"The Mystery of the Missing Baby Doll": Green Lantern goes on a robbery spree, stealing children's dolls. When confronted by Doiby, he tells the truth behind the story: he's been in pursuit of the criminal mastermind Kid Triangle (named after a distinctive white triangular patch in his hair). Ki
Green Lantern #17 is an issue of the series Green Lantern (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1945.
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Missing Baby Doll"
Green Lantern goes on a robbery spree, stealing children's dolls. When confronted by Doiby, he tells the truth behind the story: he's been in pursuit of the criminal mastermind Kid Triangle (named after a distinctive white triangular patch in his hair). Kid Triangle warned him a doll laden with explosives had been sent to a kid somewhere in town, and Green Lantern's been stealing them all trying to prevent any victims. However Green Lantern comes up with a different plan, and has Doiby pose as a rajah who sent a doll that secretly contains a large cash reward to get kids from all over town to bring their dolls to the meeting hall. Kid Triangle shows up, admitting to his henchman that there never was an exploding doll. However his own daughter's doll proves to have a large amount of money hidden in it, the hiding place for the loot from his robberies.
Appearing in "The Mystery of the Missing Baby Doll"
- Kid Triangle
- his gang
- Chalmers, butler
Synopsis for "Saturn Muscles In"
While out for an evening walk, Alan Scott and Doiby Dickles see a strange sign directing them to "Saturn". Curious, they see a door bearing that name and are shocked when it's answered by a devil. Alan quickly switches to Green Lantern, but the two battling heroes are rebuked by the establishment's owner. It's an eccentric and very exclusive nightclub, and that's all. Unconvinced, Green Lantern follows the one group of attendees as they leave and is told by the head of the family, Mrs. Van Vamp, that something just as sinister as the staff members is going on: she and others were abducted to "Saturn", full of roaring flames and frolicking devils, and forced to pay large amounts of blackmail or face death. Soon Green Lantern checks up on Van Vamp again, finding her dead as a warning to traitors like her. He and Doiby are caught and taken to Saturn themselves, but manage to escape and while fighting the devils bust up the place so bad they realize the den of fiends was achieved through special effects. The devils were just crooks in costumes, and the racket's kidnapped victims were forced to pose as the club's waiters and cooks. Mrs. Van Vamp herself was the mastermind, having faked her death to divert suspicion away from her.
Appearing in "Saturn Muscles In"
- gang of crooks
- kidnap victims: Mrs. Van Vamp, others
Synopsis for "Quirt Vs. Culture"
Gang boss Quinsey "Heel" Quirt is dejected because, despite a long and successful criminal career, he feels he has no culture. His loyal gang steal a book of famous sayings to help him feel more cultured. This gives him wild ideas for new crimes, like "bull in a china shop", where they turn an actual bull loose in an actual china shop, then steal the most valuable pieces out of the clerk's hands when he tries to save them. The bull happens to crash into Goitrude, bringing the gang to Doiby's attention, and all the noise his damaged cab brings them to Green Lantern's attention too. Quirt tries to steal aged brandy, bond printing plates, and a library book about gem cutters, which finally gives Green Lantern the clue he needs to figure out where Quirt's going to strike next, the theft of a giant uncut sapphire. Quirt was trying to steal "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue".
Appearing in "Quirt Vs. Culture"
- Quincy "Heel" Quirt
- his gang: Tony, Bad-Eye, others
- Published by Jolaine Publications, Inc.
- Also appearing in this issue of Green Lantern Quarterly was:
- Mutt & Jeff (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith
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