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-====== Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​A Cosmos Imperiled ​======+====== Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission ​======
  
-**Credits:​** ​written ​by Libbylawrence +  * **Credits:​** by Libbylawrence 
-**Date:**+  * **Published:** March 3, 2000 
 +  * **Link:** [[http://​www.5earths.com/​earth-1/​cometsquad1985-01/​|Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission]]
  
-**Summary:** March1986: Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad battle and defeat ​the Enchantress and her Secret Society ​of Super-Villains ​at Stonehenge. The team battles ​the Female FuriesWhile a few battle ​the threat of the world-devourer called Moxumbra in space, the others battle Doctor Bedlam'​s ​robots on EarthMelisande ​of New Genesis prevents ​Captain Comet from sacrificing his life by destroying Moxumbra herselfMaxima declares ​Captain Comet her mate. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, ​Nadir, RobotgirlStarmanVillainsDoctor BedlamFemale Furies ​(Bloody MaryGilotinaKnockoutLashinaMaliceSpeed Queen)Granny GoodnessMoxumbraSecret Society ​of Super-Villains (Captain ​BoomerangDeadshot, the EnchantressKiller FrostLeviathanPanthaSlipknotSuper-ScavengerX-Ray Man). Guest appearances: ​ArgusHighfatherMaximaMelisande ​(first appearance). ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​A Cosmos Imperiled"]+==== Summary ​==== 
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 +December, 1985Rick Flagdirector of Meta-Human Rehabilitation Agency (MHRA) forms the Rehab Squad with Captain Comet as field team leader. In its first mission, ​the team fails to prevent the theft of the Cardialink ​at STAR Labs. Meanwhile, Vivian d'​Aramis (the Crimson Fox) is captured by her sister Constance, under control of the mysterious Achilles Dahmmon. Captain Comet and his team prevent the kidnapping of the Cardialink creator, then discover Metallo is behind its theft. The team saves Superman after the Cardialink causes the entire planet to emit kryptonite radiation, and Comet removes itMeanwhile, ​a few female members are kidnapped by Doctor Psycho, also working for Dahmmon. Rehab Squad members: Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Killer Moth, Mayflower, Starman (Will Payton; joins the team). Villains: Doctor Psycho, Dynamic, Hector Hammond (alias Achilles Dahmmon), Metallo, Ultimate, ​the Vanquisher, Silver Swan. Guest appearances:​ Dr. Atley, Caroline Atley, Vivian d'​Aramis,​ Constance d'​Aramis (both use the Crimson Fox identity), Dr. Jenet Klyburn, Superman (as Clark Kent). ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission, Prologue, Chapters 1-3] 
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 +  * December1985: Rick Flag, appointed in August by the U.S. president as director of the U.S. government'​s ​Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency, recruits Captain Comet to become the field leader of a new team called the Rehab Squad, composed of both super-heroes and super-villains seeking to work off their jail time["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission, Prologue: The Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency"​] 
 +  * The first recruits include Dolphin, Golden Glider, Killer Moth, Mayflower (member ​of the Force of July), and the Cheetah II. The Rehab Squad is given its first mission: to stop a break-in at STAR Labs. Captain Comet brings Dolphin, Golden Glider, and Cheetah II with him. At STAR Labs they battle a high-tech gang dressed in green raiding the laboratories. They stop the gang from kidnapping DrJenet Klyburn and capture most of the gang, but a couple escape with a device called the Cardialink. At STAR Labs, Captain Comet receives the address of Dr. Atley, inventor of the Cardialink, and Dr. Klyburn introduces to him Will Payton, who has received powers from a ray from space. Dolphin stays behind at STAR Labs as the team leaves and gives Will her contact information["​Captain Comet'​s ​Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission, Chapter 1: The Cardialink"​] 
 +  * At a business convention in the U.S., Vivian d'​Aramis,​ French CEO of Revson Corporation,​ sees a man called Achilles Dahmmon who possesses mind-controlling abilities. Her sister Constance d'​Aramis arrives in their shared costumed role of the Crimson Fox, who captures Vivian while under Dahmmon'​s mental control. At headquarters,​ Cameron Van Cleef (Killer Moth) charms the nurses while undergoing a medical check-up. ​Captain Comet, ​Golden Glider, and the Cheetah II meet Dr. Atley and his daughter Caroline at their apartment. While therethe super-villains Dynamicthe Vanquisher, and the Silver Swan arrive to kidnap the Atleys, and the team fights them. During the battle, the Silver Swan defeats ​Golden Glider ​and kidnaps her and the Atleyswhile the Vanquisher kidnaps Cheetah II. Dynamic also escapes. Picking up a telepathic clueCaptain Comet quickly recruits Will Payton to help him and Dolphin track down the kidnappers to an old house["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab SquadSuicide MissionChapter 2: Kidnapped"​] 
 +  * Elsewhere, Clark Kent (Superman) experiences sudden pain from kryptonite radiation. At the old houseCaptain CometDolphinand Will Payton (who takes the name Starman) discover an advanced laboratory where the kidnappers and the Atleys are. They also discover Metallowho is trying to use the Cardialinknow at the center of the earthto kill Superman by permeating the atmosphere with kryptonite radiation. The team battles the villainsincluding a strong woman named Ultimate. Captain Comet and Starman combine their power to burrow to the center of the earth to retrieve the Cardialinkthen hurl it toward the sun. Captain Comet saves Caroline Atley from a heart attack by using another Cardialink device and burying it in the center ​of the earth with Starman'​s help. Dolphin asks Starman to join the team. Elsewhere, Clark Kent's recovers from the kryptonite radiation. Elsewhere, the kidnapped Cheetah II, Golden Glider, and Vivian d'​Aramis awake in a strange cell guarded by Doctor Psycho. ["Captain ​Comet'​s Rehab Squad: Suicide MissionChapter 3: Saving Superman"​] 
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 +**Summary:​** Rick Flag introduces Captain Comet'​s Rehab Team at a press conference where a statement by Superman attests the team saved his life. MeanwhileRip Hunter claims he can go back in time to save everyone who died in the Crisis. After Simon Stagg is kidnapped by the Crimson Foxthe Outsiders investigate. After a brief misunderstandingthe two teams track down the kidnap victims to Achilles Dahmmonwho is revealed to be Hector Hammond when they defeat him. The kidnapped women defeat Doctor Psycho. Stagg forces the Crimson Fox to work for him. Rehab Squad members: Cheetah IIDolphinGolden GliderHooded Hangman (leaves the team), Killer Moth (supposedly dies), Mayflower, Silver Swan (joins the team), Starman. Villains: Hector Hammond (as Achilles Dahmmon). Guest appearances: ​CatwomanFunky Flashman (as Rehab Squad publicist)Cat GrantRip Hunter, the Outsiders ​(Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho), Sapphire Stagg Mason, Simon Stagg, Thorn. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission, Chapter 4-6"]
  
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-  * March, 1986: Dolphin and Starman meet Argus at the Metahuman ​Rehabilitation Agency, ​where scientific device determines ​that Starman and Argus gained their powers from the same cosmic sourceThe Enchantress' ​Secret Society of Super-Villains appears at Stonehenge. In a spacecraftMaxima receives news of a crisis ​on her planet AlmeracOn ApokolipsGranny Goodness sends the Female Furies to Earthwhile Doctor Bedlam sends faceless automatons to EarthOn New Genesis, Highfather ​calls for Melisande's help. Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad battle the Secret Society of Super-Villains at StonehengeNadir defeats ​the Enchantress,​ revealing ​that she is a pawn of the Warlock of Ys. The Female Furies arrive ​to pick up their member Knockout. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​A Cosmos Imperiled, Chapter ​1Secret Society at Stonehenge"] +  * The Meta-Human ​Rehabilitation Agency ​(MHRA) holds a press conference reported on by Cat Grant of WGBSin which Rick Flag introduces Captain Comet'​s Rehab Team to the world and reads statement by Superman ​that attests ​the team saved his lifeAn angry Captain Comet confronts Rick Flag about the press conference and, learning that Funky Flashman is the MHRA's public relations agenthas him fired. Rip Hunter arrives and claims he can use his time machine to save the lives of all those who died in the Crisis ​on Infinite EarthsCrimson Fox (Constance d'​Aramis)still under Dahmmon'​s controlkidnaps Simon StaggHis daughter Sapphire Stagg Mason calls in her husband Metamorpho, who brings the Outsiders in on the case. The kidnapped Cheetah II, Golden Glider, and Vivian d'Aramis learn that Doctor Psycho, employed by Achilles Dahmmon, has also captured the Thorn and Catwoman, his first victims. Psycho also empowered Dynamic and Ultimate. Captain Comet gathers a new team -- Dolphin, Starman, Killer Moth, Mayflower, ​and the Hooded Hangman (a Batman villain) ​-- to find the kidnap victimsBatman and the Outsiders investigate Simon Stagg'​s kidnapping. Doctor Psycho'​s kidnap victims learn that Silver Swan was mind-controlled by him. The six women work together ​to free themselves and capture Psycho. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission, Chapter ​4Arena"] 
-  * Knockout, now aware of her identity as a Female Fury of Apokolips, demands ​the Enchantress pay for enslaving her. Captain Comet fails to convince ​the Female Furies ​to return ​to Apokolips with Knockout and leave the Enchantress ​to him. Meanwhile, robotic agents of Doctor Bedlam disguised as humans and holding key military ​and political positions throughout ​the U.S. begin Bedlam'​s ​planThey order their followers ​to seize every military base across ​the U.S. The planet Almerac is threatened by a menace called the Devourer of Worlds ​(Moxumbra). The Rehab Squad battles the Female Furieswho escape to Apokolips but leave Gilotina behindCaptain Comet learns that soldiers are seizing military bases all over the U.S.and he senses that something from space is heading for Earth. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​A Cosmos Imperiled, Chapter ​2Furious Females"] +  * Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad meet Batman and the Outsiders while tracking down the kidnap victimsThe two teams battle until Captain Comet convinces Batman to put a stop to the fight. Achilles Dahmmon tries to force Simon Stagg to sign over his assets ​to him. The Rehab Squad and the Outsiders arrive and begin fighting Dahmmon'​s ​groupMeanwhile, the six kidnapped women battle Doctor Psycho, who uses his ectoplasmic extractor to materialize a few foes from their subconscious ​to battle them -- Wonder Woman, ​the Top, Rose Forrest ​(Thorn'​s alter ego), Cat-Man, and a second Wonder Woman. The women destroy Psycho'​s machinedefeating himVivian and Constance d'​Aramis,​ both dressed as their alter ego the Crimson Foxbattle until Dahmmon'​s mental hold on Constance breaks. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission, Chapter ​5Misunderstandings"] 
-  * As Captain Comet prepares to battle the world-devourer called Moxumbra, Maxima arrives to make him her mate. Starman and Argus learn that their powers come from Highfather of New Genesis. On New Genesis, Highfather ​sends Melisande to Earth. In space, Moxumbra approaches Earth. Argus discovers that the military leaders ordering the troops to seize the bases are robots ​and begins exposing them to end the threat. Captain CometMaxima, and Starman head into space to battle Moxumbra, and Starman is seemingly killed while trying to stop itReturning to Earth, ​Captain Comet and his team learn that the robots are directed by Doctor Bedlam. Nadir uses his magic to bring Captain ​Comet and Maxima to Apokolipswhere they battle Doctor Bedlam, who slips away into another body elsewhere, and find a device ​that can destroy Moxumbra. Returning to EarthCaptain Comet prepares to sacrifice himself to stop Moxumbra. Melisande arrives ​and takes the device into the creature, destroying ​it and retrieving Starman, who survivedAll of Doctor ​Bedlam'​s ​robotic pawns on Earth suddenly shut downMaxima declares her love for Captain Comet and plans to remain ​on Earth. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​A Cosmos Imperiled, Chapter ​3The Devourer of Worlds"]+  * Achilles Dahmmon ​sends out dozens of mind-controlled CEOs as pawns against ​the Outsiders ​and the Rehab Squadthen takes control of a few team members ​to fight their teammates. Captain Comet discovers ​that Dahmmon is really Hector Hammond, who falls unconscious when he attempts ​to control ​Comet's mind. When he recovershe actives ​self-destruct ​device, and the teams evacuate everyone from the building before ​it implodesKiller Moth seemingly dies while saving ​Doctor ​Psycho'​s ​lifeBatman vows to offer Captain Comet any help he may need with his team. The Hooded Hangman goes back to jail for turning ​on the team. Silver Swan joins the team. Simon Stagg threatens to have the Crimson Fox arrested unless she agrees to work for him. ["​Captain Comet'​s Rehab Squad: ​Suicide Mission, Chapter ​6Mental Domination"]
  
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