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Appearing in Superman: "Professor Cobalt's Quack Clinic"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Clarence Cobalt (Single appearance)[1]
  • Grafton (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Worthington (Single appearance)[1]
  • Tommy (Single appearance)[1]
  • Little Mary (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Superman: "Professor Cobalt's Quack Clinic"Edit

Professor Clarence Cobalt is denied advertising space in the Daily Planet by the editor. Cobalt is considered to be a quack doctor with a fake cure for infantile paralysis. Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent to investigate his clinic where they meet a patient who was given sugar pills instead of real medicine. Lois goes undercover to expose the phony doctor. When Cobalt and his assistant Grafton discover the ploy, they kidnap Lois (her 5th kidnap) and Clark. While locked in a separate room, Clark uses his powers to escape and rescues Lois as Superman. Then he also steals a safe containing the clinic's patient records, which detail Cobalt’s illegal activities.

Clark returns to the room, without the crooks knowing he escaped. They release him when they see the article Lois has written, exposing them. Worried that they have already become exposed, the doctors visit the families of their patients and retrieve the fake medicine from them. Superman contacts the families also and informs them of the scam. Angered by the doctor’s manipulation, the families try to lynch Cobalt and his assistant. Superman stops them, and gets a confession from Cobalt, bringing him to justice.

Appearing in Pep Morgan: "Trapped in the Snow"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pierre (Single appearance)[1]

Adversaries:

  • a bear (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • wolves

Other Characters:

  • Unnamed men at trading post (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • Dog Sled

Synopsis for Pep Morgan: "Trapped in the Snow"Edit

Pep Morgan goes hunting up north in Canada, with his friend and guide, Pierre. A snowstorm approaches and traps them, miles from the nearest trading post. Pierre takes a tumble down a steep cliff, breaking his leg. Pep sets his friend's leg and carries him through the snowy mountains until they find a cave that can be used for shelter. A bear hibernating inside attacks them, but Pep's quick shot downs the beast. A fire is built using the sticks and twigs the bear had made a nest out of. The bear's body is cut into slices of meat to cook over the fire. Pierre notes there wasn't enough to sustain them both over a long period, so Pep leaves him for now, heading out to find the trade post.

A long hike through cold, unforgiving weather leaves Pep exhausted by the time he reaches the trading post. Two men inside help him warm up with a hot bowl of soup. Pep tells them about Pierre still trapped out there, so one of the men lends out his dog sled to help Pep bring Pierre back safe. Wolves surround the cave when Pep returns. He takes out his gun and fires, scaring them off. But what was the fate of Pierre? Thanks to the fire and a large branch-turned-club, Pierre was able to keep the wolves at bay. Securing his friend snugly onto the sled, Pep mushes the dogs back to the Trading Post, where Pierre can get the attention he needs to make a full recovery!

Appearing in The Black Pirate: "Rescued"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jeanne (First appearance)

Adversaries:

  • Captain Ruff's brother (First appearance; unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Captain Courtney (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • Courtney's Ship

Synopsis for The Black Pirate: "Rescued"Edit

The Black Pirate is adrift in the ocean, fighting off sharks with a chain. Eventually he is rescued by a passing ship and returned to land, where he meets Jeanne, a childhood friend. Jeanne is menaced by some villain that the Black Pirate recognizes...

Appearing in Three Aces: "Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Three Aces
    • Gunner Bill
    • Fog Fortune
    • Whistler Will

Supporting Characters:

  • Ingrid Svenson (Single appearance)[1]

Adversaries:

Other Characters:

  • Noala (Single appearance)[1]
  • Native Tribe (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • Pearls

Vehicles:

  • The Aces Planes

Synopsis for Three Aces: "Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance"Edit

The Three Aces (Fog Fortune, Gunner Bill & Whistler Will) help Ingrid Svenson get to New Guinea to claim a stash of pearls left to her, on top of Devil Mountain, by her dead father. Some natives oppose them, but then they see the Aces' plane, and think it is a sacred bird-god. The trio use the natives' superstition to their advantage, by using the plane's machine gun to scare them into willingly handing over the pearls.

Appearing in Tex Thomson: "Introducing "Miss X""Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Bob Daley
  • Janice Maloney (First appearance) As Miss X

Adversaries:

  • J. Vander Wallace (Single appearance)[1]
  • car thieves (Single appearance)[1]
    • Weasel (Single appearance)[1]
    • Joe (Single appearance)[1]
    • Patsy (Single appearance)[1]
    • Mike (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • D.A. Maloney (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Tex Thomson: "Introducing "Miss X""Edit

Since Gargantua T. Potts joined the French Army, Tex Thomson and Bob Daley find things pretty dull, but a phone call threatening death if they mix in with the new prosecutor, Maloney, gets them set on a new investigation. Maloney deputizes them to help sniff out rackets, starting with some car thieves. One of the thieves tries to plant a bomb in Tex’s car, but the scheme is foiled by a warning from Miss X, a mysterious woman. Tex then goes undercover to the gang’s shop where the cars are taken. The gang boss realizes Tex is working with the police and has him taken prisoner. The police find him, again with the assistance of Miss X. Tex reveals the gang boss as J. Vander Wallace, a public spokesman, and rounds up the gang.

Appearing in Clip Carson: "Claim Jumpers"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Jacques Frontenac (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Marion Trent
  • James Trent

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Clip Carson: "Claim Jumpers"Edit

Clip Carson, Soldier of Fortune, runs into Marion Trent in New York City and ends up helping her get to her father's cabin in the Hudson Bay area, where the father has discovered a lode of gold. In the process, Clip blows up some attacking wolves with dynamite. After that, he is captured by Jacques Frontenac and his spies. He escapes, and rejoins the Trents' to hunt down Jacques. While running for his life, Jacques luck runs out and he ends up getting mauled by an angry wolf.

Appearing in Zatara: "The Jagtooth Gold Mine"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Tony (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Annette Devere (Single appearance)[1]
  • Francois Devere (Single appearance)[1]
  • Henry Jardone (Appears in flashback and main story)

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • Plane

Synopsis for Zatara: "The Jagtooth Gold Mine"Edit

Zatara & Tong travel to the far north to find the Jagtooth Gold Mine that his friend Henri Jardine discovered. The magician aids and befriends Francois and Annette Devere (a hunter and his daughter), saving them first from illness, then from the clutches of Tony, an Eskimo who has stolen Henri’s claim. When attacked by a pack of wolves, Zatara uses his magic to turn them into balloons. He goes hunting with his new friend, but while they’re away, Tony kidnaps Annette and tries to flee by plane to return to the U.S. Zatara is wounded, but he transforms his assistant Tong into a flying armored robot. Tong is then able to rescue Annette and bring Tony to the police.

NotesEdit

  • Professor Cobalt's Quack Clinic is reprinted in Action Comics Archives, Volume 2.
  • Lois Lane kidnap count: 5.
  • Superman is shown to have a photographic memory.
  • In the Tex Thompson story, D.A. Maloney's daughter is named Janice; but in subsequent appearances her first name is given as Peggy.
  • Aside from the stories above, this issue contains the text story "Message to the Major" by Gardner F. Fox
  • Plot summaries above are adapted from plot summaries at dcindexes.com, and at comics odyssey.


TriviaEdit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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