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"Wonder Woman: "Riddle of the Talking Lion"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1 Me, jealous? That would be foolish. Look! I'm laughing! Ha-ha! Quote2
-- Terry Sloan



Appearing in Wonder Woman: "Riddle of the Talking Lion"

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Appearing in Little Boy Blue: "The Kid From England"

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  • Ronnie Graham

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  • Dan Rogers
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Appearing in Gay Ghost: "The Ghosts Who Saved Skyros"

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  • Hawkins

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Appearing in Mister Terrific: "The Emperor's Millions"

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  • Al Klipp
  • Mr. Fluke

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  • Duke de l'Argent ze Tenth
  • Duke de l'Argent (Flashback only)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (Flashback only)

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  • Napoleon, a zoo chimpanzee

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  • Bank Draft, dated 1821, signed by Napoleon Bonaparte

Synopsis for Mister Terrific: "The Emperor's Millions"

In 1821, on St. Helena Island, the dying Napoleon Bonaparte bequeathed to his last loyal lieutenant, Le Duc de l'Argent, a bank draft for a huge sum of money, held in an American bank. The Duke cared nothing for riches, and lived out the rest of his days on that island. The draft was never cashed, and over time, that account grew to about five million American dollars.

In 1943, in New York City, attorney Al Klipp goes on radio station WZIP to tell this story, and encourage any living heir the Duke might have to get in touch with him. He gets a ton of mail in response, but ignores all of it, and instead approaches Terry Sloan, at his office, with a proposal. Klipp has got, he claims, positive proof that Sloan is the rightful heir to de l'Argent's fortune. There will of course be rival claimants and litigation, but for a retainer of $100,000 he will ensure that Terry inherits the Emperor's millions. But Terry is in the middle of dealing with an earlier problem, which involves a huge pile of cash on his desk, and has no time for this nonsense. But before Klipp, and his partner Fluke, can even get out the door, a bearded ragged man with a heavy French accent barges into the office, and claims to be Duke de l'Argent ze Tenth, of St. Helena, the rightful heir. He's brought with him the original draft to prove his claim, and vows to uphold his ancestor's vow, to leave that money unspent. He belabors both oily attorneys with a stout cudgel, and warns them to meddle no further in this matter. He leaves, and they follow him, and Terry rapidly changes clothes and follows them. He catches all of them, waiting for the elevator, just as Fluke takes a blackjack to the back of de l'Argent's head. Mr. Terrific konks together the partners' heads, and tosses them into the arriving elevator. He carries the knocked-out hermit into the office, then departs.

Wanda takes the Duke back to Terry's apartment and makes him presentable, in one of Terry's suits, while insisting that he trim his big wild beard into a more stylish pattern, which he does. L'Argent has already got a big crush on Wanda, and when Sloan arrives, he's not too happy about their close proximity. Wanda decides to take the Duke for a walk, to see the sights, and mainly to annoy Terry. At the zoo is a chimpanzee, with the name "Napoleon" emblazoned on his cage, which infuriates de l'Argent so much that he whacks the innocent primate with his (actually Sloan's) walking stick, and this gets him, along with Wanda, arrested.

That story makes the radio news, and when the greedy attorneys hear about it, they hasten to the precinct house to bail out the Duke, but not his companion. Protesting, the Duke gets into their car, where Fluke again applies the blackjack for another knockout. They steal the bank draft from the Duke, then take him back to the zoo, break into the chimpanzee cage while Napoleon is sleeping, and leave him unconscious in the cage. When Napoleon wakes up, there will be trouble. But Terry Sloan has meanwhile also gone to the police station, where he finds the Duke missing, bails out Wanda, and learns from the police where the attorneys have gone with the Duke. He arrives at the zoo and punches out both lawyers, but meanwhile Napoleon has awakened, and attacks the Duke. This chimp is big, and wicked fast; he slings l'Argent across the case for a hard crash with the bars, before Mr. Terrific is able to subdue the ape, and escape the cage with l'Argent slung over his shoulder.

Back at Sloan's office, the Duke recovers consciousness, sputters furiously about the chimpanzee, and announces his intention to return to St. Helena, and his wife, and six children. He flounces out of the office, leaving Terry and Wanda to have an awkward conversation. Meanwhile back at the zoo, where Klipp and Fluke have been left behind in Napoleon's cage, Napoleon is giving them both a very difficult time.

Appearing in Black Pirate: "The Return of the Black Pirate"

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Appearing in Wildcat: "The Case of the Half-Finished Tie"

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  • Mingo and his gang

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