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This is a 300 dpi scan of a book in my collection; coverless, so the FC, BC, and IBC are courtesy of Heritage, and the IFC is from Blue Beetle #1, and the indicia has been composited. Scans and edits by me. At suggestion from Yoc, I have bumped up the quality from my usual submissions.

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Issue: #3
Published: February 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440220.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Samson Slays the Iron Monster
Featuring: Samson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Samson

Comic Story (13 pages)
Featuring: Samson
Synopsis: Jean Dorne is secretary for J.B. Reegan, owner of Black Star Line shipping. Jean goes to the police when she has overheard that Reegan is employing underworld figure Mr. Jackson to pirate his own ships for the insurance money. The police pay Jean no heed, and when she is captured, it is Samson who must rescue her and bring the villains to justice.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Samson J. B. Reegan (villain, Introduction) Jean Dorne Mr. Jackson

Comic Story (6 pages) The Power of the Slave-Giant's Goddess
Featuring: Flick Falcon
Synopsis: The Three-armed tyrants keep the Dwarf-Men of Mars under their power with the aid of their minions, the Slave-Giants. Flick and Adele have promised to help them become free, and the Dwarf-Men hatch a plan whereby Adele will impersonate the idol of the Slave-Giants, and break them free from the Three-armed invaders.
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Flick Falcon Adele Dwarf-Men Of Mars The Slave-giants (villains, Introduction) The Three-Armed Ones (villains)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: Sir Richard sets off once again for the Holy Land with a new company of crusaders. He meets the wizard Kara on the way, who enlists him on a mission to recover the Golden Chalice. He arms Richard with a magic ring, and sets him on his way. Richard must overcome many magic beasts on the way to his ultimate battle with the giant guardian of the chalice, Gotha. He brings Kara the chalice, and is rewarded for his work with a cloak of invulnerability.
Genre: Fantasy Sword And Sorcery
Characters: The Golden Knight [Sir Richard Of Warwick] Kara (introduction, A Wizard) Gotha (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: The US Government is aware that information on their defenses has been smuggled out of the country into the hands of our enemies, but cannot find how. Yank Wilson, Agent Q-4, enlists the aid of fellow agent X-16. They troll for clues, and find themselves on the trail of a foreign artist, Count Jorgka, who paints landscapes in America, and sells them abroad. Yank has a hunch, but will they stop the Count before he wiggles out of their grasp?
Genre: Spy War
Characters: Yank Wilson X-16 Count Jorgka (villain, Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) Presto Lane of the Planet Patrol
Credits: Script: Waldo Harrison (signed) | Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction

Statement Of Ownership (0 pages)
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: Diverted from their mission to Mars, Space Smith and Dianna are captured by the robot scientists of Venus who wish to turn Dianna into one of their Leopard Women by brain transplant.
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Space Smith Dianna Leopard Women Of Venus (villains, Introduction) Robot Scientists Of Venus (villains, Introduction)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Synopsis: Captain Kidd seeks the lost explorer, Arndt Barrows and his company, who had fallen captive of the jungle magician, Negus. All of Barrows party are now dead, with the exception of Colonel Bennet, who is being tortured by Negus. Kidd's exploration party are magically killed from a distance, one by one, as Kidd closes in on Negus' lair, in the bowl of a great jungle tree.
Genre: Adventure Jungle
Characters: Captain Kidd Negus (villain, Introduction, Death) Colonel Bennet

Comic Story (1 page) The Secrets of Magic
Credits: Script: ? [as Hokus Pokus]

Comic Story (4 pages) Out to Lunch
Synopsis: The neighborhood brat plays with the Professor's inventions, uninvited, and, in the process of shooing him away, the Professor unwittingly causes an accident which propels him to the wrong side of a mirror. The brat tries to help him break free, but when these efforts fail, the brat gloats over the Professor's misfortune. The Professor gets his revenge.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Professor Fiend

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: A criminal scientist, dubbed the "Demon", creates a device which can destroy a coastal city with a tidal wave. He tests in on a cruise ship, killing 2,000 innocents, before training it on New York City. Stardust arrives, and makes the "Demon" a victim of his own device before stopping the wave and saving the City.
Genre: Fantasy Science Fiction
Characters: Stardust The Demon (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Treasure of Coralla
Synopsis: Sub goes on a mission to salvage treasure from shipwrecks near Atlantis, and Peg stows away to join him. Poseida, King of the mermen from nearby Coralla, has been busy gathering the treasure for himself, and captures Sub and Peg. Poseida offers Sub treasure to allow him to keep Peg as his queen. When Sub refuses, he must face a monstrous crab in a pit fight. Sub escapes and radios Lantida for help, and the Atlantean mermen come to Sub's aid.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Sub Saunders Peg (introduction Sub's Fiancee) Poseida (villain, Introduction) Lantida

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