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"Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Blueprint for Crime"": At the hilltop mansion of a master criminal known as the Hand, a doctor issues a fatal diagnosis; the Hand had only a month to live. Deciding to make the most of his limited time, the Hand puts together a group c

Leading Comics #1 is an issue of the series Leading Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1941.

Appearing in Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Blueprint for Crime"

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Synopsis for Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Blueprint for Crime"

At the hilltop mansion of a master criminal known as the Hand, a doctor issues a fatal diagnosis; the Hand had only a month to live. Deciding to make the most of his limited time, the Hand puts together a group consisting of the cleverest crooks and gangsters, in order to pull off the greatest crime wave of his career.

Headlines soon pour in, the Red Dragon, Professor Merlin, Big Caesar, and the Needle are broken out of their respective prisons. Meanwhile, a raid of the Dummy's hideout turns sour after a tip from the Hand gives the Dummy plenty of time to get away while his thugs keep the cops distracted with a shootout.

Soon, the Hand meets with the five criminals at his home. He tells them of his plan, to make them his five "fingers", each performing a robbery that will put them in direct opposition with the best crimefighters, such as Green Arrow and the Crimson Avenger. The team of confident crooks felt that their own intellect, combined with the Hand's help, could overcome any obstacle they face. So it is that the Hand places an ad in the papers, challenging the Green Arrow, Crimson Avenger, Shining Knight, Star-Spangled Kid, and the Vigilante to participate in "the greatest criminal chase in history", giving instructions to meet at the auditorium in Gotham City fore more information.

In the Gotham Auditorium, the heroes gather together, and right on time, a screen flickers on revealing the image of the Hand! The Hand tells them where each crime will take place, letting them decide for themselves which crook to go after. Green Arrow suspects there is something much more sinister behind this event and suggests they meet back here a week later. But for right now, they all agree to divide up and track down the five criminals.

Appearing in Green Arrow & Speedy: "Death Valley"

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Synopsis for Green Arrow & Speedy: "Death Valley"

Green Arrow and his young protege Speedy choose to hunt down Professor Merlin in Death Valley, riving down the dusty road in their Arrowcar. Suddenly, Professor Merlin appeared above them in a plane. The aircraft drops a bomb, which Green Arrow destroys by shooting an arrow at its detonator before it can reach them. The plane flies ahead of the Arrowcar, and as Green Arrow and Speedy watch, another bomb destroys a bridge over an oncoming canyon. Too late to turn or brake, Green Arrow speeds up, jumping the Arrowcar over the great ravine. Green Arrow and Speedy arrived at the home of Old Cactus Mike, whom Merlin was sent by the Hand to steal gold from. Suddenly, Merlin and his men parachuted down from their plane. So, the Green Arrow rushed into Cactus Mike's home. As the Green Arrow entered the house, Merlin and his men appeared as well, immediately after, holding Cactus Mike at gunpoint. Suddenly, the Green Arrow shot Merlin's gun out of his hand and shot another arrow, signaling Speedy to join him. The two heroes and the owner of the house were able to defeat Merlin and his men, only to be attacked by more men from above and tied up. Then, Merlin threatened to freeze Cactus Mike and the two heroes to death with a device unless they gave him their gold. When Merlin left with Cactus Mike, the two heroes broke free and fired an arrow at the villain's machine and a window, stopping them from freezing and providing them with a way of escape. Then, the two heroes followed Merlin and Cactus Mike to the gold mine. Green Arrow and Speedy swooped in and attacked the men guarding the mine entrance and entered the mine, shot out the lantern's used by Merlin's men, and ran away with Cactus Mike. Merlin attempted to reveal the gold by using dynamite, however this caused a landslide, burying the villains, but the two heroes were able to escape with Cactus Mike. Green Arrow and Speedy dropped Cactus Mike off before riding off into the sunset in the Arrowcar. Meanwhile, the Hand watched what happened on his screen.

Appearing in Star-Spangled Kid & Stripesy: "Peril in Panama"

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Appearing in Crimson Avenger & Wing: "Blackout over Broadway"

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Appearing in The Shining Knight: "The Red Dragon"

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  • Wamona Indians (Single appearance)
    • Komah

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Appearing in Vigilante & Billy Gunn: "The Stone People"

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  • Rex Mason (Single appearance)
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  • Louise Lila (Single appearance)
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Appearing in Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Blueprint for Crime"

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