Issue 16, "Reunion"

Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Graham Nolan
Inker: Arne Starr

written by William Sherman (

Immortus wants Niles to find a cure for the degeneration which threatens his immortality. Held high in the air, Cliff awakens and is stunned to see the Chief alive. Niles agrees to help Immortus on the condition that the DP are released, and Immortus accepts. Incidentally, Niles states emphatically that Arani is not his wife.

After they've left, Harry Stein shows up and takes the DP to Checkmate headquarters (they are a secret high-tech government military outfit, apparently; I'm unfamiliar with the DC universe). Arani refuses to talk about her marital status. Checkmate operatives surround the retirement home, and one of them sneaks in to disable the computer security center. The DP charge in.

In the ensuing bedlam, Larsen decides to head for the lab and exact his revenge on the Chief. The Checkmate guy tries to stop him, but fails. The Chief sprays Larsen with a chemical which retards his powers. The DP arrive and fight him, and eventually Arani encases him in ice. Immortus and his men are rounded up.

Later, the Chief reminisces with Larry and Cliff, about Elastigirl.

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