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FLYING OVER 
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I'VE BEEN SEARCHING 
FOR MV PAL, BILL 
HAWKINS, WHO CRASH- 
ED IN AN ARMY JET 
SOMEWHERE IN THIS 
REGION i SURE, IT'S 
A HOPELESS SEARCH 
IN THIS GREEN WILD- 
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■/— BUT THEY DONT KNOW 
HIM PKE X DO— THAT BOY'S 
/JV0*£r*VCr/BL£f HERE'S 
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ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN, published monthly and copyright, 1951, by B. & X. Publishing Co., Inc., 8 Lord 
Street, Buffalo, New York. Editorial offices, 45 West 45 St., New York 19, N. Y. Richard E. Hughes, Editor, Frederick 
H- Iger, Business Manager. Subscription (12 issues), $1.20; single copies* SO. 10; foreign postage extra. AU characters 

arcfictitious and use of any real names is coincidental.' For advertising, .information- address American Comics Group* 
45 West 45 St., New York' 19* N. Y. Ke-entered as aecond class matter atnthe Post Office at Buffalo, New York; No. 23, 

September* 1951* PrintecT in U.S.A. 



AS EVER, mU SCAMV/N& THE 0ENSE 
Jt/# 6Li SEUW" 

GUESS ITS HOPELESS-WHY 
OOWT I GIVE UP ? l-M£Yi 
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IT LOOKS UK£~73*5r TAti. 
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a ugr—rH£ SAM* rype 

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THERE© BE NO 

OTHER PLANE UK6 

THAT ARCUNO HERE 

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BILL— >l^/k!r/ BUT-- 
BUT WHAT'S KEPT 

HIM HIODEM OUT N 
THE JUNGLE ALL 
THIS TIME ? 







*T?HERE WAS NO TtME FOR FURTHFR OUF9TtON£»OR FOR 
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OUT THROU&M 

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SPOT FROM 
WHiCH rne 
PLANff HAD 
TAKE/V OFF! 
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JPlOWLY THE NATIVE WZNED 

REVEAUN6 A FACE THAT WAS 
A GHASTLY NIGHTMARE/ 





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ALLOW ME TO INTRO- 
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YOU SEE, NO OUTSIDER 
MUST KNOW OF THE 
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NOW-- HOPE YOU WONT 
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FIRST I'M 6CWN6 
TO SEE WHAT 
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REASON WHY BILL DIDN'T 

WANT TO LET ON THAT HE 

KNEW ME ! HE WENT INTO 

THAT HUT OVEft. THERE— 

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DIDN'T 
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YEARS AGO I 
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REGION TO OO RE- 
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TO ME ! TELL AAE, HAVE 

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POWERS TO TURN HIM 
INTO A ZOMBIE AFTER 
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THE 'EXCEPT/ON OF ME 
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LABOR- -WfLL/M& LABOR? 
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THE GREAT WITCH DOCTOR 
OF THIS REGION --THE ONLY 
ONE WHO KNEW THE 
SCCRET VOO0OO RITUAL 
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KILLED HIM SO THAT THE ( 
SECRET WOULD BE MINE , 
ALONE i I HAD THE j 

WORKERS NOW-Z0M0d£ , 
WORKERS— BUT IT WASN'T 
UNTIL VOUR FRIEND 
CRASHED THAT I 
SOLVED THE PROBLEM 
OF HOW TO DELIVER MY 
PRODUCTS TO THE U.S. 



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BAOLY DAMAGED— AND IT WAS EA9Y 
TO TRANSFORM TOUR FRIEND INTO A 
20MSIE PILOT I SINCE THEN, HE'S 
SEEN MAKING MY DELIVERIES FOR 
ME I I'VE EVOLVED A LITTLE TRICK TO 
CIRCUMVENT TUB AUTHORITIES -COME, 
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THESE CASES ARE FILLED WITH DRUGS-THEN 
PLACED IN BURLAP BAGS OF SALT WHICH ARE 
PQOPPBO FROM THE PLANE INTO THE SEA OFF 
THE MAIWLANO! THEY SIN* WHEM THEY HIT 
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AMD ^AF/ BUT EVEN WHEN 

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HEAR AAY VOICE -j*AM> 

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WHEAT KERNEL . 

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I OU*VE COT TO believe me, General,*' 
the young Air Corps captain said. "I 
know that the Defense Department issued 
a statement declaring that the so-called 
flying saucers are nothing but the Navy's 
new meteorological balloon — but th at ■ s 
not true! 1 know, because I saw the fan* 
tastic creatures that came out of one of 
those flying saucers! 

••That's why I asked for this appoint* 
mens with you. General. I haven't told 
this to my immediate superior officers, be* \ 
cause they'd only have clapped me into the j 

psycho ward# But you, sir, have a reputa- 
tion for being open-minded, and you can 
carry my story straight to the President 
himself, warning him that the country is in 

terrible danger! 

"But I— I'll start at the beginning. It 

all happened just four nights ago. I was 
testing out a new night jet-fighter, when 
one of the wings gave way under the super- 
sonic straia I had to abandon the plane ia 

the Sierra Nevada*— • but 1 parachuted safe* 
ly down. For a few hour* I wandered a* 

round ia the woods, trying to find a road 
that'd take me. to the nearest town—wheB 
suddenly I saw a black, disc-like shape 
come hurtling out of the tight. It landed 
with a crash about half a mile away! 
•Id * f I hurried there, and was about to burst 
Into a wide clearing, when I heard a 
strange, * whining noise. Cautiously, ! 
peered out from behind the bushes— to see , 
a eight that froce our in amazement. There, / 
in die center of the clearing, was a mon* ' 
serous disc of eodw weird, glowing metal. 



they seemed to jabber among themselves 

for a while. Then, one by one, they changed 
i into**- humans! y 

f "Yes, General, as sure as I'm sitting 
here, they transformed themselves into men 
as human-looking as you and me. And the 
clothes they wore! One was dressed like 
a high-ranking diplomat; others wore the 

uniforms of high officers in the Navy, Army 
and Air corps; the rest of them seemed to 
be big business leaders, powerful and 
influential men. I heard them speaking in 

English, laughing among themselves, call- 
ing each other General and Mr. Ambassador 

and Chairman of the Board— as if it was 
some big joke. 

"But then— when they seemed to tire of 
their joke— they all suddenly vanished, 

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right into thin air! And while I was gaping, 
the huge disc began glowing more brightly, 

, and soared off into the sky! 

* c You can see what this means, can't 

you, General? Some extra-terrestrial race 
has been landing on our planet for months 

now. , These invaders have the power of 
transforming themselves into humans, with 

the additional advantage of disappearing 
and reappearing at-will. They're taking re- 
sponsible positions in our government, in 
our armed services and in our industrial 

life— and when the moment is right, they'll 
take over the country! You've got to do 

something. General, warn the—" 

The general pressed a button and spoke 

to the M. P. guards who appeared at the 
door. M This captain is quite mad/* he 

aid. "Take him to the psychotic ward." 

After the protesting captain had been 

ward In one edge erf the disc. # ( dragged away, the general smiled thinly to 

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, XliHE SLEEK, YELLOW 
' sm EYEO CREATURE 
MIGHT HAVE BEEN A 
CAT" AND THE GIRL 
WHOSE VOICE PURRED 
FROM THE O A^KNESS 
COULD HAVE WIELDED A 
FASCINATION NO MAN 
COULD BREAK! BUT 
NEITHER CAT A/OR GIRL 
WERE WHAT THEY 
£,EEMED 70 BE — AND 
THE MAN WHOSE LIFR 
JHEy ENTER IS FATED 
TO LEARN WHAT THEY 
USED TO BE— WHEN *' 
HE STAGGER* TOWARD. 
THE OPEN GRAVE OF / 

THE THING THAT \ 
LIVED AGAIN! 



LA7B ONE SULTRY AFTERNOON '-- 

DURING A iONEVf RAA4ELM IN 

~THB WOODS -- 



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PRYING AWAY BOMB OF THE EARTH' 

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"THROUGH A NARROW HOLE AND 
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this superstition about black 
cats ' but "the animal seems 
happy- and why should it 
be at a time like this? i've 
got. to drive these wild 
ideas out of ms head- it 
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LAST NIGHT- -THERE'S 

NOTHING SINISTER ABOUT A 
BEAUTIFUL CREATURE LIKE7W47/ 
IT'£ BEEN SUNN/NG ITSELF FOR 
HOURS, LANGUIDLY WATCHING 
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THAT'0 THE KIND OF PREY 10U WERE WAIT/NO FOR— 
A HUMAN VICTIM! AND THAT GIRL LAST NK3HT-- 
SHB WASN'T KILLED ACCIDENTALLY- YOU LURED. 
HER, IN FRONT OF THAT CAR/ 




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MEANS IT'S CHOSEN FT* 7HIRO VICTIM - 

4/f0 IT MAY BE MB* 





I'M OOIN0 TO 0S ON £llAAO . 1>M <3U!NO TO 
WATCH THAT CkEATuRE AS ClO*ElY /i» iT 
WATCHED MKf-AHO I'LL FINISH 17 OFF AT 
THE FIRST £lGN OF ANYTHING SiNi&TER./ 




THE FOLLOWING NIGH7— 



THESE fT ©OES--ANO IT ISN'T 
MERELY WAN0ERIN6, /\5 CAT* 
WILL I IT SEEMS TO HAVE A 
DEFINITE DESTINATION-- AND 
THAT'S SOMETHING TO 

LEARN ABOUT! «.* 




AMtFS BBVONO-' OCBP IN-THB 
fit MING WOOO0 — 



X KNOW 7*/5 *POT EVEN /N 

THE OAK* -IT'S THE PLACE 
WHERE J FOUND 7HE CAT' 




YEP-- HEKE'S THE HOLE 1 
RESCUED IT FROM .' BUI idOOD 
GOSH-- IT'S AT THE EDGE OF 
A FLAT OBLONG OF STONE -- 

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A GRAVE- AND I KNOW WHOSE ! MY 
SUSPICION* WEREN'T CRAZT--THIS 
CREATURE IS AH EVEN WORSE FIEND, 
THAN J. THOUGHT' "%^-^rf* 





A$ "THE CATS SBRtS Cltf&MV$R& WUOed 
AND iQUOe*.- AHWrnNO TO A MQfmRQU* 

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-THERE'S BEEN A 
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THE WITCH/ 



BE REASONABLE- 
DO I LOOK LIKE 
A WITCH? 



YES--Z M4P BEEN A WITCH -BUT THIS REfNCAffNAT/ON 
HAS RELEASED /Vt£ FROM MY EVIL FATE / 2'VE GOT A 
CHANCE TO BfrCOME A NORMAL HliAtAN BEING— YOU £4W< 
KILL ME NOW— WHEN I'M READY TO MAKE AMBHD& 
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OF MIND/ YOU'LL PROBABLY NEED 
A PLACE TO LIVE— AND YOU'RE 
WELCOME TO THE EMPTY STUDIO 
OVER /MY GARAGE/ 



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1 WISH YOU'D CO/ME AyVE MUST TALK' 
EARLIER/ ITS TOO Jj'M 1/NDERGOINS, 
LATE TO TALK-- /TORMENT-' 2 



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FOOL-- I TRIED \ WEREN'T A FOOL- ENOUGH 
"TO SPARE YOU THE 1 OF A FOOL TO LOVE YOU/ 
SHOCK OF SEEING / YOU WERE A WITCH- ARE 
WHAT HAPPENS TO / YOU STILL ONE? 



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THERE'S THE 1 FOREVER- A WITCH' THREe \TRICKING ME INTO RELEASING >OU FROM YOU* 
ANSWER./ J DEATHS WERE ALL X NEEDED 1TOMB I THEN YOU BECAME A CREATURB SO 
THE WAY YOt//~TO RESTORE ME— AND NOW I'll/ BEWITCHING THAT I STIFLED MY SUSPICION* 
REALLY ^f WREAK AN ETERNITY OF EVIL/ ~2 AHD ©AVE YOU A PLACE 
ARE I THI& & MY DESTINY— ANO' fOF REFUGE/ BUT IT'S ENDINfl THA.'HA/ 

NO HUMAN IS POWERFUL /HERE-- I'M NOT GOING TO J STILL THINK YOU 

ENOUGH TO CHECK ME/ A BE FOOL ENOUGH TO SPAR* /CAN HARM ME " 

AFTER HAVING HAD 
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DAWN ANO MIDNIGHT YOU W/LL BE 
UNDER. THE SPELL QP MY BEAUTY- - 
BETWEEN A4IDIVK3WT AND DAWN YOU 
WILL WATCH ME PROWL FORTH LIRE 
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MINISTER ALLURE DURING THE 
DAY--TERR/F/ED BY ITS 
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VICTIM-- THE POLICEMAN WHO 
DIED WHEN THAT FIEND MADE 
HIS CAR OVERTURN / THE Y 
KNOW WHAT I'M UP AGAINST--, 
THEY'VE RETURNED TO 

HELP ME' 




&UDOENL1--T WAIT/ FOR. 

HEAVEN'* &AKB- 
DON'T GO AWAY / 
YOU'RE MY LAST 

HOPE/ I'LL BE 
POWERLESS WITHOUT 

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THEY'VE FULFILLED THEIR MISSION-- THEY'RE VANISH- 
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ME ONE THING/ HER VICTIMS HAVE LOST THEIR. 
HUMAN EXISTENCE— BUT IN DESTROYING THE 
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REINCARNATION THAT WILL GIVE THEM 
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These are busy and eventful days for 
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w FAMEO IN SONG AND STORY 
AS THE LAST FRONTIER, THE 
HAUNT OF FAST-SHOOTING, 
HARP' FIGHTING BUCKAWOSi 
HARDLY A PLACE FOR AN ' 
EERIE, FEARSOME CREATURE 
FROM OUT OF THE ORE AT 
UNKNOWN YOU'D THINK- 
BUT HERE'S THE TALE OF A 
MONSTROUS AND BESTIAL 
SPECTER THAT STALKED ITS 
VICTIMS ACROSS THE ROLL* 
/NO PRAIRIES ~ AND 
STRUCK SAVAGELY/ BAR 
THB DOORS AND OR AW 
THE CURTAINS, READER* 
BUT yOU CAN'T SHUT OUT 

THE SHADOW OF 
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OUR STORY BEGINS ON A SUMMER 

AFTERNOON— AT THE PROSPER- 
OUS CUMMINOS RANCH— 



OFF €N 
ANOTHER 
HIKE,KUftT, 
AtY BOY? 



YES, UNCLE JI/V1--&UT 
I'D BE GLAD TO 
STAY AND READ 
TO VOO IF YOU'P 




NO, 00 AHEAD, KURT- A 2 SHOULD 
I'LL BE BUSY ANYWAY/ ) HOPE 
MY LAWYER'S COMlHG/NOT? WELL** 
FPOM TOWN TO 

DRAW UP MY WILL 
NOT THAT 2*A/\ 

THINKING OF 

DYING VET, OF 

COWS* / 




HM , HIS Will, EH ? MAYBE ALL THE 
'ATTENTION I'VE BEEN GIVING THE 
OLD FOOL MAV PAYOFF, AFTER 
ALL ' THERE'O BE AN EVEN 
BETTER CHANCE IF NOT FOR 
HIS SONS— THO££ TWO 
DARLING COU&NS OF MINE I 




LOOK. BOB --THBW fiOES 
KURT-- ENJOYIN0 HIMSELF 
WHILE Mf WORK/ GOSH, 
YOU'D THINK DAD WOULD 
FIND SOMETHING FOR 



AW, PAD FEELS SORRY 
FOR THE GUY, HAROLD/ 
/AFTER, ALU, HE *W HAVE 
PRETTY TOLK3H SLEDDING— 
LOSING HIS PARENTS AND 



HIM TO DO , JUST TO T LIVING IN GERMANY DURING 
BUST UP THOSE LOCO \THE DEFEAT/ AND HE HA$ 
RAMBLES HE'S ALWAYS/ BEEN PRETTy THOU0WTFM. 
TAKING BY >f SINCE DAD WAS 

HIMSELF/ ^11 r\ LAID UP I 



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JUST DON'T C07TQN 
TO H/M, BOB /THERE'S 
SOMETHING SORTA 

VYe/RD ABOUT 
HIM — |N HIS eYES, 
THE WAY HE LOOKS 

AT YOU/ 



LfKff HE'S GONWA'EAT 

YOU UP?-- FORGET HIM, 
PAL / THE MORE HE GOES 
OUT ON HIS HIKES, TH6 

x Like rr.' n 

HIM OUT OF 
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HURT LURKEQ 
NEARBY" 
WATCHING- 

WATCHING! 

HE SAW THE 
LAWYER'S CAR. 
ARRIVE — 
DEPART—' 









THE WILL— I WONDER 
WHAT'S FN IT/ IF 2 
COULD ONLY 
FIND OUT— 



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IF 1 CAN ONLY 

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LAWYER HERE, BOYS, WAB TO /NEITHER OF \OU 
ADD A CODICIL TO MY WILL //GOES FOZ HIM 
■I'M LEAVING KURT TEN __X/WtfCH— BUT HE'* 



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THOUSAND DOLLARS — 
AND X WANTED YOU 
BOTH TO KNOW 
ABOUT IT/ 



THE SON OF YOUR 
MOTHER'* BROTHER, 
AMD MDUR ONLY 
'LIVING COUSIN ! AMD 

rr was your mother's 

WISH THAT HE BE 
BROUGHT HERE AND 
TAKEN CAPE OF/ 



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MOM WANTED /RANCH WILL GO 
IT THAT WAY, fTO YOU FELLOWS/ 
IT'S OKAV / BUT IF YOU SHOULD 
WITH US' /DIE BEFORE I DO, 

KURT WOULD GET 
IT— NOT THAT 
THERE'S MUCH 
CHANCE OF THAT 
HAPPENING! 



IT WOULO BE ALL 
MINE-- IF BOB 

AND HAROLD 
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51 BAM IN HI& 
EYE, KURT 
STOLE TO Hi* 
BOOM, CAREFULLY 

LOCKED THE DOOR 
OPENED A SEALED 
TRUNK ! FROM IT, • 
HE WITHDREW AN 
ANCIENT BOOK. — 

A VOLUME WHICH 
BREATHED FORTH 
AN AURA OF 

GH03UV 

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LITTLE DO THEV KNOW THE OLD, 

UNDYING STRAIN HANDED DOWN TO 
ME BY MY FATHER'S FAMULI -- 
OR HOW X CAN REVIVE IT 
IN MYSELF--- 



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TIME SINCE 2 
HOWLED BENEATH 
THE MOON / 

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LADEN NIGHTS 
THAT FOLLOWEQ, 

CAME 70 THE 
RANGE- COUNTRY- 
IN THE SHAPE OF 

A GIGANTIC, 
SLAVERING WOLF 
WITH THE LUST 

TO Mill f AT 
FIRST, I7S VICTIMS 
WERE MERELY ' 
SHEEP AND 



ER.-1 WOULD 
LIKE TO TAKE 
PART ALSO, 
GBHTLEMEN* 
J'/M A FAIR 
SHOT/ 




WAS IT STRANGE THAT NO 
TRACE OF THE WOLF WAS 
FOUND, AND THE RANCH- 
ER& GAVE UP THE HUNT f 

OR. THAT KURT SHOULD 
KEEP UP THE HUNT 
SINGLEHANDEO- 
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT* 



MAYBE 
THERE'S 
SOME W 
GOOD IN 
THAT GUT 
AFTER ALL ! 



X'M SURE 
OP XT- ■ YOU -C 
BOYS HAVE \ 
BEEN MIS- 
JUDGING 
HIM! 



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IT WAS JUST AN HOUR LATER 
THAT KURT RETURNED 
EXCITEDLY" 



X JUST SAW THE WOLF -- 
X THINK X WOUNDED 
HIM.' COME ALONG, 

HAROLD-- WE CAN 
TRACK HIM DOWN 

TOGETHER/ /JVM 

WITH 

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I THINK X SEE IT 
JUST BEYOND THE 
BOULDER / YOU'RE 
A BETTER SHOT 
THAN X AM, 
HAROLD-- YOU 
GO FINISH 
HIM OFF/ 






Unwhilb — #T -rue hanch- ♦ 



HAROLD WiTNTlHULy HANNAH- 

with kurt, V ^S^'ll^ff A 

IN THE 0\£7ANCE ? 

2'0 better see 

WHATd UP/ 



BOB-- TO 

FINISH OFF 

THAT WOlF/ 





ESCAPED— BUT WHY WERE THERE NO WOLF TRACKS IN 
THE FRESH SNOW* BOB DIDNT THINK OF THAT-THEN 7 



THl£ l£ GOING TO IT'LL BE TOUGHER. ON YCW-- 
6E -- TOUGH 
ON PAP! 



FOLLOWING WEEK-' 




ve> risky to wait any longe*' 

THE OLD MAN'S BEEN TOO UPSE1 BY 
HAROLD'6 DEATH— HE /WIGHT HAVE 
A HEART ATTACK AND DIE /THEM 
005 WOULD INHERIT THE RANCH, 
NOT I / H/M/M-- SOMEBODY'S 
LEAVING THE HOUSE/ 



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TRANSFORMATION" AND- 





YV6 OONfi~ ANP Mi WORK \£, ALMOST 
FINISHED/ IT MAY BE WELL TO IE7 AtY 
UNCLe PI? A NATURAL DEATH .' WITH 
HAROLD AND NOW BOB GONS — 

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THOUGHT I /FOSTER- HE <30T 
£AW VOU ^CAU<5HT IN THE RAIN, 
LEAVE A FfWI^O J LET H/M 
MINUTER /HAVE MY HAT 

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OP FOSTER'3 
MUTILATED BODY 
SHOOK 1HE ENTIRE 
COUNTRYWIDE ! 
ONCE AGAIN, 
AN ORGANIZED 

RUNT 5C0UREO 
IRE LAND FOR 
THE FVU&- 

leooeo killer* 

AND ONCE 
AGAIN- - 

FAILURE l 



NO TRACE OF THE 
BEAST* THIS IS 
TERRIBLE. ..TERRIBLE/ 

IT MUST BE wo\n<b 

OUT AROUND HERE 
&QMEWHERE -- AND 
ITS GOT TO BE 
KILLED BEFORE 
THERE'S ANOTHER 
VICTIM / 



WE'VE LOOKEQ EVERY- 
WHERE, POP.' IT BEATS 
ME- POOR OLO SAM' 
IT COULD JUST A* 
EASILY HAVE 
BEEK MEf 

IT WILL 

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KURT ANO THE 
WEALTH HE SOUGHT 

THERE STILL 

LOOMED ONE man- 
BOB! evilly, 

kurt bided his 

Time - - UNTIL HE 

KNBW THE DREAD 
OPPORTUNITY 
WAS AT HAMD-- 



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BACK. UNTIL. 
LATE , POP- - 

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YOUR GUN HANDY/ 
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THE SHARP 
THUODJNG OP A 
HORSE'S HOOVES 

Of* THE ROCKY 
TRAIL BELOW.' 
THE MOMENT 
WAS AT HAND- 
ANO WHAT HAD 
BEEN A LURKING 

ASANWASNOW 
TRANSFORMED- 

INTO A DEADLY. 
RAVENING BEAST 
FROM OLT OF THE 

UNKNOWN! 



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yes— THIS 

WAS THE NIGHT- 
THE NIGHT FOR 
A MONSTER 
WOLF TO HOWL 
OVER ANOTHER 
KILL! AND ON 
A ROCKY 
LEDGE , A 
MURDERER 
AWAITED HIS 
UNSUSPECTING 
PREY' 




WHERE WAS THE 
SIXTH SENSE THAT 
SHOULD HAVE 

WARNED BOB* < 
THERE WERE NO 
INTIMATIONS OF 
DANGER- NOTHING 
BUT THE FRIGHT- 
ENED SHYING OF 
HIS HORSE, AS 
THE FEARSOME 
SCENT OF A 
SUPERNATURAL 
ENEMY REACHED 
ITS NOSTRILS/ 



WHOA, 80 Y -WHOA 
WHATS WRONG 
WITH YOU? 





BOB FLUNQ HIMSELF FROM THE 
SADDLE— BARELY IN TIME TO 
AVOID THE SLASHING FANGS/ 



THBN- A LIGHTNING SHOT— 




NICKED HIM 
ANYHOW! 

THSXG 

ME GOES' 




$0§ HSTV8NE0-TQ FiND HURT 
&mA#0£LV A8SBNT!BiM0*NiW~ 

kuhts rteve*. \ stop fretting, 

STAVED AWAY t POP/ THERE'* 
THl£ LONG /I'M 1 THE TELEPHONE' 
REALLY WORRIED/IT'^ PROBABLY 
ABOUT WJA1-- /HIM CALLING 

NOW 




£06* THIS IS DOC KOWEul.' 
KEEK THIS «UIE7, e*UT YOU* 
COUSIN KUPt JtfST LANDED 
IN MY OFFICE WITH A BUuET 
VVOUNO IN H\& SHOULDER' 




H£ &M> HE ACCiDEn1Au.Y £HOT 
HiM$SiF while On Thc 'TRAIl 0^ 
THAT VV0LP- ANP DIDN'T WANT 
Hid RELATIVES NQltRED FOfL 
FEAR THEY'D THINK HIM A 
BUNGLER. ' BETTER GETOVEfr 
HERE-- I'D LIKE TO &EE 
YOU PERSONALLY' 




UNBE- 
KNOWNST 
IQKUfCT- 



A$ A DOCTOR, 1 CAN TELL MXl YOUR. COUSINS 
STORY DOE&NT MAKE ^ENf5E,BOB/ HOW COULD 
A MAN $HOOT HIMSELF IN THE flACK OF HIS 
RIC3KT SHOULDER? AND EVEN IF HE COULD, 
H&P BLOW HIS SHOULDER OFF AT ^UCM 
CtO^E RANGE/ AND 1HIS WASN'T 

A CL06» £HOT' 



HERE'£ THE $LUG I 
DUC3 OUT OF HIM / IT 
COUtDN'T HAVE COfAE 

FROM HIS RIFLE -• 2 
CHECKED THE CALlBER/j 
X'LL BET MY SHINGLE 

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THE CALIBER. 
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g-TORY* WHAT'S HE COVERING UP* ANO 
"THAT 0ULLET-- COULD HE HAVE ©BEN 
AROUND WHEN 1 SHOT THE WOLF LAST 
NIGHT Z BUT X ONLY TOOK ONE ^HOT- 
ANP 7WAT V\OUNDED THE WOLF/ 
ANYWAY, WHY WOULD KURT BE 
NEARBY * £AY - - COM& TO THINK- 
OF IT -- HE'S /"li WAYS BEEN 
AROUND WHEN THE WOLF STRUCK/ 




THROUGH BOB'S 
MIND COUR 'BB D 
A HOST OP 

startling 
memories of 
-me wolf •• of 

KURT KURT'S 
BEING WITH 
HAROLD WHEN 
HE HAD BEEN 
&LAIN-- HI* 
§%PiANATfON 
OF THf»EA6T* 
ESCAPE- WITH 
NO TRACKS IN 
THE &NQW! HI* 
SUK PRISE AT 
SEEING BOB 
»FWt Vll FATAL 
ATTACH ON 
0AM FOSTER f 

HURT'S ABSENCE 
DURING THE 
SNOlF'S FINAL 
FORAI-'ANO 

NOW ruts I 



THERE'S ONE THING X DO SEE- 
WITH HAROLD AND/ME OUTOFTHE 
WAY, RURT WOULD BE NEXT IN LINE 
TO INHERIT THE RANCH/ THAT 
GIVES Hl/M MOVVE ENOUGH ! BUT 
WHAT CONNECTION COULD THESE 
&E BETWEEN KURT AND 
THE WOLF?» 




HUNTING FOR 
SOME CLUE THAT 
WOULD EXPLAIN 
THE STRANGE 
CONNECTION 
BETWEEN UURT 
AND THE WOLF, 
300 SERRCHED 
KURTS ROOM f 
NOTHING OUT OF 
THE ORDINARY 

BUT A MOULDER- 
/NO OLD BOOK" 
BUT WHEN HE 
OPENED /T-- 



GOOD GRIEF/ IT'S A 

WRITTEN FOR THOSe 
WHO POSSESS THE 
EVIL STRAIN 
WITHIN THEM/ 






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BE- NOT IN 

THE WESTERN 
PRAIRIEB OF 
MODERN- DAY 
AMERICA / 
HUMANB TURN- 
ING THEM - 
SELVES INTO 
WOLVES/ 

FANTASTIC- 

BUT- 



YET IT EXPLAINS EVERVTH/N6- 
BUT WHAT CAN X OQt JX'D 

BE LAUGHED OUT OF COURT 

IF J ACCUSED KURT OF 

&E/W0 A WGfieWOLF— 

OR MURDERING-- SAY, I'M 
BEGINNING TO GET 

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HANK PETERS- AN ECCEN- 
TRIC OLD TRAPPED -- 



YOU DON'T 
HAPPEN 
TO HAVE 
A NICE Bl<5 
TIMBER 
WOLF I 
COULD 
BUV, DO 

you, 

HANK1 



RECKON J 00- A 
BlG ONE; AND 
POWERFUL MEAN* 
YUH KIN HAVE 
HIAA PER TWO 

HUNDRED 
DOLLARS — 
BUT HE'S 
DANGEROUS* 




AND SO 
BOB WA* 
READY 

FOB HIS 
DARING 
SCHEME/ 

HE RE- 
TURNED 
TO FIND 
KURT 
HOME 
AGAIN- 

WITH A 
TRUMPED- 
UP STORi 

TO E X- 

PlAIN 

HIS 
ABSENCE/ 



MY HORSE 
MUST HAVE 
THROWN ME, 
AND X 
STRUCK 
/VtY HEAD/ 

GUESS -I 
WAS WAN- 

DERING 

AROUND 

WITH 

AMNESIA-- 



GLAD IT 
WASN'T 
'W0R$E, KURT.' 

YOU AND X 
STILL HAVE TO 
CATCH THAT 
WOLF TO- 
GETHER, 
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I'M GOING UP INTOT^e 
HILLS TO DO A LITTLE 
PROSPECTING AROUND 
DEVIL'S SAUCER. 'YOU'LL 
FIND ME THERE IF I'M 
NEEDEC 

kuwtI 

DEVIL 
SAUCER - 
i WON'T 
FORGET, 
BOB/ 



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THIS TIME— I'LL I AND I'LL BET X 
FINISH HIM OFF/ /KNOW WHERE ' I 



BETTER SLIP 
AHEAD OF 
HIM AND BE 
WAITING AT 

DEVIL'S 
SAUCE* / 







HATE TO DO WHAT 

I'M GOING TO DO-- 
BUT IF HE'S INNOCENT, 
HE WON'T GET 
HURT / 



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the w£ftE*otF> - *eao y 

FOft THE KILL I BUT SUODSNLf 

THE BEAST WHIRLS-- SENSING 

THE GLEAMING EyES 
FIXED ON HIA1-- 




THEN A 

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FLASHING, HURTLING ATTACK- - WIT* All THC 
HATRED A WOlF PEEL* EOR IT* 
SUPERNATURAL COUNTERPART-- 



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YOU MEAN •■ U.UWS 
BEEN KiUBP 
BY THAT WOLF* ITS 

C3HASTLY/--TAKE 
AiE THERE, BOB-- 
PLEA5E-- I'VE 
<30T TO SEE-- 




POOR. KURT/ NOBODY REALLY KNEW THAT J STRANGE .THOUGH-- THE Vti A7 ^J 2, ~LJ££i.(£ 
BOY— THEY ALU THOUGHT HE WAS NO GOOD //TIMBER WOLF'S THROAT 1-5 7 SURE LOCKS THAT 



BUT LOOK WHAT HE'S DONE / HE ©AVE Hi* 
LIFE TO KILL "THAT WOLF/ 




COMPLETELY TORN OUT / 
WHY, IT'S ALMOST AS /F 
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\INCE NOONAN SLUNK out of the 

alley and looked cautiously up and 
down the dark street There were only 
a few passers-by. He decided to take 
a chance. Lowering his hat well down 
on his head until it obscured the blue- 
black, .swollen area around his left eye, 
he walked quickly down die street. 
Every few minutes he lifted his head 
and looked hastily around for an open 
candy store or drugstore— but it was 
after midnight, and all were closed. 
Once, when he passed a comer news- 
stand, he saw his own photograph star- 
ing up at him from the front page of the 
evening newspaper. He almost broke 
into a run as he heard the newsboy call 
OUt] "Head all 'bout it! Killer Vince 
Noon an e pel from cops on way to 

trial!" 

And later, he'd passed a radio store 

and heard the news broadcaster say, 
"The police also report that escaped 
criminal Vince INoonan was struck vio- 
lently in the eye during his successful 
battle with two guards outside the 
courthouse. It's believed thaf he has a 
beau tola shiner on his left eye by now. 
Anyone seeing a man of INoonan 's de- 
scription with a black eye is urged to 
report it to the nearest police station 
immediately!" 

If only he could get a pair of sun- 
glasses, Vince thought desperately, he 
wouldn't have to worry about his black 
eye. But by the time the shiner had 
developed, all the stores were closed-- 

and now he was risking recognition 

w itli eveiy step he Look. 

Pausing for a moment in a dark alley, 
he knew that daylight would bring cer- 
tain discovery, and a vast anger at his 



fate overtook him. "I'd beat that hot 
seat," he thought furiously, "if I had 
some sunglasses! I'd give anything to 
get a pair right now!" 

"Anything?" a hollow voice asked 
from behind him. "Would you give 

your... biack soul?" • 

The murderer whirled in flight, re- 
coiling from the small, dark man who 
stood in the alleyway and held out a 
tray of sunglasses. 

"I... I didn't say nuthin' out loud," 
Vince gasped. "Ilow'd yuh know what 
1 was thinkin'?" 

"What difference does it make?" the 
satumineman said smilingly. "I'm just 
here to help you. Will you promise your 
soul in exchange lor a pair of the s 

glasses?' 

His courage returning, Vince laughed. 
"My soul? Ha! It's a deal! QimlUe 
those glasses!" 

A moment later, Vince walked confi- 
dently out of the alley, his shiner hid- 
den by the pair of dark glasses. I\ow 
he'd just have to wait till morning, 
wander down to the beach and melt widi 
the rest of the sun -worshippers, until 
his eye finally healed and he could 
slip out of town. It would be as simple as — 

Vince paused suddenly, gaping at the 
faces of the people who were floating 
towards him— the faces of all the jeo- 
ple he'd killed in his long, notorious 
career. Uttering a shriek, he fled from 
them, right into the path of the trailer- 1 
, truck highballing down the street. 

Moments later, pretending to give 
first aid, the saturnine sunglass ped* 
dler pocketed the dying Vince Noonan's 
evil soul — a sOul that would be a prize 
in his s atari ical collection. 




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BROKEN IN HEALTH AND SPIRIT, THE LAST OF A ONCE -ILLUSTRIOUS LINE, OLD SAMUEL COULTER KNEW THAT HIS LIFE 
HAD BEEN A FAILURE -THAT HE MAS A DISGRACE TO THE MEMORY OF HIS PYHAMIC GRANDFATHER f HE HAP HAD HIS CHANCE 
FOR SUCCESS -AHD HAD WASTED IT! IT WOULD NEVER COME AGAIN! YET, EVEN AS HE GRIPPED THE GUN TO END IT ALL, AN- 
OTHER CHANCE DID COMB TO SAMUEL COULTER IN A STRANGE AHD TERRIFYING WAY! WHAT WAS THE MYSTERY THAT 
PULSED LIKE HEARTBEATS OF POOM 3EHINP THE SHUTTERS? WINDOWS OF THAT ANCIENT MANSION? WHAT COULD 
HAVE CAUSED THE MAD RECESSION OF THE YEARS — WHEN TIME TURNED BACK? 




£fY STARTED THE NIGHT OF SAMUEL 
COULTER'S 70TH BIRTHPAY— 



VOIK TEA AND YOUR NENS- 
RAPER, MR SAMUEL! 




I HATE TO 
LEAVE YOU, 

SIR- 




YES ,A\R. SAMUEL— 
MY NIECE IS WAITING 
FOR ME! GOODBYE, 
Si R! PLEASE LOG* 
AFTER YOURSELF! 



ISMALL.ELSIE.I 
SHALL! 8£ SURE THE 
BACK POOR IS LOCKED 
WHEN YOU LEAVE! 

THE HINGES ARE NOT 
VERY SECURE, I'M 
AFRAID- --LIKE EVERY- 
THING IN THIS 
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FATHER 1 . I'VE SQUANPEREP 
THE INHERITANCE YOU LEFT 
A1E—rVE ALLOWED TOUR 
FINE HOUSE TO PE0AYy*£ 

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Of MELANCHOLY STUANGHt MArrWO 



THEN— A NBN &SCOVERY! 



GRANPFATHERS CLOCK— IT NEVER MAPE 
SO MUCH NOISE BEFORE -GOOP GRACIOUS! 
THE HANP5 ARE RUNNING COUNTER 
CLOCKWISE /SOMETHING WENT 
WRONG WHEN I TURNEP IT PACK 
LAST NIGHT! 



WHAT A WONDERFUL PAY! I MUST HAVE 
BEEN INSANE TO THINK Of PONG AWAV 
KITH MYSELF LAfT NIGHT 'MOW TO GET 

SOME WEAKfACr-f * $TAttW ! 





•THING WRONQ? IT COULDN'T BE THE tmi-FOUHP 
AMBITION THAT FLOOPEP THROUGH HIM -THAT SENT HIM 
TO HIS BASEL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS! 





YOU'RE RIGHT.MRCOULTER-- 
THIS IS THE MOST EXTRA - 
ORDINARY THING I'VE 
SEEN IN ALL MY YEARS 
Of PRACTICE « YOUR. 
TEETH ARE GROtAf- 
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E NEXT STOP MS A PHYSICIAN'S 
OFFICE. WERE- ■- 



SEVENTY YEARS 

OLP.'INCREPIBLE! 
WHY.MR. COULTER, YOU 
HAVE THE CONSTITUTION 
Of A MAN OF 
FORTY? >T&-fo\ 



I PONT BE 

LIEVE I NEEP 

THESE GLASSES 

•HMMMAA. 

WHAT A 

PRETTY 

GIRL 1 




}£ mtSPAPBtS WON PICK6Q UP 





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•• -ANP THl SENSATIONAL MEWS MO06HT 
HORPES OF OLD PEOPLE ^ABER TO SHARE 
THE MIRACLE f 




ru W AMTHIHQ 

IP YOU CAM CHOW Hi 
HOW 10 RSfi/UN MV 

WUTH THf WAY 



PLEAQE--THERE'S 
NOTHING I CAN CO 




can?— ooolp rr k that a 

S£CCNP CHAZC& WAS GIVEH 
ME ? IF 50, MAYBE IT WAS FOR A 
PURPOSE— TO HELP' POOR 
OLP PEOPLE LIKE THOSE! BUT 

how -HOW? 




6RACIOUS1OL0 TDM? 
HE'S -HE'S TURNEO INTO A 
PUPPY! H€'S KEN IN THIS 
ROOM — 







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KIOS-TBEN' 
ABSKS? 



THEY WERE IN THEIR TWENTIES 
WEN I WENT TO CALL «D, 
CAPTAIN I BUT WHILE I WAS GONE, 
TEEN-AGERS MUST* TAKEN 
THEIR FLACE • 



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vnft£0V8Of 

THAT GUY— SAYING 

NE'E PR- HARRIS, WE 

FAMOUS SURGEON? 
AHP PR. HARWC IN 

mis severities, 

ANP BALP AC AN 

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WHAl 

OP YOUNG MEN KfOTMO 
OUT51PE SAMUEL COULTER'S 
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THEY'RE GBTTWG YOUNGER 

pasts* ano FA*rea~ 

Mil AH* -TNB CLOCK? 
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IE MAP RECESSION OF THE 
iEARS HAD BEEN STOPPEP — 
EVEMTWNG HAP RETURNS? 
TO NOGMAL-EXCEPT-* 



ALL TMI5 MONEY—THE 

DONATIONS THEY 1 ? PRESSED 

ON ME FOR RESTORING 
TMElR VOUTH! 

IT'S MINE! 

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HE 5TRAHGB OLD CRYSTAL^AZOf FREPICTEP THAT KENNY'S AMP NICK'S VEN- 
TUR? IHTQ BIQ-TIMC CRIMM KOUlff BMP Hi PISASTCRf YET. DESPITE HER MRNlHQ 
THEY WENT AHEAD-70 ROB ANP KILL* THEY THOUGHT TUB CRIME WAS PERFECT— 
THEIR GETAWAY WITH A FORME IN JEWELS SUCCESSFUL! BUT WHEN THEY SOUGHT 
SHELTER FROM A BLINPlHG SHOW STORM IN THE GLOOMY FARM HOUSE, THE SINISTER" 
fORECAST BEGAN TO COMB TRUE, AS KENNY AND NICK FOUND THEMSELVES AT THE 

mercy of- TH £ GHOSTLY HOST' 



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HAP PLANNEP WEIR CRIME WELL-\ 



»-AW WE PONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT 
THE 010 WATCHMAN! HE SNOOZES HALF 
TM6 TIME AW? HE'S DEAF! THE JOB'S 
GONNA BE A 

PiiSH-om 

KENNY! 

GOTTA CHECK 

MAPAAfe MYSTIC 

FIRST J I ALWAYS GET 

HER OKAY BEFORE I POLL 



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TWO-BIT HOLD- 
UP LIKE WE 
BEEN DON', 

NICK -ITS 
MAJOR LEAGUE 
STUFF! I AIN'T TAKIN 
NO CHANCES -AN* 
YOU GOTTA COME 
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Our ON THIS dOB.MAPAME MV5TIC! 

IT'S OUR FIRST BIG ONE* 



THE CRYSTAL BALL 

REVEALS THE PAST AND 
THE FUTURE -LET ME 
GAZE INTO ITS DEPTHS! 



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FAKERV I USE TO IMPRESS FOOLS! 
BUT WHAT WAS REVEALEP IN THE 
CRYSTAL WA5 #£tf£."'AN0 THEY'LL 
FIND OUT FOR. THEMSCLVCSf 



nn-XMQuiTTitr, 

HICK! I KHOW WHAT 
I SAW f IT'LL MEAN 

OUR PEATH IF WE 
PO THE JOB ! 





I i Sfowwc*#> »i sup&tsrmous PxeAfytccNW went along 

Hflffi NtCK THAT NIGHT f THE ENTRY INTO TM JEMLW 

store rxoyee £4$y* - 



SEEfTHERE'S NOJHIN' 

10 BE SCAKEP OF, KENNY! 
IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES 

WEIL HAVE THIS SAFE 
OPEN AW WE'LL BE . 
SET FOR LIFE! 






(kfasTitf.KGNIftAND HICK HEAPED 
FOR THE COUNTRY MA STOLEN CAR, 

UNAWARE WAT A SHADOWY WHENCE 
ACCOM PAN I BO THEM —A PRESENCE 

THAT MAP TAKEN OVER WEIR 
DESTINY? 



IF— IF yOU ONLY 
HAPN'T HAD TO 
SHOOT THE OLD 

GUY.NCKf 




QUIT YOUR YELLOW 
YAMMERlN.WLLYA? 
NOTWIN'S GONNA 
STOP U5 NOW?50ON 
AS WE GET TO CLARK" 

TOWN^E'LLMOLEOP 
IN OUR HIDE-OUT TILL . 
THE HEAT'S OFF*-- - 
HMM/UM — IT'S STARTS 

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THING—SEEMS TA 
ME WE MAKE A 
TURN HERE SOME- 
WHERES--- 



GOLLY! I— I 
DON'T LIKE 
THE LOOKS 
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i£M\H£V t MISTER! 

KNOW WHERE INE KIN 
GIT SHELTBR FBR THS 
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AW, THESE APPLE V'NOCKEr?* 
CAM TAKE IT! AN/WAV, WHAT 
DO W£ CARE--A5 LONG 
AS WE" GET OUT OP TMiS 
STORM 1 




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FARMHOUSE AHEAD — 



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