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"The Ray: "The Return of Captain Blue"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

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Smash Comics #22 is an issue of the series Smash Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1941.

Synopsis for The Ray: "The Return of Captain Blue"


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  • Bud

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  • Lupo
  • King Peveral

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Synopsis for Wings Wendall: "The Spy Broadcast"


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Synopsis for Midnight: "The Milk Shortage"

For the past two weeks, delivery trucks of the AJAX and Sterling companies have been wrecked, and the drivers beaten. A milk shortage threatens the city unless Midnight can bring the guilty ones to justice.

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Synopsis for Purple Trio: "Tony Miscardi"


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  • The Purple Trio:
    • Rocky Hill, strongman
    • Tiny Todd, midget
    • Warren, ventriloquist

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  • Tony Miscardi

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Synopsis for The Jester: "Mrs. Van Cornish's Bequest"


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  • Sergeant Mulligan

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  • Looie the Mouse

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  • Mrs. Van Cornish

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Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "Defending Suez"


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Synopsis for Scarlet Seal: "Captured?"

Both the police charity show and Pat White's deadline to capture the Scarlet Seal are on the 13th. Barry comes up with an elaborate scheme to both save his father's job on the force, and keep his own secret at the same time. During the show, he pulls the old disappearing box illusion and changes to the Scarlet Seal while using some special effects to make it seem like ghosts have appeared in the theater. In his Oriental disguise, he walks right into the commissioner's office as the Scarlet Seal, plants his mark on the commissioner's forehead and escapes out the window. With police officers chasing him onto the roof, Scarlet Seal doffs his disguise and drops via a rope into the box and reappears on stage. The letter of the law of the Scarlet Seal's "capture" apparently satisfies the commissioner, and Pat gets to stay on the force. Despite his protests to his son that he hadn't been anywhere near the Scarlet Seal all night. Pat asks where his son was during the last hour where all the hijinks took place, and Barry replies he was on stage doing his act.

Appearing in Scarlet Seal: "Captured?"

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  • Scarlet Seal

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  • Captain Pat Moore

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Synopsis for Invisible Justice: "Castle of Doom"

One foggy night in London, a dagger-wielding murderer jumps pedestrian James Gotham, but gets jumped himself by bypasser Kent Thurston, who punches the dagger-man out. Mr. Gotham is just back in town, from India, to claim ownership of Gotham Castle, which he has inherited, and he invites Kent to come see it. The deal is: at midnight this very night, James will open a sealed envelope, containing directions to a secret vault, which contains the family's treasure. Also, for several weeks now, James has been hearing from Geoffrey the caretaker about strange sounds being heard in the castle.

Suddenly a cry is heard! It's old Geoffrey, in the hallway, being attacked by a figure in a green hooded robe, (sneakily aided by a colleague hidden in a decorative suit of armor). Gotham rushes to the old servant's aid and gets head-konked unconscious, then lifted and carried away by the two sinister intruders. By this time the Invisible Hood is shadowing them; they lead him to a torture chamber, where James revives and encounters Baxter Slade, his evil step-brother, plus one more hench thug. Baxter demands the envelope, and James hands it over, but the Hood grabs it and runs away, waving the letter, with robe guy and armor guy in pursuit. He easily loses them, and opens the letter, examining its contents. Meanwhile James is being slapped onto a medieval torture rack, loudly claiming not to know where the letter went, or how.

The Invisible Hood leaves the letter, minus one page, where the thugs will find it, and it leads them to a latch hidden behind a portrait, which operates a hatch hidden behind the fireplace, which reveals a stairway into a large dark chamber, with a large dark chest at one end of it. James is released from the torture rack and brought along, mostly for taunting purposes. The chest looks empty, but contains the Invisible Hood, who panics the three thugs, with a ghost act. They turn to flee, and Slade disgustedly shoots two of them in the back. The Hood jumps Slade, there's a series of scuffles and chases, leading to the top of a high tower, where there's a brief sword-and-shield duel, ending with Slade falling off the parapet, to be swallowed by the dark, hungry moat below.

After the bad guys have been sorted out, James is safe but still broke, until Kent shows him yet another secret panel, behind the large dark treasure chest, where some gold and gems are piled on the floor.

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  • Baxter Slade (Apparent Death)
    • Slade's knife man
    • green-robed henchman (Apparent Death)
    • armor-suited henchman
    • business-suit henchman (Apparent Death)

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  • James Gotham
  • Geoffrey the caretaker

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  • Kent Thurston's invisibility costume

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Synopsis for Abdul the Arab: "A Little Child Did Lead Them"


Appearing in Abdul the Arab: "A Little Child Did Lead Them"

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  • Hasan, the Turk

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  • Arabia

Synopsis for Chic Carter, Ace Reporter: "Truck Robbing Racketeers"


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  • Sgt Monahan

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  • City Commissioner Martin
    • his gang

Synopsis for Bozo the Robot: "Dutch the Loan Shark"


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