Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To...?

Summary

February, 1986: Bludhaven's new hero Golden Wasp (Killer Moth) fights Weather Wizard. Meanwhile, the Rehab Squad encounters several forgotten heroes from the past of Earth-Two: Crimson Avenger II (Albert Elwood), Joanie Swift, Nadir (master of magic), Robotgirl, Roh Kar (manhunter from Mars), Tharka the Superwoman. These heroes were plucked from time by Atoman during the Crisis and forced to work for him. The team frees them, and all but Tharka decide to stay on Earth as new heroes. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Goldstar, Lyla (Harbinger), Starman, Valor. Villains: Atoman, Weather Wizard. Guest appearances: Black Canary, Crimson Avenger II (Albert Elwood), Golden Wasp (Killer Moth/Cameron Van Cleef), Guy Gardner, Joanie Swift, Maxima, Nadir, Robotgirl, Roh Kar the Manhunter from Mars, Sargon the Sorcerer, Tharka the Superwoman. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…?”]

Full summary:

  • February, 1986: In Bludhaven, the Weather Wizard encounters the new hero known as the Golden Wasp, who turns out to be Killer Moth (Cameron Van Cleef), who is believed to be dead. Dolphin is watched from afar by a masked woman who wants her. Dolphin encounters a female super-speedster (Joanie Swift) searching for something at a STAR Labs seaside facility. While visiting Vandyre University in San Francisco, Valor tries to stop a super-strong woman (Tharka the Superwoman) from stealing a NASA satellite. In space, Maxima watches Captain Comet, planning to make him her mate. In Washington, D.C., Captain Comet encounters a dapperly dressed man (Nadir, Master of Magic) robbing a government shipping vehicle. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…? Chapter 1: Mystery Men”]
  • In Washington, D.C., Golden Glider encounters a man in red (Crimson Avenger II, Albert Elwood) chased by the police. Over the sea, Goldstar encounters a strange man (Roh Kar, the Manhunter from Mars) robbing a plane in midair. At the Meta-Human Rehabilitation Agency (MHRA), Captain Comet and his team theorize that the thefts could only be used for some kind of terrorism, and that all the strange figures they encountered are from a parallel world and seek out heroes from Earth-Two. The team speaks with Black Canary and Sargon the Sorcerer, both from Earth-Two. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…? Chapter 2: Forgotten Heroes”]
  • At the MHRA, Captain Comet and the team learn that NASA has detected its missing satellite. They track it down and battle their mysterious foes, including a robotic woman (Robotgirl, whose body Starman destroys) and their leader, Atoman. The team discover that Atoman plucked each of these forgotten heroes from different points in time in Earth-Two's history, mind-controlling them with a ray. He planned to use them to attack Earth-Two and that world's Superman by assembling a death-ray with the stolen high-tech equipment. As soon as Atoman's death-ray and other equipment is destroyed, the forgotten heroes of Earth-Two are set free. They each explain their origins. After learning they cannot return to Earth-Two's universe, most decide to stay and resume their heroic careers, while Tharka the Superwoman decides to fly off into space to find this universe's planet Zor. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…? Chapter 3: New Heroes”]

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