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Quote1 And just let anyone else try to get control of this free land! This is just a warning of what will happen to them! Quote2
-- Joe Hercules

Appearing in Joe Hercules: "The Power-Stealing Tower"Edit

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  • several dozen gangsters many die

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  • a giant tower in the north woods

Items:

  • advanced electrical equipment, designed to remove power from every dynamo in America

Vehicles:

  • an autogiro crashes

Synopsis for Joe Hercules: "The Power-Stealing Tower"Edit

Somewhere in the north woods, a crime syndicate builds a giant tower with advanced equipment that will drain the power from every dynamo in America. The conspirators believe only "that hick, Hercules" can stop them, so they send out a carload of heavily-armed gangsters to kill him. While they're driving through the forest, they encounter Joe Hercules, in his superhero suit, blazing his own trail by knocking over gigantic trees. He asks them if they know anything about the big tower, and they volunteer to take him there, and show it to him. "It's a ... er ... a lightning producer. We expect to use it for ... er ... producing lightning!" This doesn't fool Joe, he grabs the main hood and makes an accusation; the hood yelps for help and a mob of shirtless escaped convicts swarms into the room brandishing guns and knives. Hercules is mopping up the room with these mooks when one of them manages to push him over a handrail and into (for the second time in his career) a vat of wet cement. This time he hasn't been poisoned or wrapped in chains, but the bad guys compensate by charging the whole mass with electricity, which hardens it instantly. The resulting big block of concrete is then chiseled into a statue of Hercules, and displayed on the front parapet of the giant tower.

The Army sends planes and troops to attack the tower, but these are repulsed, and casualties are inflicted, with conventional gunnery. Weeks go by. An anxious citizens' committee comes to plead for a deal; the conspirators not only don't relent, they lower some ray guns and fry the gathered throng with hot rays of death. But this creates vibrations which weaken the concrete statue, which is soon shattered, and Hercules bursts free! He hasn't breathed in weeks, but here he is, chasing the mob's leaders. They flee in an autogiro while Hercules scales the tower, then inexplicably they circle back towards the tower, then Hercules leaps and catches the aircraft by the tail, then grabs the rotor blades in mid-spin and yanks them loose. The plane drops and crashes, with two badguys aboard; we see no parachutes. Hercules leaps free of it, back into the tower, where he chases and catches and punches out some guards, then he gets a grip on the base of the tower and rips it from its base and sends it thundering to the ground.

Appearing in Betty Bates: "Broadcast of Crime"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Betty Bates

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Adversaries:

  • Joe Spumoni

Other Characters:

  • Freddie
  • The District Attorney

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Synopsis for Betty Bates: "Broadcast of Crime"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in The Strange Twins: "The Haunted House of Spies"Edit

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  • The Strange Twins
  • Doug Strange
  • Rod Strange

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  • Herr Schwitzer

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Synopsis for The Strange Twins: "The Haunted House of Spies"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in Bob & Swab: "The Guantanamo Bay Incident"Edit

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  • Lt. Blemish

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Synopsis for Bob & Swab: "The Guantanamo Bay Incident"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in The Old Witch: "The Forester's Vengeance"Edit

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  • The Old Witch

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Synopsis for The Old Witch: "The Forester's Vengeance"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in G-5, Super Agent: "The Lost Tornado"Edit

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  • Adm. Von Berg

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  • Adm. Sir James Mawson

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Synopsis for G-5, Super Agent: "The Lost Tornado"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in The Red Bee: "Boss Crowsy, Corrupter of Youth"Edit

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Supporting Characters:

  • Tom Darrow, District Attorney

Adversaries:

  • Boss Crowsy

Other Characters:

  • Jimmy Mattens
  • Dick Mattens (Death)

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Synopsis for The Red Bee: "Boss Crowsy, Corrupter of Youth"Edit

Boss Crowsy and his crime gang are recruiting and corrupting youngsters into criminality until the Red Bee puts a stop to it.

Appearing in Blaze Barton: "Battle with Blitz"Edit

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  • Blitz

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Synopsis for Blaze Barton: "Battle with Blitz"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in Lion Boy: "The Monkeys Muscle In"Edit

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Synopsis for Lion Boy: "The Monkeys Muscle In"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in Neon the Unknown: "The Woman and the Bund"Edit

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  • Carl
  • Carl's Bundists

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  • Sally
  • Sally's unnamed grandfather

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Synopsis for Neon the Unknown: "The Woman and the Bund"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

    Appearing in Don Glory: "Bashing the Bund"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Don Glory (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • June Brent

Adversaries:

  • Bundists

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Synopsis for Don Glory: "Bashing the Bund"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.



NotesEdit

  • The stories in this issue were originally untitled. The titles listed here are for the purpose of identification and come from the issue index at the Grand Comics Database.


TriviaEdit

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