The Hero of Lucifer Falls
Pantaloon, his moll Columbine and his henchman Harlequin rob a bank. Arriving minutes later, Mosquito-Man and Stinkbug recover Pantaloon's cape. MM is analyzing the cape in the Mosquito Den when the superheroine Asteria arrives unexpectedly. She has recognized him as Don Strait, whom she had a crush on in college, and has come to ask him to join the League of American Superheroes (LASH). She shows him some of her equipment, then leaves when Stinkbug arrives. Stinkbug finds Pantaloon's address, an old theater, in the cape. When they go there, they don't find the gang, but they do find the location of their next bank robbery. Staking out the bank, they successfully collar Pantaloon and his gang after an exchange of gas bombs. ("My beautiful scheme - ruined by a mosquito-brained muscle-man and a garlic fart!") As our story closes, Mosquito-Man believes all is well, but politicians decide to release Pantaloon from Sinkstone Sanitarium to save money and avoid a civil-rights controversy.