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Appearing in Slam Bradley: "Skyscraper Death"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Members of a racketeering union (Single appearance)[1]
    • Nick
    • Tony (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Sgt. Kelly
  • Pete Graves (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Betty Graves (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "Skyscraper Death"Edit

Slam Bradley is arrested for the murder of Pete Graves. Slam had been fighting with Graves before the murder, making him the likely suspect. At the police station a man claiming to be Pete’s lawyer arrives and accuses Slam of the killing. Slam has Shorty follow the lawyer, who leads him to a garage. When Shorty is caught, the lawyer and his pals threaten to kill him. Meanwhile, Slam is released on bail only to find Pete’s sister Betty in his apartment with a gun. She tries to kill Slam, but he escapes to meet Shorty at the garage.

When Slam arrives Shorty is already gone. The crooks intend to drop him off a building under construction. Slam follows and rescues Shorty. He then obtains a confession from the lawyer that Pete was killed in order to scare other construction workers into joining a racketeer union. Slam’s name is then cleared of the murder charge.

Appearing in Buck Marshall: "The Sage City Bank Holdup"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sheriff
  • Red Jack

Adversaries:

  • Mr. Taft
  • Black Pete

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Buck Marshall: "The Sage City Bank Holdup"Edit

The Sheriff tells Buck about the Circle B Ranch, which was just foreclosed on because of a dam blowing up, which held its water right after drought season began, and how the owner, Mr. Jim Bower, thought that it was the neighboring ranch's fault. That ranch's owner, Mr. Taft, was also the owner of the bank who held the mortgage. Buck rides out and comes along the body of a young dead cowboy. With the cowboy is a money belt with $2000 in it, belonging to J. Taft, Sage City. Buck decides to leave the body there and rides toward Sage City. He spots a rider, who as soon as he is spotted turns and rides away. Upon arriving to the sight where the rider was, Buck realizes that he had been spied on for a long time, long enough for the rider to roll a cigarette, in brown paper. Buck rushed off to the city and gets there in the late-afternoon.

He walks into the bank to talk to Mr. Taft. As they walk into his office they get mugged. When Buck awakens from unconsciousness, he realizes that the money belt is gone but his gun isn't. Once he gets untied, and gets Mr. Taft untied, he explains how he came into possession of the belt and Mr. Taft says it sounds like Red Jack and his gang, someone Buck knows from Arizona. As he leaves, Red Jack passes by him and tells him to meet him two miles north. When they meet, Red tells Buck to get out of town before he's dead, for the kid he found was Jim Bower's son. Red rides off and Buck, after riding one more mile north, circles back. It is night, and he spots Mr. Taft's assistant talking to a Mexican. After hearing the Mexican mention the money belt and roll a cigarette in black paper, he bursts in. Taft breaks in to stop Buck, and the Sheriff shoots a bullet through the window to stop Taft. Everything falls into place and Buck gets a reward.

Appearing in Gumshoe Gus: "The Disappearing Duck"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Gumshoe Gus

Supporting Characters:

  • Old Man Beekman

Adversaries:

Other Characters:

  • Cumming
  • Goeen

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Gumshoe Gus: "The Disappearing Duck"Edit

Gumshoe Gus is on the case to find Old Man Beekman's pet duck Gloria. After searching high and low, he finds a note attached to a overhead light from Gloria. She has gone to Hollywood to be with Donald Duck.

Appearing in Bret Lawton: "The Peruvian Mine Murders (Part II)"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Bret Lawton (Final appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Tom Bradley (Final appearance)

Adversaries:

  • Spider Malone (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Tim Morgan (Single appearance)[1]
  • Pedro (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Bret Lawton: "The Peruvian Mine Murders (Part II)"Edit

...Continued from last issue. Ten days have passed and the murder count is up to 8. Meanwhile, the Incas come down. When Brett and Tanta go to investigate, but when they get there though, no one is around. Tanta then dies right before Brett's eyes. He carries Tanta back to camp and learns from a man named Pedro that the charm he found was Inca, but the Incas are no longer around so their gods must be angry. Brett and Pedro go to find the tribes grounds and a mile out Pedro gets bit by a spider. Brett inspects the venom and it is just as he thought. Then comes the Incas and they capture Brett and Pedro. They get buried up to their heads, which was smeared with honey so the ant would eat them, in sand and then get left, after the chief tells a white mans joke. Unbeknown to the Incas, Brett spilled cyanide around the whole to kill ants. Tim finds them and they run to attack the Incas. They capture the leader who turn out to be Spider Malone, a United States criminal.

Appearing in "Room Fifteen"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • One man who is Mr. White, Mr. Gray, Mr. Brown, Mr. Green, Mr. Blue, Mr. Black, and many others.

Supporting Characters:

  • Manager

Adversaries:

Other Characters:

  • Day Clerk
  • Night Clerk

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Room Fifteen"Edit

On a bet with a hotel manager, one man enter as Mr. White, checks out, then enters as Mr. Gray, checks out, enters as Mr. Brown and then exits through the window, entering as Mr. Green, Mr. Blue, Mr. Black and many others who are "guests" of Mr. Brown's. When the Day Clerk and Night Clerk get talking their descriptions of each of the characters is the exact opposite. Things are settled when the manager reveals the entire thing to the clerks.

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Balinoff Case (Part II)"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Olga Balinoff

Other Characters:

  • Phillip Marden

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "The Balinoff Case (Part II)"Edit

...Continued from last issue. While Olga is pouring the drinks, one of which she has slipped a pill into, Bart Regan, disguised as Captain Markham, slips a little bronze statue into his pocket. After they toast, they hear the continuing fight of Sally and the Cabby on the street. Bart runs out to stop the fight and Olga realizes the statue is missing. She runs downstairs to stop Bart, but he and Sally are riding off in the cab. Sally confronts him and he again says he has no feelings for her. Meanwhile, Olga finds out that Captain Markham is a spy.

Bart drops Sally off at her apartment. She, in a fit of anger goes upstairs and calls Philip Marsden and tells him to come over. When he gets there she tells him that she wants to get married the next day. Meanwhile, Bart spends hours trying to figure out the Bronze statue. It looks Egyptian with hieroglyphics all over it. Then he reads the newspaper and sees the marriage. He attends and the comic ends with Philip saying "I Do!". This story is continued in the next issue

Appearing in "Mail Order Murphy"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Murphy

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

Other Characters:

  • Mail-Man
  • Police Officer

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • G-Man Kit
  • Apple Pie

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Mail Order Murphy"Edit

Murphy gets a mail order G-Man kit and starts snooping around. While sitting on top of a lamp post he spots a freshly baked apple pie in the window of a home, and while he goes to snatch he gets caught by the police and put in jail. He throws the mail order G-Man kit out the jail window.

Appearing in Mr. Chang: "The Narcotic Ring"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Chang (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Inspector Daniels (First appearance)

Adversaries:

  • Narcotics Ring

Other Characters:

  • Wu (First appearance)
  • Sing Lo (Single appearance)[1]
  • Unnamed Reporters (Single appearance)[1]

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Mr. Chang: "The Narcotic Ring"Edit

Chief-Inspector Daniels receives news of another one of his detectives murdered. He responds by seeking the aid of the famous oriental detective, Chang.

Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Olive Oil Counterfeiters"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Inspector Flint (Single appearance)[1]

Adversaries:

  • Counterfeiters (Single appearance)[1]
    • Mr. Batini (Single appearance)[1]
    • Guiseppe (Single appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Officer Benson (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Locations:

  • Unknown

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Olive Oil Counterfeiters"Edit

In order to catch a band of counterfeiters who have already killed a policeman, Cosmo disguises himself as an old shop clerk and waits until the crooks hand him the phony bills.

Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "The Claws of the Red Dragon (Part II)"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Adversaries:

  • Unnamed Chinese Thugs
  • Joseph Stucchi (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Lieutenant Casey (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • None

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "The Claws of the Red Dragon (Part II)"Edit

After experiencing a long car ride and hearing several words in Chinese being spoken, the blindfolded Bruce Nelson is pushed out onto a countryside road as the sound of the car travels off into the distance. When he removes the blindfold, Bruce is uncertain where he is, only knowing that a long hike back to the city awaits him. His attempts to hitch a ride with passing cars futile, Bruce walks until he finally reaches a gas station. The owner allows him to use the phone to call police lieutenant Casey, and to order a car to pick him up. Back at the Red Dragon restaurant, the police were now searching for any clues they could find, though the Chinamen that worked there were nowhere to be seen, and much of the evidence seems to have been cleared out as well. Bruce greets Lieutenant Casey on the scene, and Casey reveals that the couple who had been taken were retired German importer Erick Von Holtzendorff, and his daughter Ingrid. The reason why was still unknown, though Casey believes they might find further clues at the hotel room where they stayed. Questioning the hotel staff reveals one interesting piece of information: A Mr. Joseph Stucchi, who had visited the hotel several times before, had been seen talking to the couple about a half-hour before they were kidnapped. In his apartment the next morning, Bruce Nelson read in the paper that Joseph Stucchi was charged with larceny but never convicted. The events of yesterday came flashing back into his mind as he recalled the Chinese whispering amongst themselves. Some words he was able to understand, particularly when they spoke of a house behind a guarded gate with lion sculptures. He knew of a place like that on Long Island, so off he went to investigate.

The walls around the home prevented easy entry for Bruce. But after circling the property, he finds an unlocked gate and enters into the main yard, where suddenly he comes face-to-face with a man in a dark mustache pointing an automatic rifle in his direction! Continues next issue.

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TriviaEdit

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