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Action Comics Vol 1 55

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"Superman: "A Goof Named Tiny Rufe"": Fading star cartoonist Al Hatt, creator of the formerly successful "Slapstick Sam" strip, retreats to his mountain cabin to dream up up some new comic strip ideas. The romantic antics of his young neighbors, Tiny Rufe and Maisy Day, seem extremely amusing t


Quote1 By George -- a third come-back in the comic strip game has never been accomplished -- but I believe you've done it! Quote2
-- Perry White



Appearing in Superman: "A Goof Named Tiny Rufe"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Al Hatt (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Tiny Rufe (Single appearance)
  • Maisie Day (Single appearance)
  • Fatima (Single appearance)
  • Romona Romance (Single appearance)
  • Hemhaw Blook (Single appearance)
  • Whitney Ellsworth (Cameo) page 6, panel 4
  • Murray Boltinoff (Cameo) page 6, panel 4
  • Mort Weisinger (Cameo) page 6, panel 4

Locations:

Synopsis for Superman: "A Goof Named Tiny Rufe"

Fading star cartoonist Al Hatt, creator of the formerly successful "Slapstick Sam" strip, retreats to his mountain cabin to dream up up some new comic strip ideas. The romantic antics of his young neighbors, Tiny Rufe and Maisy Day, seem extremely amusing to him, and Hatt develops a new strip based on these hill kids. It's a big hit.

But when Tiny and Maisy decide to get married, Hatt knows that this will ruin his comics. He goes to great lengths to break them up, using underhanded and even life-endangering tricks. Superman witnesses this, and thwarts several of the cartoonist’s efforts, with some underhanded and life-endangering tricks of his own. Maisy and Tiny get married; Hatt's comic loses its popularity, and again he's facing failure. But Hatt's next idea is different and sensational; he pitches it to Perry White and Perry promotes it with billboards: "The adventure strip to end all adventure strips: Superman!"

Appearing in Vigilante: "Bullets for Breakfast"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains

  • Rant Crollax (Single appearance)
  • Alfy (Single appearance)
  • Mugger (Single appearance)

Other Characters

  • June Roslyn (Single appearance)
  • Miss Gladys (Single appearance)
  • "Hemp" Hastings (Single appearance)
  • "Sure Shot" Chute (Single appearance)
  • "Rassler" Rawson (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Vigilante's Lasso

Synopsis for Vigilante: "Bullets for Breakfast"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Three Aces: "Aces of Fire"

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Villains

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Vehicles:

  • The Aces' Planes

Synopsis for Three Aces: "Aces of Fire"

One morning at the landing field, the Aces awaken to find that someone has painted playing cards on each of their planes. The paint turns out to be luminous, so that when the Aces go on their patrol that night, the Nazi aviators can easily spot them. Bill is shot down over the enemy airfield, but he is able to steal anther plane and help his friends shoot their attackers out of the sky. When they return to their landing field, one of the mechanics rushes over. He has luminous paint on his hands. The Aces slug the foreign spy and deliver him to their commander.

Appearing in Americommando: "Escape from the Scaffold"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Professor Gunther (First appearance)

Villains:

  • Nazis
    • Fritz (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Ada (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Americommando: "Escape from the Scaffold"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Congo Bill: "A Modern Robinson Crusoe"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Six Fingers Corcoran (Single appearance)
  • Mushy (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Matt Dunham (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Congo Bill: "A Modern Robinson Crusoe"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Zatara: "Crimes by Coincidence"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Al Torponi (Single appearance)
    • his gang

Locations:

Synopsis for Zatara: "Crimes by Coincidence"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



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