"The Killer of Dinosaur Alley!": Before the war Stoner was a cop who only ever let one man get away: His brother Manny who was tied up in gangs, but managed to get away with murder and steal Stoner's gun before escaping. Since then, Stoner vowed to bring his brother to justice no matter what. Th
Appearing in "The Killer of Dinosaur Alley!"
- Suicide Squadron
- Stoner (First appearance)
- Manny (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Killer of Dinosaur Alley!"
Before the war Stoner was a cop who only ever let one man get away: His brother Manny who was tied up in gangs, but managed to get away with murder and steal Stoner's gun before escaping. Since then, Stoner vowed to bring his brother to justice no matter what. These plans were eventually put on hold when the war started and Stoner was drafted into the military.
Now a member of the Suicide Squad, Stoner would be on his way back to Suicide Squad camp when they would witness a giant crab creature attacking one of their subs. Gearing up in his frogman suit, Stoner parachutes down to try and rescue the sub. Meanwhile, his plane is attacked by a Japanese fighter plane and a Pterodactyl. The flying creature destroys the Japanese plane, leaving it open for a rocket attack from Stoner's bazooka, killing the beast.
The resulting attack would wreck Stoner's parachute forcing him to dive down to the water, however he is captured by the crab creature as well. Submerged under water, he witnesses another frogman trying to kill the creature. Tossing the other frogman his specially made explosive harpoon gun the other man kills the creature. When they both board the vessel Stoner is surprised to find that his savior is his brother Manny. Stoner is about to attack his brother, who convinces him to wait until after they get to shore to arrest him because he's needed in his alias of Bill Anderson to help pilot the ship to safety. With no other choice, Stoner agrees to follow along with the ruse until they return to shore.
Along the way they are attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which they kill with the subs cannons. When "Bill Anderson" is ordered to investigate a nearby island Stoner follows after him to make sure his brother doesn't make an escape. However, he plays right into Manny's trap, as Manny intendeds to shoot his brother in the back. However this would be assassination is interrupted when a Dinosaur attacks, pinning Stoner under a tree. Manny at first flees for his life, however has a change of heart and goes to save his brother. While he kills the Dinosaur by shooting it in the eye, he sacrifices his life in doing so.
With his brother dying a heroes death, Stoner decides to keep his secret and allow his brother to be buried at sea.
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