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  1. Cover by Nick Cardy.
  2. "Mystery Mission to Metropolis!" "The Mystery Unravels..." (Chapter 1) "...And the Mission Begins!" (Chapter 2) written by Cary Bates, penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Bob Oksner. Reprinted in The Best of DC #32.

Fans of John Boorman's 1974 science fiction film "Zardoz", starring Sean Connery in red revealing spandex could appreciate writer Cary Bates and artist Curt Swan's inspiration for Vartox of Valeron. A hyper-powered protector from another galaxy, Vartox came to earth after the death of his wife Elyra, who had been psychically linked to a Metropolis woman gunned down by robber Frank Sykes. A "time-scanpscope" revealed that Vartox'a attempts st retribution would lead to the accidental death of Lois Lane. So, he extradited Sykes to his world then aged him six decades within minutes, making justice terribly swift.

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