"The Spectre: "... Haunts the Museum of Fear"": A number of civil and public servants have been abducted by a mad scientist and his accomplices into the Museum of Natural History and their latest victim is postman Herman Miller. The man is taken inside the museum into the professor's laboratory.
- No, vile Professor! As of this night your filthy work has... ended...!
- -- Spectre
Appearing in The Spectre: "... Haunts the Museum of Fear"
- Unnamed Professor (Only appearance; dies)
- Professor's Assistants (Only appearance; dies)
- Herman Miller (Only appearance; dies)
- Mrs. Penny (Single appearance)
- Mr. Kenny (Single appearance)
Synopsis for The Spectre: "... Haunts the Museum of Fear"
A number of civil and public servants have been abducted by a mad scientist and his accomplices into the Museum of Natural History and their latest victim is postman Herman Miller. The man is taken inside the museum into the professor's laboratory. The madman attempts to perform taxidermy, as he has been doing with all his other victimms, but Miller awakes in time to attempt an escape. Unfortunately, he is captured by the professor's thugs, but he confronts them using a taxidermy knife he took from the madman. The thugs shoot the man and soon dispose the body on the docks, where the police find him and Jim Corrigan investigates the case.
Without many clues, Corrigan is on a dead end when he hears about the robbery of a taxidermy store and he recalls the knife that the victim was found carrying in his hands. Corrigan investigates the theft and finds the professor's thugs stealing supplies. Corrigan trails them back to the museum, where he transforms into Spectre and kills one of the thugs in order to impersonate him and infiltrate the professor's laboratory. Inside, The Spectre finds the madman about to murder another man for his collection and he unleashes his wrath against the crooks, making some of the stuffed gorillas come to life and killing them, mercilessly.
Appearing in Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Land of Magic!"
- Seven Soldiers of Victory
- Willie Wisher (First appearance)
- John Shoman (First appearance)
- Land of Magic
Synopsis for Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Land of Magic!"
John Shoman, philanthropist introduces the first film he has produces - the Seven Soldiers of Victory gather and ask each other who called the meeting. It was Willie Wisher. The elfin Wisher can make anything happen simply by wishing it. He brings in John Shoman and a film crew and decides to send the 7 to the Land of Magic for their new adventure.
Appearing in Shining Knight: "Knight After Knight!"
- Surlin (Wizard) (Single appearance)
- Land of Magic
- Twin Oaks
Synopsis for Shining Knight: "Knight After Knight!"
The Shining Knight lands Winged Victory near a castle reminiscent of Camelot. He overhears that the magician living in the castle is keeping a fair maiden captive – the Princess of Twin Oaks. The Shining Knight vows to rescue her!
He fights his way into the castle before seeing his own image in a mystic mirror. His reflection steps out of the mirror and does battle with the Shining Knight. They are too evenly matched and wear each other out. When the evil magician tries to capture the Knight, he pretends to be the reflection. Not knowing which is the real Knight, the magician locks them both into the dungeon.
The Shining Knight escapes his bonds and confronts the magician. The wizard explains that the Princess of Twin Oaks is a prize sow promised to him before the farmer reneged. The magician vows to do no further harm and Shining Knight’s doppelganger tells Knight that the mystic mirror can return the Knight to any location he wishes.
The Shining Knight and Winged Victory use the mirror to go back to Willie Wisher and to find his fellow Soldiers.
- "The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear" is reprinted in Wrath of the Spectre #3 and Showcase Presents: The Spectre Vol. 1.
- "Land of Magic!" was a story that was written for Leading Comics in the Golden Age but never illustrated or published. Decades later, it was finally published in this issue with all-new art by Dick Dillin.
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