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"Firebrand: "Herr Strasse's Sea Island Spy Ring"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.



Appearing in Firebrand: "Herr Strasse's Sea Island Spy Ring"

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  • Joan Rogers, Rod's fiancee
  • Slugger, ex prizefighter, Rod's manservant

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  • Reilly's prototype fighter plane

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Appearing in 711: "The Van Dern Pearls"

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Appearing in Plastic Man: "Crime School For Delinquent Girls"

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Appearing in Phantom Lady: "The Dirigible of Doom"

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  • Kurtz
  • Heine
  • third spy (Dies)
  • dirigible commander impersonator (Dies)
  • antiaircraft artillery crews (Dies)

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  • unnamed Anglian Ambassador
  • unnamed U.S.N. officer (Dies)

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  • Sandra Knight's sleek black roadster
  • U.S.N. experimental dirigible
  • high-wing single-engine observation airplane

Synopsis for Phantom Lady: "The Dirigible of Doom"

Sandra Knight and Don Borden have lunch and a chat with the Anglian Ambassador, at a restaurant in Washington DC. Sandra notices that they are being observed from another table, by two shady looking characters, one of whom wears a monocle. Ignoring this, they drive to the Capitol Airport, where Don and the Ambassador and some high-ranking naval officers board an experimental dirigible, for a well-publicized test flight. Sandra waves to them then walks back to her car but along the way she finds a young Navy officer in a ditch, dying of a bullet wound. He describes his attackers, one of them had a monocle, then he dies. This reminds Sandra of the two creeps in the restaurant, and at that very moment, they drive past in a big sedan. She stealthily pursues them in her roadster.

The chase leads to a small cabin, with an airplane in the yard, in the thick woods near Washington DC. Parking at a discreet distance, Sandra changes clothes, then sneaks up to the cabin, to eavesdrop on the two spies inside. Except really there are three spies, and Phantom Lady gets grabbed and stuffed into a closet. On their way out the door, the bad guys blab their plan, which is that (a) they have already planted a time bomb on the dirigible and (b) that they'll now be blowing up this shack with Phantom Lady still inside it, and also (c) the dead man by the roadside was the dirigible's captain. The villains leave but they have a little trouble getting their airplane started, which gives Phantom Lady time to pick the closet door lock, with a hairpin. She still has her Black Ray lantern with her and she uses it to blind the spies, who yank out pistols and fire wildly until one of them is hit. The Lady meanwhile boards the plane, starts it up, and takes off.

She flies to the dirigible's position, but is unable to signal the crew about the bomb on board. Frustrated, she aims the plane at the zeppelin, sets the robot pilot, climbs onto the top of the cabin, and sky-surfs just beneath the larger craft. The crew has dropped a rope ladder for her, and she catches and climbs it, then at the entry hatch she meets Don, her fiancee, face to face up close, and he doesn't recognize her. She tells him about the bomb, and they rush the commanding-officer-impersonating spy, who yanks out a pistol and points it at them. Before he can fire, a blinding cone of black light envelops him, and he tries to step out of it, but falls out the hatch instead. But before leaving, this enemy agent has also maneuvered the dirigible to transit close to an anti-aircraft gun battery. Evidently it's not an American military gunnery exercise, because the guns keep shooting at the zeppelin after its markings are visible. Phantom Lady finds and lifts the time bomb, and cheerfully drops it onto the battery, destroying it.

Afterward, the Anglian Ambassador is very effusive in his praise of Phantom Lady's heroics.

Appearing in Human Bomb: "The U-Boat Battle"

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Appearing in The Mouthpiece: "The Flash Photo Fixers"

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  • Young Willard, boxer

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  • Dumb Dan Dugan, boxer
  • Weasel Gaunt, photographer

Synopsis for The Mouthpiece: "The Flash Photo Fixers"

At a boxing match, Bill Perkins is in the crowd and observes as boxer Young Willard is surprisingly defeated by Dumb Dan Dugan. Willard was shot with a dart from a tricked-out flash camera, which is what turned the fight in Dugan's favor. Perkins walks thru a labyrinth of darkened alleys and changes identities along the way, so that soon the Mouthpiece arrives at the dumpy rooms of Dumb Dan Dugan, who is splitting up some money with ill-known photographer Weasel Gaunt. Perkins sneaks in thru a window for a closer look, but is spotted; the bad guys flee to the roof, with the Mouthpiece close behind. They are getting away onto the neighboring roof when the Mouthpiece starts shooting. He hits the camera, knocking it out of Gaunt's grasp, then stops to examine it, as Gaunt and Dugan scramble up a ladder to a water tank. Mouthpiece breaks the ladder loose and yanks it away, stranding them there.

From Dugan's apartment, Mouthpiece telephones Young Willard and tells him where to find Dugan and Gaunt, and what kind of evidence will be on the scene, then returns to the roof and watches. Willard arrives, figures out how the camera works, props up the big ladder, and climbs up to have it out with Dugan once and for all. One fistfight later both bad guys are knocked out and the tricked-up air-pistol/flash-camera is on its way to the D.A.'s office.

Appearing in Chic Carter: "Dr. Scratch of Demon Hill"

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  • Dr. Scratch

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  • Gargoyle
  • Sir John Nienstine
  • Gay Nolan
  • Monahan

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Notes

  • Firebrand: Some time early in his career, Slugger's last name changes from "Shea" to "Dunn". In this issue's story, Slugger's last name is not used at all.
  • Mouthpiece: Some time between page 2 and page 4, Young Willard's blond hair turns black, but by page 5 it's blond again.
  • Phantom Lady:
    • Two of the four main spies in this story get away, unarrested, after Phantom Lady steals their airplane and leaves them behind.
    • Like The Clock before her,[1][2] the Phantom Lady abandons an airplane in mid-air. That plane came down somewhere, and hit something.
  • Plastic Man: "Crime School For Delinquent Girls" is reprinted in Plastic Man Archives Vol. 1.

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