"Fugitive From the Stars!": The Krush, alien manhunters, come to Earth in search of a woman who is a fugitive from their planet. At first, Superman and Batman decide to aid in the search, but become suspicious of the Krush's intentions. Thei
World's Finest #211 is an issue of the series World's Finest (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1972. It was published on March 9, 1972.
Appearing in "Fugitive From the Stars!"
- Krushers (Single appearance)
- Wendell Sypes (Single appearance)
- Sarah Jongueler (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Fugitive From the Stars!"
The Krush, alien manhunters, come to Earth in search of a woman who is a fugitive from their planet. At first, Superman and Batman decide to aid in the search, but become suspicious of the Krush's intentions. Their fears became serious when the aliens capture Superman and threaten to wipe out mankind with a giant missile if they don't deliver the fugitive.
After searching across the entire prison system for the fugitive, Batman is unable to find the woman, but he stops a counterfeit ring by accident. Afterwards, he remembers one last prison he has not checked and he asks Supergirl to take him to the Fortress of Solitude, where he plans to locate the female fugitive in Kandor. While in the bottled city, Batman finds the woman and learns that her crime was speaking out against the warmongers of the planet Krush, for which she was condemned to die. Batman refuses to help the Krush take her back and Superman, who was never in fact captured, assumes Batman's disguise, challenges them to battle, defeats them, and forces them to honor an agreement they had made with him and leave the planet. Afterwards, the woman remains safe in Kandor.
Appearing in "The Harlequin!"
- The Harlequin (First appearance)
- J.J. Lentil (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Harlequin!"
This story is reprinted from All-American Comics #89.
Radio sponsor JQ Lentil pitches an idea for a show to promote his chain of department stores. He wants the Green Lantern to do a show on the radio. The first show is to be titled Green Lantern vs the Harlequin. Secretary Molly Maynne assumes the role of the villainess Harlequin for the show but engages in a real life crime spree. She hopes to capture the attention of the Green Lantern in hopes of developing a romance with him. She recruits a band of henchmen with the help of reflective spectacles but her plans are broken up by the arrival of Green Lantern himself. The Harlequin shows her caring for the lantern and prevents him from coming into harm when he is captured by her gang. The Harlequin learns that her gang has planted a bomb at Lentils department store in preparation for a robbery . She tries to stop them but her gang turns on her and seemingly captures her in a sack. As they are disposing her body they find that she has switched places with the Lantern. The Green Lantern subdues the gang and rescues the patrons of Lentils department store before an explosion destroys the building. As the story ends, Molly Mayne is asking Alan Scott if he thinks that the Harlequin was a match for Green Lantern. Alan looks at her suspiciously and ponders the meaning of her question.
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