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"Black Condor: "Sophisticated Lady"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1.png I know you're wanted by the police, Jester, but you've just saved a grand old man and a piece of paper worth plenty to our country! Quote2.png
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Crack Comics #10 is an issue of the series Crack Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1941.

Synopsis for Black Condor: "Sophisticated Lady"


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  • Nickolas Gido

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Synopsis for Space Legion: "Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet"


Appearing in Space Legion: "Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet"

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  • Space Legion

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  • Draco (Dies)

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  • Ray Crosby
  • Elaine Wadsworth

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Synopsis for Wizard Wells: "Super Power Slip-Up"


Appearing in Wizard Wells: "Super Power Slip-Up"

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  • Tug

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  • Jared Mota

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  • Smythe

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Synopsis for Red Torpedo: "Captured by the Black Shark"


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Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

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  • Jane Arden (across top halves of pages)
  • Lena Pry (across bottom halves of pages)

Synopsis for Alias, the Spider: "The Mysterious Falcon"

One foggy evening the waterfront is thrown into turmoil as The Falcon, a square-rigged three-masted sailing ship, glides into the harbor. Men scatter in every direction, abandoning the area. Four hooded men come ashore in a motorboat, from "the feared black devil" of a ship, and are very annoyed at finding the wharves and taverns deserted. Tracking them across the rooftops is Tom Hallaway, alias the Spider, who is puzzled that the Falcon has allowed any of its crew to reach shore alive, until he catches up to them, in the act of dragging away an unconscious seaman. They are a press gang, here to abduct some new crewmen, and one of them packs a tommy gun, which holds the Spider at bay just long enough for them to reach their boat and get going, with their captured man.

The Spider dives into the harbor and swims under water to the stern of the Falcon, climbs aboard, knocks out one sailor, and snoops around. He finds the cargo hold to be stuffed with timber, for flotation, and based on this he deduces that the ship is a raider. Two uniformed sailors drag the newly-kidnapped man into the hold and toss him into a cargo space, with at least two other men inside, then the Spider attacks, and bad guys are quickly punched unconscious. Spider then races to the upper decks, finds the captain, and shoots his hat off his head with a Spider Seal arrow, which the panicking captain recognizes. He shoots wildly in the Spider's direction, then his hand is pinned to a mast by a blazing Spider Seal arrow. There's more fighting and swinging and rope-cutting, and one of the bad guys definitely does get shot in the heart with an arrow, and at least three guys are caught and strangled in a special weapon of the Spider's, (a baseball-sized device that explodes itself into a wide web, then tightens itself down to a much smaller size). While they're dying and the freed prisoners are taking over the ship, Hallaway alias the Spider swims quietly away.

Appearing in Alias, the Spider: "The Mysterious Falcon"

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  • The Spider's "Spider Seal"-tipped arrows
  • The Spider's throwable net weapon

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  • the Falcon (3-masted square-rigged sailing ship)

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

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  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for Tor: "Amazonia's Fifth Column


Appearing in Tor: "Amazonia's Fifth Column

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  • Maria De S
  • Axis spies

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Synopsis for Madam Fatal: "Madam Fatal Meets the Jester"

The Jester is on a crime spree, but someone else is also impersonating him, and wants to pin a kidnapping and a "secret formula" robbery on him too. Madam Fatal becomes involved when he is caught snooping around the kidnapper's hideout. Suddenly, the real Jester shows up for the rescue, and to clear his name from the kidnapping (turns out it is his father who was taken hostage). Madam Fatal and the Jester take on the thugs and when the dust settles, he lets the Jester go, even though he is wanted by the police for his earlier crimes. The kidnapped professor never realizes that it was his own son who rescued him.

Appearing in Madam Fatal: "Madam Fatal Meets the Jester"

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  • Jester (First appearance)
  • Ratney
  • Paxton

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  • Professor Mason
  • Rufus Vern

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Synopsis for The Clock: "The False Clock"

Framed for a series of ten murders (and counting), with a $50,000 price on his head, the Clock actually kills himself, in order to have a near-death experience and communicate with one of the victims (Raps Tinney), in order to learn the identity of the killer (Scat Bison). He directs Pug to electrocute him with DC power, wait two minutes, then revive him with AC. This works, and the Clock arranges for the police to be present when he confronts Bison, who ends up arrested.

Appearing in The Clock: "The False Clock"

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  • Alias, the Spider: Tom Hallaway's body count is now > 13.
  • The Clock's long-time habit of leaving calling cards and witty notes at crime scenes and on arrested suspects has backfired on him thrice before[1][2][3], and now does so again as a fourth copycat has some fake "Clock" calling cards printed up. At least this one went to the trouble of renting a tuxedo and making a facemask.
  • Madam Fatal: In Quality Comics, Jester (Robert Mason) and Jester (Charles Lane) are two different characters.
  • Also featured in this issue of Crack Comics were:



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