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"The Spectre: "The Ghost of Elmer Watson"": Wayne, key witness in a graft trial, is menaced by the associates of Jenks, the implicated criminal. Cop Elmer Watson is assigned to protect Wayne, but is gunned down in his attempts to do so. Strangely, as Watson's body is hauled way, his shadow comes

More Fun Comics #64 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1941.

Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Ghost of Elmer Watson"

Wayne, key witness in a graft trial, is menaced by the associates of Jenks, the implicated criminal. Cop Elmer Watson is assigned to protect Wayne, but is gunned down in his attempts to do so. Strangely, as Watson's body is hauled way, his shadow comes to life!

James Corrigan happens to catch the thoughts of one of Watson's killers and goes after him as the Spectre. The killer flees, only to run into Watson's ghost coming at him from the other direction, who kills him with ghostly strangulation.

Later the Spectre catches up to Watson's ghost killing another of his murderers. The Spectre tries to make him stop his deathly rampage, to let the law take its course, but Watson refuses to obey, and disappears "in the darkness of dimensional space". Next Watson's ghost goes after Jenks himself, who's trying to escape town aboard a train. Spectre transports Jenks into a prison cell to spare his life, but make him face justice.

Appearing in The Spectre: "The Ghost of Elmer Watson"

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Antagonists:

  • Paul Jenks
  • Bugs Benton
  • Pete Donley (Dies)
  • Gyp (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Elmer Watson (Dies) (Shadow)

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Synopsis for Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Blasting Gang"


Appearing in Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Blasting Gang"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Sleepy

Synopsis for Congo Bill meets "The Thing"


Appearing in Congo Bill meets "The Thing"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Professor Joe Kent
  • O'Toole, a chimpanzee (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Tate, as "The Thing"

Other Characters:

  • Jack Brent, a plantation owner
  • Saktu, a native plantation employee

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Synopsis for Captain Desmo: "Rest in India"


Appearing in Captain Desmo: "Rest in India"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Gabby

Synopsis for Radio Squad: "The Excursion Boat Fire"


Appearing in Radio Squad: "The Excursion Boat Fire"

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Synopsis for Lance Larkin: "The Arab Avalanche"

Lance Larkin rescues the daughter of a Arabian sheik from some rebellious nomads. Larkin performs a spying mission into the sheik's enemies' camp, and leads the rebels into a trap, in which the sheik's sharpshooters wipe them out.

Appearing in Lance Larkin: "The Arab Avalanche"

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Antagonists:

  • Big Abdul (Dies)
    • his Arab Rebels (Most or all die)

Other Characters:

  • Caravan drovers and soldiers
  • Nada, daughter of Akmed Ben Toured
  • Akmed Ben Toured, hereditary ruler of all Arabia

Animals:

  • Omar, Larkin's horse
  • caravan camels & horses
  • rebel raider horses

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Synopsis for Biff Bronson: "The Airport Saboteurs"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Dan Druff

Appearing in Biff Bronson: "The Airport Saboteurs"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: "Mystery of the Murdered Sourdoughs"


Appearing in Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: "Mystery of the Murdered Sourdoughs"

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Synopsis for Doctor Fate: "The Menace of Mayoor"

Inza Cramer goes on a cruise trip, where she is convinced by a man called Credon to visit some ancient ruins in the Yucatan Jungles. Inza agrees, unaware that it was all part of a trap to lure her into the ancient prison of the evil Mayoor, an ancient powerful being who will use her to be released to the outside world.

When Doctor Fate learns about Mayoor's plans, he goes to the Yucatan jungles, where he confronts his old enemy and eliminates him for good. After dealing with Mayoor, Fate saves Inza from a spell cast upon her and they return home.

Appearing in Doctor Fate: "The Menace of Mayoor"

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Antagonists:

  • Mayoor (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Bill Credon (Only appearance; dies)

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Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc..
  • In this issue's Congo Bill story, O'Toole the chimpanzee rejoins the cast, for the final time.
  • In this issue's Doctor Fate story, Mayoor claims that he was imprisoned centuries earlier by Doctor Fate. While it is not normally possible for Kent Nelson to have done this, barring time-travel, Nabu could have been responsible for the Mayan's imprisonment. And given that this is Doctor Fate, Time Travel can't be ruled out either.
  • First issue for Lance Larkin by Harold Wilson Sharp.
  • The Spectre: "The Ghost Of Elmer Watson" is reprinted in The Golden Age Spectre Archives Vol. 1.
  • Also appearing in this issue of More Fun Comics was:
    • "The Wildcat Strikes" (text story), by Rex Gilbert.



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