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"Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Wizard of Wisstark"": Notices go up all over town that the Seven Soldiers will be performing at a big charity event - except that not one of the heroes knows anything about it. They decide to go along with it to see what the gag is, and confront the organizer, Menzac

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Leading Comics #7 is an issue of the series Leading Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1943.

Synopsis for Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Wizard of Wisstark"

Notices go up all over town that the Seven Soldiers will be performing at a big charity event - except that not one of the heroes knows anything about it. They decide to go along with it to see what the gag is, and confront the organizer, Menzac, after the performance, afraid he might be trying to make a getaway with the charity funds. Instead, he tells them the charity show was just a pretext to ask for their help with a sizable problem. He represents the Wizard of Wisstark, a city in the south pole heated by "radioactive elements" underground. Menzac takes them to Wisstark in a strange bottle-like craft, and meet the Wizard, the ruler of the city. He turns out to be an American expat, who knows some stage illusions that got the locals to declare him their leader. However, nearby is another civilization, Stanovia, that's ruled by a group of actual wizards, who he's convinced will attack at any time. The Wizard of Wisstark has the Seven Soldiers split up to each lead a plot to help defend Wisstark.

Appearing in Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Wizard of Wisstark"

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  • Wizards of Stanovia

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  • Wizard of Wisstark
  • Mr Menzac

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  • Wisstark

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Synopsis for Star-Spangled Kid: "Land of Giants"

Star and Stripesy take their Star Rocket-Racer into the mountains hoping to enjoin the help of a tribe of primitive giants in defending the city. After accidentally coming upon a tribe of midgets first, the pair do indeed find the giants. Unfortunately the primitive tribe refuses to help Wisstark. The pair of heroes use coordinated teamwork to fight off the giants, leaving empty-handed, Stripesy complains. Star reassures him that with a high-tech camera, he got plenty of pictures of the attacking giants, and seems to have a plan for how to use those.

Appearing in Star-Spangled Kid: "Land of Giants"

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  • Giants

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  • Mr Menzac

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Synopsis for Green Arrow: "Wizard Archers and the Wizards"

Green Arrow and Speedy use the ejector seats in their Arrowplane to vault over the walls of Stanovia as the first step in their mission to do reconnaissance on the enemy. Green Arrow assuages the worries of the people who see them land by saying the two of them are friends of the wizards, but the game's soon given away when the wizards themselves see the archers and order them captured. The two put up a fight but are overwhelmed by the wizards' powers and hauled away. They escape from the pit they're thrown into by shooting a guard with an arrow and holding onto the line as he flees, pulling Speedy out, and he soon rescues his mentor. Green Arrow and Speedy sneak into the wizards' sanctum to try to capture them, but the wizards' powers prove to be too much and the archers are forces to flee. They make it back to the Arrowplane, but after what he saw, Green Arrow's sure the wizards' powers consist of science applied to create illusions, not real magic.

Appearing in Green Arrow: "Wizard Archers and the Wizards"

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  • Wizards of Stanovia

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  • Stanovia

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Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Invisible Men"

A giant wooden cow's suddenly found outside the gates of Wisstark. Fortunately, Crimson Avenger's read his Illiad, figures this is a reprise of the old Trojan Horse trick and sets the cow on fire to flush out the invaders inside. At first nothing seems to happen, until people start getting shoved aside by unseen assailants and realizes the people in the cow were invisible. The heroes try to track down the unseen invaders but get captured and taken aboard the ship that was used to bring the Seven Soldiers to Wisstark. It had originally been created by the wizards of Stanovia and stolen by Wisstark, Crim and Wing overhear from their captors. Crim manages to get a capsule out of his belt that both releases a dust cloud that coats the intruders, making them visible, and gives shards of broken glass for him to cut his bonds on. The hero and his loyal partner beat up the spies and return the ship to Wisstark.

Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Invisible Men"

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  • Invisible Men
  • Wizards of Stanovia (Behind the scenes)

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  • Stanovia
  • Wisstark

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Synopsis for Vigilante: "Double Trouble"

The wizards send more spies to infiltrate Wisstark, who scale the city wall at a remote spot. They're caught in the act by Vigilante, who's riding circuits around the wall on his motorcycle looking for intruders. In the middle of the brawl he recognizes one of his opponents looks just like the Wizard of Wisstark, allowing the rest of them to knock the hero out. The spies head for the Wizard's castle, while Vigilante regains consciousness and realizes the guy he saw must be an imposter sent to take over the city. After fighting his way through the imposter's flunkies, Vigilantes finds both "Wizards" in the throne room. He gets the fake one to give himself away by asking a trick question about the St. Louis Giants' chances of winning the pennant, with the real one knowing he's talking about baseball while the fake responds by talking about savage giants who will attack the city. The spies are imprisoned.

Appearing in Vigilante: "Double Trouble"

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  • Wizards of Stanovia

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  • Wizard of Wisstark

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  • Wisstark

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Synopsis for Shining Knight: "The March of the Wooden-Armored Soldiers"

Shining Knight's led by Menzac to battle the general of a hill army, in order to win the right to lead by combat. After saving Menzac, who's been carried off by flying apes, Shining Knight finds the army he's been sent to confront only have wooden armor and swords, and easily vanquishes them with his enchanted arms. Visages of the Wizards of Stanovia appear and put the soldiers to flight, but Shining Knight valorously charges and reveals they were nothing but illusions, inspiring his troops. The rest of the Seven Soldiers come to meet up with the knight; it's time to take the fight to Stanovia.

Appearing in Shining Knight: "The March of the Wooden-Armored Soldiers"

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  • Wooden-Armored Soldiers
  • Wizards of Stanovia

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Synopsis for Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Battle of the Wizards"

The two cities' arms march on each other, with the Wizards of Stanovia using their illusions to sow confusion among their enemies. The Seven Soldiers retaliate with their own tricks, including Star using footage of the attacking giants to scare the enemy troops into a retreat. In their own airborne vehicles, the Seven Soldiers ram the flying chariot the three Wizards are using to influence the battle, and knock them into a deep gorge. In the confusion the Wizards accidentally conjure illusory duplicates of themselves, so that Seven Soldiers have no idea which ones to save, and the Wizards of Stanovia plunge to their deaths instead, ending the conflict.

Appearing in Seven Soldiers of Victory: "Battle of the Wizards"

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  • Wizards of Stanovia (Dies)

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  • Wizard of Wisstark

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  • Wisstark

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