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Green Lantern #35 is an issue of the series Green Lantern (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1948.

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  • Analysts Club
    • Dr. Allenby
    • Samuel Pomery
    • Cal Whitman
  • P.K. Kiffany

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Synopsis for "The Three-in-One Criminal"

A thief calling himself Gamma steals the model that is the standard of weight for everything. The guards open fire but fail to land a single hit on Gamma before he escapes. Shortly afterward Alan Scott is visited by a Profesor Allenby from a local group of crime enthusiasts, and tells of a curious debate the group had at their last meeting: another member, actor Sam Pomery, proposed to the rest of the club that a "perfect crime" could be considered an artistic masterpiece. Visiting Pomery as Green Lantern, the hero attempts to use his ring as a lie detector to see if the actor is Gamma, but when Pomery denies it Green Lantern is mystified for his ring to say that Pomery is neither lying nor telling the truth.

Green Lantern is suddenly called away by Doiby Dickles firing his signal rocket, leading the hero to the home of an eccentric millionaire presently being robbed by Gamma himself. Green Lantern has no more success catching Gamma either, as his attacks with his ring completely fail to come anywhere near Gamma, who knocks the hero out by shooting a wooden projectile from his cane. Soon Green Lantern appears at the next meeting of the crime analysts club, and announces his discovery on Gamma's identity: based on his nom de guerre, he is not one man, but three men, all members of the club. Sam Pomery, because Gamma's unusual calm could only be delivered by a practiced actor, scientist Cal Whitman who devised Gamma's bizarre weapons including one that generates heat and distorted his image so he was actually standing several feet from where he appeared to be, and explorer Kent Newson because embarking on such a bold scheme required "unusual courage" such as an explorer of foreign lands would have. Tempted by the wealth Gamma's capabilities could give him, Newson attacks the others and puts them in a death trap. The men escape and Green Lantern rounds up Newson.

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Appearing in "Perfect Crimes for Sale"

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Synopsis for "Perfect Crimes for Sale"

The Gambler invites local criminals to participate in a strange scheme: for $25000 they can spin a wheel of fortune game. The number they land on determines what crime the Gambler will ensure they can pull of flawlessly. He backs up his bold claim by disabling the alarms at a bank his client robs, and the criminals are already long gone with the money before the police and Green Lantern realize they were ever there.

The next criminal hits number one on the wheel of fortune game, and that entitles him to the biggest prize the Gambler is offering: nothing short of getting rid of Green Lantern himself. He sends a warning note to the hero that he'll be captured off the set where Green Lantern broadcasts a show dramatizing his adventures. Some gangsters attack him but Green Lantern easily repels their bullets with his ring. When they escape Green Lantern tries to pursue in Doiby's cab, only to find out "Doiby" is actually the Gambler in disguise, who uses knock out gas to render the hero unconscious. The gangsters put Green Lantern into a ball for a giant roulette wheel that will explode if he lands on any number besides 7. At the last minute Green Lantern is saved...by another Green Lantern! The one who was captured by the Gambler was actually Doiby in disguise, the crude kidnapping attempt having given away to the hero that something was up.

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