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"The Flash: "Joan's Investigation"": Joan Williams gets a job as a secretary for the defense department. She is given an assignment to investigate some racketeering cases, which put her in danger. Flash rescues her and promises to help her stop the racketeers. When Duke, one of the racket bosses



Appearing in The Flash: "Joan's Investigation"

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Synopsis for The Flash: "Joan's Investigation"

Joan Williams gets a job as a secretary for the defense department. She is given an assignment to investigate some racketeering cases, which put her in danger. Flash rescues her and promises to help her stop the racketeers. When Duke, one of the racket bosses, learn that Flash is interfering with his operations, he kidnaps Joan. Using her as bait, Duke sets a trap for the Flash. The speedster is prepared for the trap and instead of being caught he humiliates Duke, rescues Joan, and puts an end to the racketeering ring.



Appearing in Johnny Thunder: "Johnny's Messenger Service"

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  • Peachy Pet
  • Snuffles

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  • Frontman, corrupt D.A.
    • Jake, his assistant
  • Jimmy the Jerk, Dick the Dope, and Ole the Oaf, criminals

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  • Mrs. Van Der Vander

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Synopsis for Johnny Thunder: "Johnny's Messenger Service"

Johnny becomes a messenger to pay back money to Mrs. Van Der Vander for damage caused by Peachy Pet (last issue). His first job is to deliver money to the district attorney from crooks. Frontman, the D.A., tries to kill Johnny and take the money, but Peachy Pet's dog Snuffles runs away with the envelope. While Johnny chases the dog, Peachy Pet learns that Frontman is doublecrossing the crooks. When they come looking for Johnny she tells them that Frontman intends to take their money, while pretending not to receive it. The crooks fight each other, then Peachy finishes them off. She receives a reward for catching them.

Appearing in The Whip: "Stock Swindle"

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  • Marisa Dillon

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  • a gang of racketeers

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  • Steve Wrangle, a propector

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Synopsis for The Whip: "Stock Swindle"

When Marisa learns that prospector Steve Wrangle is being cheated by a gang of racketeers, she threatens to expose the story in the newspaper. The crooks try to throw Marisa off a rooftop to silence her, but the Whip rescues her. He then forces the men to sign a confession, ending their swindle.

Appearing in Hawkman: "The Youth Serum"

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Synopsis for Hawkman: "The Youth Serum"

Shiera Sanders brings her aunt to visit her uncle Nestor Sanders. Nestor has developed a youth serum that can restore vitality. When crooks learn about the serum, they kidnap Nestor and plan to use the serum to turn Nicky Fennetti into a baby. Hawkman rescues Sanders and stops the crooks. Nestor eventually learns that his serum will not work on humans.

Notes

  • Also appearing in this issue of Flash Comics were:
    • Les Sparks, Radio Amateur: "The Adventure of the Poisoned Pill", by Don Cameron
    • The King: (The Haunted House at Seabrook), by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert
      • Wealthy Quentin Quarles enlists two men from his factory to bring his son to a haunted house to scare the boy and straighten him out. The King believes the boy is being kidnapped and follows. The house is being used as a hideout by a gang of bank robbers led by the Witch. The King impersonates young Quarles and stops the bandits. Young Quentin sees the action and decides to straighten out his playboy life much to the pleasure of his father.
    • Minute Movies: "Sudden Shocks", by Ed Wheelan

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