Vartox was captured and held within Kylstar's fortress. The freed Justice League members decided against freeing him and other captive who were not League affiliates.
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The Justice League, Superboy, Miss Martian's valiant effort against Kylstar convinced him to treat his sentient weapons better. All captives, including Vartox, were released, and Orb-One explained Kylstar's motives. He was a freedom fighter who was on a mission to stop slavers who destroyed his homeworld. Vartox telepathically confirmed his account. As a sign of his good intentions, Kylstar offered to return captives unwilling to help with his fight back to their homeworlds. Those willing to stay were promised good treatment and glorious battle.