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"The Past Life of Paul Parr": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1 Your spy system can't afford to have any failures! I predict that you'll be liquidated _ _ _ efficiently and permanently! Quote2
-- Doll Man



Appearing in "The Past Life of Paul Parr"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • "Excellency"
    • Lilana
    • Saro Vasiloff
    • two more spies

Other Characters:

  • Paul Parr
  • Top Scientists

Locations: Locations:

  • New York City
    • Darrel Dane's Laboratory Against Crime
  • Science Conference at Undisclosed Locat
  • Parr's Laboratory
  • Spy Hide-out

Items:

  • Explosion-Neutralizing "Blast Block" Formula, incomplete

Synopsis for "The Past Life of Paul Parr"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in "The Thief of Souls"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Grenzer (wears a tuxedo and a monocle, with a waxed mustache and a cigarette holder)
  • Sudge (zoot suit)
    • his gang

Other Characters:

  • Ruth Clay
  • Joe Parmer, Detective Inspector

Locations: Locations:

  • New York City
    • Darrel Dane's Laboratory Against Crime
    • Van Twiller Mansion
    • Police HQ
    • Grenzer's Home

Synopsis for "The Thief of Souls"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Jeb Rivers: "War Against the River Boats"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marnie Pelham
  • Captain Pelham
  • Catfish

Villains:

  • Mr. Rusk
  • Miss Thetis

Other Characters:

  • Captain Mosker
  • two firemen

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Revelry, Packet Steamboat (Destroyed)
  • Paragon, Packet Steamboat

Synopsis for Jeb Rivers: "War Against the River Boats"

An embittered former flatboat fleet commander and his shapely niece wage a bomb-planting war against the entire steamboat industry. Rusk is hoping to create enough "boiler explosions" to revive the obsolete flatboat business. They blow up the Revelry, and attempt to blow up the Paragon, but Jeb Rivers foils them.

Appearing in "Grimghoul Cheated the Coffin"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Grimghoul (First appearance)
  • Zala Halton (First appearance)
    • their gang

Other Characters:

  • Medical Examiner

Locations:

Items:

  • animation suspending drug
  • animation restoring drug

Synopsis for "Grimghoul Cheated the Coffin"

A cornered gangster fakes his own death by drinking a bottle of a suspended-animation-inducing drug. His accomplice gives the Medical Examiner a fake court order and claims the body, before a complete examination can be made. Darrell Dane is present at the time, and grows suspicious. With Elmo's help, Doll Man figures out the scam and busts Grimghoul, his partner Zala, and their gang.

Appearing in "The Knockout Ray"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Palfe (First appearance)
    • Obie
    • other thug

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Barret, lens-grinder

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Darrel Dane's Laboratory Against Crime
    • Barrett's Lens-grinding Shop

Items:

  • Knockout Ray

Synopsis for "The Knockout Ray"

A jewel thief named Palfe spent several years perfecting a projector, to select and concentrate certain powerful rays of light, and the final piece was a specially-designed lens, ground from an expensive stolen emerald. He had invented a Knockout Ray, to stun the nerves and churn the blood of even the strongest man, inducing hours of unconsciousness. It was effective on the lens-grinder and on both of his henchmen, and it might have been effective against Doll Man, if he'd ever managed to hit him with the ray, but Doll Man was far too quick, nimble, and tricky for that. It definitely worked against Palfe, when Doll Man chumped him into shining it on a mirror.

The lens grinder got better and went back to work, and the Knockout Ray was taken to the Police Laboratories to be studied.

Notes

  • All Quality Comics characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof were originally Trademarked & Copyright © 1951 Quality Comics. The characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof were acquired by DC Comics in 1956. While some of the properties acquired did not have copyright and trademarks renewed, some of those depicted here are Trademarks & Copyright © 1973-2008 DC Comics, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • Doll Man: Grimghoul
    • Darrel Dane himself, in 1940, invented a pill which induces rigor mortis, instantly, in a living person, and makes the heartbeat imperceptible.[1] He shows no sign of remembering this, in this story.
    • Darrel Dane has a "laboratory against crime". The Medical Examiner and the captions both call it that. Also Darrel Dane carries a concealed handgun, and is authorized to make arrests.
    • Darrel, at full size, gets head-bashed unconscious, with a shovel.
    • He is then stuffed inside a coffin and buried alive, but is rescued by Elmo the Dog. In Feature Comics #45 Doll Man was stuffed inside a strong-box and buried alive, but was rescued by a stray dog.
  • Doll Man: The Knockout Ray
    • At the end of the story, a Knockout Ray weapon is in the possession of the NYPD, for study. After this story, it's never seen again.

Trivia

  • Also appearing in this issue of Doll Man were:
    • "The Perfect Plan" (text story)
    • Full page advertisement for the Blackhawk comic book and radio show



See Also


Recommended Reading

  • None.


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