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"Espionage Starring Black X: "The Rescue of Gale Payson"": Circa probably 1939-Aug, in the tiny German town of Coblenz, near the Seigfried Line, a fugitive former high official of the German Intelligence is chased by the SS, and he briefly hides in the apartment of American reporter Gale Payson,


Quote1 C'mon! We've got to jump... when I smashed the switches, I set the one that would blow up this castle! Quote2
-- Invisible Hood



Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "The Rescue of Gale Payson"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Batu
  • Colonel Atwater

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Gale Payson
  • Steve Dorgan

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Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "The Rescue of Gale Payson"

Circa probably 1939-Aug, in the tiny German town of Coblenz, near the Seigfried Line, a fugitive former high official of the German Intelligence is chased by the SS, and he briefly hides in the apartment of American reporter Gale Payson, then gives her some important documents, then resumes his running-away, but gets gunned down right away. So Black X is sent to get her and the papers out of Germany. At least they're finally calling it Germany. The next morning Black X & Batu fly from Washington to France, and Batu is sent to get a car (good thing he has telepathic powers, given how Batu looks and where he's going), then to meet Black X in Saarbrucken. Black X disguises himself in a stolen French army uniform, then during a WWI-style battle, he broken-field-runs into Germany, bayonet first, then again disguises himself, in a stolen and bloody German army uniform, then rides an ambulance into the interior, then jumps out at Coblenz, and finds Miss Payson, who surprisingly is still there. Posing as a married couple, they make some westward progress but soon are busted by, of all people, Madame Doom, newly employed by Germany. After a brief struggle, Black and Gale and one hostage German soldier are driving westward in a German car, leaving Madame Doom behind, what a mistake. They drive across yesterday's still-active battlefield during an artillery barrage and the hostage soldier gets killed by shrapnel, then a direct hit takes out the car, but X and Payson have already dived out. "They reach a wooded grove where faithful Batu awaits." But the French have impounded their airplane, so Batu has to do a telepathic whammy on the sentry, but luckily it's fully fueled up for a nonstop trans-Atlantic flight, and they also evade the French & British Air Forces, then they fly back to the USA.

Appearing in Clip Chance at Cliffside: "Dunn's Double"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Coach Barr
  • Trainer Hunt

Villains:

  • Slick

Other Characters:

  • Bob Dunn

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Synopsis for Clip Chance at Cliffside: "Dunn's Double"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Case of the Missing Bullion"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • the Chief

Villains:


Other Characters:

  • Inspector Niven (Dies)

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Synopsis for Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Case of the Missing Bullion"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Hugh Hazzard and his Iron Man: "Sabotage!"

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Supporting Characters:


Villains:

  • Hitlin (Behind the scenes)
    • his Batzi government (Behind the scenes)
  • Adolf Zhun (Dies)
  • Herzog (Dies)
    • Batzi spies

Other Characters:


Locations:

Items:

  • Hugh Hazzard's Super-Seper-Iconoscope
  • Hugh Hazzard's Teleradio

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Synopsis for Hugh Hazzard and his Iron Man: "Sabotage!"

Hitlin and the Batzi Government move in on neutral Katavia. Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man Bozo put a stop to Adolf Zuhn, and his Batzi spies, based in the "Krautville" neighborhood in NYC, who are trying to draw America INTO the war in Europe. Zuhn's idea is that this will weaken the US domestically, so that "our armies can easily step in and take possession of these rich lands." That plan has some problems, but Zuhn's immediate problem is the large bulletproof robot invading his hideout. Bozo taps the spy team's phones and scares them into calling their boss, thus Hugh finds out about Zuhn's ongoing operation to set off a time bomb at the U.S.Mint, in Washington DC. By means of a Super-Seper-Iconoscope, connected to the Teleradio, Hugh Hazzard eavesdrops on this enemy radio traffic and triangulates Zuhn's location. Bozo flies from NYC to WDC in 22 minutes (!) and finds the car with the bomb in it, along with two of Zuhn's agents, and jacks it way up into the air, where it explodes, leaving Bozo unscathed, then he kills another guy with a high-voltage cable.

Appearing in Chic Carter: "The Star of Egypt"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Villains:

  • The Chief

Other Characters:

  • Prof. Lansing
  • Brenda Lansing

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Synopsis for Chic Carter: "The Star of Egypt"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Invisible Justice: "The Voodoo Master of Unionville"

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Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Tom, the steel mill manager
  • Jenkins, a steelworker

Locations:

  • Unionville
    • Bland's Castle, on an island in a lake near Unionville

Items:

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Synopsis for Invisible Justice: "The Voodoo Master of Unionville"

Terrible accidents are happening at various industrial plants across Unionville, and Kent Thurston believes a Voodoo Master is behind them. There is, and his hideout is a castle, and his hypnotically-controlled gangster minions wear matching armor outfits. Hood confronts this villain in his own throneroom, but the Voodoo Master has a glass ball next to his seat, and at the press of a button, it emits a flash that blinds the Invisible Hood, plus turns his big cloaky costume blue. The minions attack and capture Thurston, then the Voodoo Master reveals, boastfully, that he has some electrical switches connected to explosive charges at two other industrial locations, plus this castle. But the Hood has already become invisible again, and there's a melee, with medieval weapons. The Invisible Hood rigs the castle to blow up, frees a factory-manager prisoner, and kills the Voodoo Master with a sword through the chest, then escapes just before the castle blows up.

Appearing in Flash Fulton: "Mission in the Amazon Jungle"

Featured Characters:

  • Flash Fulton

Supporting Characters:

  • Andy

Villains:


Other Characters:

  • Roger Hart
  • Carter

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Synopsis for Flash Fulton: "Mission in the Amazon Jungle"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in John Law, Scientective: "Danger In Numbers"

Featured Characters:

  • John Law

Supporting Characters:

  • Albert Mills
  • June Carter

Villains:

  • The Avenger

Other Characters:

  • Lewis

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Synopsis for John Law, Scientective: "Danger In Numbers"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Wings Wendall: "The Bombing of the Tennessee Valley Dam"

Featured Characters:

  • Wings Wendall

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Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Jean Drake
  • Colonel Jordan

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Synopsis for Wings Wendall: "The Bombing of the Tennessee Valley Dam"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Bozo:
    • In this issue, Bozo the Iron Man destroys another car full of bad guys, bringing his body count up to at least 11. Then he electrocutes henchman Herzog, bringing it up to at least 12.
    • Bozo flies from New York City to Washington DC in 22 minutes, which works out to 625 mph.
  • Espionage:
    • This issue's episode of "Espionage" is set at a time when both the Siegfried and Maginot artillery lines were operational, which would be prior to May 1940.
    • This story is the first time in this series, that the military aggressor nation in Europe is called "Germany." Other fake names will continue to be used for a brief time, for instance this issue's Hugh Hazzard villains are backed by "Hitlin" and his "Batzi" government.
  • Invisible Justice:
    • Like the Green Lizard before him, the Voodoo Master had his own hideout rigged with explosives.[1]
    • This Voodoo Master is the 2nd bad guy to get killed by Kent Thurston; the first was Garrick Spade.[2]
  • Also appearing in this issue of Smash Comics were:
    • Kidding the Kids, by Arthur Beeman
    • Philpott Veep: "An Eerie Episode of Signs and Shadows", by John Devlin
    • Abdul the Arab: "The Arabec Oil Mystery", by Vernon Henkel
    • Archie O'Toole: "Utopia", by Will Eisner
    • Small Stuff, by John Devlin
    • Wun Cloo: "The Wrestling Match", by Gill Fox

Trivia

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