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"Master Man: "Case of the Golden Bullets"": Master Man tackles an army of hooded bandits, who shoot golden bullets, who steal military equipment from National Guard armories in several eastern cities, and then try to rob Fort Knox. The bandits have a secret bomber base, with an underground conn

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Master Man: "Case of the Golden Bullets"

Cover for Master Comics #4 (1940)

White Rajah: "The Rescue of Princess Derissa"

Shipwreck Roberts: "The Durango's Destruction"

Rick O'Shay: "The Horde of Abdul Ben Hassar"

El Carim: "El Carim Fights the Firehawk"

Frontier Marshall: "The Trask Gang and the Rustlers"

The Devil's Dagger: "The Gambling Blimp"

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Quote1 You don't know it yet, Marlowe, but you've got a stowaway. Quote2
-- The Devil's Dagger



Appearing in Master Man: "Case of the Golden Bullets"

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  • Master Man's observatory, atop the world's tallest mountain peak, which is somewhere in North America
  • Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Mammoth Caves, Kentucky

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Synopsis for Master Man: "Case of the Golden Bullets"

Master Man tackles an army of hooded bandits, who shoot golden bullets, who steal military equipment from National Guard armories in several eastern cities, and then try to rob Fort Knox. The bandits have a secret bomber base, with an underground connection to Mammoth Cave, and their own small air force; Master Man just leaps about destroying their stuff. They drop some bombs on him; everybody around him is cratered but not Master Man. Knocking down a big part of Mammoth Cave on top of him does slow him down, for about half a page. Anyway Fort Knox is about half knocked-down, and partially looted, before Master Man finally gets loose, and shows up to single-handedly rout the hooded bandit army, and air force.

Appearing in White Rajah: "The Rescue of Princess Derissa"

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Synopsis for White Rajah: "The Rescue of Princess Derissa"

'The White Rajah' rescues Princess Derissa from enslavement by his rival, Hassi Kaffir.

Appearing in Shipwreck Roberts: "The Durango's Destruction"

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  • "Deep Sea" Doodle

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  • Doctor Drown
  • Novaro
  • Romez

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  • President Escobedo of Hispaniola

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  • Hispaniola

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  • SS Durango
  • Roberts' submarine/bathyscaphe vessel

Synopsis for Shipwreck Roberts: "The Durango's Destruction"

'Shipwreck Roberts' (and his assistant 'Deep Sea' Doodle) is hired by President Escobedo of Hispaniola to investigate the sinkings of some ships bringing silver to Hispaniola from Mexico. Consequently, he takes on Dr. Drown, who has been sinking and looting these. Drown sinks Roberts's submarine and the SS Durango w/ torpedos. Escobedo's very glamorous and vain sister (along with her stupid jewels) is kidnapped from the sinking Durango, to Drown's subsea lair. All the Latino characters talk with a theek preposterous accent. Roberts and Doodle capture Dr. Drown's drowned henchman Senor Novaro and revive him and have a spare divey helmet for him; one panel later they are inexplicably inside D.D.'s HQ, overpowering 2nd-henchie Romez, exposing 1st-henchie Navaro as a jewel-thief and double-crosser, and rescuing Senorita Escobedo from Drown's amorous clutches.

Appearing in Rick O'Shay: "The Horde of Abdul Ben Hassar"

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Synopsis for Rick O'Shay: "The Horde of Abdul Ben Hassar"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in El Carim: "El Carim Fights the Firehawk"

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  • The Firehawk

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Synopsis for El Carim: "El Carim Fights the Firehawk"

'El Carim, Master of Magic' with his tuxedo and turban and monocle, stops an evil chemist, Zarrow dba 'the Firehawk', who is mixing flammable greasepaint to frighten and extort actors, whose faces are fatally catching fire on-set. Firehawk dresses like a college football mascot of a green caped bird. El Carim says "SERPENDO" and the villain hallucinates a bunch of rattlesnakes plus a surrounding desert. El Carim gets trussed up by a lynch mob, of gullible imbeciles, and "uses his escape technique" which looks exactly like bursting the ropes with sheer strength (same as Black X and Batman keep doing). Then he pulls his 'arrestor' out of his jacket and turns the lynchers into living statues. When Firehawk throws actress Sandra off a cliff, El Carim magnetically pulls her back up by the iron chain that she's wrapped in.

Appearing in Frontier Marshall: "The Trask Gang and the Rustlers"

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  • Jake Trask

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Synopsis for Frontier Marshall: "The Trask Gang and the Rustlers"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Devil's Dagger: "The Gambling Blimp"

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  • Gus Griselli
  • Jeff Marlowe

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  • The Speed Ghost, Ken Wyman's fast roadster

Synopsis for The Devil's Dagger: "The Gambling Blimp"

'The Devil's Dagger' deals with Gus Griselli and his gamblers who are operating out of a blimp. In his "society reporter" role as Ken Wyman, he gets thrown off the blimp from a very low altitude and lands in a lake. Jeff Marlowe is probably behind this racket since he's behind everything bad in this strip, so T.D.D. pins a threatening note to his penthouse apartment wall with a thrown dagger, his trademark move. Next day, in his tuxedo and top hat and opera shortcape, T.D.D. stows away aboard the blimp and observes from outside the window as Jeff Marlowe turns out to be not only aboard the blimp but in charge of the blimp AND gunpoint robbing his casino customers, THEN T.D.D. busts in thru the window and beats everybody up and lands the blimp, with that preposterous top hat not falling off even once. Marlowe kills the lights; he and a squad of his men escape the blimp, and have a car waiting, and they get away from the Speed Ghost at a railroad crossing, where a high-speed train arrives at just the right moment.

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