"A Death in the Family!": Following the funeral of Alonzo Barda, a crime boss who was murdered by the Nero Mob, his brother Charlie is uneasy about taking over his brothers business. With the aid of the Phantom Stranger, Charlie learns that his friend Enrico murd
Appearing in "A Death in the Family!"
- Charlie Varda (Only appearance; dies)
- Enrico (Only appearance; dies)
- Alonzo Varda (Dies in flashback)
- Varda Building
- "Brain coomputer"
Synopsis for "A Death in the Family!"
Following the funeral of Alonzo Barda, a crime boss who was murdered by the Nero Mob, his brother Charlie is uneasy about taking over his brothers business. With the aid of the Phantom Stranger, Charlie learns that his friend Enrico murdered Alonzo and kept his brain alive and connected to a computer to learn how to run the mob and put a robot of Alonzo in place when Charlie refused to get involved in the criminal enterprises of his brother. Discovering the secret and seeing Alonzo's pleas for an end, Charlie sacrifices his life to destroy the computer which has been keeping his brothers brain alive.
Appearing in "...And the Dog Howls through the Night!"
Synopsis for "...And the Dog Howls through the Night!"
When called in to investigate a haunting, Dr. Thirteen and his wife Marie witness what appears to be a ghost who suddenly appears pleading for help before disappearing. Learning that the owner of the haunted house had mysteriously disappeared, Dr. Thirteen learns that he was a scientist working on an experiment.
Recreating the experiment, he activates the device the scientist was building to bring him back, but the scientist dies. Thirteen reveals to all present that the scientist was attempting to come up with a means of creating super-speed and the resulting experiment put him in that condition.
- Guy Lillian was not credited for the script on the first story.
- This issue is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger Vol. 2.
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