When a costumed villainess calling herself Lady Lunar appeared in Metropolis, Batman recognized her powers as similar to the Moonman. NASA pilot Brice Rogers had been affected by radiation while orbiting the moon in the early years of the space agency, giving him the powers he used to commit crimes as the Moonman. Fortunately, the afflication was temporary. Batman and Superman interviewed Rogers in Gotham City, but he was unable to aid their research. Batman traced Roger's old moon capsule to S.T.A.R. Labs, where it had been shipped from Houston as part of astronaut trainee Stacy Macklin's lecture on past lunar exploration. S.T.A.R. Labs director Dr. Jenet Klyburn had ordered the capsule removed from the exhibit at the last minute and moved to the labs. When Batman and Superman located the capsule, they found it once again aglow with the energies that had created the Moonman. They could only speculate that moving the capsule had somehow reactivated it. They also suspected that the doctor was Lady Lunar, however via involuntary transformation.
Lady Lunar was created for use in DC Comics by Jack C. Harris and Jose Delbo. The character's first appearance is in Wonder Woman #252 which was released in February, 1979. Lady Lunar's last actual comic appearance came in Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 that was released in December, 1985; however, she is mentioned briefly in the Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia.
Major Story Arcs
The Discovery of Lady Lunar
While Batman went to Dr. Klyburn's house, Superman searched for Lady Lunar or the experimental bomb she had stolen from S.T.A.R. Labs. Batman found Dr. Klyburn, but it was a trap engineered by Lady Lunar to eliminate his interference. She knocked him out with her mesmerizing power. When he awoke, he and the doctor were bound by ropes. Dr. Klyburn told Batman that Lady Lunar had kidnapped her, then picked her brain and learned about the bomb. Lady Lunar planned to use it to destroy Metropolis, the first step to her goal of ridding the Earth of the filthy human parasites who had dared desecrate the Moon. She'd recognized Lady Lunar, despite her mask and costume. It was Stacy Macklin who had been taken over by the moon capsule's radiation.
Superman realized that by reflecting the Sun's rays onto nighttime Metropolis, he'd be able to break the moon's influence on Lady Lunar. It worked, and Batman took her into protective custody. Dr. Klyburn's tests revealed that the radiation's effects on Stacy were wearing off, just as they had with Rogers. Until then, they arranged to keep Stacy sedated whenever the Moon was out, to prevent her alternate personality from taking over again.
Crisis on Infinite Earth
Lady Lunar was seen during the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and ceased to exist along with every other character due to the multiverse collapsing.
Powers and Abilities
Lady Lunar's powers include the ability to manipulate gravity, which allows her to fly. She is also an accomplished hypnotist.
Lady Lunar also appears in the DCAU Justice League Unlimited series, assisting General Grodd in fighting against a group of villains.