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{{DC Database:Comic Template
 
{{DC Database:Comic Template
 
| Title = Adventure Comics
 
| Title = Adventure Comics
| Image = Adventure Comics 54.jpg
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| Image = Adventure Comics Vol 1 54.jpg
 
| Volume = 1
 
| Volume = 1
 
| Issue = 54
 
| Issue = 54
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| StoryTitle2 = Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow's Challenge"
 
| StoryTitle2 = Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow's Challenge"
 
| StoryTitle3 = Mark Lansing: "The Dreaded Mokos"
 
| StoryTitle3 = Mark Lansing: "The Dreaded Mokos"
| StoryTitle4 = Federal Men: "Death of a Borinquen Butler"
 
 
| StoryTitle5 = Cotton Carver: Cotton Carver and the Beast Men"
 
| StoryTitle5 = Cotton Carver: Cotton Carver and the Beast Men"
 
| StoryTitle6 = Too Clever
 
| StoryTitle6 = Too Clever
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| Synopsis2 = When Barry O'Neill and Inspector LeGrand learn of Fang Gow's attempt to poison a group of refugee children, Fang Gow takes control of O'Neill's mind. LeGrand makes a deal with Fang Gow for O'Neill's release and, upon Fang Gow's escape, the children are saved.
 
| Synopsis2 = When Barry O'Neill and Inspector LeGrand learn of Fang Gow's attempt to poison a group of refugee children, Fang Gow takes control of O'Neill's mind. LeGrand makes a deal with Fang Gow for O'Neill's release and, upon Fang Gow's escape, the children are saved.
 
| Synopsis3 =
 
| Synopsis3 =
| Synopsis4 = Investigating an alleged murder at the Borinquen embassy, Steve Carson finds that the supposedly murdered butler is still alive. Upon returning to Federal Men headquarters, Carson learns that a photographer, who's been seen outside, is actually a Borinquen agent, and he returns to the embassy to bust the ambassador.
 
 
| Synopsis5 = Escaping a group of Amazons with the aid of Qwar, Cotton Carver and Lupa the wolf-woman travel to the land of Ugar where (new character) Norlon reveals the fate of Atlantis to Cotton. Cotton meets some lost people from the upper world, Nora Blake, her father, and her boyfriend Jim Bent. Ugar is then attacked by Beast Men and Cotton is taken prisoner.
 
| Synopsis5 = Escaping a group of Amazons with the aid of Qwar, Cotton Carver and Lupa the wolf-woman travel to the land of Ugar where (new character) Norlon reveals the fate of Atlantis to Cotton. Cotton meets some lost people from the upper world, Nora Blake, her father, and her boyfriend Jim Bent. Ugar is then attacked by Beast Men and Cotton is taken prisoner.
 
| Synopsis6 = Text story
 
| Synopsis6 = Text story
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| Synopsis8 =
 
| Synopsis8 =
 
| Synopsis9 = Heiress Nana Martin is kidnapped by a man seeking to marry her and gain her inheritance. Sandman and Dian Belmont rescue her, but while Sandman battles the original kidnapper, two more villains nab Dian and Nana. Sandman contacts Dian's father the D.A., who allows him to help get Dian back. Working with officer Jim Holt, the Sandman apprehends the kidnappers and forces them to reveal where the girls are held. Holt and Nana then get married.
 
| Synopsis9 = Heiress Nana Martin is kidnapped by a man seeking to marry her and gain her inheritance. Sandman and Dian Belmont rescue her, but while Sandman battles the original kidnapper, two more villains nab Dian and Nana. Sandman contacts Dian's father the D.A., who allows him to help get Dian back. Working with officer Jim Holt, the Sandman apprehends the kidnappers and forces them to reveal where the girls are held. Holt and Nana then get married.
* Dian Belmont is kidnapped for the 2nd time in this issue's story. Her first abduction was in <u>World's Fair Comics #2</u>.
 
* Effective this issue, Sandman is now no longer hunted by the police.
 
   
 
| Editor1_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor1_1 = Vincent Sullivan
| Editor2_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor3_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor4_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor5_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor6_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor7_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor8_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
| Editor9_1 = Vincent Sullivan
 
 
 
| Writer1_1 =
 
| Writer1_1 =
 
| Writer2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Writer2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Writer3_1 = Howard Purcell
 
| Writer3_1 = Howard Purcell
| Writer4_1 = Jerry Siegel
 
 
| Writer5_1 = Gardner Fox
 
| Writer5_1 = Gardner Fox
 
| Writer6_1 = Clem Gordon
 
| Writer6_1 = Clem Gordon
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| Penciler2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Penciler2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Penciler3_1 = Howard Purcell
 
| Penciler3_1 = Howard Purcell
| Penciler4_1 = Chad Grothkopf
 
 
| Penciler5_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Penciler5_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Penciler6_1 = Kenney
 
| Penciler6_1 = Kenney
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| Inker2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Inker2_1 = Ed Winiarski
 
| Inker3_1 = Howard Purcell
 
| Inker3_1 = Howard Purcell
| Inker4_1 = Chad Grothkopf
 
 
| Inker5_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Inker5_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Inker6_1 = Kenney
 
| Inker6_1 = Kenney
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| Inker8_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Inker8_1 = Jack Lehti
 
| Inker9_1 = Creig Flessel
 
| Inker9_1 = Creig Flessel
 
   
 
| Appearing1 =
 
| Appearing1 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{apn|[[Rex Tyler (New Earth)|Hour-Man]]||All-Star Comics #2}}
 
* {{apn|[[Rex Tyler (New Earth)|Hour-Man]]||All-Star Comics #2}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Minute Men of America|The Minute Men of America]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Minute Men of America|The Minute Men of America]]}}
 
** {{a|[[James Martin (Earth-Two)|Jimmy Martin]]}}
 
** {{a|[[James Martin (Earth-Two)|Jimmy Martin]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* Ricky Maffiri
 
* Ricky Maffiri
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Rodney Morvan
 
* Rodney Morvan
 
* Mrs. Morvan
 
* Mrs. Morvan
 
* Mr. Morvan
 
* Mr. Morvan
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
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* Appleton City
** Appleton City
 
 
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
 
* {{a|[[Miraclo]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Miraclo]]}}
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing2 =
 
| Appearing2 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Barry O'Neill (Earth-Two)|Barry O'Neill]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Barry O'Neill (Earth-Two)|Barry O'Neill]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
* Inspector LeGrand
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* {{a|[[Inspector Le Grand (Earth-Two)|Inspector LeGrand]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* {{a|[[Fang Gow (Earth-Two)|Fang Gow]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Fang Gow (Earth-Two)|Fang Gow]]}}
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Agent Fornet
 
* Agent Fornet
 
* Folette Fornet
 
* Folette Fornet
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[France]]}}
 
* {{a|[[France]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing3 =
 
| Appearing3 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Mark Lansing (Earth-Two)|Mark Lansing]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Mark Lansing (Earth-Two)|Mark Lansing]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Koda
 
* Koda
 
* Jada
 
* Jada
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* The Mokos {{1st}}
 
* The Mokos {{1st}}
 
* Mokan the Monster {{1st}}
 
* Mokan the Monster {{1st}}
 
* The Trad Man {{1st}}
 
* The Trad Man {{1st}}
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Tony
 
* Tony
 
* Kit
 
* Kit
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* Mikishawm
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* {{a|[[Mikishawm]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
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| Writer4_1 = Jerry Siegel
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| Penciler4_1 = Chad Grothkopf
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| Inker4_1 = Chad Grothkopf
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| StoryTitle4 = Federal Men: "Death of a Borinquen Butler"
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| Synopsis4 = Investigating an alleged murder at the Borinquen embassy, Steve Carson finds that the supposedly murdered butler is still alive. Upon returning to Federal Men headquarters, Carson learns that a photographer, who's been seen outside, is actually an enemy agent, and so is the Borinquen butler. Carson handcuffs the photographer to a tree, then returns to the embassy, punches out the Ambassador, and arrests the butler.
 
| Appearing4 =
 
| Appearing4 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
* {{a|[[Steve Carson (Earth-Two)|Steve Carson]]}}
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* {{a|[[Federal Bureau of Investigation|Federal Men]]}}
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** {{a|[[Steve Carson (Earth-Two)|Steve Carson]]}}
'''Supporting Characters:'''
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** Steve Carson's boss
* <br/>
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** other Feds: Mike, etc.
'''Villains:'''
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'''Antagonists:'''
 
* The Borinquen Ambassador {{Only}}
 
* The Borinquen Ambassador {{Only}}
* Williams {{Only}}
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* Williams, butler {{Only}}
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* photographer
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* Tommy Watkins {{Only}}
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* Tommy Watkins, reporter {{Only}}
* Ann Carr {{Only}}
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* Ann Carr, undercover reporter, as "Miss Black," secretary {{Only}}
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* Unknown
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* {{a|[[Washington, D.C.]]}}
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** {{a|[[Borinquen]]}} Embassy
'''Items:'''
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** [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|Federal Men]] Headquarters
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing5 =
 
| Appearing5 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Cotton Carver (Earth-Two)|Cotton Carver]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Cotton Carver (Earth-Two)|Cotton Carver]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Lupa
 
* Lupa
 
* Nora Blake
 
* Nora Blake
 
* Jim Bent
 
* Jim Bent
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* The Amazons
 
* The Amazons
 
* The Beast Men
 
* The Beast Men
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Norlon
 
* Norlon
 
* Qwar
 
* Qwar
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* Ugar
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* {{a|[[Kingdoms of the Underworld]]}}
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** Ugar
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing6 =
 
| Appearing6 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* Jim Norman
 
* Jim Norman
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* <br/>
 
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* Thieves
 
* Thieves
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Tom Larsen
 
* Tom Larsen
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* Somewhere on the Atlantic
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* {{a|[[Atlantic Ocean]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* Boats
 
 
   
 
| Appearing7 =
 
| Appearing7 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Socko Strong (Earth-Two)|Socko Strong]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Socko Strong (Earth-Two)|Socko Strong]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Jerry Indutch
 
* Jerry Indutch
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* The Great I {{Final Dies}}
 
* The Great I {{Final Dies}}
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* Professor Watson
 
* Professor Watson
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
 
* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
 
* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing8 =
 
| Appearing8 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Steve Conrad (Earth-Two)|Steve Conrad]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Steve Conrad (Earth-Two)|Steve Conrad]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* Chang
 
* Chang
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* Pierre {{Only}}
 
* Pierre {{Only}}
 
* Fifi {{Only}}
 
* Fifi {{Only}}
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* <br/>
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* {{a|[[Paris, France|Paris]]}}
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* {{a|[[Paris, France]]}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
* None
 
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* None
 
 
   
 
| Appearing9 =
 
| Appearing9 =
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Wesley Dodds (New Earth)|The Sandman]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Wesley Dodds (New Earth)|The Sandman]]}}
 
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Dian Belmont (New Earth)|Dian Belmont]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Dian Belmont (New Earth)|Dian Belmont]]}}
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'''Antagonists:'''
'''Villains:'''
 
 
* Kidnappers
 
* Kidnappers
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* {{a|[[Lawrence Belmont (New Earth)|Larry Belmont]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Lawrence Belmont (New Earth)|Larry Belmont]]}}
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* Jim Holt
 
* Jim Holt
 
* Jeffers
 
* Jeffers
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* {{a|[[Earth-Two]]}}
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* {{a|[[New York City]]}}
** {{a|[[New York City]]}}
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** {{a|[[Manhattan]]}}
*** {{a|[[Manhattan]]}}
 
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
 
* {{a|[[Sandman's Gas Gun]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Sandman's Gas Gun]]}}
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| Notes =
 
| Notes =
* "Case of the Kidnapped Heiress" is reprinted in the {{co|The Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1 (Collected)}}
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* '''Federal Men:''' It's not clear, at the end, whether Carson intends to also arrest the Ambassador, but the butler and photographer are busted. The butler's nationality is not identified any more explicitly than "enemy agent," but he was apparently not Borinquen.
  +
* '''Sandman:'''
  +
** Dian Belmont is kidnapped for the 2nd time in this issue's story. Her first abduction was in {{c|New York World's Fair Comics Vol 1 2}}.
  +
** Effective this issue, Sandman is now no longer hunted by the police.
  +
** "Case of the Kidnapped Heiress" is reprinted in the {{co|The Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1 (Collected)}}
 
| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
 
| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =
 
| Links =
 
| Links =
* [http://www.dcindexes.com/features/database.php?site=&pagetype=comic&id=913 Adventure Comics #54 index entry]
 
* [http://adventurecomicsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/adventure-comics-54-september-1940.html Adventure Comics #54 spoilers 2]
 
* [https://dcmania.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/cotton-carver-early-golden-age/ Cotton Carver spoilers]
 
 
}}
 
}}

Latest revision as of 12:06, October 5, 2019

"Hour-Man: "The Kidnapping of a Minute-Man"": The parents of Rodney Morvan force him to resign from the Minute Men of America. A short time later Rodney is kidnapped, by Ricky Maffiri's gang. Jimmy Martin calls Hourman for help. He tries to reason with Mr. Morvan, the banker, who refuses to p



Appearing in Hour-Man: "The Kidnapping of a Minute-Man"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Ricky Maffiri

Other Characters:

  • Rodney Morvan
  • Mrs. Morvan
  • Mr. Morvan

Locations:

  • Appleton City

Items:

Synopsis for Hour-Man: "The Kidnapping of a Minute-Man"

The parents of Rodney Morvan force him to resign from the Minute Men of America. A short time later Rodney is kidnapped, by Ricky Maffiri's gang. Jimmy Martin calls Hourman for help. He tries to reason with Mr. Morvan, the banker, who refuses to pay Rodney's ransom. Hourman and the Minute Men help track down the crooks, who kidnap Mr. Morvan after he didn't pay the ransom. Hourman finds Rodney, but the crooks surprise him and take him prisoner. Using his radio, Hour-Man contacts Jimmy and gets him to bring a supply of Miraclo. Hourman frees himself and the Morvans, then he and the Minute Men capture the crooks. After seeing Hourman and the Minute Men in action, Mr. Morvan allows Rodney to rejoin the club.

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow's Challenge"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Agent Fornet
  • Folette Fornet

Locations:

Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow's Challenge"

When Barry O'Neill and Inspector LeGrand learn of Fang Gow's attempt to poison a group of refugee children, Fang Gow takes control of O'Neill's mind. LeGrand makes a deal with Fang Gow for O'Neill's release and, upon Fang Gow's escape, the children are saved.

Appearing in Mark Lansing: "The Dreaded Mokos"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Koda
  • Jada

Antagonists:

  • The Mokos (First appearance)
  • Mokan the Monster (First appearance)
  • The Trad Man (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Tony
  • Kit

Locations:

Synopsis for Mark Lansing: "The Dreaded Mokos"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Federal Men: "Death of a Borinquen Butler"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • The Borinquen Ambassador (Single appearance)
  • Williams, butler (Single appearance)
  • photographer

Other Characters:

  • Tommy Watkins, reporter (Single appearance)
  • Ann Carr, undercover reporter, as "Miss Black," secretary (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Federal Men: "Death of a Borinquen Butler"

Investigating an alleged murder at the Borinquen embassy, Steve Carson finds that the supposedly murdered butler is still alive. Upon returning to Federal Men headquarters, Carson learns that a photographer, who's been seen outside, is actually an enemy agent, and so is the Borinquen butler. Carson handcuffs the photographer to a tree, then returns to the embassy, punches out the Ambassador, and arrests the butler.

Appearing in Cotton Carver: Cotton Carver and the Beast Men"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lupa
  • Nora Blake
  • Jim Bent

Antagonists:

  • The Amazons
  • The Beast Men

Other Characters:

  • Norlon
  • Qwar

Locations:

Synopsis for Cotton Carver: Cotton Carver and the Beast Men"

Escaping a group of Amazons with the aid of Qwar, Cotton Carver and Lupa the wolf-woman travel to the land of Ugar where (new character) Norlon reveals the fate of Atlantis to Cotton. Cotton meets some lost people from the upper world, Nora Blake, her father, and her boyfriend Jim Bent. Ugar is then attacked by Beast Men and Cotton is taken prisoner.

Appearing in "Too Clever"

Featured Characters:

  • Jim Norman

Antagonists:

  • Thieves

Other Characters:

  • Tom Larsen

Locations:

Synopsis for "Too Clever"

Text story

Appearing in Socko Strong: "The Great I: Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jerry Indutch

Antagonists:

  • The Great I (Final appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Professor Watson

Locations:

Synopsis for Socko Strong: "The Great I: Part 3"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Steve Conrad, Adventurer: "Adventure of the French Agent"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chang

Antagonists:

  • Pierre (Single appearance)
  • Fifi (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Steve Conrad, Adventurer: "Adventure of the French Agent"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Sandman: "Case of the Kidnapped Heiress"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Kidnappers

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Dodd's Roadster

Synopsis for The Sandman: "Case of the Kidnapped Heiress"

Heiress Nana Martin is kidnapped by a man seeking to marry her and gain her inheritance. Sandman and Dian Belmont rescue her, but while Sandman battles the original kidnapper, two more villains nab Dian and Nana. Sandman contacts Dian's father the D.A., who allows him to help get Dian back. Working with officer Jim Holt, the Sandman apprehends the kidnappers and forces them to reveal where the girls are held. Holt and Nana then get married.

Notes

  • Federal Men: It's not clear, at the end, whether Carson intends to also arrest the Ambassador, but the butler and photographer are busted. The butler's nationality is not identified any more explicitly than "enemy agent," but he was apparently not Borinquen.
  • Sandman:

Trivia

  • No trivia.



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