"Superman: "The Return of the Ultra-Humanite"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
Appearing in Superman: "The Return of the Ultra-Humanite"
- Steamship "Clarion"
Synopsis for Superman: "The Return of the Ultra-Humanite"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Pep Morgan: "On the Ranch"
- Mr. Smith
- Mary Smith
- Pedro (Single appearance)
- Buck (Single appearance)
- Out West
- Smith Ranch
Synopsis for Pep Morgan: "On the Ranch"
Pep and his friends, Mr. Smith and Mary, take a vacation out at Smith's ranch. Pedro, one of the ranch hands, is caught whipping a horse, and when Pep tries to stop it, Pedro lays into him! Mr. Smith fires Pedro on the spot! Later that day Pep, Mary and her father tour the range on horseback. A bullet suddenly whizzes by, just missing Pep, but making a hole in his hat! They can just make out the form of Pedro before he runs off between the boulders. As soon as they return, Mr. Smith gives orders to his foreman, Buck, to gather a search party to bring Pedro in.
That night, when everyone has turned in, Pedro returns to the house and starts a fire outside. The whinnying of the horses as Pedro tries to steal one wakes Pep up and brings him to the window. He hurriedly alerts the others. Using a line of people to pass each other buckets of water, the fire is eventually extinguished. Because they were so quick to respond, Pedro hadn't enough time to grab a horse. He is quickly tracked down and beaten up by Pep. Mr. Smith stops Pep, telling him to leave some for the sheriff and the others at Pedro's "necktie party".
Appearing in Marco Polo: "The Mysterious Rescue"
- Marco Polo (Final appearance)
- Kargan (Single appearance)
- Abu El-Kaf (Final appearance)
Synopsis for Marco Polo: "The Mysterious Rescue"
Marco is rescued from El Kaf's slavers by Kargan and his band. The next morning, Marco and Kargan decide to pay Abu El Kaf a visit, to put an end to his cruel slave-driving ways once and for all. At El Kaf's palace, inside the walled city, Kargan and his men deal with the guards, while Marco gives chase to the fleeing Abu!
Appearing in Clip Carson: "The Cult of the Tiger (Part I)"
- Japur Chunda (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Cult of the Tiger (First appearance)
- Jaffeer (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Panjore (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for Clip Carson: "The Cult of the Tiger (Part I)"
Clip Carson is exploring the Bengali jungle, when a cry reaches his ears, followed by the roar of a big cat. Clip follows the sounds to a man being attacked by a tiger! He fires his rifle at the beast, slaying it. The man he saved, Clip finds out, is an old college buddy of his, Japur Chunda. Japur confides that he was being threatened by a group calling themselves the Cult of the Tiger, a group that assassinated his father months earlier. Clip decides to help his old friend fight them off.
Chunda introduces Clip to his step-brother Jaffeer, and cousin Panjore, with whom he shares his estate. That night, Clip converses with Jaffeer about his theory that the cult is murdering in order to gain possession of the estate and surrounding land. His father's death means that his brother, Japur, was the next in line to the inheritance. Suddenly, Clip hears a sound outside the study, and he steps over to open the door to find out who it is.
Appearing in Tex Thomson: "The Return of the Gorrah (Part I)"
- One-Eyed Gorrah
- Omar and one other street thief
- Prime Minister of Turkey
- Ali-Baba (First appearance)
Synopsis for Tex Thomson: "The Return of the Gorrah (Part I)"
The Prime Minister of Turkey summons Tex Thomson to Istanbul, and he brings along Bob Daley and Gargantua T. Potts. Unknown to any of them, the Gorrah of the Sealed City is in Istanbul, and has a nefarious plan, to sabotage the Turkish Navy's fleet. Almost as soon as Tex learns of the cyclops villain's presence, he falls into a trap and is captured by the Gorrah.
Appearing in Chuck Dawson: "The Stage Hold-up"
- Blacky, (Chuck's horse)
- Gun-Hawks (Single appearance)
- Ham (Only appearance; dies)
- Sheriff (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Chuck Dawson: "The Stage Hold-up"
Chuck Dawson is held up by two ne'er-do-wells as he rides down the trail. They expect him to help them rob an incoming stagecoach carrying gold from Red Valley. But Chuck would never help a pair of crooks, even if his life was in the balance! Catching them off guard, Chuck slips away on his horse, riding until their bullets can no longer reach him. He rounds back, taking a shortcut to the top of a cliff, where he can watch over the stagecoach as it passes beneath him in a rush. Shots are fired from the pursuing bandits, Chuck takes his gun and fires at them, felling one and sending the other running. The coach and its gold delivery is saved, and Chuck rides off.
Appearing in Zatara: "The Peril of Ophir"
- Setap, Immortal Queen of Ophir (First appearance)
- Beth Jordan (Single appearance)
- John Jordan (Single appearance)
- Flame of Life (First appearance)
Synopsis for Zatara: "The Peril of Ophir"
- Synopsis not yet written.
- Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
- Last issue for Marco Polo, by Sven Elven. This continued story ends in mid-chase-scene.
- The Return of the Ultra-Humanite is reprinted in Superman: The Action Comics Archives Vol. 1 and Superman Chronicles Vol. 2.
- "The Return of the Ultra-Humanite" originally was not titled; the title shown here was given on the contents page of Superman: The Action Comics Archives Vol. 1 in which this story is reprinted.
- Tex Thomson: One-Eyed Gorrah appeared last in Action Comics #3; after this two-part story, he will return in issue #27.
- Zatara is unable to do magic when blinded.
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