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"Mister Scarlet: "... and the Melodious Death"": Fired symphony orchestra musician Ravelle sought revenge by turning to crime. He adopted the name Dr. Death, recruited a small gang, and murdered at least one of his musical rivals, using poison. He soon clashed with the anonymous costumed vigilan


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-- Miss Wade



Appearing in Mister Scarlet: "... and the Melodious Death"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Doctor Death (First appearance)
    • Butch
    • Monk
    • at least two more hench

Other Characters:

  • Campani (Dies)
  • Lora Campani
  • GCPD squad of cops

Locations:

Synopsis for Mister Scarlet: "... and the Melodious Death"

Fired symphony orchestra musician Ravelle sought revenge by turning to crime. He adopted the name Dr. Death, recruited a small gang, and murdered at least one of his musical rivals, using poison. He soon clashed with the anonymous costumed vigilante Mister Scarlet, who, in one night, put him out of business and left him for the police.

Appearing in Mister Scarlet: "... Meets the Ghost"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Orphan Society Board
    • Petrie
    • Crane
    • Jones

Locations:

Synopsis for Mister Scarlet: "... Meets the Ghost"

Henry Suffridge was the Chairman of the Board of the Orphan Society, from which he was embezzling funds. To divert suspicion from himself, he accused several other board members of the theft. He adopted an alter ego, as "The Ghost," recruited a small gang, and used ghost-suited thugs and special effects to terrorize one of the accused scapegoats, Jones, into leaving town. But Jones encountered Mr. Scarlet, who investigated the matter in his own way, and after some detective work and some fistfights, the famous costumed vigilante exposed Suffridge as the Ghost, and left him for the police.

Appearing in Mister Scarlet: "The Horned Hood"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Professor Cadiz, as The Horned Hood (First appearance)
    • his gang: Slugger, Rocco, others

Other Characters:

  • Prince Lanoor, of India (Behind the scenes)
  • GCPD platoon of cops

Locations:

Items:

  • Maharajah Jewel

Synopsis for Mister Scarlet: "The Horned Hood"

Professor Cadiz was an expert on historical gems, at a museum somewhere upstate from Gotham City. He got greedy, adopted a secret identity as the Horned Hood, recruited a small gang, and stole the famous Maharajah Jewel from his own museum. Not much later, he and his gang were tracked down, beaten senseless, and left for the police, by the noted vigilante Mister Scarlet.

Appearing in Atom Blake: "The Worlds of Time"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Joseph Page
  • Nora Page
  • Dusty Davis
  • Stuart Blake (Behind the scenes)

Villains:

  • Mighty Adwahl (a.k.a. "Scarface Louie") (Only appearance; dies)
    • his minions, Green Conquerors of Mercury

Other Characters:

  • Telepathic Bug People of Mercury

Locations:

Synopsis for Atom Blake: "The Worlds of Time"

Atom Blake mathematically calculates how to be in two places at the same time, and does so. Leaving behind one version of himself, Blake then flies off to Mercury in search of his real father.

On Mercury he encounters a species of tiny bug-like telepathic people, who at first capture him, but soon are happy to accept his super-powered help against their enemy, the Mighty Adwahl. Adwahl is actually an American gangster named "Scarface Louie", and he commands an army of green alien monsters, which has conquered Mercury. The insectlike people live underground and the green conquerors live on the surface in their own city. Atom Blake leads a rebellion against Adwahl, amid which the villain is killed, his alien army is either destroyed or dispersed, and the bug people regain control of their planet. But Atom can't stick around, he has to keep searching the planets for his missing father.

Appearing in Jim Dolan: "Nick Tinni's Liquor Racket"

Featured Characters:

  • Jim Dolan

Supporting Characters:

  • Sally Alden

Villains:

  • Nick Tinni, bootlegger (Single appearance)
    • his gang: Blackie, others
  • Hager, rival bootlegger (Behind the scenes)

Vehicles:

  • two illicit whiskey trucks

Synopsis for Jim Dolan: "Nick Tinni's Liquor Racket"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Rick O'Shay: "To Save the Suez Canal"

Featured Characters:

  • Rick O'Shay

Supporting Characters:

  • Royal Army
    • Major Allen
  • Beth Thomsen, British Intelligence (Single appearance)

Villains:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Italian Divebombers
  • British Divebomber
  • British Medium Bombers

Synopsis for Rick O'Shay: "To Save the Suez Canal"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Hunchback: "The Underworld Trembles"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Betty Brenton (First appearance)
  • James, Lanier's Chauffeur

Villains:

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Cromwell Arms
    • Ritz Theater
    • abandoned subway tunnel

Items:

  • Hunchback's Walking Stick

Vehicles:

  • Scorpion's battery-powered subway train

Synopsis for Hunchback: "The Underworld Trembles"

Betty Brenton, fiancee of Allan Lanier, gets kidnapped by the Scorpion, and the Hunchback tracks them down, beats up his gang, and breaks the Scorpion's neck with a whack from his walking stick. Then the Hunchback reveals to Betty that he is really Allan.

Notes

  • Atom Blake's villain the Mighty Adwahl came from Earth, in a stolen rocketship, traveled to an unknown number of extraterrestrial planets to recruit his monster army, then conquered the planet Mercury. The chronicles tell no details of how all this was accomplished.
  • Hunchback's villain The Scorpion throws one of his own thugs out a 10th-story (closed) window, and shoots dead two others later. Hunchback beats down eleven thugs but kills none of them, until he catches the Scorpion, and breaks his neck.
  • Jim Dolan gets head-konked unconscious with a chair, and also gets a bullet-wound in the shoulder.
  • In "Mister Scarlet and the Melodious Death":
    • Late at night, Brian Butler and Miss Wade are in Butler's apartment, working on trivial cases.
    • Mr. Scarlet gets head-konked unconscious with a blackjack.
  • In "Mister Scarlet Meets The Ghost":
    • Late at night, Mr. Scarlet again breaks into Miss Wade's bedroom thru a window (see also Wow Comics #1), borrows a bed sheet, and abruptly leaves.
  • Rick O'Shay attended Harvard.
    • RAF aircraft are painted bright red.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Wow Comics was:

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Recommended Reading

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