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"Homo-Disastrous!": While Superman, Dubbilex, Terry Dean, and the Golden Guardian investigate a tunnel that leads to the DNA Project, the [[Newsboy Legion (New Earth)|Newsboy Legion]

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Superman

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #146 is an issue of the series Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1972.

Synopsis for "Homo-Disastrous!"

While Superman, Dubbilex, Terry Dean, and the Golden Guardian investigate a tunnel that leads to the DNA Project, the Newsboy Legion battles a "caveman" Jimmy Olsen and other menaces unleashed by Simyan and Mokkari.

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Synopsis for DNA Project: "Arin the Armored Man!"

At the DNA Project, Professor Packard bids farewell to his creation Arin, a being who is sent into space with a container full of Superman's DNA code and tissue samples.

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Synopsis for Newsboy Legion: "Prevue of Peril"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled Comics #12.

To help spread awareness of the conditions around Suicide Slum, the Newsboy Legion decide to make a movie. With a camera they borrowed from Jim Harper, the boys start filming scenes around the area. From people living in ramshackle homes, to kids having to scavenge for food in the trash, they capture it all on camera. Trouble finds them, though, when Big Words trips and falls through a skylight while filming on a roof. Three hoodlums in hiding get the shock of their lives when he lands on the table they sat around. They're about to pull out their gats when Scrapper yells down after him, scaring them off. Big Words managed to get the thugs faces on camera, and Gabby and Tommy find a bag full of money in one room. This makes them all a target. The hoods put on masks and come after the Newsboys! Luckily, Jim Harper comes along to see them getting attacked and steps in to their rescue. But one of the men lands a hit on Jim, knocking him down long enough so that they can run away with the bag of money and the film reel. What they don't know is that Big Words pulled a switcheroo, and the reel they got was blank. Jim Harper takes the film to develop it back at the precinct, hoping to use the images of the three thugs to aid in their arrest.

Later, the three hoodlums, realizing they've been tricked, drive up to the Newsboys on the street and point a tommy gun at them. The Guardian suddenly appears like a thunderbolt, crashing through the car window onto the gangster, knocking the gun from his hands! Big Words is excited to capture the Guardian in action on camera, as his friends cheer the hero on. The gang kick the Guardian out of the vehicle as they speed away.

Meanwhile the Newsboy Legion puts up posters all across town advertising a free block party, with a movie that features the Guardian! This also gets the attention of the three hoodlums. Many people of the upper and middle class community congregate together to see the boys' movie. Jim drops by to return the cannister, but he leaves before they turn on the projector. He knew they'd be disappointed. Because when Gabby flips the switch, the expectant crowd gazes at... a blank screen. Tommy and Big Words check the film to see that it is not the same one they gave to Jim. The crowd boos and jeers, just as a car comes rolling straight towards the Newsboys! Yet once more, the Guardian makes his appearance and causes the hoods to crash! This time they're out for good. The Guardian takes the stage next to the boys and proposes the crowd should notice the courage and hard work that the kids put into gathering everyone together tonight. True, their movie was a flop, but they succeeded in showing everyone the poor conditions people have lived in down here. The crowd changes their tune almost immediately, and promise to donate thousands of dollars to fix up suicide slum and make it more livable.

As the money comes in, Jim Harper returns to see how his are holding up. They still believe he is the Guardian, the cuts on his face from fighting and greasy hands from messing with the gang's car prove it. But Jim brushes it off, explaining he cut himself shaving this morning, and his hands are just a little dusty.

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