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"The Three Musketeers: "A Monster Met on the Road to Calais"": The musketeers are on their way to Calais to deliver a scroll to the Spanish Ambassador. They run into a band of highwaymen attacking a coach and they give chase. During the conflict Athos is shot with a pistol but he escapes seri

DC Special #22 is an issue of the series DC Special (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1976.

Synopsis for The Three Musketeers: "A Monster Met on the Road to Calais"

The musketeers are on their way to Calais to deliver a scroll to the Spanish Ambassador. They run into a band of highwaymen attacking a coach and they give chase. During the conflict Athos is shot with a pistol but he escapes serious harm. The thieves are apprehended and they confess that they were forced to rob the coach at the command of a monster who dwells in the woods. The musketeers are skeptical but they go search the woods to confirm the story. During the search, they run into a beautiful woman named Genevieve Du Bois. She claims that her driver and escort were run off by a band of thieves and that she was menaced by a monstrous beast. The musketeers escort madam Du Bois back to her coach and continue on to Calais. They decide to stop at an inn for the night to rest. During the night they are attacked by a monstrous beast that seems to be after the scroll they are carrying. Dartagnan is instructed to escape with the scroll to avoid having it fall into the monsters hands. Morning arrives the next day and the musketeers proceed on their trip to Calais along with Madam Du Bois. Dartagnan reveals that his grandmother used to tell him stories about humans that were able to transform themselves into creatures of darkness with the use of witchcraft and charms. The skeptical musketeers dismiss his story and continue on the trip. They eventually reach the port city of Calais where they find a group of ships docked by the bay. Madam Du Bois announces that her mother awaits her on one of the ships and departs. The musketeers continue their journey to the Spanish Ambassador’s court. They arrive at their destination and instruct Dartagnan to deliver the scroll. As Dartagnan approaches the entrance of the mansion, he is attacked once more by the same monstrous beast. The beast overpowers Dartagnan and retrieves the scroll meant for the Spanish ambassador. The musketeers find Dartagnan recovering from his attack. He announces that he knows his attacker and how to find them. They head back to the port and board the ship that contains Madam Du Bos. They find Madam Du Bois holding the scroll as she touches an amulet around her neck and transforms herself into the hideous beast that has been menacing them. The musketeers chase the beast down and recover the scroll as the beast falls overboard into the water. Athos dives into the water and rescues Madam Du Bois as she transforms back into her human form. The musketeers complete their mission and destroy the evil amulet by throwing it into the fire.

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Synopsis for Robin Hood: "The Battle of the Kites!"

This story is reprinted from The Brave and the Bold #6.

The Sheriff of Nottingham lures Robin Hood into a trap using a trained boar, and brings him to Prince John's castle. Robin manages to escape, but notices King Richard's kerchief waving out of one of the towers, the prince has imprisoned his own brother inside his castle! Back at Sherwood Forest, Robin rallies his merry men to free Richard from his prison. Later that day, the castle troops are confounded by a series of kites being flown over the castle. Robin and his band are actually riding inside the kites, and Robin's able to fly over to King Richard in the tower and rescue him. They escape through a hail of arrows, and Richard is taken back to Sherwood, where together they can begin planning how to save England.

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  • Old Thomas (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for Robin Hood: "The Secret of Robin Hood's Name!"

This story is reprinted from Robin Hood Tales #14.

The Earl of Huntingdon returns from the Crusades only to find that his castle and his lands have been confiscated by Prince John for his support of Richard the Lion hearted. The Earl reveals that he has arrived in England on Richards behalf to confirm the rumors surrounding John and his attempt to overthrow Richard. The Earl also bears the ring of King Richard to show that he represents the rightful king. As the young Earl stands by the Castle he sees a Robin trying to escape the clutches of a powerful Falcon that seems bent on attacking. The Robin executes some impressive flying maneuvers and successfully escapes while leaving the Falcon entangled in a bush. The Earl proclaims that the Robin has the heart of a lion and it inspires him to stand up to Prince John and his tyranny. He then sees a coach being attacked by Prince Johns ruffians. The Earl gives chase and successfully fights off a band of attacking soldiers. A woman emerges from the coach and identifies herself as Julia countess of Lindley. She asks for the Earls name but he only identifies himself as Robin. The puzzled woman accepts his strange answer and awards him her personal hood as a token of her appreciation. Robin then discovers that he is missing the ring that was given to him by King John. Unbeknownst to him the ring is picked up by the attacking Falcon that he witnessed earlier. The falcon picks up the ring and delivers it straight to Prince John who recognizes it immediately. He correctly surmises that the Earl of Huntingdon has returned and he reiterates that he must be captured. A short time later, the Countess Lindley is captured and imprisoned in Princes Johns castle. Robin attacks the castle and rescues the lady from a tower. He darts for the woods as arrows fly in every direction to stop him. He escapes into the trees pursued by Prince John and his men. After a while, John gives up and yells to Robin that they will meet again. The countess asks for Robins full name once more and he replies that his full name is Robin Hood. That is the name he will use until he sweeps Evil Prince John from Englands throne.

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