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"Image in Wax": A museum of the occult which specializes in wax sculptures of famous practitioners of the occult are after a woman named Dalia. When the Phantom Stranger intervenes he finds that the woman is amnesiac, and so he uses his powers to lift the fog of her memory.


Quote1 ...I am the Phantom Stranger and I come this time to lead you into that darkness to show you secrets better left alone! Come take my hand. Quote2
-- Phantom Stranger



Appearing in "Image in Wax"

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Synopsis for "Image in Wax"

A museum of the occult which specializes in wax sculptures of famous practitioners of the occult are after a woman named Dalia. When the Phantom Stranger intervenes he finds that the woman is amnesiac, and so he uses his powers to lift the fog of her memory.

He learns that she was an ancient sorceress who was going to be preserved by being made into a wax figure. When the two go back to the streets they are confronted by Dalia's fiance Ernie Drapper. After a misunderstanding and brief fisticuffs, the two men realize that Dalia has been kidnapped by the followers of the occult.

Battling them, a fire breaks out, and Dalia sacrifices herself (melting into a puddle of molten wax) to save Ernie and the Phantom Stranger. After the battle, the Stranger leaves Ernie to mourn the loss of his fiance.

Appearing in "Threat of the Horrible Hex"

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Synopsis for "Threat of the Horrible Hex"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #64.

Appearing in And the Corpse Cried, "Murder!"

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Synopsis for And the Corpse Cried, "Murder!"

Dr. Thirteen is visited by the "ghost" of a Paul Williams, television executive who supposedly committed suicide. The executive asks Thirteen to solve his murder. Which leads him to Ross Curran, who kills himself as well. Thirteen deduces that the entire ghost story is a hoax, and later proves it when he confronts the still living Williams.

Using Williams' own devices to make himself a harder target, Thirteen stops Williams and disarms him, but not before one of the stray bullets which hits his wife.

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