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"Speed Saunders: "The Persian Jewel Mystery"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

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Detective Comics #24 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1939.

Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Persian Jewel Mystery"


Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Persian Jewel Mystery"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Nora Dobson (Single appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Elmer Bennet (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Consul (Single appearance)
  • Dean (Single appearance)
  • Doctor Hudson (Single appearance)
  • Carol (First appearance)
  • O'Leary
  • Clancy
  • Nolan (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:


Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Model Murder Mystery (Part 1 of 2)"


Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Model Murder Mystery (Part 1 of 2)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Du Val (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Steel
  • Yvonne Beaumont (First appearance)
  • Chief
  • Tom

Locations:

Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Ace Foundry Sabotage"


Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Ace Foundry Sabotage"

Featured Characters:

  • Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise

Antagonists:

  • Radsky (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed foreign agents (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • O'Day (Single appearance)
  • Mister Gordon (Single appearance)
  • Frank (Single appearance)
  • Bill (Single appearance)
  • workers (Single appearance)
  • Bill (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:

  • Ace Foundry

Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "Subterfuge At Sea"


Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "Subterfuge At Sea"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Whirlwind's Captain (Single appearance)
    • Jones, first Mate (Single appearance)
    • Whirlwind's crew (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Bixbey, spy
  • other spy

Locations:

Vessels:

  • Gale, freighter (Destroyed)
  • Whirlwind, freighter (Destroyed)
  • foreign smuggler submarine (Destroyed)
  • foreign enemy's submarine

Synopsis for "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (Part 8 of 12)"


Appearing in "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (Part 8 of 12)"

Featured Characters:

  • Denis Nayland Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Petrie

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Detective Cadby (Flashback only)

Locations:

Synopsis for The Crimson Avenger: "Tony Sparta and the River Gang"

In a store in New York City, two criminals announce to the owner that they will install a slot machine inside the next day. However, the owner refuses and expels the two men from his store, which results in it getting blown up later that night.

The next day, in the office of the Globe-Leader, Lee Travis tells the D.A. to do something about the explosion from the previous night, as this was the fifth one caused by the criminals. Lee visits the widow of the store owner, as the Crimson Avenger. But the woman says that the criminals would kill her if she tells him anything about her husband's killers. Crimson goes to Chinatown, as Lee Travis, with Wing. They approach Sin Lu, from whom they learn that a gangster named Tony Sparta, and his River Gang, are involved in the killings. Lastly, Lee goes to the Waterfront Café, where he finds, fights, and defeats Tony Sparta.

Later, the Crimson Avenger searches Tony Sparta's boat for evidence, until a gangster catches him, captures him, and brings him to Sparta. Sparta is meeting with Commissioner Benson when this interruption happens. Benson orders the Crimson to be tied up and thrown into the water. Suddenly a police boat arrives to confront the criminals. Crimson is able to get up and hold the driver of the boat at gunpoint, until the police can board it, then jumps off before they can see him, and swims to shore, where he meets up with Wing. The Commissioner is left to have an awkward conversation with the Police.

Appearing in The Crimson Avenger: "Tony Sparta and the River Gang"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Commissioner Benson (Single appearance)
  • Tony Sparta (Single appearance)
  • River Gang (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Sin Lu (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "Back From the Dead (Part 1 of 3)"


Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "Back From the Dead (Part 1 of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Gentelman Jeff Virdone (First appearance)
    • Virdone's gang (First appearance)
      • Gorilla
      • two more gangsters

Other Characters:

  • Frank Hanson (First appearance)
  • Grogan Mears (First appearance)
  • Billie Bryson

Synopsis for Buck Marshall" "Trail of Paper"


Appearing in Buck Marshall" "Trail of Paper"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pepper
  • Sheriff

Antagonists:

  • Gene Carley (Single appearance)
  • Nate Briggs (Appears only as a corpse)

Other Characters:

  • Bill Briggs (Mentioned only)
  • Dorothy (Single appearance)
  • Doctor Brown (Single appearance)
  • Jake (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "In Two Billion A.D. (Part 2 of 2)"


Appearing in Slam Bradley: "In Two Billion A.D. (Part 2 of 2)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Professor Kenton (Final appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
  • Bart Regan gets punched out by the smuggler captain; that's not his first concussion.
  • Bruce Nelson's story was written by Gardner Fox according to one internet source, or by Tom Hickey according to another.
  • The Crimson Avenger gets head-konked with a blunt instrument, his second recorded concussion.
  • Slam Bradley's story begins in a far-future version of an unidentified big city and ends in an unidentified big city in 1938.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Detective Comics were:
    • Oscar the Gumshoe: "Gun Moll Escapes!" by Bob Kane
    • Cleo and Clancy: "Tic Tac Toe" by Bob Kane
    • Crime Never Pays by Don Vincent
    • "Detective Puzzles" by A.W. Nugent
    • The Old Gray House (text story) by Terry Keane
    • "Stamp Collectors' Corner" (text article)



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