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"Slam Bradley: "The Return of Fui Onyui"": Slam learns that his old foe Fui Onyui has escaped prison. Shorty also appears to be missing, so Slam goes undercover to learn where Shorty has been taken. Assisted by Chinese detective Yat Sin, Slam finds Shorty in a state of suspended animation. Only


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Detective Comics #22 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1938.

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "The Return of Fui Onyui"

Slam learns that his old foe Fui Onyui has escaped prison. Shorty also appears to be missing, so Slam goes undercover to learn where Shorty has been taken. Assisted by Chinese detective Yat Sin, Slam finds Shorty in a state of suspended animation. Only Fui Onyui possesses the means to save Shorty.

Slam is forced to bargain with his foe to save Shorty's life. Fui orders Slam to murder Judge Phillips, which will get him sent to the electric chair. Slam appears to comply with Fui's orders, but secretly double-crosses the villain with Yat Sin's help. Shorty is saved. Then Fui is killed by Yat Sin before he can kill Slam.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "The Return of Fui Onyui"

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Other Characters:

  • Judge Phillips (Behind the scenes)
  • Yat Sin (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Larry Steele: "Mansion of Maniacs"

Larry encounters a mad scientist, bent on inventing the secret of eternal life.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "Mansion of Maniacs"

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Antagonists:

  • Old Man (Single appearance)
  • Madmen (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • unnamed girl

Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger"

Lee Travis offers a large reward for information on the Crimson Avenger. When a reporter and police officer tell him they have information, Travis wonders if he gave away his secret identity. The police officer, Sgt. Haines, turns his information over to the District Attorney. Then crooks break in to the D.A.'s safe and steal the information. Haines blames the Crimson Avenger for the theft, but he is really the head of the gang. The Crimson chases Haines and the gang down, finding that the information he claimed to have was only blank paper.

Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger"

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Antagonists:

  • Sgt. Haines, NYPD (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mackensie (Single appearance)
  • Mister Gates (Single appearance)
  • Mac

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Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "The Song of Death (Part 3 of 3)"

Billie Bryson sings "The Song of Death".

Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "The Song of Death (Part 3 of 3)"

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Antagonists:

  • Mrs. Warren (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Billie Bryson
  • Ned Renick (Final appearance)
  • Johnny Purvis (Final appearance)

Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy"


Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Chief

Antagonists:

  • Ambassador Nitchova (wears a monocle)
    • Embassy Secretary
  • Agent Morgan

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Synopsis for "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu" (Part 6 of 12)


Appearing in "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu" (Part 6 of 12)

Featured Characters:

  • Denis Nayland Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Petrie

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Other Characters:

  • Inspector Weymouth
  • Inspector Ryman (First appearance)
  • Foster (Single appearance)
  • Detective Cadby (Flashback only)

Locations:

Synopsis for "Oscar the Gumshoe"


Appearing in "Oscar the Gumshoe"

Featured Characters:

  • Oscar the Gumshoe (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "Bonelli the Jewel Thief"

Bonelli disguises himself as a policeman in order to steal some jewels, and Cosmo adopts a disguise in order to catch him.

Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "Bonelli the Jewel Thief"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Bonelli (Single appearance)
  • Jewell gang (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Carriere (Single appearance)
  • Stanton (Single appearance)
  • Captain Brenton (Single appearance)
  • Harrigan (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Inspector Kent of Scotland Yard: "The Return of the Raven"

The Raven returns, disguises himself as a policeman, in order to steal a diamond necklace, and is busted by Inspector Kent.

Appearing in Inspector Kent of Scotland Yard: "The Return of the Raven"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Willy Wiggbert (Single appearance)

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Other Characters:

  • Duchess (Single appearance)
  • her guests
    • Captain Martineau (Single appearance)
    • Mrs. Martineau (Single appearance)
    • others (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Snow Murder"


Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Snow Murder"

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Antagonists:

  • Ordway (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Rosita Fernandez (Single appearance)
  • Walter Weston (Single appearance)
  • Barney Jones (Appears only as a corpse)

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Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
  • Buck Marshall is absent from this issue, but returns next issue.
  • Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise returns this issue; it was last seen in Detective Comics #20.
  • The Crimson Avenger's alter ego Lee Travis goes to great lengths to ensure that "the Crimson" will always be a hunted fugitive.
  • Last Detective Comics issue for Inspector Kent of Scotland Yard. Kent and his archenemy The Raven made their only previous appearances in Detective Comics #19. Both appeared for the third and final time in Adventure Comics #38.
  • Slam Bradley
    • The villain Fui Onyui appeared previously in Detective Comics #1 (March, 1937). This is his final on-panel appearance, although he is mentioned in Detective Comics #33 (November, 1939). Slam's first clash with this villain took place in Cleveland, implying that this issue's story is likewise set in Cleveland.
    • This story's opening location is a famous address in Cleveland, Ohio. The corner of E. 105th St. and St. Clair Av. is the boyhood home of Jerry Siegel. This also implies that this issue's story is set in Cleveland.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Detective Comics" was:



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