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"Superman: "Merton Gloop and his Magic Horseshoe"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

Action Comics #145 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1950.

Synopsis for Superman: "Merton Gloop and his Magic Horseshoe"


Appearing in Superman: "Merton Gloop and his Magic Horseshoe"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • "Bingo" Bellamy, agent, gambler, and con man

Other Characters:

  • Merton Gloop, waiter
  • Professor Carter, absent-minded scientist

Locations:

  • Metropolis
    • Carter's Laboratory
    • Scoop Restaurant
    • Daily Planet
    • Boxing Arena
    • Metropolis Racetrack
    • Blue Eagle Tavern

Items:

  • Carter's Force-Repelling Horseshoe
  • Carter's Force-Repulsion-Neutralizing Wastebasket


Synopsis for Tommy Tomorrow: "Outlaw World"


Appearing in Tommy Tomorrow: "Outlaw World"

Featured Characters:

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Antagonists:

  • Jim Crewe (racketeer)
    • Blake and Horton

Locations:

Items:

  • Fluoroscopic Spectacles

Vehicles:

  • Space Ace

Synopsis for Congo Bill: "Mystery of the Stolen Bell"

In a small town in New Guinea, someone has stolen the village's historically-significant bell, and murdered the bell-ringer. The murderer is after a map to a gold mine, which is carved onto a metal sheet and riveted inside the bell. The local townspeople believe it's the act of a nearby tribe of headhunters. Congo Bill is sent by World Wide Insurance Company to investigate. The headhunters protest their innocence, and are able to prove it to Bill's satisfaction. The murderer is able to steal the map and flee the area, but he miscalculates the amount of gasoline he would need to drive his stolen jeep to the coast. Congo Bill, with one colonial constable along, tracks and ambushes the killer, who is arrested.

Appearing in Congo Bill: "Mystery of the Stolen Bell"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • World Wide Insurance Company

Antagonists:

  • Burt Trent, Secretary to the Governor

Other Characters:

  • British New Guinea Governor
    • one constable
  • Headhunter Chief
    • his spearmen
  • jungle gas station manager

Locations:

  • British New Guinea
    • Inlet, small colonial town
    • Papuan Headhunter village

Synopsis for Vigilante: "The Cowboy Magician"

Greg Sanders' popular radio program proves to be less popular on television, leading Greg to pep up his act with some stage magic tricks. Meanwhile the wealthy celebrity guests of another program, "Men To Remember," are being systematically robbed, in a seemingly impossible way. Vigilante figures out who's doing that, by drawing on his newfound knowledge of stage magic to figure out how he does it. The villain turns out to be a corrupt television announcer, Frank Mills.

Appearing in Vigilante: "The Cowboy Magician"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Frank Mills, television announcer
    • hench cameraman

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Bales, broadcast station manager
  • Alfalfa Perry, rancher
  • Tim Bowers, oil millionaire

Locations:

  • Out West
    • Radio & Television Station
    • Greg & Stuff's Ranch House

Items:

  • hidden flouroscopic camera

Vehicles:

  • motorized railroad handcar
  • Vigilante's motorcycle

Notes

  • Congo Bill:
    • "Mystery of the Stolen Bell" is reprinted in Tarzan #230.
  • Tommy Tomorrow:
  • Superman:
    • Professor Carter's Force-Repeller was effective against Superman, indeed it caused Superman to knock himself out with one punch, per page 9, panels 3 and 4. But it's only effective for 24 hours, and Carter says he doesn't remember how to make a new one.
    • Per the caption under panel 6 of page 10, Superman's eyes actually project X-rays, which can be reflected with harmful effects.
  • In Vigilante, Stuff, the Chinatown Kid has again returned, after another one-issue absence.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Action Comics were:
    • "The Egg And You" (text article)
    • Superman and Batman with Robin: "A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America" (Public Service Announcement)



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