The Superman Revenge Squad are back in Action 295 (Dec.62), in a story by Bernstein, Swan and Klein.
As with most plots of the Revenge Squad, it’s kind of dumb, and uses amazing technology.
They have the ability to take over Superman, and make him do anything they want. Although having him eat kryptonite is discussed, they opt instead to have him become hated by all those around him. He goes on a rampage at the Daily Planet, attacking Perry White, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen.
But Superman knew what they were up to, and cued Perry in during his rampage. They put “Plan P” into action. “Plan L”, for Lois, had recently been shown in her book, and Jimmy Olsen’s”Plan P” is set up by this tale. The Superman Emergency Squad wind up taking out the Revenge Squad, while Superman just hangs out, apologizing to everyone.
Lena Thorul makes her first appearance, in this story by Dorfman and Mooney.
Lena has recently moved to Midvale, and makes quite an impression on the Danvers when she accurately foresees a bridge collapse. Linda learns that Lena had long wanted to join the FBI, but was rejected.
Invetigating why, Supergirl learns a secret that not even Lena, or the FBI, know. She is really Lex Luthor’s little sister. Her psychic powers were acquired as a result of one of Lex’s experiments. After he turned evil, the family left Smallville. Lena’s parents were killed in a car accident, after anagramming their last name. Lex knows who Lena is, though. He discovers that she has joined a group of bank robbers, as the FBI don’t want her, and enlists Supergirl’s help to turn away from a life of crime.
It turns out Lex has nothing to worry about. Lena had joined the robbers only to infiltrate them, and capture them, in the hopes of proving herself to the FBI.
Supergirl decides to keep Lena’s identity a secret, even from her.