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"Wonder Woman: "The Invisible Invader"": Diana, Steve, and Col. Darnell attend the unveiling of a war monument, only to see it "stolen" by a strange black smoke. Soon after, the Nazis claim responsibility for the smoke, supposedly generated by a new, infallible stealth bomber. When further attac

Comic Cavalcade #3 is an issue of the series Comic Cavalcade (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1943.

Synopsis for Wonder Woman: "The Invisible Invader"

Diana, Steve, and Col. Darnell attend the unveiling of a war monument, only to see it "stolen" by a strange black smoke. Soon after, the Nazis claim responsibility for the smoke, supposedly generated by a new, infallible stealth bomber. When further attacks are announced on the American Navy, Diana, Steve, and the Colonel disperse to inspect three different Naval bases along the East Coast.

Along with the Holliday Girls, Diana travels to New London, publicly claiming to be the Holliday Girls' "mascot" for a rowing competition. When the Holliday Girls' chief rower is unable to compete, Diana changes into Wonder Woman and handily wins the race - just in time to spot another wave of black smoke swallowing a nearby boathouse. Certain of Nazi involvement, she investigates, and is soon taken prisoner by a futuristic Nazi airship.

From gloating Nazi officers, Wonder Woman learns everything she wants to know about the airship: its inventor is a traitorous American named Eric Lander, it can flawlessly camouflage itself by a system of mirrors and smokescreens, and it "steals" targets by conventionally bombing them and then hiding the ruins with a three-dimensional projection until the ship itself has escaped. With all these capabilities successfully tested, the Nazis have now set the ship's first "real" target: Capitol Hill.

Bound by her own lasso, Wonder Woman is physically helpless to stop the Nazis, and so telepathically summons Steve and the Holliday Girls to Capitol Hill for reinforcement. As the airship moves into position, the Amazon Princess is surprised by Lander, who reveals himself to be a loyal American infiltrating the Nazis on behalf of War Intelligence. Just in time, Lander unties Wonder Woman, who commandeers the ship and forces it to land before any bombs can be dropped.

Once the ship lands, its panicked crew are driven outside, where Steve and the Holliday Girls make short work of them. Subsequently, Lander is congratulated by Col. Darnell, and promises to contribute his airship design to the Allied arsenal.

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  • Nazi Space Bomber


Synopsis for King: "The Guy Who Liked Bananas"


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  • Bananas Dawson
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Synopsis for Real Life Story: "Master Sergeant Meyer Levin Bombardier and Hero"


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Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "A Little Savage Revenge"


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Synopsis for Sargon: "The Man Most Likely to Succeed"


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  • Al Tyrone

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  • Luke Brown


Synopsis for "The Minute Man Answers the Call"

(reprinted from All-Flash #6)

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Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Bushmaster"

Alan Scott's meeting his friend who's the curator of a zoo, and notifies him someone tried to break into the reptile house, and all the havoc that could result if someone stole one of their venomous snakes. He switches to Green Lantern and comes back to keep an eye out the thief making another attempt. Meanwhile Doiby and Irene Miller are on hand when some thugs try to capture John Ames, the inventor. Some police come by to take Ames and Miller into protective custody but their brusque treatment makes Doiby suspicious and he tails them. Green Lantern does catch a crook absconding from the zoo with a poisonous snake, and in pursuing their quarry both he and Doiby end up at the same eerie mansion on a seaside cliff.

Doiby's captured too and brought before the mastermind, a Nazi spy called the Bushmaster. He wants a secret formula Ames has developed but the scientist refuses to reveal it. Green Lantern sneaks in through a window and tries to save his friends but while battling henchmen is caught unawares by the Bushmaster with a wooden club. He leaves the quartet to meet their deaths by the stolen snake, a Bushmaster as well. Green Lantern zaps through his ropes and freezes the snake before it can do any biting, however. Realizing his prisoners have gotten free, Bushmaster sees the snake poised to strike and stumbles out a window to plunge headfirst into the pounding surf. With the Nazi seen off, Ames reveals what his formula does: make balsa wood bulletproof, and announces his plans to turn it over to the American government.

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  • Bushmaster (Single appearance)
  • Miguel
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Synopsis for Picture Stories from History: "Balboa"


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Synopsis for Flash: "The Laws of Pumpkin Center"


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Notes

  • Published quarterly by All-American Comics, Inc. This 92-page magazine sold for fifteen cents a copy, in an era when almost all other comics were 64 pages, for ten cents. Starting this issue the page count is reduced from 100 to 92.
  • This issue is reprinted in Comic Cavalcade Archives #1.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Comic Cavalcade were:
    • "Last of the Thunderbirds" (text story, featuring Hop Harrigan) by Jon L. Blummer
    • Mutt & Jeff (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith



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