- I've got a heavy date with some other human termites!
- -- The Comet
Appearing in "The Mosconian Menace: Part 2"
- The Wizard (Cameo)
- Keith Kornell
- J. Edgar Hoover (Cameo)
Synopsis for "The Mosconian Menace: Part 2"
When the Wizard realized the seriousness of the terrorist threat of the Mosconian group, he contacted the F.B.I., which in turn contacted the Shield. The two meet briefly for the first time, and as the Wizard fights the group at West Point, the Shield heads to Pearl Harbor.
Appearing in "The Village of the Doomed"
- Riley (Dies)
- Mr. Cricket
Synopsis for "The Village of the Doomed"
Last issue, a mobster had the Comet hypnotized to commit robberies. While on a heist, he murdered a police officer, and became wanted for murder.
Regaining his senses, he now vows to clear his name, and so turns himself in. While in prison, a mob mentality begins to develop outside and several citizens want to lynch him. Realizing that being kept inside a cell was not such a good idea, he breaks out. He is hit by a bullet, and stumbles away through the forest.
Passed out, he is rescued by an old miner who tells him about the "Village of the Doomed." The Comet visits the old mining town and rescues a trapped miner by amputating his leg. He then goes to the mine's office and threatens the owner to put in place better safety measures. The owner has other ideas and calls the police.
Meanwhile, the Comet goes inside the mines to show the men the company ledger books. The owner grabs a chlorine tank and flushes it down the mine tunnel causing the men to choke. The Comet quickly begins to create ventilation holes with his "ray flash." Leaving the men to recover, he goes after the owner who blows himself up with a stick of dynamite.
Still a fugitive, he says goodbye to the old miner and flies off.
- "The Mosconian Menace" story was not only the first crossover for MLJ Comics, but also the first meeting of the Shield and the Wizard. They met in Part One, Top-Notch Comics #5, which was published in May of 1940 like this issue. Part 3 was published in the next issue, and Part 4 in Top-Notch Comics #6. Top-Notch Comics #7 concludes the "Mosconian" storyline.
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