"The Spectre: "The Incredible Robberies"": A series of unearthly robberies takes place, carried out by ghostly thieves unhurt by bullets or the loot melting into thin air. Detective Corrigan's boss is sure the Spectre's responsible, but Corrigan, who's really the Spectre himself, knows better.


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Nabu the Wise

More Fun Comics #67 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1941.

Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Incredible Robberies"

A series of unearthly robberies takes place, carried out by ghostly thieves unhurt by bullets or the loot melting into thin air. Detective Corrigan's boss is sure the Spectre's responsible, but Corrigan, who's really the Spectre himself, knows better.

A Deeja Kathoon contacts the chief and claims he has knowledge of the occult that will let him capture the Spectre. This is no mere boast, as during a seance Kathoon is indeed able to force the Spectre to appear and freeze in place. It's only through an effort of supreme willpower that the Spectre manages to dematerialize.

Deeja Kathoon has no noble ambitions for his spiritual powers, however. He's of course the one behind the bizarre robberies, forcing ghosts to steal for his benefit. The Spectre tries to impersonate one of these felonious apparitions (all ghosts conveniently looking like chalk-white guys in green robes like he does in this story), but again Kathoon proves himself the Spectre's better, seeing through his disguise and controlling him to go destroy a hospital.

Fortunately the Spectre's stopped in the nick of time, the Ring of Life conveniently appearing to break the spell over him. Kathoon tries to escape in a rocketship but the Spectre chases him down and destroys it. Not content with merely killing his rival once, Spectre grabs Kathoon's ghost and hurls it into a "fiery nebulae", destroying the master of the occult forever. Using his ghostly powers, Spectre makes all the stolen loot grow wings and fly back to where it belongs.

Appearing in The Spectre: "The Incredible Robberies"

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  • Chief of Police, Cliffland

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  • police chief of Cliffland

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Synopsis for Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Sky Hijackers"


Appearing in Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Sky Hijackers"

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  • Sleepy

Synopsis for Congo Bill: "The Daring Daylight Diamond Robbery"


Appearing in Congo Bill: "The Daring Daylight Diamond Robbery"

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  • Professor Kent

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  • Gordon Slade (Only appearance; dies)

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  • The Bantus (Ju-Ju named)

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Synopsis for Captain Desmo: "Adventure in Central America"


Appearing in Captain Desmo: "Adventure in Central America"

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  • Central America

Synopsis for Radio Squad: "Riddle of the Statuette"


Appearing in Radio Squad: "Riddle of the Statuette"

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  • Radio Car K-7

Synopsis for Lance Larkin: "The Flying Dragons"


Appearing in Lance Larkin: "The Flying Dragons"

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  • Lance Larkin

Synopsis for Biff Bronson: "The Mystery Message"

Biff Bronson and Dan Druff get embroiled in an FBI case, and help to disrupt an assassination attempt against the visiting Minister from Bulovia. In the Minister's opinion, the attempt was engineered by a third country.

Appearing in Biff Bronson: "The Mystery Message"

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  • Dan Druff (Final appearance)

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  • four assassins: "the Scar," others

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  • FBI Office
  • 57th Street
  • Opera House

Synopsis for Sgt. O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: "Death in the Saloon"


Appearing in Sgt. O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: "Death in the Saloon"

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  • Red Coat Patrol
    • Sgt O'Malley

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Synopsis for Doctor Fate: "The Origin of Doctor Fate"

Nabu passes his powers to Kent

As a young child, Kent Nelson was exploring Mesopotamia with his father. Sven Nelson was an archaeologist who believed that the Pyramids were not created by Egyptians, but by beings from another planet. Kent wandered off alone and found a statue of Nabu the Wise, who telepathically signaled him to operate a nearby lever. This brought Nabu back to life, but also released poisonous gas that killed Kent's father. To repay him for his loss, Nabu promises to teach the young child the secrets of the universe. He said that through learning molecular control of his body he had grown to almost half a million years old, and was born on the planet Cilia as it passed Earth in orbit. Nabu raises Kent into a young man, and taught him skills such as levitation and telekinesis. Believing that he was finished with his training, Nabu told Kent that his mission was to do good and fight against evil, and Nabu passed on his amulet, cloak and helmet to young Kent.

Returning to America, Kent met a woman named Inza Cramer in Alexandria who would become his traveling companion.

Fate challenged Negal

In the present day Kent Nelson and Inza Cramer are attending a dinner party in New York City, where they meet a man who believes he is being haunted. The man is a believer in reincarnation and had made a pact with several friends to help them return to life in case of their death, but finds that their spirits are now trying to claim his soul. Kent returns to his tower in Salem, and comes back as Doctor Fate. Driving the ghosts back easily, he realizes he must stop them at their source by visiting the underworld of Charn. Negal is the ruler of this realm, and he prepares to attack the doctor until Fate demonstrates his great powers and the demon is forced to surrender.

Appearing in Doctor Fate: "The Origin of Doctor Fate"

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  • Negal, Ruler of Charn (First appearance)
    • a shadow being

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