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"The Ray: "In Hungary"": Hungarian resistance fighters dress themselves in medieval armor, invade a Gestapo get-together, and kill a bunch of German officers, using medieval weapons. Bloody reprisals follow very quickly; many random civilians are lined up and shot.


Quote1 RED FIRE! An acid vat!! Every morsel of FLESH eaten away! Now, the killer who killed th' killer has been killed !! Quote2
-- Midnight



Appearing in The Ray: "In Hungary"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Bud

Villains:

  • Gestapo
    • Baron Von Fritz (Dies)
    • Occupation Army (many die)

Other Characters:

  • Hungarian resistance fighters

Locations:

  • Budapest, occupied Hungary
  • Castle on a cliff over the Danube
  • Gypsy camp
  • Granary near Hunyadi

Synopsis for The Ray: "In Hungary"

Hungarian resistance fighters dress themselves in medieval armor, invade a Gestapo get-together, and kill a bunch of German officers, using medieval weapons. Bloody reprisals follow very quickly; many random civilians are lined up and shot.

Happy Terrill's frantic editor needs this story, and yanks Happy out of Istanbul, to Hungary pronto, and on a fake passport at that. Bud also is along for the ride. Other reporters in Hungary haven't found out anything yet. Then Baron Von Fritz, riding in an open car, gets shot dead right outside the cafe where the reporters are huddled. This is the work of a nearby doorman, with a smoking pistol still in his pocket; Bud and Happy converse with this guy, and leave without telling on him. Happy telephones in this story fragment to his editor, then watches the doorman for more developments.

That evening, the Gestapo shows up and takes the doorman away. Happy transforms himself into the Ray and follows them, to a castle on a cliff. The Nazis drag the doorman inside and get ready to torture him, but the Ray bursts in and rescues him, then whisks him away to hide in a Gypsy camp. The camp turns out to be a mobile base for the resistance movement, from which they coordinate sabotage projects all over Europe. The Ray volunteers to help, and flies off. He returns to town, changes back into Terrill, and goes straight to the Gestapo with news of an upcoming grain-burning project. Gestapo men check out his story, and even when it turns out to be true they don't trust Happy, until he encounters some resistance men on the street, and they attack him. This persuades the Germans that he's on the level.

That night, at the targeted grain field, the Germans have set a deadly ambush, but the Ray arrives ahead of the resistance arsonists, to warn them what's up. Meanwhile an open car full of foreign journalists, with Bud along, is en route to the field; Bud is despondant over Happy's apparent treachery. Ray's warning doesn't work out, and he punches out the resistance fighters, and steals their torches, then zooms over to the Hunyadi Granary and lights it up. He also encircles the German infantry unit with fire, and several of them are killed. Photographers show up and capture their doom. Bud is jubilant that Happy isn't a traitor after all. Happy is happy that he'll be returning to Turkey, where he was having a good time.

Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "Brandon's Betrayal"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Col Atwater
  • Batu

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Douglas MacArthur (Cameo)
  • Colin P. Kelly (Cameo)
  • a U.S. Marine from Brooklyn (Dies)

Locations:

Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "Brandon's Betrayal"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Bozo the Robot: "The Gestapo In America"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Kelly's boss, War Dept.
    • Kelly, messenger (Dies)

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for Bozo the Robot: "The Gestapo In America"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Purple Trio: "Action At the Auction"

Featured Characters:

  • The Purple Trio:
    • Warren
    • Tiny Todd
    • Rocky Hill

Villains:

  • Frazer's butler
  • two more hench

Other Characters:

  • Frazer
  • art snobs

Locations:

  • Frazer's office on Broad Street

Items:

  • truckload of stolen paintings

Vehicles:

  • truck

Synopsis for The Purple Trio: "Action At the Auction"

At a War Relief art auction, Warren uses ventriloquism to juice up the prices of the paintings. The auction host's butler, and two thugs, steal all the paintings at the end of the auction, and load them in a truck. Warren fools them into thinking they've had a tire blow out, they stop, and the Purple Trio apprehend them.

Appearing in Wildfire: "Mad Merlin the Magician"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Mad Merlin
    • his gang, in medieval armor

Other Characters:

  • Anne Haynes
  • John Haynes

Locations:

  • The Haynes's big old house in the mountains

Items:

  • trunkful of gold coins

Vehicles:

  • Carol's roadster

Synopsis for Wildfire: "Mad Merlin the Magician"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Midnight: "In Hollywood"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • insane make-up man

Other Characters:

  • Joy Devine, actress (Dies)
  • Buzzbe, movie director (Dies)
  • Jones, movie camerman (Dies)
  • Thompson, agent (Dies)
  • Veronica Lake (Cameo)
  • Ann Sheridan (Cameo)
  • Myrna Loy (Cameo)
  • Rita Hayworth (Cameo)
  • Betty Grable (Cameo)
  • Hedy Lamarr (Cameo)

Locations:

Items:

  • Midnight's Vacuum Gun

Synopsis for Midnight: "In Hollywood"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Wings Wendall: "Dr. Reinhardt Missing!!"

Featured Characters:

  • Wings Wendall

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Reinhardt (Dies)

Locations:

Items:

  • Reinhardt's Formula for Helium X

Vehicles:

  • Allied 2-engine bomber (Destroyed)
  • stolen German 1-engine fighter

Synopsis for Wings Wendall: "Dr. Reinhardt Missing!!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Marksman: "Captain Krass's Double"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Vorka

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • John Powell

Locations:

  • occupied Poland
    • Nazi Regional Headquarters, formerly Povalski Castle

Vehicles:

  • English fighter plane
  • half dozen German motorcycles

Synopsis for The Marksman: "Captain Krass's Double"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Jester: "Oscar Oople"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • McGinty

Villains:

  • Oscar Oople
    • two thugs
  • Petunia

Other Characters:

  • Terwilliger, jeweler

Locations:

Items:

  • Oople's telescoping high-tension walking cane
  • six million dollars worth of stolen diamonds

Synopsis for The Jester: "Oscar Oople"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Rookie Rankin: "Bodyguard Botchup"

Featured Characters:

  • Rookie Rankin

Supporting Characters:

  • Sarge

Villains:

  • Mitzie, Curtis' secretary
  • Chopper
  • a butcher

Other Characters

  • Lionel Curtis

Locations:

  • City Hall

Synopsis for Rookie Rankin: "Bodyguard Botchup"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Carol Martin's friend Anne Haynes doesn't recognize Carol in her Wildfire identity. Wildfire's costume has no mask.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Smash Comics were:
    • "Archie O'Toole", art by John Devlin
    • Wun Cloo: "Stuffed Animals", art by Jack Cole
    • "The Cobra Test" (text story, featuring Jimmy Christian), by Robert M. Hyatt

Trivia

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