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"Case of the Stolen Super Powers!": While out on separate cases, each member of the Justice League find that their various super-powers fail them during critical moments of their solo adventures. Finding the whole experience fishy after battling the [[Samuel Scudder (New Earth)|Mirror Master



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  • Snapper Carr
  • José Mendoza (Single appearance)
    • Jose Mendoza's Son (Single appearance)
    • Jose Mendoza's Grandson (Single appearance)
    • Jose Mendoza's Great-Granddaughter (Single appearance)
    • Jose Mendoza's Great-Great-Grandson (Single appearance)
    • Jose Mendoza's Great-Great-Great-Grandson (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Case of the Stolen Super Powers!"

While out on separate cases, each member of the Justice League find that their various super-powers fail them during critical moments of their solo adventures. Finding the whole experience fishy after battling the Mirror Master, the Flash in his guise of Barry Allen hears of crimes being committed by a super-powered criminal that mimics their powers. Calling the Justice League together, the Flash tells the others of these fantastic robberies which were used by one crook who could imitate their various super powers.

When they realize that the being that committed the super-crimes was stealing animals with amazingly long life spans, they theorize that the thief in question is attempting to make an immortality elixir. Tracking down other animals that live extended lives, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Batman, Superman and Martian Manhunter decide to go and track down the villain. Wonder Woman is the first to meet the enemy, a robot named Amazo who has duplicated all their powers.

In each instance, Amazo defeats each member of the Justice League and takes them hostage and takes them before his master Professor Ivo. Ivo exposes them all to chlorine gas to knock them out, so that Amazo can use his mimicked Green Lantern powers to erase their memories of them. However, Green Lantern inhales the gas (it being yellow in composition) and exhales it while Amazo is using his imitation power ring powers. Having not been affected by the power, Green Lantern is able to use his power ring to immobilize both Amazo and his master and free his friends.

After explaining how he overcame Amazo's imitation Green Lantern powers, the JLA turn Ivo to the authorities where he is sentenced to 500 years in prison, after the court case the JLA put the now deactivated Amazo into their trophy room as a monument.



Notes

  • This issue is reprinted in Justice League of America Archives Volume 1.
  • After this issue of the The Brave and the Bold, the Justice League of America is awarded their own series beginning with Justice League of America #1.
  • The animals captured by Amazo include a European Catfish, a Cicada, an Owl, a Galapagos Tortoise and the oldest living man, José Mendoza from Peru.
  • Superman is sent to protect the oldest living whale and Batman the oldest living elephant, but Amazo does not go after them and so these characters never confront their enemy.

Trivia

  • The Galapagos tortoise is referred to in this issue as the oldest living tortoise, but there are actually older living tortoises elsewhere.[1]
  • The Galapagos tortoise (called Old Ironhed by Aquaman) might be a homage to Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island tortoise, but George didn't live on Fernandina Island.
  • The issue shows Amazo recharging his duplicate Green Lantern ring with a power battery - but he never found the battery to duplicate it.



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