that his animal powers suddenly abandon him at a critical moment. He is still able to acquire animal powers from nearby animals, but they now wear off after time. A-Man recovers from the mishap to capture the gang, but the gang boss Grabo gets away.
Buddy acquires the characteristics of a bloodhound to track down the boss. He trails Grabo to a small island populated by dangerous exotic animals. Buddy acquires their powers and uses them to trick Grabo and his men into one of their own traps.
Appearing in "Immortal Man"
- Helen Phelps
- A fissure creature
- A Genie (Flashback only)
- Rodney Phelps (Flashback only)
- Undisclosed City on the US West Coast
- Alien Amulet
- Wire Fence
Synopsis for "Immortal Man"
In his new life as Kirk Jason, Immortal Man demonstrates an amazing ability to locate lost relics. When an earthquake strikes, Kirk helps rescue people. A giant creature emerges from a fissure created by the earthquake. Kirk battles the creature and witnesses it transform into different beasts. To defeat the creature, Kirk recalls a battle with a genie from a previous life. He grapples with the beast and forces it back inside the fissure. The opening is then sealed, spelling the end for both the monster and Kirk. Helen Phelps who has recently met Kirk, suspects that he will be reincarnated soon.
- "A-Man—The Man with the Animal Powers" is reprinted in Adventure Comics #415
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