"Supergirl: "Bad Day for Blackrock"": Lena Thorul Colby is taken into emergency surgery for an operation on a cerebral hemorrhage. Supergirl, reviving and renewing her battle with Blackrock, learns from the villain that he didn't intend to kill Sal, just scare him out of town. Supergirl replie
Appearing in Supergirl: "Bad Day for Blackrock"
- Blackrock (Peter Silverstone) (Final appearance)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "Bad Day for Blackrock"
Lena Thorul Colby is taken into emergency surgery for an operation on a cerebral hemorrhage. Supergirl, reviving and renewing her battle with Blackrock, learns from the villain that he didn't intend to kill Sal, just scare him out of town. Supergirl replies that it still makes him guilty of extortion. After escaping, Blackrock induces Greg Gilbert to try to steal plans from GBS's vault for an experimental 3-D television process. Supergirl stops Greg from doing so, then uses him as bait to lure Blackrock into another encounter. She finally defeats Blackrock by getting him into a tunnel where the broadcast waves that power his black powerstone cannot penetrate, and crushes the stone. Supergirl then unmasks the new Blackrock as Dr. Peter Silverstone himself. Later, as Linda Danvers, she learns that Lena has made it through surgery with only a slight speech impairment. But Lena awakens from sleep having dreamed that Lex Luthor is her brother. And when she sees in a bathroom mirror that her head has been shaved for the operation, she seems to note the family resemblance.
Appearing in Mr. and Mrs. Superman: "Queen of the Insect World"
- Insect Queen (Lana Lang) (First appearance as Insect Queen)
- Unnamed Egyptian Pharaoh (Flashback only)
- Unnamed royal wizard (Flashback only)
- Lewis Lang (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Mr. and Mrs. Superman: "Queen of the Insect World"
Lana Lang's archaeologist father has given Lana a scarab broach that was used centuries ago by an Egyptian Pharaoh to combat insect swarms. Suddenly (while wearing the broach), Lana feels a compulsion to go to the roof of the Daily Star building and use magic to enlarge a housefly and ride away on it. She travels to a mulberry grove with silkworms, and enbiggins the worms and forces them to weave her a costume. Then, she giant-sizes some hornets and attacks Superman. The hornets are able to temporally defeat Superman (apparently because they are magical), but then Lana breaks off the attack and retreats. Afterward, she returns to normal and does not remember her actions -- however, Clark Kent recognizes her broach as the same one the "Insect Queen" was wearing.
Appearing in Private Life of Clark Kent: "Superman Interviews Clark Kent"
- Terri Cross (Final appearance)
Synopsis for Private Life of Clark Kent: "Superman Interviews Clark Kent"
Terri Cross of the Clark Kent Fan Club interviews Clark Kent about his "interview" with Superman.
Appearing in Lois Lane: "Watson, Watson Everywhere...and Not a Holmes in Sight!"
Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Watson, Watson Everywhere...and Not a Holmes in Sight!"
Inspector Henderson's Sherlock Award is robbed during a testimonial dinner, and Lois sets out to find it.
Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: 'Confucius Say, He Who Rekindle Old Flame Is Bound to Get Burned"
Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: 'Confucius Say, He Who Rekindle Old Flame Is Bound to Get Burned"
Lucy Lane reappears in Jimmy's life and tells him that her new boyfriend, a pilot, had a disastrous landing which killed the passengers in his plane, and thinks the crash was engineered by crooks. Olsen investigates and falls into a deathtrap.
- While this is the first appearance of the Earth-Two Lana Lang as the Insect Queen, and she is called "Insect Queen" on the cover and in captions, no one actually calls her "insect Queen" in the story. She does refer to herself as the "Queen of Insects" once.
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