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Smash Comics #04 [Nov'39]-68pg-c2c -Henry Peters scans
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Issue: #4
Published: November 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Ed Cronin
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was On-Going Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 428922.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Wings Wendall
Credits: Pencils: Gill Fox ? | Inks: Gill Fox ?
Genre: Adventure Children
Characters: Wings Wendall Archie O'Toole Espionage [Black Ace] (inset) Bozo The Robot (inset) The Invisible Hood [Kent Thursdton] (inset) Clip Chance (inset)

Comic Story (9 pages) Madame Doom
Featuring: Espionage Starring Black Ace
Synopsis: Madam Doom returns from Europe to New York City, and in a luxury hotel suite is selling a set of coastal defense plans, which turn out to be fake, a decoy! At espionage HQ, Black Ace's boss, who now has the real set of plans, assigns Ace to convey them to California, plus to pick up three espionage agents from three different cities along the way. They have 24 hours, and they know that Madame Doom knows that the plans are on their way.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner | Pencils: Will Eisner | Inks: Will Eisner
Genre: Spy
Characters: Espionage [Black Ace] Batu Lt. Hayes (death) Colonel Atwater Agent O-12 (British Agent) Agent B-5 Madame Doom (villain, Introduction) Agent K-61 (villain, Introduction) Madam Doom's Thugs (villains, Introduction For Both)

Comic Story (4 pages) Rivalry With Ray Snort: Part 2
Featuring: Clip Chance at Cliffside
Synopsis: Clip is tricked into breaking training rules so he'll be suspended before the big game. And while he's out of his room, the play book is stolen.
Credits: Script: George Brenner [as Scott Sheridan] (signed) | Pencils: George Brenner [as Scott Sheridan] (signed) | Inks: George Brenner [as Scott Sheridan] (signed)
Genre: Sports
Characters: Clip Chance Spud Coach Barr Vera Ray Snort (villain) Poke (villain) Slim (villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Small Stuff
Credits: Script: John Devlin (signed) | Pencils: John Devlin (signed) | Inks: John Devlin (signed)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) The Green Lizard
Featuring: Invisible Justice
Synopsis: In Florida, Kent Thurston’s wealthy friend John Blaine is being squeezed for money by “The Green Lizard,” and two of his rich businessmen friends have already disappeared. Unbeknownst to Blaine, his servant Winters is secretly working for the extortion gang (as “Number Four”), and alerts them to Thurston’s involvement on the case. Meanwhile, in another room, Blaine’s two missing friends are still alive, but now the Lizard has decided to throw them to the crocodiles. When the Invisible Hood steps into the room, the Lizard sets a 10-minute timer on a hideout-destroying bomb, and flees.
Credits: Script: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed) | Pencils: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed) | Inks: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] John Blaine The Green Lizard [Winters, Aka "Number Four"] (villain, Blaine's Servant, Introduction) Green Lizard's Thugs [Baldy Others Unnamed] (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (4 pages) Attack of the Anarchists
Featuring: Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
Synopsis: A gang of anarchists are setting off bombs in London, so Captain Cook and Inspector Keene decide to infiltrate the gang. Posing as "Number Twelve", Cook is assigned to blow up the bridge over the North River. He sets up a dud bomb, which gets him in trouble with the anarchist gang, who then try to throw him into a quicklime pit. He and Inspector Keene outsmart the gang and subdue them with teargas.
Credits: Script: William A. Smith | Pencils: William A. Smith | Inks: William A. Smith
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Captain Creig Cook [also As Number Twelve] Inspector Keene Numbers One Through Twelve (villains, Gang Of Hooded Anarchists)

Comic Story (1 page) Slinging Sammy Baugh
Featuring: Sportraits
Credits: Script: Gill Fox (signed) | Pencils: Gill Fox (signed) | Inks: Gill Fox (signed)
Genre: Sports

Comic Story (7 pages) The Submarine Disasters
Featuring: Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man
Synopsis: In one week, four submarines, two of them American, are mysteriously lost at sea. An FBI agent, Amos Dobbs, shows up at Hugh Hazzard’s very upscale apartment building, and tells Hugh about his investigation into the world-wide submarine sabotage ring. The problem is that the Navy’s newest and most modern submarine is set to be launched the next day, at noon, and Dobbs is certain that the bad guys have it targeted. So Dobbs wants to get Admiral Hull at Annapolis to recruit that submarine's crew from there, and Hull goes along with that plan.
Credits: Script: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed) | Pencils: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed) | Inks: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Hugh Hazzard Bozo The Robot Pat Amos Dobbs (introduction, Death) Admiral Hull Commissioner Hunt (mention Only) Lugar (villain, Introduction, Death Hanz (villain, Introduction, Death) Leon (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (2 pages) Sheephad Bey
Featuring: Archie O'Toole
Credits: Script: Will Eisner [as Bud Thomas] (credited) | Pencils: Will Eisner [as Bud Thomas] (credited) | Inks: Will Eisner [as Bud Thomas] (credited)
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Archie O'Toole Sheephad Bey Movova

Comic Story (4 pages) The Shammar Ruby
Featuring: Abdul the Arab
Synopsis: Sir John Lansing wants to bring the Shamar Ruby back to England with him, but others don't want that to happen.
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Abdul The Arab (son Of Ali Bey, Wealthy Desert Chieftan) Hassan Sir John Lansing (introduction, Death) Lansing's Expedition Members (introduction For All, All Die) British Police (introduction For All) Ronny Forrest (villain, English Brigand, Introduction, Death) Forrest's Desert Rangers (villains, Introduction For All, All Die) Jahib (villain, Expedition Deserter, Introduction)

Comic Story (4 pages) Carter and the Pirates
Featuring: Chic Carter
Synopsis: Chic is chasing pirates in Singapore.
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Chic Carter (ace Reporter) Red Brannigan (pilot) Daily Star Editor (mention Only Via Telegram) British Marines (introduction For All) Slugger (villain, Introduction) Chinese Pirates (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (2 pages) The Distressing Dilemma of the Troubled Tradesman
Featuring: Philpot Veep
Credits: Script: John Devlin | Pencils: John Devlin | Inks: John Devlin
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Philpot Veep Waldo Schultz

Comic Story (4 pages) Rudolf's Invasion
Featuring: Flash Fulton
Synopsis: Wurtberg invades Cerania, so Flash Fulton and Andy are sent to Europe to get the story and get first hand pictures of the invasion. Taking many crazy chances, Fulton gets damning evidence of Rudolph being both an imposter and a war criminal.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Flash Fulton (newsreel Cameraman, Introduction) Andy (pilot, Introduction) Gabby (newsreel Boss, Introduction) Chancellor Rudolf (villain, Introduction) Chancellor Rudolf Imposter (villain, Introduction) Rudolf's Army (villains, Introduction For All)

Text Story (2 pages) The Cloudburst: Part 1
Featuring: Jim Mitchell
Credits: Script: Toni Blum? [as A. L. Allen ] | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Just Laugh it Off
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (7 pages) The Impossible Murder
Featuring: John Law Scientective
Synopsis: "The Avenger" is still at large, and is now threatening twelve wealthy friends of his original target, Mr. Carter, the air magnate. Carter calls on John Law for help and Amos Reid reveals to him that the assembled tycoons all owe their fortunes to an idea that they'd lifted from Jim Rowan. Reid is murdered, and his son George is framed for the crime. Law acts as young Reid's DA, but he is convicted and sentenced to die. On the eve of Reid's execution, Law figures out the elaborate death trap that killed Amos Reid, and if he can show this to the governor, the execution can be stayed!
Credits: Script: Harry Francis Campbell (signed) | Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell (signed) | Inks: Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: John Law (a Scientific Detective) The Avenger June Carter Mr. Carter (air Magnate) Colin Grant (Reid Electric Corporation Superintendent) Amos Reid (death) George Reid Mr. Lewis The Avenger [James Rowan] (villain Behind The Scenes)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Missing Bombers
Featuring: Wings Wendall
Synopsis: At a hidden base in an extinct volcano in Alaska, "His Excellency" is using an ultra-sonic engine-stalling antiaircraft weapon to steal U.S. Army bombers, and using drugs to recruit the bomber crews to his service. Wings Wendall is sent to investigate, finds the villain's secret base, disrupts his plans, and causes him to flee in a stolen bomber. Wendall uses the villain's own ray weapon to crash the fleeing plane into the villain's own arsenal.
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Pencils: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Inks: Vernon Henkel (signed)
Genre: Aviation
Characters: Wings Wendall Wendall's Commanding Officer Colonel Davis Curly Jack His Excellency (villain, Introduction, Apparent Death)

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