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Two new supernatural characters are introduced in Action 527 (Jan. 82), Lord Satanis, and Syrene.

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Wolfman, Swan and Chiaramonte waste no time with this tale, as Syrene kidnaps Superman on the first page, recruiting him in her battle against Lord Satanis.    She shows Superman their mystical realm, where Satanis reigns supreme, and gets Superman to help her fight against him.

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Superman does not fare as well as he might, for all that build up.  But Lord Satanis decides he wants Superman on his team, and captures Lois to force him.

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Lord Satanis also appears to kill Syrene, although later we find out he has just “dislocated” her from reality.

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This allows Syrene to show up just in time to save Superman, whose powers Lord Satanis was draining, using Stonehenge as a conduit.

The pair, who we find out are actually a married couple, depart, but return within the year.

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Bob Rozakis, Alex Saviuk and Dennis Jensen begin a storyline that weaves together all three of the back-up features, opening on Air Wave in this story.

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Air Wave is travelling on radio waves, when he is pulled to an underwater lab on a strange world.  He cannot materialize, or he will drown.  But he sees some bad stuff going on.

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Hal returns just as abruptly, and calls up his namesake, Green Lantern, for help.  Green Lantern takes him out to the ocean, and introduces him to Aquaman.  The senior heroes agree that the beam Air Wave rode sounds like Adam Strange’s zeta-beam.

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Green Lantern uses his ring to find the beams transmission, and Air Wave energizes Aquaman, allowing him to travel on it.

The story continues in the next issue.

 

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