MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #9 (Jul 1940)
By John H. Compton
Juan Matilla, Jim Holland, Nat McCord, O’Reilly, construction workers, robbers
Robbers attempt to steal the payroll of a crew building a bridge in Brazil. Manly Nat McCord won’t put up with that, though, so he grabs his rivet gun and puts a steel rod through one of the robbers’ faces. The rest of the crew swarm the other robbers and the stickup is over.
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #10 (Aug 1940)
By Beach Allen
Miles Gudgeon, Malacca Jack’s patrons, sailors, bartender, Tiger Travis, Death
Miles Gudgeon has been on the run from Tiger Travis for years. He stabbed Tiger’s younger brother, Jimmy, over a handful of pearls and Tiger has been chasing him ever since. Miles has become a nervous wreck, partly because he’s constantly hearing rumors of Tiger following him, but he doesn’t know what Tiger looks like. One night Miles tries to pickpocket a man in the bar, Malacca Jack’s. The man stops him before he’s able to steal any money, but the bartender throws them both outside into an alley. Miles thinks he’ll just stab the man and take the money, and decides to scare the man by claiming to be Tiger Travis. Unfortunately, the man is himself Tiger Travis, who quickly disarms Miles. Their fight takes them out into the street and local police prevent Tiger from strangling Miles, but Tiger is content that Miles will hang for his crimes. As Miles is hauled off, the face of Death mocks him.
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #11 (Sep 1940)
By W. Peters
Nurse Cassidy, Dr. James, Francis Thomason
Back in 1926, Francis Thomason was a medical intern. When he killed a patient during an unsanctioned operation, he was fired. Vowing revenge, he disappeared. Now he’s reappeared with the ability to hypnotize people and command them to kill themselves. Five doctors have recently all died in “accidents,” but Nurse Cassidy suspects murder. When Thomason arrives at Dr. James’s office, the nurse suspects he is faking. James dismisses her concerns until Francis reveals his intentions, confessing that he’s been murdering his former fellow interns who are now all doctors. Dr. James will be his latest victim, but James is surprisingly able to just barely resist the hypnotic spell and capture Francis, telling the nurse to call the police.
This story abruptly stops without a feeling of resolution.
MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #12 (Oct 1940)
By Jack D’Arcy
Sam Hale, Amos Liggett, clerk, cops
Same Hale murders and robs Amos Liggett, and old hardware store shop owner. Shortly thereafter he is arrested for the murder. He can’t believe they could find out it was him, but they tell him that in the struggle Liggett managed to push a piece of wax against Hale’s cab shield, taking the impression of his badge numbers.
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