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"Mister Scarlet: "Mr. Hyde"": During a home invasion, Pinky's widowed mother is brutally murdered by a fanged maniac strangler, who introduces himself as "Mr. Hyde." Pinky vows to get the murderer, and he gets a good look at him too.


Quote1 I made this costume myself. Gosh, it looks all right! Now I'm going to investigate like Mr. Scarlet would. Quote2
-- Pinky, the Whiz Kid



Appearing in Mister Scarlet: "Mr. Hyde"

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  • Pinky's widowed mother (Dies)
  • Mayor James T. Flynn

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Synopsis for Mister Scarlet: "Mr. Hyde"

During a home invasion, Pinky's widowed mother is brutally murdered by a fanged maniac strangler, who introduces himself as "Mr. Hyde." Pinky vows to get the murderer, and he gets a good look at him too.

Next day, attorney Brian Butler and his secretary Miss Wade arrive to convey Pinky to the Oaklawn Orphanage, which is overseen by Dr. Jelke. Jelke is secretly Mr. Hyde, and one day Pinky spots Hyde running out of the orphanage. He alerts his friend Mr. Butler, and that night Mr. Scarlet prowls the city seeking the monster. Hyde decides to murder the mayor, and Scarlet intercepts him on the roof of the Mayor's mansion. They fight inconclusively, then Scarlet pursues him on foot, all the way back to the orphanage. But once he gets inside and pounces, the hulking brute has already converted back into normal-sized Jelke, who successfully lies his way out of this bust and sends Mr. Scarlet away. But Pinky has eavesdropped on their conversation and after they leave he searches the site of their encounter, and he finds a monocle, which he recognizes as belonging to the monster!

Back in his room at the orphanage, Pinky puts on a costume, which he has secretly made himself, and which is a very close copy of the famous Mr. Scarlet's action attire. He does some keyhole-peeping at Jelke's private laboratory, and observes as Jelke swells up in size and grows fangs! It's like black magic! Pinky runs off to find Mr. Scarlet, who instead finds him, and instantly recognizes him despite his new mask. Scarlet wants Pinky to stay behind while he pursues Hyde alone, and Pinky plays along just long enough for Scarlet to get out of sight. Which is good luck for Scarlet, as his encounter with Hyde ends up with him tied to a chair and almost forced to drink poison, before Pinky swings into the room, on a rope, and tries to fight Hyde. The poison concoction is spilled on Mr. Scarlet's ropes, and corrodes them enough that he can burst free, not a second too soon for Pinky, who is faring very poorly against the monstrous Mr. Hyde. The fight ends when Pinky picks up Jelke's large heavy copy of R.L. Stevenson's THe Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and head-konks Hyde with it. This knocks him back into his normal size and mentality. Jelke is consumed with remorse over Hyde's crimes, and he tries to drink poison. Mr. Scarlet tries to stop him but is just barely too late.

Several days later, Brian Butler adopts Pinky, ostensibly to keep him from getting mixed up in any more dangerous exploits.

Appearing in Mister Scarlet: "The Hummer"

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  • Taylor (Dies)
  • Judge Johnson

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Appearing in Mister Scarlet "... Meets Bluebeard"

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  • Tom Van Hoff, as Bluebeard
    • his pirate crew

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  • Mr. Van Hoff
  • Wanda Van Hoff

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Synopsis for Mister Scarlet "... Meets Bluebeard"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Atom Blake: "The Worlds of Time (Part 3)"

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  • Stuart Blake, Atom's Scientist Father
  • Atom's Princess Girlfriend

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  • Surface Tyrant
    • his soldiers

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  • Underground People

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  • Atom's Magic Ring (melts metal weapons, and walls)

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  • Dragon

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  • Tyrant's Troops' Escape Rocket
  • Tyrant's Rocket Bomber

Synopsis for Atom Blake: "The Worlds of Time (Part 3)"

Atom and Stuart Blake, and Atom's unnamed Princess girlfriend, and an army of oppressed underground people, overthrow the tyrants that have conquered the surface of Planet Mercury, in the distant future. Afterward the Blakes and the Princess don't stick around, but depart for an unknown destination, by means of a mathematical calculation, spoken aloud by young Blake.

Appearing in Rick O'Shay: "For Doom the Bell Tolls"

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  • British General

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  • Arab local people

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  • German truck
  • German staff car

Synopsis for Rick O'Shay: "For Doom the Bell Tolls"

Rick O'Shay is the only American in an English Army unit operating in Libya. German troops attempt to overrun their position, but they are repelled. Chasing one German soldier on foot, O'Shay gets separated from his unit. He steals an Arab collaborator's clothing, and quietly follows some guys into a mosque, where a shady deal is being struck between the local spiritual leader and a German general. Rick disrupts this deal by preventing the mosque's bell from being rung, then has a rooftop fight with a number of German soldiers as he escapes from the mosque and into the town. As they watch which way this fight is going, many fence-sitting young Arab men decide to enter the fight, against the Germans, and it quickly turns into a route for the Germans. They then loot the German Staff Building, and bring at least two vehicles full of classified papers and other materials to the British Garrison, along with several dozen brand new volunteer guerrilla fighters.

Appearing in Jim Dolan: "Capuzzo and the Quicksand"

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  • Sally Alden

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  • Capuzzo
    • his gang

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  • Mayor Felton

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  • Dolan's office, on Main Street

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  • Dolan's Autogyro

Synopsis for Jim Dolan: "Capuzzo and the Quicksand"

Jim Dolan, hard-socking two-fisted editor of Daring Detective magazine, comes face to face with the notorious Capuzzo, who kidnaps the Mayor and throws him into a quicksand sump. With Sally piloting his autogyro, Dolan swings down on a rope ladder and grabs the Mayor out of the deadly muck, and carries him a safe distance away. Then he returns to the scene, jumps into Capuzzo's gang, and punches them until they've all fallen down.

Appearing in Hunchback: "The Shipyard Bombing Conspiracy"

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  • Betty Brenton

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  • Steve Anderson (Dies)
  • Steve's girlfriend
  • Officer Hoolihan
  • Chief Sweeny
  • District Attorney

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  • New York City
    • Anderson's Shipyard
    • Waterfront Saloon
    • District Attorney's Mansion
    • Alderman Varese's Penthouse
      • and rooftop airplane runway

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  • Hunchback's Walking Stick

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  • Varese's 2-engine airplane

Synopsis for Hunchback: "The Shipyard Bombing Conspiracy"

Shipyard bomb-planters, paid by Herr Von Stieglitz, organized by Alderman Nicola "Nick" Varese, and led by "Dutch," destroy some ships at Anderson's Shipyard, owned by Steve Anderson, a friend of Allan Lanier's. So the Hunchback investigates, and busts this gang, then confronts, terrifies, and punches out Von Stieglitz. Alderman Varese tries to escape, by airplane, but the Hunchback grabs onto it at takeoff then pries his way inside, jumps Varese, straps a parachute onto him, and tosses him out of the plane. Hunchback lands the plane, undetected, and disappears into the night.

Notes

  • Atom Blake's interplanetary teleportation, Explanation: "Calling on his unbounded mathematical qualities, Atom slowly fades away."
  • Hunchback villain Herr Von Stieglitz wears a monocle.
  • First issue for Pinky, in Mr. Scarlet.
    • Pinky's original last name is never mentioned.
    • Jelke is a doctor, who concocted his own potions, and he drank one of them, seemingly dying by his own hand. Nobody but Jelke knows what was really in that test tube.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Wow Comics was: "Gunsmoke Promotion" (text story), by Joseph Millard.

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