Text Stories in Daring Mystery Comics #1-4

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Text Stories in Daring Mystery Comics #1-4

Post by vanhornluke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:08 pm

DARING MYSTERY COMICS #1 (Jan 1940)

Text Story:
By Ray Gill

APPEARANCES:
Horses, inhabitants of Gold Creek, Mr. Hastings, Hank Walls, Spud Clark, Wade Duncan, Mrs. Duncan, Chelsa City radio operators

SYNOPSIS:
The mining town of Gold Creek is wiped out by a stampede of horses. The few survivors, led by Wade Duncan, think it unnatural that the horses would have demolished the buildings rather than just run through the open streets. Chasing down the herd, they discover that each horse has a piece of metal surgically implanted behind an ear. They reason that the horses were being controlled by radio, and the only people who would want to destroy Gold Creek are from Chelsa City, who could then move in and take over the mining operation. The men find those responsible in a radio station in Chelsa City.

NOTE:
At first I thought this story was set in the Old West, but the presence of a radio station places it much later.

DARING MYSTERY COMICS #2 (Feb 1940)

Text Story:
By Russell A. Bankson

APPEARANCES:
Ozias Wilkins, Mattie Wilkins, Silas Potter, robbers

SYNOPSIS:
Ozias Wilkins walks into Silvertown, debating whether to buy more dynamite for his mine or grub for himself and the missus. His wife, Mattie, has threatened to leave him if he comes back without food. While in town, he hears that two bank robbers have gotten away after robbing the bank, and there’s a $10,000 reward to whoever captures them. Walking back home with a box of dynamite, Ozias sees two men’s footprints in the trail to his cabin. Worried for his wife’s safety, he runs the rest of the way home, only to see the bank robbers walk out of his mine with guns drawn. Ozias threatens to drop the box of dynamite if the robbers try anything, claiming he’s got nothing to live for anyway, since his wife is about to leave him for coming home with a box of dynamite rather than food. The robbers drop their guns and allow Mattie to tie them up securely. Ozias then opens the box to reveal that it’s really full of food, rather than dynamite. He tells Mattie that with the reward money, though, he can buy lots of dynamite and hopefully find that silver vein he’s been looking for over the last twenty years.

DARING MYSTERY COMICS #3 (Apr 1940)

Text Story:
By James P. Olsen

APPEARANCES:
Bick Deems, Hardwinter Smith, bartender, Sam Hala

SYNOPSIS:
Bick Deems hunts down and kills his former partner, Sam Hala, for stealing his Sunday socks.

DARING MYSTERY COMICS #4 (May 1940)

Text Story:
By Rex Evans

APPEARANCES:
Sheriff Holcomb, horses, Mile Away Morgan, bandits, Cougar Karns

SYNOPSIS:
Sheriff Holcomb chases outlaw Cougar Karns into Ambush Canyon but has to pull up short, since Mile Away Morgan’s bandits live there and would shoot him dead as soon as he entered. Inside, Karns is captured by the bandits and brought to Mile Away. Karns identifies himself and even shows a wanted poster with his description, but Mile Away thinks Karns is an undercover lawman, so he has Karns bound and sent back out of the canyon on horseback. The sheriff is still outside and quickly takes Karns into custody.


Chronologies:

CLARK, SPUD
DARMC 1/TEXT

DEEMS, BICK
DARMC 3/TEXT

DUNCAN, WADE
DARMC 1/TEXT

HALA, SAM
DARMC 3/TEXT

HASTINGS, MR.
DARMC 1/TEXT

HOLCOMB, SHERIFF
DARMC 4/TEXT

KARNS, COUGAR
DARMC 4/TEXT

MORGAN, MILE AWAY
DARMC 4/TEXT

POTTER, SILAS
DARMC 2/TEXT

SMITH, HARDWINTER
DARMC 3/TEXT

WALLS, HANK
DARMC 1/TEXT

WILKINS, MATTIE
DARMC 2/TEXT

WILKINS, OZIAS
DARMC 2/TEXT

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Re: Text Stories in Daring Mystery Comics #1-4

Post by wolframbane » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:15 am

Great work on all the text write ups Luke!!!

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Re: Text Stories in Daring Mystery Comics #1-4

Post by vanhornluke » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:04 am

Thanks, wolframbane! I hope to get some more done soon. :)

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