- 1 Synopsis for Kid Eternity: "Oil Fever"
- 2 Appearing in Kid Eternity: "Oil Fever"
- 3 Synopsis for Her Highness: "Her Highness's School of the Dance"
- 4 Appearing in Her Highness: "Her Highness's School of the Dance"
- 5 Synopsis for Bob and Swab: "Shore Leave in Egypt"
- 6 Appearing in Bob and Swab: "Shore Leave in Egypt"
- 7 Synopsis for Betty Bates: "Prof. Bone's Formula for Death"
- 8 Appearing in Betty Bates: "Prof. Bone's Formula for Death"
- 9 Synopsis for Stormy Foster: "The Invincible Ah Choo"
- 10 Appearing in Stormy Foster: "The Invincible Ah Choo"
- 11 Synopsis for Bill the Magnificent: "One-Punch Ramon"
- 12 Appearing in Bill the Magnificent: "One-Punch Ramon"
- 13 Notes
- 14 See Also
- 15 Links and References
Synopsis for Kid Eternity: "Oil Fever"
Appearing in Kid Eternity: "Oil Fever"
- Sam Skink
- Jack Adams
- Mrs. Adams
- Samson (As a spirit)
- "Flying" Murphy (As a spirit)
- George Washington (As a spirit)
- Tom Hyer (As a spirit)
- Mercury (As a spirit)
- Gentleman Jim Corbett (Mentioned only)
- Bob Fitzsimmons (Mentioned only)
- Yankee Sullivan (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Her Highness: "Her Highness's School of the Dance"
Appearing in Her Highness: "Her Highness's School of the Dance"
- Louie the Lug
- eight cops
- Her Highness' School of the Dance
Synopsis for Bob and Swab: "Shore Leave in Egypt"
Appearing in Bob and Swab: "Shore Leave in Egypt"
- Ali Bey
- his swordsmen
- veiled Arabian girl
- his swordsmen
- USS Brimstone
Synopsis for Betty Bates: "Prof. Bone's Formula for Death"
Appearing in Betty Bates: "Prof. Bone's Formula for Death"
- Betty Bates, Attorney
- Officer Harrigan
- Professor Bones
- Professor Maxon (Dies)
- his butler, Jamison
- Mrs. Bone (Dies)
Synopsis for Stormy Foster: "The Invincible Ah Choo"
Ah Choo's girlfriend Ah Mee dumps him, to take up with a bigger, stronger man. So Ah Choo decides to get beefed up, and takes a bunch of vitamins, among which he takes one of Stormy Foster's Super Vitamin pills.
On his way to Ah Mee's house, short-cutting thru the Naval Shipyard, Ah Choo has an encounter with some newsreel photographers, who lose their tempers when he disrupts their filming of a warship being launched, and attack him! After a brief fight, he flees the scene, with their expensive, broken, newsreel camera over his shoulder. Stormy Foster meanwhile has vitamined himself up and gone looking for Ah Choo, is his heroic guise as the Great Defender. Each running at full speed, they collide, so now Stormy gets a good look at this camera, which is rigged up inside to expose TWO rolls of film at the same time. And the internal device has a foreign trademark.
Meanwhile and elsewhere the newsreel creeps are getting chewed out by their boss for missing their chance to film the launching of a big warship, earlier that day, but at least he hasn't noticed that they lost their camera, OR figured out yet that they're both spies. Just then the Great Defender, along with Ah Choo, shows up, and after a brisk brawl, he reveals to the newsreel company boss what's afoot here. Once the police show up, Great Defender shows them the trick camera, and explains how the spies would be able to get a second, secret set of newsreel films, and bypass the wartime censorship going on at that time, to smuggle detailed intelligence back to their real bosses. Ah Choo is revealed as the real hero of this incident.
The next day, after Ah Choo's picture and story have appeared in all the local papers, Ah Mee wants to get back together with him, but he's got better prospects these days, so, no. His pal Stormy Foster has also wised up a little bit, and henceforward does a better job of hiding his Super Vitamin tablets.
Appearing in Stormy Foster: "The Invincible Ah Choo"
- two newsreel spies
- Ah Mee
- newsreel company boss
- Southern California
- Navy Shipyard
- Bi-Weekly Newsreel Company
- Foster's Super Vitamin Pills
- new warship with secret, hidden turrets
Synopsis for Bill the Magnificent: "One-Punch Ramon"
To impress his exasperated girlfriend Peggy, and to raise money for Sheriff Poodle's jail department, Bill Hanson decides to enter a carnival boxing match against One-Punch Ramon. But One-Punch gets sick, and the carnival boss makes a last-minute substitution, the "Hairy Mute," who is actually a trained gorilla, named Bosco. Having said his magic phrase, "Jeepers Creepers!", Bill is in full-on "Magnificent" mode as the bout begins, and he does splendidly against the enormous primate, leaving him halfway knocked out at the end of Round One. Bosco's fighting repertoire consists only of imitating the motions of human fighters, while Bill is wildly unpredictable. But as the fight goes on, Bill gets socked in the head, which always has the effect of making him forget all about being magnificent. The referee begins his ten-count.
Worse yet, Peggy was spying on the carnival manager and the gorilla trainer as they planned a box-office robbery, so they've kidnapped her to keep her quiet. They do a poor job of guarding her, and Peggy escapes, runs to the arena, and warns Bill, just as the countdown is reaching its end. Bill leaps to his feet, greatly alarmed, and vaults out of the arena; Bosco imitates his action. By remarkably good luck they both crash into the two thieves, running away with a sack of stolen carnival receipts. Bill punches out the manager and Bosco knocks out the trainer, then Bill inadvertently exclaims his magic phrase again, becomes Magnificent, and knocks aside Bosco, as he runs backstage, where One-Punch Ramon is getting quite rough with Peggy! Bill knocks out One-Punch, but then gets knocked out again with a spike thrown by Bosco, who is still on the loose. But at least Sheriff Poodle manages to arrest the two human crooks
That night Bosco frees the manager and the trainer from Poodle's jail, locking up Poodle in their place, and taking over his office. Bill finds this situation the next day, and he asks Poodle to let him into the cell too, because at this point it's the only safe place.
Appearing in Bill the Magnificent: "One-Punch Ramon"
- Peggy Wilson
- Sheriff Poodle
- One-Punch Ramon
- Ramon's Manager
- Bosco's Trainer
- Bosco the Gorilla, as "Hairy Mute"
- Kid Eternity
- Once again (as he did in Hit Comics #30), Kid Eternity calls upon someone who is still living. Charles Minthorn "Flying" Murphy was still alive in 1944, and did not die until 1950.
- Mister Keeper, as guardian of Kid Eternity's powers, is also able to wield them, although he dislikes doing so. In this story he summoned the god Mercury to rescue the unconscious Kid Eternity from a deadly situation.
- Stormy Foster:
- The Great Defender has got his fake mustache back.
- Also featured in this issue of Hit Comics were:
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