"The Mist: Act One": In May 1939, a German captain named Baederstadt and his son try to get themselves logged in with Mr. Diletto but Diletto refuses to log them in since they are non-union. Baederstadt's son tells Diletto that he has kept them waiting long enough and he has cost them a day beca
Appearing in "The Mist: Act One"
- Mr. Cohen
- Mr. Happy
- Professor Smythe
- Lt. Burke
- Ross O'Donald (a police detective)
- Leslie Humphries
- Mr. Baederstadt (Dies)
- Fredric Baederstadt
- Mr. Diletto
- Captain Travers
- Charlie Downs
- Ms. McKenna
- Army Troops
- New Hope (cargo ship) (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "The Mist: Act One"
In May 1939, a German captain named Baederstadt and his son try to get themselves logged in with Mr. Diletto but Diletto refuses to log them in since they are non-union. Baederstadt's son tells Diletto that he has kept them waiting long enough and he has cost them a day because they can't afford union labor. Diletto logs them in for unloading but he tells the Germans that they won't receive any help from his union labor. Later that day, Mr. Happy reports to his boss Mr. Cohen about the Germans who forced their way into dock usage without hiring union labor. Mr. Happy reports that this has been happening more often because the supreme court outlawed sit-down strikes and scabs have been working non-union at the docks.
Mr. Cohen won't allow the Jewish mob's control over the United Dock Workers union slip away any longer and Mr. Happy has a solution. Mr. Cohen doesn't want to risk making an example out of the Germans because that will attract too much attention nor does he believe that Mr. Happy's mad scientist with his invention can pull it off. Mr. Happy convinces Cohen that if Jonathan Smythe's invention doesn't work then they don't lose out but if he can pull it off then the sinking of the German's ship will look like a clean accident.
after pursing his beloved Dian Belmont to England, Wesley Dodds returns with her to an uneasy New York City, where tensions are running high amid a looming threat of war. While on board the steamship home, Dian notices a floating body out on the water. When their ship docks, she and Wesley learn that saboteurs have blown up a civilian German merchant ship. The saboteur is a "mad scientist" calling himself Jonathan Smythe (and later dba "The Mist"), using his experimental disintegration device. Soon, Smythe is first bribed, then bullied, then extorted into working for evil waterfront labor racketeers George Cohen and Happy Weiss.
To be continued next issue.
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