Appearing in The Spectre: "The Golden Curse Deaths"Edit
- Gustaf Gilroy
- Gum Vendor
- Jeff Crane
- Midas Touch formula
Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Golden Curse Deaths"Edit
(adapted from plot summary at dcindexes.com)
A rash of strange deaths are attributed to the Spectre. Jim Corrigan investigates the murders in which men are turned to gold. Several attempts are made on Corrigan's life by the gang responsible. Corrigan evades the traps, but is unable to track down the man responsible. Under orders from his boss to bring in the Spectre, Corrigan brings his other persona to the police station. His boss accuses the Spectre of the crimes, but the Ghostly Guardian leaves the station. Spectre then rescues Clarice Winston from a man impersonating him. The man, Gustaf Gilroy, turns himself to gold using the formula he invented, to avoid incarceration.
Appearing in Congo Bill: "The Madman of the Jungle"Edit
- Professor Joe Kent
- Alan Colby
- Jean Villon
Synopsis for Congo Bill: "The Madman of the Jungle"Edit
While exploring the jungle for plant life, Congo Bill finds Allen Colby, an escaped convict who is wanted by police. Colby explains that he was convicted for the murder of Jean Villon, but he claims to be innocent. Bill allows Colby to lead him to a cave to find evidence which will clear the felon. Instead of evidence, they discover that Villon is still alive. The man has gone mad and tries to kill Bill and Colby, by trapping them in a cabin then setting it afire. Congo Bill escapes alive, but before he can turn Villon over to police, the madman is killed by a panther. Colby is then cleared of the murder charge.
Appearing in Doctor Fate: "The Menace of the Nebula"Edit
- Globe Men (Destroyed in this issue)
- Mad Scientist (Death)
- Pirate Planet (Destroyed in this issue)
Synopsis for Doctor Fate: "The Menace of the Nebula"Edit
Doctor Fate investigates a mysterious nebula that has appeared in space between the Earth and the Sun. Inside, he discovers a globular being that threatens to cause disruptions in Earth's orbit. Doctor Fate returns to Earth and warns scientists about the impending disaster. He then goes back into space carrying a weapon from Uranus which he uses to destroy the menace.
--- When Doctor Fate lands back on Earth he believes that the threat is over but the scientists inform him that more globular beings have been detected. The sorcerer meets them in space and destroys them all. He then traces them back to a pirate planet where a race of evil Globe Men live. Doctor Fate destroys their weapons and directs the planet into the Sun.
--- Doctor Fate returns to Earth again where he confronts a mad scientist who has used a new invention to bring the pirate planet toward Earth. The scientist attacks him, so Doctor Fate kills him. Fate then destroys the scientist's equipment so that no one will be able to use it to threaten the world.
- Dr Fate's body count: 2 mad scientists, 2 sorcerers, 1 spaceshipful of aliens, 1 army of miniature men, plus now an entire planetful of aliens.
- The Golden Curse Deaths is reprinted in Golden Age Spectre Archives 1.
- Aside from the stories above, this issue contains:
- "Detective Sergeant Carey and the Mystery Plane" by Joe Donohoe
- "Captain Desmo: Mystery of the Mermaid's Brother" by Win
- "Radio Squad: The Warehouse Flames" by Jerry Siegel and Chad
- "Blue Light" by Albert Summers (text story)
- "Lt. Bob Neal of Sub. 662: Assassin" by B. Hirsch and R. Lehman
- "Biff Bronson: Prisoner of Dr. Zibkin" by Albert and Joseph Sulman
- "Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: The Mountain Trail Sniper" by Jack Lehti
- Professor Joe Kent is an archaeologist and a botanist.
- No trivia.
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