"Superman and Batman: "The Caveman from Krypton"": When a strange meteor crashed on the outskirts of Metropolis, a farmer near the scene contacts the Metropolis Observatory. Two scientists arrive and are surprised to find it is a meteor containing a strange caveman from outer space. Checking
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Appearing in Superman and Batman: "The Caveman from Krypton"
- The Caveman of Krypton (Only appearance; dies)
- Pete Waller (Single appearance)
- Jo-Jo Groff (Single appearance)
- Barry (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Superman and Batman: "The Caveman from Krypton"
When a strange meteor crashed on the outskirts of Metropolis, a farmer near the scene contacts the Metropolis Observatory. Two scientists arrive and are surprised to find it is a meteor containing a strange caveman from outer space. Checking for a heartbeat they are surprised to find that the being is still alive, and they decide to cage the caveman. The cage is spotted by Batman and Robin who are out on patrol in the Batplane and they decide to investigate. To Batman's surprise, when the creature revives it has super-strength and the ability to fly. It escapes and begins wreaking havoc, drawing the attention of Superman. As Superman attempts to clash with the creature, he is shocked to find that it has all the same powers he does, leaving him to believe that this caveman must have come from his home planet of Krypton.
After stopping a fire caused by the stone-aged Kryptonian, Superman meets up with Batman and Robin. He theorizes that millions of years ago the caveman must have been trapped in molten lava, and its gases upon cooling placed him into suspended animation. This fragment of volcanic rock was ejected from Krypton when it exploded years ago and was sent hurtling into space until it crashed on Earth today. Whatever the case is, the three heroes realize that the caveman will be nothing but trouble and begin hunting down the creature.
Learning of the caveman's existence, criminals Pete Waller and Jo-Jo Groff decide to capitalize. When Pete commits robberies dressed as the caveman, Batman, Robin and Superman are cautious to try and stop it. When the real caveman sees Waller in trouble and thinking it's one of its own, the Kryptonian caveman saves him and takes him back to his hideout. Jo-Jo and Pete then come up with a plan to deal with the three heroes.
Luring Batman, Robin and Superman into trying to contain the caveman, they easily get the drop on the Dynamic Duo, tying them up. While Superman and the caveman are battling it out, they toss a piece of Green Kryptonite in the hopes that it will eliminate both Superman and the caveman. Batman and Robin, however, manage to get out of their bonds by using the cigarette lighter of a nearby car and arrive just in time to kick away the chuck of Kryptonite. The caveman becomes friendly toward the three heroes and helps them capture the two crooks. However later, the creature suddenly drops dead. Superman surmises that the years of being exposed to cosmic rays and then his brief exposure to Kryptonite was what did the caveman in. Feeling sorry for the confused creature, the three heroes pay their respects to it by burying it in a region on Earth that Superman molded to resemble the era on Krypton that the caveman lived in.
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Appearing in Green Arrow: "The Case of the Camouflage King!"
Synopsis for Green Arrow: "The Case of the Camouflage King!"
A series of bizarre crimes in which the criminals are invisible to the naked eye bring the attention of Green Arrow and Speedy who take the case. The crooks in question are using a special camouflage spray that makes them blend into the scenery. When Green Arrow and Speedy show up to try and stop the crooks, they spray them with the chemical as well hoping that Green Arrow and Speedy's inability to see each other will trip them up. However, the two heroes manage to turn the tables and use the crooks plan to their advantage. Spraying the area with ink arrows to reveal the crooks, the two heroes get the drop on them and round them up for the authorities.
- The Caveman From Krypton is reprinted in World's Finest Comics Archives #3.
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