- How can you hope to oppose black magic beyond all understanding, because it never existed?!
- -- The Spectre's unnamed enemy
Appearing in The Spectre: "The World Within the Paintings"Edit
- Clarice Winston
- Police Chief of Cliffland
- Monsters from the picture
- Clarice's dad
- a painting that acts as a portal between realities
Synopsis for The Spectre: "The World Within the Paintings"Edit(adapted from plot summary at dcindexes.com)
Cliffland is menaced by giant creatures. The Spectre tries to stop them while invisible, but is surprised that they can see him, and by green rays from the eyes of the creatures, which weaken him momentarily. Responding to a massive drum, the creatures then disappear inside a museum, with Spectre in pursuit, but they get away. Later Spectre interrupts two hoods holding up the Winston home, seeking the Ja-Set Ruby. The Spectre manifests separately from Jim, and deals harshly with the home-invaders, but breaks off the fight by freezing time in the room, and leaves to rescue a mass of cops from a squad of monsters. The Spectre materializes a protective invisible screen between the two sides, then shrugs off a second dose of the green rays. Spectre manually flings one monster into the depths of interstellar space, and punches another one into a million pieces, then pursues a third monster back to the museum. One painting, centuries old, shows some clouds that have shifted slightly since the Spectre's earlier visit; he dives into the picture. Once inside the painting, he finds the monsters assembling under the balcony of a metallic palace, harangued by an insane and evil hunchbacked man. This guy's beef is that he has never existed, so he plans to take over the material world. The Spectre confronts him, and black doom encircles Spec in its stifling folds. "How can you hope to oppose black magic beyond all understanding, because it never existed?!" But the Spectre is surrounded by a protective glow of pure light. The monsters rush up and attack the Spectre, but they melt in a torrent of oily fluid, as he stands firm. The unnamed hunchback flees toward the portal to reality, dropping some glowing globes to confuse the pursuing Spectre, but the Spectre shrinks himself (effectve how?) and dives thru the balls. This fight is visible in the painting in the museum, by a freaked-out guard. The hunchback turns out to be one of the monsters, just before Spectre leaps out of the painting, turns and incinerates it with a gesture, destroying this gateway into the real world. Finally, Spec returns to save Clarice from the hoods, sends a flying bullet back into its gun, then huffs and puffs and blows the thugs directly to the police station.
Appearing in Dr. Fate: "The Leopard Girl"Edit
- Leopard Girl (Helen)
- Ray Knight
Synopsis for Dr. Fate: "The Leopard Girl"Edit
At a party, Inza meets a girl named Helen who is spotted like a leopard. The girl is distraught by her appearance and wants to kill herself. Inza is attacked by an intruder and summons Dr. Fate. The sorcerer uncovers a plot by Helen’s cousin Sarkiss to drive her to suicide, so he can collect the inheritance. Fate banishes the man and saves Helen from taking her life.
- The World Within The Paintings is reprinted in Golden Age Spectre Archives 1, 2003, and in DC 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-20, 1973.
- The Leopard Girl is reprinted in Golden Age Doctor Fate Archives Vol. 1, 2007, and in Detective Comics #439, 1974.
- Aside from the stories above, this issue contains:
- "Detective Sergeant Carey and the Captive Ship" by Joe Donohoe
- "Congo Bill. "The Moon Orchid"" by Geo Papp
- While searching the jungle for a rare Moon Orchid flower, Congo Bill and Professor Kent are captured by members of the Mesabi tribe. They are brought to the native's camp and tied to stakes awaiting sacrifice. A geologist who was captured by the tribe finds them. He was allowed to remain alive because the chief's daughter liked him. The geologist leads Bill and Kent to some explosives. They then take the Moon Orchid which the tribe worships and escape under the cover of an explosion.
- "Captain Desmo: The Kangean Islands" by Win
- "Radio Squad: Murder of the Gun Collector" by Jerry Siegel and Fred Ray
- "Lance Larkin: The Gold Miner's Daughter" by Harold Wilson Sharp
- "Biff Bronson: The Restaurant Bombers" by Albert and Joseph Sulman
- "In Fighting Form" by Peter E. Black (text story)
- "Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: Mystery of the Disappearing Logs" by John Lehti
- Doctor Fate for the first time take off his helmet.
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