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Ye EDITORS' PAGE 



Dear Readers: 

The first issue of 4MOST certainly was received with tremendous enthusiasm and 
the Editors wish to extend their thanks to you for your many letters of approval. 

An interesting feature of the winter issue was the "How-to-Make-lt" page in the 
Edison Bell strip, which if you recall, gave directions on how to make a Junior Air 
Raid Warden Listening Post. The magazine had been on sale for only two or three 
weeks when the news of the treacherous Jap attack on Pearl Harbor was announced 
to the world and the United States was plunged into war. No sooner had the serious- 
ness of the situation been brought home to this country with the possibility of real 
bombing raids occurring on our own shores — which may have happened by the time 
you read this — than 4MOST began receiving requests for more information on how 
to make an air raid listening post. One New York City Air Raid Warden telephoned, 
said that he had actually seen one of these Junior Air Raid Warden posts set up and 
found it to operate very efficiently. He wanted several more copies of 4MOST contain- 
ing the plans so that several posts could be quickly made and set up in his district. 

How to make several other effective defense articles is told in the Edison Bell strip 
in this issue. Remember it isn't necessary to have an air raid for fires to start and almost 
any fire that causes destruction of property is a blow to our defense efforts. Also 
remember that the stirrup pumps and milk bottle fire extinguishers described by Edison 
Bell are not toys. Properly made and handled they will serve their purpose admirably, 
but be sure and obtain your parents permission before you start to make any of them 
so that your parents will be certain to see that you use the right materials. 

Many of you have brothers or fathers serving our country in the army, navy, or 
marine corps, and all of you— we know— want to do your bit towards getting the tre- 
mendous job our country has before it over with as quickly as possible. Everyone can 
help, young or old, large or small. You can help in dozens of ways. Wouldn't one good 
way be to form a group in your neighborhood and call yourselves, "Junior Defense 
Wardens"? 

Junior Defense Wardens could for instance collect all the scrap metal, paper, and 
glass in their neighborhood and turn it over to the proper defense authorities. They 
could make a point of keeping themselves informed and seeing that their friends were 
informed about all the rules and regulations of their local Air Raid Precautions Board. 
They could learn elementary first aid. Above all, they could start buying Defense Stamps 
and start an honor roll for this activity. 

What do you say, boys and girls? If the idea is appealing to you and you actually 
start a Junior Defense Warden group, won't you write in and tell us about your activities. 

Cordially yours, 
THE EDITORS 

BUY A DEFENSE STAMP AND HELP KEEP 'EM FLYING 



LETTERS FROM OUR READERS 



Dear Sirs: 

I wish to express my appreciation to you for putting out a 
quarterly about Dick Cole, The Target, Edison Bell, and The 
Cadet. I have read 4MOST and I think that if is the absolute 
top in comics entertainment. 

Please publish 4MOST every month just like you do TARGET 
and BLUE BOLT. I know it would be a great success. 

Leonard Zimmerman 
Bronx, N. Y. 

— (Thanks, Leonard. Your letter states briefly what hundreds of 
other readers have said at greater length.) 



Dear Editors: 

I want to thank you very mucS, not only for myself but for all 
my friends for publishing 4MOST Comics. 

All of us have our favorites, though sometimes we can't quite 
make up our minds which we like best. I was like that until I 
saw 4MOST. Believe it or not, I couldn't ask for a better 
magazine. 

I also want to say that I think your comic book is one of tho 

cloanost magazines for American youth to rood. 

John D. Barbour 

Franklin, Louisiana 
—(More orchids, nuff sed.) 



ADDRESS YOUR MAIL TO 4MOST COMICS, 292 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 



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-THIS LETTER SAYS 
DR. mm MY GUARDIAN. 
DIED MYSTERIOUSLY/ IT SAYS ' 
IMAGINE, WAT I'M THE ONLY 
HEIR TO A WHOLE KINGDOM! 
-IT SAYS -OH. HECK! HERE, 

DICK., REAQ IT YOURSELF/ 






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HOLY 
COW! 



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YEOWf SlMBA! \ 

THAT MAKES YOU A KING! WEU* 
FOR THE LOVE OF PARK MM YOU'RE 
ITS FIRST STUDENT KING! LONG 
LIVE THE KINS! THIS SETTLES OUR 
VACATION! LET'S START PAWNGfrm/!* 



ngpmmm 

1 LONGUV£\ 
SW#7? 



SIMM'S 
A KING J 






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wws this? ->*— ^-i> smfl a mm? 

DICK COLE'S PAL, THE ROUGH- AND -TUMBLE SlMBA, COULD BE A KING! 
BUT WHAT WULD THAT MEAN TO DICK, WECLERN-M LAD, IDOL OF FARR 
MIL ITARY ACADEMY f SlMBA A KING£ INDEED!! BUT -- -RBfin ONi ' 

4M0ST, Vol.1, No.2, SPRING 1942 issue, published quarterly by Novelty Press, Inc., RO.Box 1198, Philadelphia, Pa., 
editorial offices, 292 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A. Copyright 1942, by Funnies Incorporated/ 
New York, N.Y., US.A. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription price $1.00 per year in U.S.A. Application for entry as 
second class matter at Philadelphia. Pa., is pending. No living person is named or delineated in this magazine. 




-fl mt) DASH THROUGH THE GATE BRINGS THEM TO 

~^THE FIELD. 



ALOFTJHEY RELAX FOR WE FIRST TIME— TALKING 
ABOUT THE EXCITING TRIP AND THE FUTURE. 



DICK, IT SOUNDS SCREWY.' JUST 
IMAGINE IAS, Si MBA f WITH 
A KINGDOM ALL _ 




TAKE IT EASY. RINGY, 

QL' BOY! WAIT TILL YOU 
SEE IT, FIRST. GEE! 
THIS PLANE-CANT GET 

US THERE 

FAST ENOUGH: 





DOWN ON THE FAMOUS WATERFRONT, THEY LOOK FOR a BREW. 




SUDDENLY, A COMMOTION ON THE DOCK DEVELOPS INTO A FI6HT. 



r HEY, DICK! THOSE GUYS 
ARE TRYING TO BEAT UP | 
TUB LITTLE GUY/ 



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PS THE HELPLESS SMALL MAN IS PUNCHED. THEY DASH TOMRESCVE. 



I HE CANT TAKE ^^—^i DIVE IN, 
THAT LONG/ LET'S GO/ j ^""W^ 



SIMBA.WITH BOTH FISTS' 




WHILE DICK FIGHTS ON, SIMBA IS TOSSED, UNCONSCIOUS, INTO A MOTOR 

LAUNCH/ 



TOSS HIM IN THE BOAT. HE'S 
BETTER THAN THE LITTL E TUNG! 



YES, MASTER. 
MONGOL! / 



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1 HIS IS 
SOME- 
THING I 
NEVER 
EXPECTED! 
SIMBA! 

HAH! 




WATCH THIS MM! how 

DOES HE KNOWS/MBU? 
WHERE IS HE TAKING HIM? 



\ LOOKING FOR SIMBA, DICK SPIES THE 
KIDNAPPERS/ Jj== 




SIMBA! HEY, BOY! WHAT? 

WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? A 





AS DICK COMES UP FOR AIR! 



AH! A BOX TO COVER ME UP! THEY'RE 
HEADING FOR THAT TUGBOAT! 







HIDING BEHIND THE FLOATING BOX, 
DICK WATCHES EVERY MOVE OF THE 
BOATS FROM A DISTANCE - - - 



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SUf THEY'RE TAKING SIMBA ON 
THE BIG SHIP— IF I FLOUT ALONG 

BEHIND THIS BOX / Cm REACH 

THEIR ANCHOR-CHAIN ~. AND THEN- 



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WW DIVES AGAIN AND 
GROPES FOB THE AND 
CHAIN-CLIMBS HAND 
OVER HAND TO THE DECK. 




WH/L£ DICK IS FIGHTING AGAINST ALMOST 
IMPOSSIBLE ODDS. THE LEADER. DIRECTS 
QUICK TRANSFER OFSIMSA TO THE SPEEDBOAT. 



TOSS THE WHITE 
DOG BACK IH THE 
BOAT -HE'S . 
WORTH KEEPING! 



DICK'S SHARP EYES CATCH WE 
ATTEMPTED GET-AWAY WITH MS PAL. 



THE SCURVY DOGS ~ AND THEY'RE 
TRYING TO GET AWAY JOO/ ^ 

NOT THIS TIME f J 



SPOTTING A SMALL PLANE CATAPULT ON 
THE FAR DECK, DICK SPRINTS FOR IT AS WE 
MOTORBOAT SPEEDS AWAY.' 



I / NEVER TRIED BROAD- JUMPING 
OFF A CATAPULT ••• BUT ITS SURELY 
WORTH A TRY - H£R£ OOfSf 




BMCING HIMSELF, DICK LANDS SQUARELY 
ON THE BFTBl DECK OF THE LAUNCH, AND- 



/? SQUARE HIT/ 

OH-OHf THERE'S 
SIMBA- HE NEEDS 
ACWN/ LET'S 00.' 




•■SPRINGS FORWARD AT THE HELMSMAN 
BEFORE THE CREW CAN MARE A MOVE.' 



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MY GUN! 
MY GUN! 



GANGWAY, SAILOR! 

DICK'S GOING TO KNOCK YOU 
RIGHT OFF YOUR COURSE.' 





WHILE DICK CLEARS THE DECKS. THE BOAT 
CONTINUES CRA2ILY0N ITS HELMLESS COURSE. 



7m F&/rvMWf, 

WOW/ MY HEAD.' 
HEY! -DICK/ 
GOOD BOY, DICK.' 
SAVE ONE FOR 



OH! FOR THE LIFE OF 
A SAILOR/ HIT THE WATER, 
HON. CREWMAN/ -I CRAVE 
LOTS OF ROOM! 





IMMEDIATELY, WE FREIGHTER STOPS, 
AND ITS SKIPPER BARKS OUT ORDERS.' 



MAN OVBRBOAMO 
m —MAN we 

SIR.'J^ , UNtSf 

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haul away, 
SIR.' 



YES, EVEN LAND- 
LUBBERS HAVE TO 
BE RESCUED/ 



UP WE GO. SIMM! 
AND I CAN'T SAY THAT 
I LIKE THE LOOKS OF 
THIS TUB TOO MUCH.' I 



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WAT'S THE 
DIFFERENCE? 

\SHIP, 

ISN'T IT? 



A FPN DAYS LATER - 
IN THE BROAD PACIFIC! 




SUBMARINE 

SIR! OFF THE 

PORT BOW! 



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ONCE ABOARD, THE LADS LEARN 
STARTLING NWS FROM THE CAPTAIN... 



I SHOULD PLACE YOU IN IRONS FOR 
RECKLESS SEAMANSHIP... BUT WE'RE ' 
AT WAR AND BOUND FORCHlNA-CANT \ 
TURN BACK -YOU'LL HAVE TO . 
ABOARD/, 







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IT LOOKS LIKE A 



zZZ^l SUSPICIOUS CRAFT, 







SENSING SOMETHING WRONG, DICK 
SPRINGS INTO ACTION AS THE SUB NEAPS- 




just then, without warning, a shell 
hits Directly in front of them—\ 






DOING THE WORK OF A FULL "FlVE-fNCH GUN CREW 
ALONE, DICK BEGINS FIRING BACK AT THE ATTACKER-/ 




VlOCS MARKSMANSHIP LANDS THE SECOND SHOT 
xON THE SHIP'S FORWARD DECK/ 






flV FOR VICTORY/ 
TOO BAD I HAD 70 
WASTE THREE SHOTS ON 



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THAT SUB/ NOW -FIRST] 

AID for SlMBA/ 




DICK S&S THE HAVOC AS HE 
SEARCHES FOR SlMBA AMONG 
THE WRECKAGE . . . . 



\ HOLY MUTTONS! \ 

THBY HIT HARD! r—> 
OH, THERE'S SlMBA X^otS 
STILL ALIVE/ rfcM 1 '*> 




I SKILLED IN FIRST AID, AS ALL FORK 
CADETS ARE, DICK WASTES NO TIME. 



r SHEUSHOCKR> 

•'l THOUGHT IT « 
' WOULD TAKE MORE 
THAN A MERE SHELL 
TO KILL 

}mYOU, 

il PAL/ 
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AFTER THE ACTION IS OVER THE 
CAPTAIN ORDERS ALL HANDS OHVECK.. 



CADET COLE, 
YOU'RE AN HONOR- 
TO YOUR SCHOOL 
AND COUNTRY! 



THANK YOU, SIR- 
MAJOR FARR WOULD 
BE GLAD TO HEAR YOU 
SAY THAT, SIR/ 



mO THEN, AS THE CAPTAIN COMPLETES •'ASSEMBLY" ON DECK ■ 



J UG PARDON, SIR, *—, (THfiTMEA NS^f WOW/ 
fBUT THE QUARTERMASTER \ i*P™" 7] -- OF ALL 
[ REPORTS A FULLING BAROMETER,} AND TROUBLE.'! jju^ jq 
AND BUCKLED PORT PLATES, J ^RNJO rPUNINTOA, 
S WE TO THAT DIRECT ^J^TONCEn jypUQQU U 



■ APPROACHING AT A TERRIFIC SPEED, A 
DEADLY WATERSPOUT IS SEEN ON THE HORIZON. 



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HIT/ 



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THERE 

SHE 

COMES!) 



BATTEN DOWN! 
ALL HANDS AT 
THEIR STATIONS! 

STAND 

1 m 

"AYE, f^ 
SIR/ 



WITH SAVAGE FURY, THE VANGUARD OF THE 
STORM HITS THE SHIP/ 







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LIKE A MILLION TONS OF BRICKS, THE MONSTROUS WAVE 
SMASHES DOWN ON THE WEAKENED SHIP. 



DIVING OVER THE SIDE, THE BOYS TRY W GET 
CLEAR OF THE SHIP AS IT SINKS INTO THE SEA.' 




£§^. 



QUIET 
PAL/ 

OR YOU'LL 
BE FULL OF 
SALT WATER/ 




NOT P SOUL ABOARD - 
IT LOOKS AS THOUGH 
WE'RE THE ONLY . 
SURVIVORS! 



THEY SHOULD ' — - 
HAVE MADE SAILORS 
OF US AT FARR, DICK! 
LET'S GO! HEAVE! 




DICK! LOOK! I 

a smf 

SUPPUBSJ 

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[RIGGING WE SINGLE SAIL, 
WE BOYS GET UNDER WAY! 



SUPPLIES ARE LOW 

IN THE FORWARD 

LOCKER, DICK.' 



WELL, WE'RE 
HEADING WEST 
FAST AS THIS 
TUB CAN TAKE 

US -LET'S HOPE 
IT HOLDS OUT! 



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BEFORE THEY COULD EXECUTE THEIR PLAN, A HORDE 
OF LITTLE BROWN MEN SWARM AROUND THEM 




PICKING UP JAP RIFLES, THE TWO LADS TRY SOME SHOOTING/ 



WELL, LETS AIM AT 
THEIR NOSES, AND THEY'LL 
BLOWUP/ THE LEFT 
ONE'S MINE/ 





SURFACING HIS TINY CRRFT, DICK CLIMBS OUT TO SEE 
THE WRECKAGE • • • 



WHAT WOULD THAT 
GROUCHY OLD GUNNERY 
OFFICER AT FARR SAY 
IF HE SAW THIS, MBA? 



ONE DOWN, AND TWELVE 

'MORE JAP CARRIERS TO 

GO! COME ON, SKIPPER, 

WE'VE SEEN ENOUGH OF 

THIS WRECK! LET'S GO} 




A FEW MORE MILES OF NAVIGATION BRINGS 
THEM NEAR LAND AGAIN • • • 





oicx and si ma RR£ BROUGHT 

BEFORE THE REGIONAL COMMANDER. 



YOUR PAPERS ARE 
IN ORDER, BUT 
YOU CANNOT GO 
INLAND/ IT'S TOO 
DANGEROUS AND 
I'LL STOP YOU/ 





1M FIGHT SEEMS NOW TO CENTER ABOUT SIMM.I 




THEN a THOUGHT FLASHES IN SlMBA'S MIND! 



GEE, I'M SORRY THAT BIG 
GUY GOT AWAY- BECAUSE- ■ 

W.DICK! I KNOW 
HIM! WOW! WAIT/ 

OR. KARNO AND HIS BODY- 
GUARD/ 

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HOLY COW! 

HE SEEMS TO BE 
' PICKING ON YOU 
QUITE A BIT LATELY. 
WAT'S WE STORY: 






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MP INTO i 
HIS 
CHILDHOODl 
MEMORIES,. 

SlMBfl 

ID DICK 
JSOMEOF 

mwXi 

LIFE... 



"MONGOL TUNNED ME IN All JC/NDS 

PHYSICAL ENDURANCE AND SK/U. 

J WAS A CRACK SHOT.' 



OF EXERCISES REQUIRING 
WHEN I BECAME- OLDER, 



COME, $1 MSA! YOU'LL) 

HAVE TO IMPROVE, OR * 

THE MASTER, DR.ICARNO, 

WILL BE VERY ANGRY.' 



BUI MONGOL, 
SIGHT BULL'S-EYES 
OUT OF TEN IS 
ALMOST 

PERFECT' 





J-I LEARNED ALMOST EVERYTHING 
FROM HIM. HE WAS MY SHADOW. 
DR. KARNO DIDN'T LIRE IT.' ONE 
DAY, WHEN J WAS TEN. MONGOL 
DISAPPEARED/ ■ irm'TURNSUPHteE 

years later! 
Something screwy 

ABOUT IT/ 



SH-H... MERES WE SECRET OF WHAT MONGOL HAD DONE 
AFTER HIS SUDDEN DISMISSAL BY DR. KARNO... MANY 
YEARS AGO... READ ON— 



WHERE 

DID MONGOL GOt\ 

BITTER OVER 
HIS TREAT- 
MENT BY KPRNO, 
M0N60L FlNRLLS 
LEFT FOR HIS 
NATIVE LHNP 
ON THE EOGE 
OF TIBET- 
GRPQUPLL-i, 
WlTHTHEPlDQF 
UNSCRUPULOUS 

PERSONS, 
HE BECRME 
P. VIRTURL 
DICTPTOR 
OF THRT 
LITTLE 
KINGDOM. 




BECOMING POWERFUL, HE VISITED THE U.S., 
SEEKING REVENGE ON KRRNO . HE DID NOT 
RECKON WITH KPRNO'S SECRET WILL 
ESTRBUSHING SIMBR RS THE RIGHTFUL 
KING. FRILING TO STOP SIM BP,HE SPEEDS 
RHERD TO WRIT HIS RRRlVRL . 




WITH GREAT ARROGANCE, MONGOL ENTERS 
THE PALACE, PUSHING PEOPLE AROUND. 



TREMBLING, THE REGENT APPEARS, PLEADING FOR 
JUSTICE FOR HIS COUNTRY, SlMBA'S R-fNGDOM... * 



KING SlMBA, THE WHITE 
SON OF WHITE FATHER 
WHO FOUNDED THIS 
COUNTRY, WILL RECLAIM 
HIS THRONE YET! 



SIMBA, BAH/TWO 
j YOUNG UPSTART 

'l/asnt the sense td\ 

run this country/ 

j'm taring over/ 



I'LL GIVE YOU EXACTLY 
ONE HOUR TO PACR UP 
AND GET OUT/ THERE'S 
ONLY ONE PERSON RUNNING 
THIS PLACE' - THAT'S MB! 

MONGOL/ 

GO! BEFORE J 
BRAIN YOU! 



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SIMBA AND 

HIS SHADOW 

CAN'T DISTURB 

MY , 
PLANS.' 



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WEARILY, THEY DRIVE ON 
THROUGH TREACHEROUS TERRITORY. 



PEOPLE RUN TOWARD THE COR 
'AS IT HALTS BEFORE THEOTY 
GATES 



[Rill THE TRAITORS! 
TO THE GALLOWS!) 



A GROWING, MENACING CROWD SURGES AROUND THEM... 



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SAYf THIS ISA 
HECK Of A WAY FOR 
THE NATIVES TO GREET 
A SWELL NEW RING/ 



ViXfi: 



III mcHwu 

A LITTLE LAW AND 

ORDER, MY FRIENDS.' 

SAY, DICR, 1 CAN'T HURT, 

THESE FELLOWS! 

LETS SCRAM! 



\BUTPICR' GRABS A PIECE OF ROPE AND GIVES IT A 
QUICK FLIP UPWARD/ ■ ■ • 








MONGOL TfllS THE STORY 

"YOUR REAL 
FATHER VM 
KING OF 
THIS LAND- 
MEN you 
WERE A 
BABY. I 
KIDNAPPED 
YOU 

BECAUSE 
J WANTED 
TO BE A 
DICTATOR... 
vourparents 
died soon 
Wiethe art- 
broken " 



'...J TOOK 

you TO A 
MOUNTAIN 
TOP TO DIE- 
BUT YOU WERE 

FOUND BY TWO 
LONE SKIERS. 



"... THEY TOOK YOU TO AN ORPHANAGE, WHERE DOCTOR 
KARNO FOUND YOU. WHEN I FOUND YOU HAD BEEN 
PICKED UP, J FOLLOWED YOUR TRAIL ..." 



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\CAN YOU\ 
I PROVE 
THIS? 



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...BUT KARNO 
DISCOVERED MV SECRET ' 
AND THREATENED TO 
EXPOSE ME UNLESS I 
WORKED WITH HIM. 
J RAN OFF ABOUT 
NINE TEARS AGO 






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SIMBA DEJECTEDLY CLIMBS THE THRONE 






BUT- 

THE VERY 
NIGHT Of HIS 
IMPRISONMENT, 

THE WILY 
MONGOL HAS 

BRIBED A 
GUARD WITH 
PROMISES OF 
mNDEUR,M[\ 
EFFECTED 

HIS ESCAPE.' 

NOW... HE 
APPROACHES 
THE JAPS... 



HEADED BY THE TRAITOR MONGOL, THE 
INVADING ARMY MARCHES. . . 






THICK OF IT! 



HOLY CATS! 

WHAT f\ SWELL 
BATTLE/ 





S/MBA. THE KING, ARRIVES ON HIS CHARGE/? 






SlMBfl DIVES flTfi 

Mess of japs r 





TRIUMPHANT, DICK'S LITTLE 
ARMY RETURNS HOME • • ■ 



KING 
SIMBfl! 



APE YOU A 

HERO, 

KlNGYf 



YOU'RE NOT 
DOING BAD 
EITHER, 

GENERAL! 




MONGOL IS THROWN INTO 
A CELL ONCE MORE ■ • • 




this is w I YEP/ all the] 

\SOMETHING L — \ COMFORTS OF 
TV£ BEEN LOOK/N&l ft H0ME pqq 

' forward w.MYj rats 

IN here! 





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WHY DIDN'T I DESTROY W^ 

SIMBfl WHEN HE WAS A HELPLESS 

BRAT IN MY CARE... IT WOULD HAVE 

BEEN SO EASY... WELL. I STILL KNOW 

A FEW TRICKS... SIMBfl WILL YET 

FEEL the REVENGE OF 

MONGOL 

HA-HA-HA-HA! 




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MONGOL WORKS FAR INTO TUB NIGHT 
ON THB OLD CELL LOCK WW HIS BELT BUCKLE. 



A FEW MINUTES LATER, ft GUARD 
BURSTS INTO SIMBA'S ROOM* 



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Sc?H 



J KNOW THESE ANCIENT 
CHINESE LOCKS WELL! 
THERE... THAT'S GOT IT! 
NOW FOR THE GUARD — 





BUT... 

UNEASY LIES 
THE HERD WAT 
WEARS A 
CROWN/ 

WHAT MW 
ADVENTURES 
ARE AHEAD FOR 
DICK AND 
SIMBAT 

SOMETHING 
NEW IN THE 
NEXT ISSUE OF 



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WHILE THE 
INVENTIONS EDISON 
BELL SNOWS YOU IN THIS 
ISSUE ARE 

NOT DANGEROUS 

-YOU SHOULD GET 
YOUR PARENTS' PERMISSION 
BEPORE MAKING THEM, 
SINCE SOME OF THEM 
ARE MORE THAN JUST 

TOVS! 



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itiJfWiSOH BELL HAS 
ORGANIZED "THE 
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS 
INTO A JUNIOR AIR RAID 
WARDENS' CLUB- THEY'VE 
CONCENTRATED ON 
MAKING BLACKOUT 
AND AIR RAID **• 
GADGETS. 






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EDDIE'S DAD DROPS IN AT THE 
GARAGE WORKSHOP WHERE 
THEY'RE HARD AT WORK . . . 




SINCE I OWN A 
A DEFENSE PLANT, 

IT WOULD BE A GOOD 
/PEA IF % BECAME 

AN AIRRAID 

WARDEN, 

TOO! 



THE NEXT DAY. 
MR. BELL GETS A LETTER 
FROM THE GOVERNA^ENT. 



WELL, WELL/ ACCORDING TO 
THIS LETTER, I HAVE A 
CHANCE TO COMPETE FOP 
A FIRST RATE PRIORITY FOP t 
MY PLANT MATERIAL* j 
JUST WHAT WE 
NEED.' 




BUT"' ACROSS THE TOWN THERE IS ANOTHER PLANT 
MAKING THE SAME AIRPLANE PARTS AS DOES MR. BELL'S. 



THE NEW OWNER, BULL GRANT, 
GETS A LETTER SIMILAR TO 
MR. BELL'S. 




gACK AT HIS PLANT, BULL GRANT PUTS 
HIS SCHEME fNTO ACTION ... 




MOVING- THEIR ABILITY, THEY ARE500N 
AT WORK— AND 
WHAT DIRTY 
WORK/ 




THE EFFECTS 
ARE SOON FELT/ 
A MEETING 
IS CALLED/ 



SOMEBODY IS 
SABOTAGING OUR PLANT, 
ALL RIGHT. AND I CAN'T 
PUT MY FINGER ON HIM! 
IF THIS KEEPS UP, jg^t- 
WE WON'T GET 
THAT CONTRACT. 




BEING Of NATIONAL INTEREST, THE NEWS OF 
THE SABOTAGING REACHES THE F-B-I- ••• 



WHAT DO VOU 
THINK OF THE 
BELL PLANT 
SITUATION? 



IT WOULDN'T 
, SURPRISE ME IF HE 
WERE SABOTAGING HIS 
[OWN PLACE J IF THEIR. 
> PRODUCTION IS HBlD 
UP, IT'LL PUT A CRIMP 
IN GOVERNMENT PLANS.' 



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THERE HAVE 
BEEN MANY 
SUCH , 
CASES/ 



... AS WELL AS THE' J". A.R.W..' EDDIE 
AND JERRY DECIPE ON IMMEDIATE ACTION.' 




SUDDENLY-- BEFORE THEY CAN LEAVE 
T JERRY! LOOK? 




HERBS HOWTQMAKE 



A VXE PUMP... 

AN OLD FIVE-GAUON 
OIL CAN... A LENGTH 
OF RUBBER TUBING, 
A CORK, SOME 
SOLDER, A SMALL 

PIECE OF PIPING 
... AND 

PRBSTOL 

SIMPLY PUN THE 

TUBING FROM TUB 

PUMP THROUGH A 

HOLE IN 'THE CDRJC 

INTO THE TOP 

OF THE FIVE- - 
GALLON CAN? 



WE THIS J *Y74*rt?I># 



TUBING THROUGH HOLE 

IN CORK". \. MAKE CORK 




PINCH TUBING 
WITH FINGERS 
TO VARY FORCE 

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HOLP TUBING 
TO CANS SIPE 

r WITH BELT. 



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SUP EXTRA LENGTH 
(LONG AS POSSUMS) 
OF RUBBER TUBING 
OVEB SOLPBR&D-ON 



PIPING. 



soidek a Shout piece of piping """> , 
through hole in can's stpe "> 




fcDDiE and jeepy come to a decision/ 



n: 



WE'LL SOON FIND OUT 
IF GRANT'S BACK OF THE 
DIRTY WORK AT DAD'S 
PLANT! 



RIGHT! 

HERE'S 
HIS 
PLANT/ 



THEY LOOK IN THE Wl NDOW OF GRANT'S OFFICE. 
WHICH IS JUST OFF THE SIDEWALK ... 

. F7AMU ORPBRS.' MAk? 

'surf you DO A GOOD 
yJOB THIS 

riMB> 



TjBRRYf THOSE TWO 
MEN WORK IN DAD'S 
FACTORY.' 



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UNSEEN BY THE BOYS, A WATCHMAN 
HAS COME UP BEHIND THEM • • • 




THE KIDS ARE TIED UP 
BY THE WATCHMAN.' 




EDDIE AND JERRY ARE DEAGGEC* INS/DE/ 




"BUT THEY DON'T STAY TIED OP FOB LONG/ 
SITTING BACK TO BACK THEY 




THEY ARE FREE TO MOVE ABOUT- BUT 
THEY FIND THE WINDOWS BARRED/ 




EDDIE EXPLAINS AND 
THEY (SET TO WORK/ 



SZMfltf/ W£U MAKE A 
RUBBER-BAND CAR OUT 
OF THESE WOOD-SCRAPS. 
WE CAN CARVE WHEELS 
OUT OF OUR RUBBER 
HEELS/ 






EDDfE LETS THE 
CAR GO, AND • 



HEY! WHAT'S 
THIS? THERE'S 

A NOTE 
ATTACHED 
TO IT/ 





Ik BASIC IDEA 

IS THAT THE RUBBER 
BAND, TACKED AND 
WOUND ON THE 
PEAR AXLE, A&-, 

PULLS CAR 
AHEAP — 



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SOLID WHITE 
PINE BODY, 

TO KUN CAR: 

"PUSH IT BACKWARD, 
HOLDING DOWN FIRMLY, 
SO RUBBER, 
STRAND WINDS 

AJZOUNP K£AR 




TIACER-BOP/ 



MLES. 

MOVE 

FREELV 
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THBN / 

LET IT GO! 

THE MORE YOU WIND IT, 
THE FURTHER IT WILL 
RUN/ 




METAL 
STBUPS 



CARVETHEBODY 
OUT OF SOLID 
PINE WITH YOUR 
PENKNIFE. 

ADD THE"F/N' 
IN A SLIT 
-FOR EFFECT. 

MAKE TWO SETS 
OF WOODCN WHEELS, 
LOLLV POP- STICK 
AXLES -WITH 
BUNDLE ^ 
HANDLES. 




GLUE 

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TO WHEELS. 




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THE BAPS ARE CUT/ < yow 400^r , 
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. WHAT'S IT AU 3tL M W£VP GOT WORK TO DO/ 

ABOUT, fSU-ASr 

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THE BOYS RUN TO TH€ REAR OF THE BELL 
PLANT ANP CLIMB OVER THE FENCE 



QLV/£7, NOW J 
WE WANT TO 
CATCH THEM 

IN THE ACT/ 






EDDIE'S INVENTIVE EVES FALL UPON A HUGE 
EMPTY "PIPE SPOOL"... 'AND DECIDES ON A PLAN/ 

QUI I KNOW/ 



THE BOYS PAID A REFUSE PILE FOR A PLANK 
AND SOME KIND OF HUGE "RUBBER BAND'.* 




RRSTMAttTA 
SPOOL TRACTOR 
W/TW A AAATCH- 
STICK, A WASHER 
AND A RUBBER- 
BAND AS SWfflVM — 



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WOODEN 
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AFTER 
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TO TOP OF 
MATCH BOX. 



TO GET EFFECT 
OP TANK TREADS, 
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THE MEN ARE KNOCKED OUT/ 
SUDDENLY THEIR ATTENTION 
IS ATTRACTED TO A FLAMING 
RUNAWAY WAGON HURTLING DOWN 
THE HILL DIRECTLY AT THE 
PLANT'S WOODEN GATE/ 





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THEIR EXTINGUISHERS/ 



THE MEN APE BLINDED BY THE WATER, AND THE 
GASOLINE BOTTLES FAIL TO THE GROUND, AFIRE/ 




THE VILLAINOUS GRANT IS 
SOON BROUGHT TO JUSTICE/ 




ITS AN HONORA WITH THE PLANT HUMMING ITS 
SIR.' IF IT ^1 SONG OF VICTORY— MR- BELL 

WASN'T FOR M taxes A MINUTE TO SPEAK TO 
THESE ALERT \ THE BOYS ... WSSTTSSSS 
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TROUBLE. COME AND GET W 



D!lCK BAKER WAS new to 
| the detective game, but he 
had strong ideas on the 
subject that- were not to be de- 
nied. The chief had called him 
in for something important, he 
knew; and -as he waited in the 
outer office he kept hoping that 
it would be exciting. Not every 
fellow just out of college had the 
opportunity to dash headlong 
into adventure! 

Hawley, the head man of East- 
ern Detective Inc.,came out and 
viewed the husky, young man be- 
fore him. "Dick, you're going out 
as special messenger for the 
Conway Bank." 

Dick grinned eagerly, "You 
mean that I'm gonna carry the 
bonds?" The chief shook his 
head. 

"No. You are going to carry an 
empty briefcase. We expect this 
shipment will be held up like 
the rest, and we're sending out 
two messengers, one with the 
stuff, the other a decoy — and 
you're it!" 

"Maybe I'll be able to capture 
them, huh?" 

"Wrong again. You'll leave the 
shooting up to the police. An 
empty case isn't that important. 
Likely as not the crooks will 
snatch the bag Jrom your hand 
and make a getaway. Then the 
other messenger will get through 
without trouble." Dick looked 
dismayed. Ever since he had 
been with the company he had 
wanted to get his teeth in some- 
thing big to prove that he was a 
detective, and all he got was a 
little job. 

"Aw, chief,** he said, "can't 
I even take a poke at 'em?" 
Hawley smiled at his young as- 
sistant. 

"No. Not even a /poke. Just 
stand there and look scared." 



"How can I look scared if I'm 
not scared? For four months I've 
been practicing just how I'd 
handle a situation of this sort, 
and what happens — I can't even 
take a poke at them! Oh well, 
maybe they'll poke me first and 
I won't be able to control my- 
self!" 

"You'll control yourself, or 
else.'" 



&V M/CKEY 
SF>IUL.A.ts/E 



That night Dick sat alone in 
his room and thought the thing 
out. Everyone expected the bag 
to be snatched, but maybe they 
would take him with it. There 
was a way to make that happen. 
Every messenger had his case 
handcuffed to his wrist. Now, if 
he could do that to the dummy 
case, they would have no choice 
but to drag him along with it. It 
was worth trying, but he would 
have to be prepared. This would 
be where his favorite theory 
would come in! Smiling grimly, 
he set about his task. 

The wind, screaming around 
corners, whipped his coat about 
him. Dick pulled his collar up 
and cast a look down the street. 
It was empty. Stepping out of 
the doorway, he started for the, 
subway, the newspaper - filled 
brief case shackled to his wrist". 
It had been a tricky thing to get 
the 'cuffs, but he'd managed. He 
thought of the other messenger 
back in the office, giving him an 
hour's start before he left. That 
poor guy wouldn't have any fun! 

No one was in the station at 
that hour except a couple of 
laborers. Dick stepped into the 
car and sat down. So far nothing 
was out of order — in fact, it was 
too quiet. He got off at his stop 
and took the stairs two at a time- 



On the street he whistled for a 
cab, and then it happened! Some- 
thing hard pressed into his back 
and a hand grabbed for the 
briefcase. 

"It's chained to him," a voice 
sneered. Dick chanced a look 
• over his shoulder. They were the 
two laborers! 

"OkehV the other one said, 
"we'll take him along with it and 
cut it off his hand. We can dump 
him in the river later." Dick felt 
cold chills run along his spine at 
this. Maybe his idea wasnt SO 
good after all. But it was too late 
now! The cab pulled up and they 
all got in. The mug with the gun 
looked at Dick. 

"One word outa you and you'll 
get bumped right here." Dick 
had no intention of saying any- 
thing after that. They rode in si- 
lence to a deserted uptown sec- 
tion, then changed cabs to an 
even more foreboding looking dis- 
trict. They were an unusual look- 
ing trio, but no one seemed to 
notice. At that hour of the morn- 
ing the streets were still deserted. 
They got out in front of an old 
warehouse, and Dick was prod- 
ded inside. Down a flight of 
stairs they ^ went into the base- 
ment. So this was where the gang 
hung out! From the looks of the 
place it was a small fortress. The 
gun nudged, and Dick stepped 
into the room. 

NEVER HAD HE SEEN 
such an evil looking person. The 
crook sat behind a desk, a devil- 
ish glitter in his eyes. "Frisk 
,him!" Expert hands went over 
his body. The guy pulled his gurr 
out of a side pocket. 

"He's clean now. How're ya 
gonna get the case off his hand?" 

"Get a knife, I'll show you." 
For one wild instant Dick 



Double Trouble Is This Detectives Meat/ 



thought his hand would come 
off, but the gangster cut around 
the handle and it dropped free. 
"Now tie this guy up. Later we 
can give him the works. Right 
now we have to duck the bonds." 
A rope went around him. tying 
his hands behind him and his 
feet together. Then he was 
kicked into a corner. 

Dick tried hard to conceal a 
smile, but the corners of his 
mouth twitched anyway. He had 
expected just this standard 
method of rope tying. A little 
rat-faced guy caught the smirk. 
"Think it's funny, eh? You won't 
when we get done with ya! An' 
don't bother hollering for help, 
either. This place is sound- 
proof!" The crook went back to 
the rest and began filling a 
leather bag with bank notes. Fi- 
nally, each one of the gang grab- 
bed a grip and filed out. 

When the last man left, Dick 
got busy. Behind him, sewed into 
his pants under his belt was a 
razor blade. He had planted it 
there so that if his hands were 
tied behind him he could get it 
out and cut his bonds. He worked 
it free and sawed at the ropes. In 
no time he had them off and 
stretched himself. Then he pulled 
up the leg of his pants. Strapped 
to his leg was a small .25 auto- 
matic. Without wasting time he 
crept to the door and looked 
about. Good. The crooks, believ- 
ing him helpless, left no guard. 
There was a light coming from 
under the door at the top of the 
stairs, and a mumble of voices 
inside pointed out where the 
mob was gathered. Everything 
was coming along fine. In his" 
pocket was an assortment of 
gadgets. Dick took out a long 
piece of cord. He tied this to a 
round ball on the end of a piece 
of wire, and thumb-tacked the 
other end to the door. When he 
pulled the string this little gad- 
get would rap on the panel. He 
smiled to himself. This was a 
hangover from his old halloween 
tricks. 



Silently he made his way to 
the window, unraveling the string 
behind him. There was a ledge 
outside, and he stood on that. 
The slightest noise now and he 
would be caught! He inched for- 
ward, until minutes later he was 
in front of the office window. By 
crouching down he could see un- 
der the shade, and he almost 
shouted with glee. Seated inside 
was the whole crew, pawing over 
a bundle of bills and bonds gath- 
ered in other robberies! 



Now was the time. Dick pulled 
on the string. Every head turned, 
startled. Guns came out fast. The 
crooks must have had a prear- 
ranged signal, and this wasn't it. 
They exchanged anxious glances 
and slid towards the door, ready 
to shoot. The leader raised his 
gun. "Who is it?" Dick yanked 
on the string again. They were 
really jittery inside. A volley of 
shots blasted through the door, 
ripping a hole in the panel big 
enough to stick an apple through. 
He gave the string a couple more 
tugs. then, with a solid yank, 
pulled the rapper off the door. 

They were all facing the door 
expecting a charge from outside. 
Dick worked his fingers under 
the window, and it moved up 
noiselessly. He stepped in. gun 
leveled at the backs of the gang. 
"O.K., boys, drop the cannons." 
There was an amazed gasp, and 
guns dropped to the floor. The 
leader turned. 

"You! How did you get here?" 

"Flew. Now get your hands up 
— high!" Someone made a quick 
move and Dick half turned. That 
was the last he saw, for a vase 
caught him in the head and he 
dropped. When he came to he 
was tied even tighter than be- 
fore. In front of him with a gun 
out was a guard, otherwise the 
room was empty. A short guy 
went past the door with a sack. 
They were getting ready to leave 
town: it was now or never, and 
he was prepared! 



SLOWLY HE RAISED his leg 
until it pointed at the guard. His 
■foot pointed out and a finger of 
flame spat from his pants leg. 
The guard doubled and fell over. 
His hand went to the razor blade, 
snatched it out and cut the ropes.' 
Feet were dashing up the stairs. 
Dick scooped up the guard's gun 
and ran to the corridor. 

Near by a cldset door stood 
open, and he jumped in. As the 
first guy went past a clubbed 
gun-butt clipped him behind the 
ear, and he went into the closet. 
The same thing happened to the 
next three. He had them all in 
there but one — the leader! They 
lay colder than mackerel, piled 
up like potato sacks. They'd be 
out a few hours, at least. Dick 
stuck his head out. Deserted. 

A faint creak of the stairs 
came to him. He waited until the 
person reached the top, then in 
a mad dive raced down the hall 
and hit the figure in a vicious fly- 
ing tackle. The leader's head 
cracked the floor and was still. 
Dick lost no time disarming him 
and tossing him with the rest in 
the closet. Two desks and an 
iron trunk made the door secure. 
He went into the office and 
dialed the phone. 

Hawley held out his hand. 
"You did fine, Dick, a first class 
piece of detective work. We 
ought to make the pistols-in-the- 
pant's-leg gag part of our equip- 
ment." 

Dick grinned. "It's too bad it 
was all over a dummy case 
though, I would have felt better 
if I really carried the stuff." 

"You would have, eh?" Haw- 
ley said, "Well, the joke is — You 
did! The cases got switched in 
the office somehow and the 
bonds were with you all the 
time! A swell detective agency 
we would have turned out to be 
if it hadn't been for you!" 



T-HE END 



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' WICKED MAGICIAN CROSSES 
SWORDS WITH THE FEARLESS 
TARGET AND THE TARGE TEERS. 
AND HIS DOWNFALL IS BROUGHT 

ABOUT BY THE POWER AND 
MIGHT OF THE COURAGEOUS TRIO.' 



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7fl£S REED, TOW BROWN AND DAVE FOSTER, THE TARGET AND THE TARGETEERS, 
HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE COMING-OUT PARTY Of THE YOUN6 AND BEAUTIFUL 
JfEBUTANTE, FLORIA GILLDANDERSPILL . 




SNORT WHILE 
LATER ... 



. WE'RE GLAD 
I'M SO GLAD VDU^>A TO BE 
COULD COMB. NILBS,Y> HERE 
AND YOU TDO.TOM J \ FLOCIA. 
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FLORIA, I THOUGHT V HE WAS, 
THAT CHINESE <[NILES, BUT 

MAGICIAN, WON l> I DON'T 
TORPEE, WAS-^KNOW WHAT 

TO BE HERE// HAS HAPPENED 
TO HIM/ 



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ilwSS GILLDANDERSPILL 15 
CALLED AWAY BY A BUTLER 



/JAM INDEED GRATEFUL 
r THAT MY HUMBLE PERSON 
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE 
JOY OP ONE SO CHAPMING 
AS YOU, MISS 
GILLDANDERSPILL. 



NONSENSE-' 

COME. I'LL 

INTRODUCE 

you to My 

GUESTS. 



-AND NOW, FRIENDS, 

HERE IS MR. LUM FANG, 

WHO IS TAKING WON 

TORPEE'S PLACE 

THIS EVENING. 



I AM VELLY 
GLAD TO BE 
HERE TONIGHT,) 
AND PROMISE/ 
YOU GREAT 
SURPRISES/ 



PARDON ME. MISS 
FLORIA, BUT THERES 
AN ORIENTAL HERE — 
U)M FANG. HE SAYS 
HE IS TAKING WON 
TORPEE'S PLACE 
BECAUSE WON 

TORPEE IS ILL. 



WELL, 

SEND 

HIM UP, 

Raymond/ , 



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/now, TO BEGIN, WOULD 
/ THE VOUN& LApy /WIND 
( COMING UP AND LETTING 

ME HAVE HER RING? 
\ HOW MANY DIAMONDS 

\- DOES IT HAVE? 




rws 

HIMSELF 
INSIDE.' 




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"OGOMAW REOCHES HIS 
HIDEOUT. BUT THE 
TARGET IS NOT FAR 
BEHIND/ 



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WE CAN GET 
IN THROUGH THIS 
CELLAR WINPOW/, 




WOW/ IT'S 
PARK/ 



WHAT?. 
A TRAP/ j 



YAA-AAHH/ 



WATCH YOUR 

HEAD/ HERE 

I COME? 



THERE HE 
GOES/ ■"■ 
IN THAT . 
HOUSE/ 



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WATCH YOUR STER> 

CANT TEU- WHAT'S 

WAITING FOR US 

DOWN HERE/ 







PSSST--TAeGET, 
RIGHT ALWAYS TLfU/vtPH 
OVER EVIL. 1 SHOW 
EVIL DOS TLICK WIT' 
MY SILKEN 
LASSO- 



OKAY, 

WON TOR PEE. 

DO VOUB 

STUFP/ 



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ON THE STRONG SILKEN 
CORD LASSOED TO THE 
BALCONY, WHILE ANOTHER 
CORD HOLDS TOGOMARU 
NEAR THE BALCONY FOR 
THE ONCOMING TRIO-' 



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STOTMUMPIN' 

AROUND 
UP THERE, 

YA 31(5 , 
DOPE.' 



KEEP> 
kTHAT 
ROPE 
TIGHT 
AROUNDL 
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HURRV. 
FELLA/ 



MOW.' TALK PAST/ 
WHERE'S MISS 
GILLPANDEESPILL? 



YES.' I-AGW-TELL.' 

PLEASE LOOSEN 

ROPE/ AGH/ 



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1/ ^^HA.'TOGOMAPlT 
IS NOT SO 

SMART /NO? 



KILL/ 
KILL/ 



NILES/ WOW/ 
A WHOLE MOB/ 
WIS GANG/ 



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HA -YOU, \l I'M 
HA/ DOGSJ W| NOW/ V THE 
YOU DlE'l YOU-AHH /TARGET/ 
^..WHAT/?/ DIDN'T/ 
YOU . 
KNOW?/ 



LET'EM 

HAVE 

IT/ 



'bang 



THEY'RE ASKIN' 

FOR. IT, , 

TARGET/ 



o 



HERE'S SOME- 
THING sou 
WONT FORGET.' 



NOT MANY 
MORE LEFT, 
ARETHERE?i 



t/OGOMARU HAS CREPT, 
UNNOTIC£P, TO A CORNER. 
OF TUB BOOM . . . 



BLAST ROCKS 
THE ROOM/ - 



TER- 
RIFIC 
BfflLB 

D£V£L- 
OPES, 

Wiry 

rue 

tuner 

AND 
THE 

TARGET- 

eeRS 

GAINING 

t»e 

UPPER 

HAND.' 






THEY THINK WA\ 
THROUGH, BUT 
THEY DON'T W>IOW 

MY LITTLE BOMB/ 



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YOU NOT GET AWAY.' 
YOU DISHONORABLE 
DOG/ I CATCH YOU/ 



HA/W4/ 1 GOT THEM 
ALL.' HA.' ALL BUT 

WON TOR PEE/ 
BUT I FIX HIM 
SOON/ 



,#A/ ANOTHER PART OF THE 
HOUSE, FLOR/A IS HELD 
PRISONER BY HENCUMEM 
OF TOGO MARUf 



WHAT ARE YOU 
GOING TO DO 
TO ME? 



W 



YOU'RE GETTIN' 
TOO HOT TO 
HANDLE-' WE'RE 
TAKlN' V FOe 
A RIDE/ 

C'MON L£T!S 
GET , 
GOIN7 



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GOSH/ THAT 

BLAST STUNNED 

N\B/ 



'LOOK.'TORPEE'S 1 
AFTER MARU' 
C'MON / 



IUTSIDE, THE TWO HENCHMEN ARE 
ABOUT TO SPEED AWAY/ 



LOOK/ DERE'S 
DE BOSS/ 
C'MON BOSS/ 



WAIT FOR 

ME/ 

WAIT/ 



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«s5>m 



TARGET/ TOGOMAEU-J j 
HE GET AWAY/ GOT 
Gift IN CAR, TOO/ 



HE WON'T 

GET FAR/ 

.GIMME ROOM/ 



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HUf?LS A 

VAJZT WITH 

LIGHTNING/, 

SPEED! 



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RND SRBOTHGE 
WOVEN BY 
FOREIGN RGENTS, 
RND HRD TO 
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TO FREE. HIMSELF.' 



PAtUNTONi MILITARY &C&DEWY... 



I HRVE TUST RECEIVED PERMISSION 
FOR YOU j PS PRUNTON'S HONOR CRDET S, 
TO VISIT THE -Z.ESJITH CRNNON WORfCS. 
THIS IS MR. FLETCHER, MHNRGER, WHO 
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CRPTRlN, LOOK ! THRT LIGHT... 
RN"S.O*S." WHY, IT'S KIT CRRTERl 



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CRDET, EVERYTHING WOULD 
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pictures can be enlarged. 
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CARRY 

Carry BILLFOLD AND COIN 
PURSE. Rubberized leather. 
State initial to be stamped. 

No. MO-124 45 c 



BLACKOUT BUTTOn 

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pin it on 

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BOTH FROM 
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HOLD TO THE LIGHT 

Expose the luminous article to daylight 01 hold it 
close to an electric bulb lor FIVE SECONDS. 
(This will "charge" it with light.) 

It Will Then Glow in the Dark For Seueral Hours 

The glow is brilliant in the first few minutes immediately fol- 
lowing the exposure to light, then very gradually it becomes 
weaker 

When the luminous glow dims, recharge by exposing it to \ight. 
Long exposure to light is not necessary, since it will not increase 
the duration of luminescence. 

When going into a dark room from strong sunlight, the full effect 
of the glow will not be evident until your eyes have had time to 
accustom themselves to the darkness. 

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SPOT 

Spot far-off objects with this 
3%" POCKET TELESCOPE. 
Lenses optically ground. 
No. MO-169 4Q C 




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See the keyhole at night 
with KEE-LITE, Combination 
key holder and flashlight. 

No. MO-182 32c 




EXPERIMENT 

Experiment with the GYRO- 
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and ships keep even keel. 
No. MO-960 25c 



GIVE 




Give mother or sister a 
gold-filled BIRTHSTONE 
RING. Send month of 
birth and ring size. 



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