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"Wonder Woman: "The Captives of Saturnette"": Duke Saturno and his daughter Saturnette are tried in the court of Mephisto, Emperor of Saturn, for the crime of having been defeated by Wonder Woman. The Duke pleads guilty, but Saturnette argues the point, and wins a second chance to fight the Amaz


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Johnny Peril


Comic Cavalcade #22 is an issue of the series Comic Cavalcade (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1947.

Synopsis for Wonder Woman: "The Captives of Saturnette"

Duke Saturno and his daughter Saturnette are tried in the court of Mephisto, Emperor of Saturn, for the crime of having been defeated by Wonder Woman. The Duke pleads guilty, but Saturnette argues the point, and wins a second chance to fight the Amazon. Duke Saturno is stripped of his title and publicly shamed for their defeat, while Saturnette flies off to conquer Wonder Woman and her whole tribe.

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Saturnette manages to capture Hippolyte and Diana and replace them with Saturnians, disguised as the Queen and Princess, in an effort to force the Amazons into a war with the United States. Diana is able to escape and convince the Amazons that she is their real princess just in time to prevent the first attack.

Appearing in Wonder Woman: "The Captives of Saturnette"

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Synopsis for Green Lantern: "Crimes in Duplicate"

Alan and Doiby are at an amusement park when they hear a call for help from inside a boat ride. They investigate and find a gang of crooks robbing the patrons inside. The crooks escape from GL and Doiby by running into a hall of mirrors. This gives the heroic duo a strange case of deja vu, and some checking reveals that another gang of crooks had used that exact ploy in that exact funpark attraction.

The mastermind of this recycled scheme, Joe Mimic, continues with an attempt to rob the Gotham Steel Works, but instead of making the mistake the original gang did, sneaking in and getting caught, he and his gang dress up as workers and walk right through the front gates. Green Lantern intervenes (he visited the library and saw how Mimic had ripped a newsclipping of the original robbery out of the archives), but Joe Mimic pulls down a loose beam and knocks the hero out. To seal GL's doom the gang put him inside the plant's furnace and cover him with "his eternal nemesis - wood," so the hero can't use his ring to escape being burned alive. He manages to fire a beam through a narrow crevice that signals the lunch whistle, so the workers put out the furnace and give him a chance to escape alive. Joe Mimic and his flunkies head to a yacht to rob a trio of valuable elephant statues, and plans to rectify the failed theft of these treasures by killing the owners. GL shows up in time and imposes too many complications for Joe Mimic to improvise his way out of trouble.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "Crimes in Duplicate"

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  • Black Sphinx (In a photograph only)
  • Slugger Daly (In a photograph only)
  • Joe Mimic
    • his gang

Other Characters:

  • amusement park patrons
  • steelworkers
  • Maharajah
    • yacht crew

Locations:

  • Gotham City
    • Shoretown Amusement Park
    • Gotham Library
    • Gotham Steel Works
    • Gotham River
    • Gotham Bay
    • Police Station

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Vehicles:

  • Maharajah's Yacht

Synopsis for Johnny Peril -Just Another Story- : "The Kid by the Side of the Road"


Appearing in Johnny Peril -Just Another Story- : "The Kid by the Side of the Road"

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  • Philip Murzon (Ghost)

Antagonists:

  • Nick Scarlet
    • his gang: Baldy, others

Other Characters:

  • Mrs. Murzon
  • Sarge
    • many cops

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Golden Palms Nightclub
  • Back Mountain Country Road
    • Mrs. Murzon's House

Vehicles:

  • Peril's Sedan

Synopsis for The Atom: "Bloodhound Compass"


Appearing in The Atom: "Bloodhound Compass"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Burglar Gang

Other Characters:

  • Perry Poddle
  • Mr. Lane
  • Lane's Butler
  • Calvin Cops

Locations:

Items:

  • Poddle's Blood-Hound Compass

Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Fate's Bait"


Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Fate's Bait"

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  • Eric, assassin
  • Gorhmann (wears a monocle)
  • corrupt prison guard
  • black marketeers, gangsters, and Nazi Undergrounders

Other Characters:

  • crash victim nurse (Dies)
  • Commissioner, from Scotland Yard
  • Sir Horace Hardrock
  • Horace Hardrock, Jr.
  • Castle cook & other staff
  • Inspector, from Scotland Yard
  • Detective, from Scotland Yard
  • Air Force Officer, from NATO
  • Police, in Germany
  • Police, in Britain

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • open-cockpit 2-seat prop monoplane
  • victims' sedan (Destroyed)
  • 2-engine transatlantic transport plane
  • 4-engine high-altitude bomber

Synopsis for Flash: "Beware the Ice Age"


Appearing in Flash: "Beware the Ice Age"

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  • Professor Cornier, geology expert (Dies)
  • conventional scientists

Locations:

  • Keystone City
    • academic science conference
    • Jay Garrick's laboratory
  • Prof. Cornier's laboratory, out in the country

Items:

  • Thinker's Poison Time Bombs

Vehicles:

  • Thinker's getaway airplane

Notes

  • Published bi-monthly by National Comics Publications, Inc. This 76-page magazine sold for fifteen cents a copy, in an era when almost all other comics were 64 pages, for ten cents.
  • The Atom:
    • At story's end, Perry Poddle still had his incredible "Blood-Hound Compass," and was thinking out loud about using it to discover the Atom's true identity.
    • The Atom gets head-konked unconscious, with a pistol butt. At this time, he's still wearing his original cloth bag of a mask. He later adopted a finned helmet.
  • The Flash story was probably written by Bob Kanigher, per GCD.
    • Professor Cornier learned how to tilt the Earth off its axis, by just a few degrees, and thus send glaciers sliding south from the Arctic at fantastic speeds.
  • Green Lantern gets head-konked unconscious, with a wooden beam, which also happened to him in an earlier crime at the same location.
  • Johnny Peril first appears under that name, in this issue. However, Justice League of America #116 (March 1975) retroactively makes "Mister Nobody," from Comic Cavalcade #19, into Johnny's first appearance.
    • Peril is a newspaper reporter.
    • Peril gets head-whapped unconscious, with a blackjack.

Trivia

  • Also appearing in this issue of Comic Cavalcade were:
    • Table of Contents
    • Editorial Advisory Board (promotional text)
    • "Mutt & Jeff" (newspaper strip reprints) by Bud Fisher
    • "Brody Sits It Out" (text story) by Charles King
    • "Superman and Batman" (full-page black & white ad for the current issue of All-Star Comics #36)


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