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"Speed Saunders: "The Mystery of the Lost Ape"": A ship from Borneo brings a gorilla for the city's zoo, but on the beast's first night there, it is stolen. The animal is taken to an old farmhouse where a mad scientist has set up his lab. He places a human brain into the gorilla's body just to



Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Mystery of the Lost Ape"

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  • Roskoffin (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Gorilla with a human brain (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Mystery of the Lost Ape"

A ship from Borneo brings a gorilla for the city's zoo, but on the beast's first night there, it is stolen. The animal is taken to an old farmhouse where a mad scientist has set up his lab. He places a human brain into the gorilla's body just to prove it's possible. Back in the city, the gorilla's disappearance was all over the news. The mayor assigns Speed Saunders to handle the case.

Back at the farmhouse, the ape wakes from it's induced sleep with a sudden understanding of the human language. His captors have retired for the night, so the gorilla makes good his escape. Hopping a train, he reaches the city, where people all start screaming at the sight of him. Finding a box of dynamite at a construction site, he hurls it in anger, blowing a hole in the street and igniting some sewer gas. The explosion creates an even bigger panic, which angers the gorilla. He believes that their screams and running away means they all must hate him, so he will have to fight them. He makes his way down to the waterfront, where Speed Saunders catches up to him. Speed moves to grab the ape's attention so that the police can grab him from behind. Out of the gathered crowd comes the mad scientist. He assures Speed and the police that he can get the creature to calm down. But as soon as he gets close, the enraged gorilla recognizes the man as the one who did this to him and charges. He grabs the mad scientist and they both plunge off the pier into the water below. Neither ever come back up.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings (Part 2)"

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  • Bill Graham
  • Tom (First appearance)

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  • Dutch (First appearance)
  • Squinty (First appearance)

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  • Marie (Final appearance)
  • Zeke (Single appearance)

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  • Tom's Plane (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Larry Steele: "Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings (Part 2)"

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Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Disappearing Diamonds"

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  • Bruce Shaw (Single appearance)

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  • Mr. Jaeger (Single appearance)
  • Lunt (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Disappearing Diamonds"

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Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "The Claws of the Red Dragon (Part 6)"

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  • Sigrid von Holtzendorff
  • Erick von Holtzendorff

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Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "The Claws of the Red Dragon (Part 6)"

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Appearing in Gumshoe Gus: "A Bum Disguise"

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  • Gumshoe Gus

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Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Investigation of Captain Hanley"

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  • Captain Hanley (Single appearance)

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Appearing in Mr. Chang: "The Mad Scientist"

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  • Mr. Chang

Supporting Characters:

  • Wu

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  • Dr. Hugo Von Gratz (Only appearance; dies)
  • Egor (Single appearance)
  • Ludwig (Single appearance)

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  • Inspector Daniels
  • Howard (Single appearance)
  • Jean (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Mr. Chang: "The Mad Scientist"

Mr. Chang defeats a mad scientist, Dr. Hugo Von Gratz, who is creating giant slaves by injecting people with chemicals.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "In Mexico"

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  • Don Carlos (Single appearance)
  • Pedro (Single appearance)

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  • Alvardo Cortez (Single appearance)
  • Rosita Cortez (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "In Mexico"

Mexican gold-mine owner, Mr. Cortez, meets Slam Bradley on his American trip. He and his daughter Rosita become good friends with Slam and Shorty. A week after their departure back to Mexico, Slam receives a message from Rosita telling them that her father has been kidnapped by bandits. Now two companions have an exciting Mexican trip to take.

Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc..
    • At this time, More Fun Comics and New Adventure Comics were still being published by "Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc."
  • This issue Gumshoe Gus returns, last seen in Detective Comics #2, for one last appearance.
  • Last issue for Mr. Chang.
    • Mr. Chang villain, Hugo Von Gratz, has got exactly the same modus operandi as a later Detective Comics villain, Hugo Strange.
  • Speed Saunders villain, Roskoffin, has got exactly the same modus operandi as three later Action Comics villains: Dr. Kichung (Action Comics #8), Herbert Handers (Action Comics #19), and the Ultra-Humanite (Action Comics #20).
    • This almost certainly was the earliest interspecies brain transplant to take place in a DC Comic.

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