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"Hourman: "The Wax-Double Killers"": A series of robberies committed by infamous gangsters who were known to have died are investigated by the Hour-Man. The case leads him to a mad scientist whose new formula could bring life to wax figures. But with the Miraclo wearing off, can the Hour-M
- Now if I only could concoct some Miraclo before he sees what I'm doing ...
- -- Hourman
Appearing in Hourman: "The Wax-Double Killers"
- Unnamed Scientist (First appearance)
- Alvin Kartis (Only appearance; dies)
- Two-Gun Carmody (Only appearance; dies)
- Joe (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Hourman: "The Wax-Double Killers"
A series of robberies committed by infamous gangsters who were known to have died are investigated by the Hour-Man. The case leads him to a mad scientist whose new formula could bring life to wax figures. But with the Miraclo wearing off, can the Hour-Man muster up the strength to stop the scientist's mad crimes? The Hour-Man melts the wax criminals with acid, but the mad scientist gets away, and his identity goes unlearned until next issue.
Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "The Thought Machine of Fang Gow"
Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "The Thought Machine of Fang Gow"
Fang Gow has escaped from prison! Barry receives a gloating message from their arch nemesis saying he has perfected a new machine capable of transmitting messages through the power of thought, and that he will use it to communicate with the enemies of France.
Appearing in Steve Conrad, Adventurer: "The Return of Singapore Sal"
- Singapore Sal
Synopsis for Steve Conrad, Adventurer: "The Return of Singapore Sal"
Singapore Sal returns with plans to muscle her way in on the guarded wreck of a government-owned barge said to contain a fortune in pearls! Steve Conrad intends to do whatever it takes to protect the fortune from her greedy hands.
Appearing in Sandman: "The Pawn Broker"
- Mad Maddon (Only appearance; dies)
- Flip Benson (Single appearance)
- Frank Fencet (Single appearance)
- Sandman's Automobile
Synopsis for Sandman: "The Pawn Broker"
The Van Leew Emeralds were stolen one night ago, and both the Sandman and Dian suspect Mad Maddon, a criminal who recently escaped from prison. The Sandman investigates, only to find out that the crooks have hidden the gems in the home of Wesley Dodds himself. So the Sandman steals the emeralds from himself and leaves his calling card, but later the prime suspect for the theft turns up dead in Dodds' home, and of course the police believe the Sandman did it. The Sandman tracks down the real thieves, gasses them, and runs away as the police arrive.
Appearing in Socko Strong: "The Phony Trucking Business"
- Jerry Indutch
- Mr. Connolly
- Captain Slocum
Synopsis for Socko Strong: "The Phony Trucking Business"
Mr. Connolly, owner of the Connolly Trucking Company, was using his business as a front to cover up his hijacking capers. His racket involves covering the warning beacon on a sharp corner so that trucks going around it will crash, and he can steal their goods. Socko figures out that Connolly is the culprit, because he finds a cigar with Connolly's name on it. While making his getaway, Connolly crashes and dies because the beacon was still covered.
Appearing in Federal Men: "The Nastonian Agent"
- Eric Robbel (Single appearance)
- Nastonian sympathizers
Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Nastonian Agent"
A political radical named Robbel is stirring up "Nastonian" sympathisers. Steve Carson gets him convicted for tax evasion, but still has to beat the hell out of him before bringing him in.
Appearing in Anchors Aweigh: "Captain Coffin's Cutthroat Crew"
- Red Murphy
- Captain Coffyn (Single appearance)
- Ben (Only appearance; dies)
- islands, in the ocean
Synopsis for Anchors Aweigh: "Captain Coffin's Cutthroat Crew"
A pirate crew steals a submarine, which is quickly despatched, forcing the pirates to flee to a nearby island. Don and Red go after them, but are captured, but a combination of a hurricane and some good luck see the good guys to victory.
Appearing in Rusty and His Pals: "Mansion of Murder: Part 6"
- Angus McHeather
- Tino (Final appearance; Dies)
Synopsis for Rusty and His Pals: "Mansion of Murder: Part 6"
Rusty and his pals race the villainous Unholy Three to the hidden treasure, only for natives to pop up and capture everyone.
Appearing in Cotton Carver: "At Grips With the Wolf Men"
- Red Mike
- Lupa (First appearance)
- The Wolf Men (Single appearance)
- Priests of Kossa (Single appearance)
- Unknown underground locations
Synopsis for Cotton Carver: "At Grips With the Wolf Men"
In yet another strange land, Cotton and his friends defend some priests from the Wolf Men of Morra and their queen, Lupa. Cotton captures Lupa, but must defend her from a bloodthirsty mob, until she summons... To Be Continued.
- "The Wax-Double Killers" is reprinted in JSA All Stars Archive #1.
- "The Pawn Broker" is reprinted in Justice League of America #99, The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told, and The Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1.
- This issue also contains a text story, "The Red Metal" by Gardner Fox.
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