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"Supergirl: "The Man with the Explosive Mind!"": Linda Danvers goes to pick her friend Lena up at the train station when a sudden explosion forces her to intervene as Supergirl. Fortunately, there isn't casualties thanks to a delayed train,


Quote1 That's my problem! Your problem is whatever's the matter with Greg! Our problem is that you know I'm Linda Danvers... and where does that leave us?! Quote2
-- Supergirl



Appearing in Supergirl: "The Man with the Explosive Mind!"

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Man with the Explosive Mind!"

Linda Danvers goes to pick her friend Lena up at the train station when a sudden explosion forces her to intervene as Supergirl. Fortunately, there isn't casualties thanks to a delayed train, but Supergirl doesn't find any traces of a bomb. As she gets to repair the tracks, she's being watched from a distance by the mysterious saboteur. The man also detects another mind with formidable psychic powers near from Supergirl, and after scanning Lena's mind, he decides to use her against Supergirl. As Linda meets up with Lena, the saboteur boosts her telepathic powers, and Lena learns that Linda is Supergirl.

Lena decides to keep her new knowledge to herself. As both friends talk, Lena tells it has been tough to raise her son since her husband died and she's grateful to Linda for finding her a job as "Secret Hearts"'s script-writer's secretary. During the next days, Linda helps Lena get settled in her new job and find an apartment.

Later, after Linda is done with shooting a scene where her character gets trapped in a burning building, she and Lena are attending a rock concert when the mysterious saboteur telekinetically causes a fire start. Supergirl puts off the fire quickly, but the saboteur manages to get away.

Not long after, Supergirl is officiating over a charity marathon and saves a contestant from drowning when the saboteur blows a bridge up. Supergirl confronts the saboteur, who calls himself Mind-Bomber, but he escapes again. After seeing his telekinesis in action, Supergirl deduces he was also behind the train station explosion, and realizes his crimes are paralleling her show's latest scripts. It's like Greg Gilbert's scripts are predicting her encounters with Mind-Bomber, which makes Linda afraid because the tomorrow's script includes a mass shooting, and she is supposed to dedicate a new courthouse tomorrow. Supergirl considers to cancel it out.

The next day, though, Supergirl is taking part in the ceremony. Mind-Bomber gets so mad at his failure to scare Supergirl off that he exposes himself. The real Supergirl then lands, revealing she knows his plan and his identity, and sent a substitute. Desperate, Mind-Bomber seizes the Supergirl impostor and drags her into an abandoned subway station.

Supergirl gives chase, stating she knows he couldn't read her mind so he tapped into Lena's mind to learn her secret identity as seeking revenge against his own family. Lena then takes her Supergirl mask off and reveals they figured out his identity after noticing all of his crimes jeopardized members of the Van Horne family whom he attacked because they were more successful than himself. Lena also figured even though he can't read Supergirl's mind he can influence her into not seeing him. Though Supergirl finds both of them thanks to her super-hearing. Supergirl hits Mind-Bomber but he loses control of his own powers and appears to blow himself up.

As leaving the subway, both women comment that they were able to stop the villain because Lena revealed she knew Supergirl's identity and she was ghost-writing for Greg the past week. Linda deduced then Mind-Bomber planted the script ideas in Lena's mind.

Nonetheless, Kara has several problems to deal with: the possibility of Mind-Bomber surviving, Greg's strange behavior and her old friend knowing her secret.

Appearing in Mr. & Mrs. Superman: "The Kill Kent Contract!"

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Synopsis for Mr. & Mrs. Superman: "The Kill Kent Contract!"

At the 1955 wedding of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle on Earth-Two, Lois Lane Kent stumbles onto a plot to kill someone named Kent, who she assumes is her husband Clark (Superman) Kent.

Appearing in Private Life of Clark Kent: "Search for a Secret-Seeker"

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Synopsis for Private Life of Clark Kent: "Search for a Secret-Seeker"

The Elongated Man pays a visit to Clark Kent, claiming he was invited over for lunch. Clark, who has no memory of inviting him, thinks it is a ploy of an unknown person to reveal Superman's secret identity.

Appearing in Lois Lane: "Lois Lane: Hostage!"

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  • Moe
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Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Lois Lane: Hostage!"

Lois Lane gets too close to terrorists looking for a story, and is taken hostage herself.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Deadlier Than the Sword"

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Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Deadlier Than the Sword"

Jimmy Olsen tries to reason with Shelby Drake while the four Olsen doubles attempt to wreck his life with their impersonations.

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