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"Wild Week-End in Washington!": This story is reprinted from Superman #268.



Appearing in "Wild Week-End in Washington!"

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  • Senator Robert Cleary

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Synopsis for "Wild Week-End in Washington!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #268.

Traveling to the Fortress of Solitude, Superman and Batman have come to put a new trophy there from their last mission: The Golden Eye. Collected during their case against Effron the Sorcerer. There Batman tells Superman that he has to return to Gotham City to help Senator Cleary with a solar disintegrator project. In hearing this it reminds Superman that he will be traveling to cover a story in Washington D.C. for the Daily Planet. Batman suggests that while Superman is there that he visit an old friend: Barbara Gordon, who is a Senator in Washington.

Arriving in Washington, he calls up Barbara Gordon and asks for her help in getting into the Emperor of Ethiopia's reception at the White House, an request that Barbara accepts on the account that Clark is a friend of Bruce Wayne.

While at the White House, Clark happens upon Senator Cleary and blurts out what he knows about the solar disintegrator, before Barbara rushes him out of the room. Later that night after saying goodnight to Barbara, Clark is confronted and pretends to be knocked out by some men wanting to know what Clark knows about the solar disintegrator. He is taken to a man named Mr. J who wants to know the secrets and locks Clark up in a cell until he can divulge that information. Not wanting to reveal his identity he decides to wait for the ideal time to change into Superman and break himself out.

The next day Clark's disappearance is reported in the news, prompting Barbara to take her Batgirl identity out of retirement in order to search for him. She manages to track down Mr. J's hide out, and provide the distraction necessary for Clark to change into Superman to stop Mr. J and his goons, then uses his super speed to convince Batgirl that Mr. J is really an unconscious Clark Kent that needs medical attention. He then flies Mr. J off to the FBI then appears at the hospital as Clark Kent just as Barbara Gordon arrives there to check on his condition.

Later, returning to the Fortress of Solitude with Batman, Superman deduces that he probably blurted out what he knew about the solar disintegrator because they had somehow accidentally triggered the Golden Eye. Going to check to make sure it is deactivated, they are shocked to find that somehow, the device has been stolen.

Appearing in "Beware the Hero-Killers!"

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Synopsis for "Beware the Hero-Killers!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #444.

Sinestro hires two alien assassins to kill Green Lantern, using Superman as their weapon.

Appearing in "The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!"

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Synopsis for "The Fantastic Feats of Captain Strong!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #421.

Superman encounters Captain Strong, a sailor who becomes super-powerful by eating seaweed grown from alien spores.

Appearing in "The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air!"

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  • Chief McDonald (Single appearance)
  • Paul Shuster (Single appearance)
  • Mrs. Roberts (Single appearance)

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  • Egg Bomb

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Synopsis for "The Mystery Man Who Walked on Air!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #449.

Sue and Ralph are on vacation in Florida when Sue wakes Ralph up to tell him that someone is walking outside their window. As they are on the ninth floor, Ralph dresses and chases after the old man who is carrying a birdcage. He tells Ralph he is tired of walking, grabs the bird and flies off. Later Ralph and Sue are sailing when Ralph spots the same man standing on the water. He grabs a fish and swims off. Ralph chases the man onto a dock where the man disappears seemingly through a wall. Ralph enters the building and sees a guard being held at gunpoint as another man robs the place. Ralph takes them down quickly then finds the old man sitting on Hard Boiled Harry The Bomb. After the police take everyone away, Ralph confronts the old man knowing that he is really Barry Allen in disguise. Sue tells them that the mystery was Ralph's birthday present.

Appearing in "The Freak Who Never Fails"

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  • El Jefe (Only appearance; dies)
    • Dr. Jan Vronsky's impostor (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Sapphire Stagg (Cameo)
  • Dr. Jan Vronsky (Single appearance)
  • Captain Diego Julio (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Freak Who Never Fails"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #226.

Superman and Batman are assigned to free a captive scientist from the tyrannical nation of Mariposa, but Metamorpho scoops them. The elemental man becomes involved in the case when Simon Stagg offers him a large amount of money. Stagg's ultimate plan is to get rid of Metamorpho, but after his encounter with Batman and Superman, Rex becomes aware of Simon's plan.

Ultimately, the Superman-Batman team fail to rescue the doctor, but upon their return to America, they learn that the scientist they tried to save was fake and furthermore, he would've released a deadly virus in the US. Fortunately, Metamorpho found the real scientist and returned home to claim Simon's millions in reward.

Appearing in "The Plot to Kill Black Canary!"

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Synopsis for "The Plot to Kill Black Canary!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #428.

Green Arrow persuades Black Canary to do an endorsement of the Trump motorcycle as a favor to his publicity agency. Two crooks with a grudge against the Canary plot to have her killed while she rides the cycle at a stock car show. Green Arrow, getting wind of the plot, nabs the killer at the show, knocks Dinah off the cycle, and saves himself just before it explodes. Later, when Black Canary and Ollie are talking over the incident in his office, Dinah finally breaks down and admits that she thinks she loves him.

Appearing in "Killers Come in All Sizes"

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  • Liza Faraday (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Sergeant Ed Farley (Single appearance)
  • Amy Little (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "Killers Come in All Sizes"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #236.

At the award ceremony for a Gotham police officer, a gunman attempts to steal the firearm from a nearby officer, thus prompting the officer receiving the award (Ed Farley) to take action. The gunman fires one shot and Farley goes down. He is taken to the hospital by Batman and it is revealed that Farley fell suddenly ill due to a strange fever. The doctors examine Farley's blood to discover that his white blood cells are dying due to a microbe that cannot be seen with an electron microscope.

This prompts Batman to call Superman to help using his microscopic vision. The Man of Steel lears that the microbes are in fact small life forms or "Germ Men" and it is then suggested that someone shrink down to combat the disease with a cure that had been developed. Another victim then comes into the hospital with the same condition as Ed Farley, the hospital's fundraiser poster girl. Batman and Superman decide to call The Atom so he could shrink down and destroy the virus.

Being unable to shrink to the proper size with his "costume controls" alone, the Atom is aided in his endeavor by Superman who claps his hands, with Atom on one of them, allowing the force of the clap to atomize The Atom, allowing him to be injected into one of the victim's blood. Once the Atom is inside the girl's bloodstream, Superman flies the girl to the Fortress of Solitude and puts her under a machine to re-assemble the Atom and then flies back to Gotham City in order to allow further research to be done.

Soon, Chamber of Commerce head Harold Moss falls ill with the disease as well. Inside the girl, Atom is temporarily beaten by the "Germ People". At that moment, Batman discovers that the disease was being spread via kiss from the then current Miss Gotham City. Batman tries to question her, but she refuses and flees, exhibiting super-human abilities in the process. During the final fight, Batman learns that the woman is in fact a parasite that transmits the disease and that the "germ people" are in fact antobodies developed by the human body after it comes in touch with the parasite. The parasite falls to a subway rail tracks and it is pulverized.

After learning the truth from Batman, Superman shrinks himself using the Kandorian Shrinking Ray to enter the girl and warn Atom to not attack the germ people. Afterwards, the people who was affected by the parasite, including Batman, recover slowly but surely.

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