Shooter, Swan and Blaisdel create the Superman story in Action 452 (Oct. 75).
It’s a straightforward, but kind of blah story. Superman faces off against a man who draws his strength off of those he fights. So the longer he fights Superman, the stronger he becomes.
It’s not a bad idea, but not executed as well as it might be. The man himself is a victim, to a degree, of a mad doctor’s experiments.
Wonder Woman has a sort of cameo. I mean, it is her, but neither of the two panels she appears in show her clearly. It was while battling her that the man discovered his energy-leeching power.
Superman imprisons the man in Kandor until he can be healed. Which I highly doubt is legal.
Maggin and Grell concludes their Davy three-parter with a high action finale. Everyone gets something to do as Green Arrow, Black Canary and Davy face off against the global conspiracy nukers.
They succeed at blowing up the base, but Davy vanishes in the confusion. Clearly meant to make us wonder if this is the Biblical David, it’s kind of a shame that no one ever brought this character back.