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"Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"": An international criminal syndicate, headed by Nabob, provides money, guns, and men to underwrite ex-president Maxill's attempted takeover of the island nation of Largo. Blackhawk and Chop Chop are vacationing in Largo, and they call in the Blackhaw



Appearing in Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Nabob
    • his ten lieutenants
  • Maxill, ex-president of Largo
    • his mercenary troops

Other Characters:

  • Mayor of capital city of Largo
    • Police (some die)
    • Largonian civilians (some die)

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Blackhawk: "The Man Who Pulled the Strings"

An international criminal syndicate, headed by Nabob, provides money, guns, and men to underwrite ex-president Maxill's attempted takeover of the island nation of Largo. Blackhawk and Chop Chop are vacationing in Largo, and they call in the Blackhawk Squadron. A civilian uprising, with Blackhawk air support, defeats Maxill's mercenary forces, and the Largonian government is restored.

Appearing in Torchy: "The Ghost of Queen Ishmar"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Queen Ishmar, wife of Pharaoh Bat-Tat-Zat (Mentioned only)
  • two museum guards
  • two Egyptian tourists
  • the police
  • the magistrate

Locations:

  • Museum
  • Passenger Ship Piers

Vehicles:

  • open-top car
  • passenger liner to Egypt

Synopsis for Torchy: "The Ghost of Queen Ishmar"

In a museum Torchy impulsively tries on a valuable and momentarily unguarded set of an ancient Egyptian queen's clothes, and to avoid getting caught she sneaks out of the museum dressed like that. Two visiting Egyptian nincompoops mistake Torchy for the ghost of the late Queen Ishmar, and gallantly strive to assist her in returning to her ancient homeland. They manhandle Torchy into their convertible and drive away to the passenger steamer docks. The museum guard sees part of that tussle, and calls the police. At the piers, Torchy balks, and that's when the police close in. Torchy dives into the harbor and swims to safety but turns herself in anyway.

The magistrate buys her ridiculous but true story, and drops the larceny charge, but she's billed hundreds of dollars for water-damaging the Queen's outfit.

Appearing in Dogtag: "Bunko Detective School"

Featured Characters:

  • Dogtag

Antagonists:

  • Mister Principal
  • Professor Throckmorton
  • Professor Culpepper
  • Professor Quince

Other Characters:

  • Detective Sergeant O'Garrity

Locations:

  • Burpton
    • Bunko Detective School

Synopsis for Dogtag: "Bunko Detective School"

Dogtag enrolls in a fake detective school.

Appearing in Ezra: "Rollo Minds Delancey"

Featured Characters:

  • Ezra Jones

Supporting Characters:

  • Rollo Grant
  • Myrna Moore

Antagonists:

  • Delancey Delaney Todd

Other Characters:

  • substitute teacher
  • Miss Fiddler

Locations:

  • Manorville

Synopsis for Ezra: "Rollo Minds Delancey"

Rollo babysits his prankster nephew Delancey Delaney Todd, and things don't go well.

Appearing in Choo Choo: "Deep Sea Divers"

Featured Characters:

  • Choo Choo La Moe

Supporting Characters:

  • Cherry

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Nucklesocket

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Nucklesocket's "Flouncing Floozie"

Synopsis for Choo Choo: "Deep Sea Divers"

Choo Choo and Cherry get jobs as deep sea divers, which turns out to be a terrible idea.

Appearing in Will Bragg: "Cornelius Krackle"

Featured Characters:

  • Will Bragg

Supporting Characters:

  • Effy Gissel
  • Mrs. Mahoulahan

Other Characters:

  • Cornelius Krackle

Locations:

  • Mrs. Mahoulahan's Boarding House
  • High School

Synopsis for Will Bragg: "Cornelius Krackle"

Will Bragg meets a fellow pretentious blowhard deadbeat, one whose preposterous affectations are even more annoying than Will's own.

Notes

  • Also featured in this issue of Modern Comics were:
    • "Trial by Fire" (text story)
    • Poodle McDoodle
    • Prudence: "A Bad Dream" by Michael Senich

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