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In the requests thread, [personal profile] thatnickguy asked about this oddball cover:



I thought I'd go ahead and post a few pages from the story, since (for once) things happen pretty much exactly the way they're shown on the cover. And Elliot S! Maggin's Luthor is always worth posting.

Superman #286, 1975
"The Parasite's Power Play!"
Written by Elliot S! Maggin
Art by Curt Swan & Bob Oksner
(4 2/3 pages out of 14)

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This story got brought up in the comments to my "A Date With Batgirl" post: Batman tries to help his bro Superman hook-up, with disappointing results.
"Wild Week-End in Washington", Superman #268, 1973 (4 pages from a 14-page story).
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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

TL;DR version: Amnesia and bad continuity have left Wonder Woman unsure of her abilities, so she asks the JLA to monitor her next 12 missions to make sure she's still fit for duty. This issue, we have Green Arrow, and the return of a classic Golden Age bad-guy.

Wonder Woman #217, 1975. Selected panels from a 20-page story.
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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

TL;DR version: Amnesia and bad continuity have left Wonder Woman unsure of her abilities, so she asks the JLA to monitor her next 12 missions to make sure she's still fit for duty. Black Canary is the guest-star this issue, and she comes across a bit better than Aquaman did last issue.

Wonder Woman #216, 1975. Selected panels from a 20-page story.
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Sorry for the long hiatus between posts!
Part 1
Part 2
TL;DR version: Amnesia and bad continuity have left Wonder Woman unsure of her abilities, so she asks the JLA to monitor her next 12 missions to make sure she's still fit for duty.

This issue, it's Green Lantern's turn to observe. Take equal parts Twilight Zone and Dr. Strangelove, add a dash of Renaissance Faire, and you get Wonder Woman #214, "Wish Upon A Star!" (approx. 6 pages worth of panels from a 20-page story)
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Today, the third Monday in May, is that mysterious holiday that nobody can quite remember, but which fills us with joy and peace -- Miracle Monday!
For Earth humans everywhere it was a special day, the third Monday of the month: Miracle Monday.

On Miracle Monday the spirit of humanity soared free. This Miracle Monday, like the first Miracle Monday, came in the spring of Metropolis, and for the occasion spring weather was arranged wherever the dominion of humanity extended.

On Uranus's satellites where the natives held an annual fog-gliding rally through the planetary rings, private contributions even made it possible to position orbiting fields of gravitation for spectators in free space.

On Titan, oxygen bubbles were loosed in complicated patterns to burst into flame with the methane atmosphere and make fireworks that were visible as far as the surface of saturn.

At Nix Olympica, the eight-kilometer-high Martian volcano, underground pressures that the Olympica Resort Corporation had artificially accumulated during the preceding year were unleashed in a spectacular display of molten fury for tourists who walked around the erupting crater wearing pressurized energy shields.

At Armstrong City in the Moon's Sea of Tranquility there was a holographic reenactment of the founding of the city in the year 2019, when on the fiftieth anniversary of his giant leap for mankind the first man on the Moon returned, aged and venerable, to what was then called Tranquility Base Protectorate, carrying a state charter signed by the President of the United States.

The prices of ski lift tickets on Neptune inflated for the holiday. Teleport routes to beaches and mountains on Earth crowded up unbelievably. Interplanetary wilderness preserves became nearly as crowded with people as Earth cities.

Aboard the slow-moving orbital ships that carried ores and fossil materials on slowly decaying loops toward the sun from the asteroids, teamsters partied until they couldn't see.

On worlds without names scattered throughout this corner of the Galaxy, where Earth's missionaries, pioneers and speculators carried their own particular quests, it was a day for friends, family, recreation and - if it brought happiness - reflection.

In this story from Superman #400 (1984) by Elliott S! Maggin, a family in the year 5902 prepares to celebrate Miracle Monday with a traditional dinner:
3 pages from a 10 page story )

What is Miracle Monday? Read the novel by Elliot S! Maggin which introduces Kristin Wells (who was later the Superwoman of the pre-crisis Bronze Age) and her investigation into the very first Miracle Monday, or check out this article on Comics Alliance by Chris Sims. (WARNING: spoilers for the novel!)
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Once upon a time Lex went down an all-consuming path, the Joker became a little serious to check him, someone died for a quick joke, and the stuff of power rings was involved.

Yes, it's.. the Joker's ongoing's seventh, whose cover featured its protagonist in peril (as opposed to imperiling or merely contending with the monthly antagonist.)

And which began, in two ways, in media res. )
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Superman has met a lot of celebrities over the years, everyone from Jerry Lewis to JFK. But perhaps the strangest was his encounter with a thinly-disguised Kurt Vonnegut...



(Superman #274, April, 1974. Approx. 6 pages worth of panels from a 20-page story.)

So it goes... )
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From Joker #8, a couple of good reasons not to get mixed up in the battle between two Super-Criminals, in this case our favourite circus maniac and his psychiatrist counterpart, the Scarecrow. As it was the big J's first solo series, he actually comes off as incredibly fun and full of ingenious plans...



...And One Or Two Kinds Of Madness, As Well )
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There was a request for scans from Babs' days as a Congresswoman. Here's a particularly cracky tale from Batman Family #1, 1975. The upcoming U.S. Bicentennial was all over the media, and comics were no exception...
Spoiler: Satan goes commando )

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creator: elliot s! maggin, creator: mike grell, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, publisher: dc comics, title: batman family
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We all know that Hal Jordan was chosen to become Green Lantern because the power ring found him to be most worthy of all the inhabitants of Earth. In this story from Action Comics Weekly, however, we meet the other ten individuals who the ring considered before settling on Jordan, including the one who was deemed worthier than Jordan and chosen ahead of him. (Guy Gardner and John Stewart were two of ten, obviously.)

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By request: Superman #417, "Warrior of Mars", by Elliot S! Maggin and Curt Swan.

So, what would have happened if Baby Kal-El's rocket had landed on Mars, instead of Earth? Let's find out!
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The set-up: Superman notices that, every year on March 14th, Luthor turns up in public, usually doing something nonsensical: Driving a motorboat off the shore of New Jersey, hanging out in a European patent office, sneaking into the library at Princeton University. Finally, as he's getting ready to haul Luthor back to jail for the umpteenth time, he puts the pieces together...

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