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"The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!": This story is reprinted from Superman #167.

Superman #245 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1972.

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Synopsis for "The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #167.

Lex Luthor escapes from jail, and immediately attempts revenge on Superman with a Kryptonite missile, which fails, and Luthor realizes that he has to be smarter. To outsmart Superman, Luthor uses his Time-Space-Thought-Scanner to learn Brainiac's location and secret origin -- that he is actually a humanoid computer, created by the now-destroyed Computer Tyrants. Armed with this knowledge, Luthor flies to prison planet Kronis, frees Brainiac, and together they shrink, defeat and imprison Superman.

Brainiac uses his coma-ray on Superman, but is stopped from going further by the Superman Emergency Squad who capture the two villains. They shrink Luthor and Brainiac, and put them on trial in Kandor. The trial is prosecuted by Jor-El's old friend Nor-Kann, and Brainiac is defended by Luthor. The verdict: guilty; and the sentence is the Phantom Zone, except that Superman remains in a coma. Brainiac bargains for their freedom in exchange for the cure. Revived, Superman uses Zak-Kul's enlarging ray to restore himself, Luthor, and Brainiac to full size, and sets the latter two free according to their agreement.

Through trickery, Brainiac removes Luthor's knowledge of his technological origin and takes him back to Lexor, where Luthor is embraced by Tharla, a woman who has come to love him.

Appearing in Kid Eternity: "The Count"

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Synopsis for Kid Eternity: "The Count"

This story is reprinted from Kid Eternity #3.

Appearing in The Atom: "The Time Trap!"

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Synopsis for The Atom: "The Time Trap!"

This story is reprinted from The Atom #3.

David Clinton is a former con who has become obsessed with clocks and has opened up a clock shop following his release from prison. Deciding to become a costumed criminal, Clinton adopts the guise of Chronos, and uses clock related weapons to steal exotic clocks. When he learns that Ivy University has an atomic clock when Ray Palmer visits his clock shop, he decides to steal it that night as Chronos.

When he does so, he rouses Ray Palmer who tries to stop Chronos, however Chronos' weapons prove to be too much of a match for plain ordinary Ray Palmer. Changing into the Atom, Ray is unable to stop Chronos who not only manages to escape but begins to suspect the Atom's true identity.

Figuring that the Atom may have deduced his as well, he devises a trap in anticipation of the Atom's appearance as his clock shop. Sure enough, after Ray Palmer notices an exaggerated bruise on Clinton's face the next day, he decides to pay him a visit that night as the Atom. He falls for Chronos' trap and is knocked out with gas and stored in a watch on Chronos' wrist while he goes back to steal the atomic clock knowing that Ray Palmer would not be there to stop him.

However, the Atom takes advantage of the fact that Chronos has no idea the full extent of his powers, and shrinks small enough to escape the watch, get away and confront Chronos as Ray Palmer. Knocking out Chronos and calling the police, Ray then shrinks back down to size and gets back inside the watch, preserving his identity when the police arrive to capture him.

Appearing in Super-Chief: "The Crowning of Super-Chief!"

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Synopsis for Super-Chief: "The Crowning of Super-Chief!"

This story is reprinted from All-Star Western #117.

Appearing in Air Wave: "The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks"

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  • A Gang of Crooks (Single appearance)
    • Grump (Single appearance)

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  • D. A. Cole (Final appearance; dies)
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Synopsis for Air Wave: "The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #66.

Appearing in Hawkman: "The Super-Motorized Menace"

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Synopsis for Hawkman: "The Super-Motorized Menace"

This story is reprinted from Mystery in Space #89.

A criminal using a high tech motorcycle to commit robberies has appeared in Midway City. This attracts the attention of Hawkman and Hawkgirl after he succeeds in stealing rare paintings headed for the museum.

Hawkman tracks down the thief and immobilizes his motorcycle, tracking him down to his hideout, Hawkman captures him and reveals him to be a cub reporter who was also doing a report on the thefts.

Appearing in "The Prankster's Greatest Role!"

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Synopsis for "The Prankster's Greatest Role!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #87.

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