"Supergirl: "The Secret of the Spell-Bound Supergirl"": Supergirl saves a boy from an alligator in the Everglades and flies back to New Athens Experimental School nearly in time for an appointment. When she gets to her office, though, she discovers she has som
- You meant well, Todd... But as long as there's one Travis in the world-- mankind isn't yet ready for that kind of magic!
- -- Supergirl
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Secret of the Spell-Bound Supergirl"
- Supergirl (Flashback and main story)
- Senator Buxley (On a TV or computer screen)
- Mr. Taylor (New Athens trustee)
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Secret of the Spell-Bound Supergirl"
Supergirl saves a boy from an alligator in the Everglades and flies back to New Athens Experimental School nearly in time for an appointment. When she gets to her office, though, she discovers she has somehow lost twenty minutes she has no recollection about.
Linda decides to zoom to the Fortress of Solitude. This is the third time in a week she has suffered a time-blackout. The first time she performed a good deed during her blackout, but the second time she did something bad. So she programmed an invisible, flying remote-control camera to follow her around. Supergirl plays the tape, and she observes shocked how she flew into a cave located in the Everglades near from the campus and took orders from a man holding a floating urn. Following his commands, Supergirl vandalized her own statue erected in the campus and flew back to her workplace with no recollection of the event. Supergirl heads towards the Everglades but she can't find the cave, so she guesses the place is magically camouflaged by the urn.
The next day, Supergirl is going to save several men trapped in a burning oil rig when she is summoned again. She can't fight the mental tug, no matter how much she struggles, but while she's being drawn back she manages to borrow a mini-tv broadcasting the fire. Her master sees the broadcast and orders her to put out the fire. Supergirl hurries back to the oil rig, rescues three workers and extinguishes the blaze. Right afterwards Linda can feel the spell wearing off and her memories slipping away. Later, Kara refreshes her memory by watching her camera's new recording, and she wonders who is that boy who alternates between sending her on good deeds and bad ones.
The next day, Linda Danvers meets up with a student who turns out to be her master. Todd Baxter tells he discovered a cave in the Everglades one week ago, and while exploring it he came upon an ancient floating urn made by an ancient tribe named the Runzas. Todd couldn't move it, but being an Archaelogy major he deciphered the text engraved on the artifact and learned it was used by a Runza sorcerer to repel alien invaders since it conferred total command over non-earthly beings. As he was touching the urn, a mind-controlled Supergirl flew in the place. In order to test his hold upon her, he commanded her to perform a good deed. But later he found out about Supergirl's bad deeds which he has no memory of commanding her to perform, and he is feeling confused.
He's still speaking when Linda feels abruptly the urn's pull. Once free, she learns she has performed an act of destruction that couldn't have been ordered by Todd. Supergirl checks her camera again, and heads out in search of a guy who looks right like Todd.
In the meantime, Todd has returned to the cave and he is about to command Supergirl to arrest him, when Supergirl flies in the cavern dragging his twin brother Travis. Travis ran away from home three years ago, and after committing assorted petty crimes, he made his way to Santa Augusta and sneaked into his brother's room. Travis intended to steal him, but he found his brother's diary and began forcing Supergirl to misuse her powers out of pettiness.
Travis suddenly rushes to touch the urn and orders Supergirl's flying power to go berserk. Supergirl starts smashing herself into the cavern walls while Todd and Travis fight over the urn. Supergirl maneouvers her uncontrolled flight so Travis gets knocked out by a falling stalactite, and Todd undoes his brother's command. However it's too late to stop a cave-in. Supergirl gets both brothers out of there, but the urn is buried for good.
Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "The Nine Lives of Jimmy Olsen!"
- North America
- South-Eastern Asia
- Atlantic Ocean
- Jimmy Olsen's Signal Watch (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "The Nine Lives of Jimmy Olsen!"
This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #71.
Jimmy Olsen is given a magic cat's paw by a grateful African tribe which endows him with nine lives, eight of which he uses up.
Appearing in Lois Lane: "The Girl That Almost Married Clark Kent!
- Doris Drake (Single appearance)
- Magic talisman
Synopsis for Lois Lane: "The Girl That Almost Married Clark Kent!
This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #17.
Thanks to a mind-reading amulet bought from an Indian fakir, wealthy heiress Doris Drake learns that Clark Kent is Superman and schemes to marry him.
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