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Quote1.png Since you asked for it, I'll fight you Crickets in your own fashion... with death! Quote2.png
-- Alias the Spider

Appearing in The Clock: "The Story of Pug Brady"Edit

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  • Pat "Pug" Brady (First appearance)

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  • Officer Casey
  • Mr. Dooly (Death)
  • Miss Dooly
  • Captain Kane

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Synopsis for The Clock: "The Story of Pug Brady"Edit

Brian O'Brien helps out a jobless man, "Pug" Brady, who tried to steal Brian's watch. Pug was an ex-heavyweight boxing champ and ex-All-American fullback, and his life was screwed up due to having killed a guy in self-defense. Pug followed the Clock, on a case, and freed him when he was captured, but once again, Pug wound up killing the Clock's attacker; O'Brien moved to cover it up. Brady and O'Brien turn out to be near-lookalikes. The two continue their partnership and go after the crime boss, the Big Shot, who is secretly the Mayor.

Appearing in Alias the Spider: "The Sign of the Cricket"Edit

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  • Alias The Spider's trademark weapon was an arrow that burst into flame upon shooting, and which bore a scarab-like tip that embedded into its target.

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Synopsis for Alias the Spider: "The Sign of the Cricket"Edit

Organized crime is running rampant in the big city, and the Cricket mob is behind it, until Alias The Spider sends the Cricket to a watery grave.

Appearing in Wizard Wells: "Too Hot to Hold"Edit

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  • Wizard Wells, the Miracle Man of Science

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  • Tug

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Synopsis for Wizard Wells: "Too Hot to Hold"Edit

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    Appearing in "Origin of the Red Torpedo"Edit

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  • Meg
  • Captain Wells

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  • Red Torpedo (a one-man sub)

Synopsis for "Origin of the Red Torpedo"Edit

Jim Lockhart and his fiancee Meg Norris build a "red torpedo" (a one-man sub), and launch it to aid in the war effort. In his first adventure, Lockhart dons a mask and saves an American ship from European aggressors.

Appearing in "The Origin of Madam Fatal"Edit

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  • Hamlet (parrot) (First appearance)

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  • John Carver (Death)
  • Mike (Single appearance)[1]
  • Lou (Single appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "The Origin of Madam Fatal"Edit

For nine years, Richard Stanton has been looking for the man who kidnapped his daughter. Posing in drag, as an old lady, he finally located the thug, John Carver, who accidentally shot himself. But before he died, Carver revealed that Stanton's daughter was still alive!

Appearing in The Black Condor: "The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird"Edit

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  • Gali Kan (Death)
  • Yakki Raiders

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  • Mr. Richard Grey (Death)
  • Mrs. Richard Grey (Death)
  • Father Pierre (Death)

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Synopsis for The Black Condor: "The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird"Edit

An archaeologist and his family trek outer Mongolia, and are ambushed by raiders. Realizing their plight, the mother hides her baby behind some rocks. The raiders savagely massacre everyone, yet unnoticed, a giant condor swoops and gathers the child and brings it to its nest. The child grows to be a boy, and studies the movement of wings, body motion, air currents, balance, and levitation. One day, the condors are attacked by a tribe of eagles. The flying man falls in combat and is found by Father Pierre, a hermit, who teaches the young man the ways of man, dubbing him the Black Condor. After one year with Pierre, the Black Condor discovers the hermit murdered by the raiders of Gali Kan.
... Putting his skills to use, the Black Condor hunts, attacks, and defeats the raiders, just as they are attacking a small walled city, full of Hindu-looking, Allah-invoking people, in a mountainous part of South Asia. Condor snatches Gali Kan right out of his saddle and flies him up to some scary altitude then drops him; his condors attack the raiders, encouraging the locals to a more vigorous defense, and ending the reign of terror.

NotesEdit

  • The city in which The Clock operates is never identified, but whatever town it is, it has been very unfortunate in its selection of mayors and other top municipal officials. This issue Mayor Kozer is exposed as secretly a crime boss; earlier in Feature Comics #22 (July 1939) it was Mayor Tull who murdered District Attorney Ted Downs. And of course back in Feature Funnies #14 (Nov 1938), Mayor Willis got murdered by Police Commissioner Litz.
  • "The Origin of Madam Fatal" is reprinted in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2011).
  • Also appearing in this issue were:
    • Jane Arden: (No Title), by Monte Barrett & Russell E. Ross
    • Space Legion: "Introducing Rock Braddon", by Vernon Henkel
    • Ned Brant: (No Title), by Bob Zuppke & B.W. DePew
    • Lee Preston of the Red Cross: (Lee Gets Her Wings), by Bob Powell
  • The Black Condor's costume was colored red, for this issue only.
  • The Black Condor's South Asian despot-warlord villain this issue is Gali Kan, raiding and looting. Next issue, his next South Asian despot-warlord villain will be Ali Kan, attempting to usurp a principality adjoining his own.


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