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THE RED MENACE MEETS AMERICA S NEWEST HERO- 



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QjfoME MOMENTS LATER-THE SlOHT OFTHAT BLA 
FOS DRAWS THE ATTENTION OF /fOQFÆ VW/i 





. UB IWTENSE HEAT ACT I VATES THE AUTO- 
MATIC SPRINKLER SVSTEM Ol-i THE 
CEILING. 1NTHESUDDEN DONNPOUROF 
WATER, THC AV/TA/aet? LOMS SIGHT 

QF TUE gLEE IMe MEN,,,, 

CAN'T OEE ATHINQ IMTHIS DOVJNPOUR' 
rtVJILl- PUTOUTTH5FIRE, BUT IT'S 
BIVINS THOSB HOODS A CHAMCe- 




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:xeo HEN UE 
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VODBH COMPA" TMENT OF HIS 
BBV' RELEASES A 'hii-j SBB4Y OF 
HELIUM INTO HIS JELT LINIK4G.THE 
HELiuk BUOV« .PTHE WENSEB 
ANDTHt «-*^-*f UNTiLHECIiN 
FREE HIMbELF AND REACH SÅRET*,. 

JWE A HEAD ST1RT I 

•jav, sut i'vEi 



■1CE AGO.IN T«ff STVSft/frTAKESTOTHE AIR. FEEDlNG A 

photo of thetire treadsofthe getaway car intothe 

STARJET'S MECHANICAL COMPuTATOR , THE RADAR SEAM 
GOES OM AMD THE STARJET TRAILS ITS QUARRV* UIKE A 
GUIDED MISSILE! 



I LAPSEN */ILI 
IIS GET« 
!ICW OR twO'UP MY SLEEVE 1 




UCPOSS THE WINDING ROADS OF 
THE COASTAL AREA , OUT OVER 
THE OCEAM 6WSEPS THE STAR- 
JET 




. ICE AGAIK1, THE STARJET-S 
PADAR EQU1PMENT GOBS TO 
WORM. THEM A GuiDEDMlSSlLE 
TORPEDO IS LAUNC HED FROM 
HER RROW ^« 




£ MUPFLED EXPLOSION 
SEVSCRS UPWARD1 THEN 
ATHICK OIL SLICK AN,© 
BITS OF VJRECWASe DOT 
THEJ V^ATBR; „„ 



I'LL HAVE THE PROFESSOR I 
DRAVJ UP NEVV PLANG . >* 
THENVLLTAWE HIMTO "* 
WASHINGTON MVSELF, IN 
THE STARJET, TO MAKE 4 
SURE THE UNITED STATES, 
ALONE, SETS THAT 
PORTABLB ATOt> "" 
MOTOR l 




HI-POWER BINOCULARS 




SEEUPTO 
18 MILES 

Fowerful foiding Opera Glosses 

fit into pocket or purse. Center 

eye piece adiustment. Worlh many 

times low introductory price. Conv 

parable to models selling foi $4.95. 



BRUCE SAIES CO.. Deal IW-9 

6S W. 47lh Slte.l. N.w York 36, N.Y. Room 206 

Pierne send »i Hi-Pawer Binoeuluu. 



[ D I 'or JO« C! for SI. 00. 



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00 I0Y S010IERS — SI 



trucks, jeeps, balllc Ullbl, bombers 
rlc. Oesiencd lo scale up lo 4Va", in 
0HLV SI.OO P0SIPAI0. 
100 T0Y PIRATES — SI 




0NLY SI.OO P0SI 

100 COWBOYS AN0 INOIANS — SI 
A compiete Rodeo ol 100 pus 
2" hieh. In i colorlul dit bo. thai 
feneed corrai and Inoian lepec. 
POSTPAIO 

SPACE GUN "TATER SHOOTER' 
A complelety harmlcss spacc cu 
compressed air and shoots oolalo 
50 leel — wilh more Ihan 300 shols dom a s« 
polalo. Sale, Humlen. FIM! ONlt SI.OO P0S1P 
FASCINATING ANT FARM — S2.98 
Kids. have your own Anl farm with real live A 
Made ol unbreakable clear plastic that enab'es 
ke. Largo 6" 




MOOERN TOY COMPANY — Dept. lw-9 
62 West 4Tlh St., Rm. 206 New York 36, N. Y. HO C.O.O's 



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AND IN A SMALL PAWNSHOF OFF 
A MAIN THOBOUGHFAKE IN 

empire ary..,. 




^HE STARJET SETTLES 
PCWN, CLOSETOTWEMAVJ 
OF THE MIGHTV VOLC ANO.... 




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ITH THE AVENGER GONE TO HIS DOOM. THE 
•SlANS INVESTU3ATE THE STARJET, OWlYTO 
DISCOVER IT LOCKE D AGAINST ANY INVASION — 



A MOST CURIOUS *^ NEVER MINDTHAT. FIRST 
SORT OFKEyHOLE.y WE MUST FlNDTHE 
I WONDER VJHAT / GUIDED MISSILE. THENWE 
KIND OF KEV &Y CAN VJORW ON THE 
UKILOCWS IT ■} ?{ , STARJET! 




DISCOVERS TUE FlfiST FACE OP PEATH \ QY F/tf C J 




„tør FLAMES SEARTHE 
FLESH'.THERElSNO 
ESCAPE 1 

HO CHANCE AT ALL.' INA , 
MINUTS Z'M GO/NS TO 
BL ACKOUT F#OM THE HEAT.' 
THEMX'LL TOPPLE OVER, 
INTO THATBUBBL 'NS L AVA 




REMINPMETOTELL 
YOU ALL ABOUT IT, 
VJHEN I HAVE MORE 





HE MISSEP ME — BUT HE 
&CTIV6TSP THE TIME - 
FUSC OF TH£ ATCMIC 




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SECOUDFACE 
OPDEATHiBV 
ATOMIC 
EXPL06I0NJ 
THE TIME- 
FUSE TICKS 
ON, WITH NO 
WAV TO STOP 
IT1 IN AFSW 
SECONDS.THE 
ISLET WU_ 
8LOW %HY 
HISH AND 
DSSTROy 
EVERy UVINS 
thinS on rr, 

AMD VJITH1N 
A RAPIUS OF 
HALPA MILES 




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%ThE AVENGER IS LEFT ALOME VJVTH an about- 
to-explode atom bomb; and no vjav off 
thelittle island: 



KM/r.'THAT OLDTORTOISE '. SOUTH 
SEA 1SLANDERS PIBE THEM B 1 / 
KEEPING THEIR HEADS ABOVE 
WATER. NO REASON WHY X CAN'T 

DOIT,TOOi 




fLU BE ALL RISMT IF I CAK4 KEEP HIS HEAD 
BACW, BUT— CANI KEEPIT BACW LONG 
ENOUGH FORHIMTOREACHTHATOTHER 
ISLAND? 



ÆfteR WHAT SEEMS AN ETERNIT-/, HIS. FEET 
TOUCH LAND AGAIN. LIWE TUE AVENSlNS HURRI- 
CANE HE IS- THE AVENGER LEAPS TO GRIPS 




>InOTU?R OLD MAN DRAWS BACK INTOTHE 
SHADCWSOFAPOOR'WA.V, TERRinED,,,, 



5 , Uet3ENLY THE O'.D VIOLINIST 
PAUSES ANDST ÅRES SKYVJARD- 




DR. KLAUS OBERSCHAFF 
IS IN VIENNA RIGHT NONNl 
VOUCAMEINT1METO 
SAVE HIM — IFYOUCW\ 

OBERSCHAFF? 
'HE'STHE GERMAN 
' INVENTOR AND 

NUCLEAR 
PHYSICIST, ISN'T 
HE? 



right: vjhenthe REDS 

CAME INTO BERLIN WITH 
THE AMERICANTROOPS IN 
'ASTHE/KIDNAPPED 
OBERSCHAFF ANPTOOK 
HIM TO RUSSIA .THEV'VE 
BEEN USING HIG BROINTO 
HELP DEVELOP THEIR 
ATOMIC BOMBS/THRÉAT- 
ENING TO WLL HIS VJIFE 
HELP1 



HISWIFE DIEDRECENTUY, 
LEAVINGTHE RE OS 
•NITHOUT A CLUBTO HOLD 
OVER HIS HEAD. HE 
ESCAPED. HE ISIN VIENNA 
HEVJANTSTOG6TTOTHE 
UNITED STAT ES TO GIVE 
THEM VAUIABLE 
RUSSIAN MILITARy 
SECRETS. BUT— 
CAN'T LOCÅTe HIM 



FORTUNATELY, NEITHER 
CANTHE HVO MEN jTHEVRE 
TURNINGTHS CITY UPSIDE 
DO¥JN INTHEIR ATTEMPT 
TOFIND HIM. EVERY OLO 
MAN'SBEINGWIDNAPPED 
OFF THE STREETS. FlNO 
OBERSCHAFF AND GET HIM 
AVJAV SAFELV,THEyTELL 
ME . BUT- 1 PON'T IffJOW 

WELL,I DOi 






TWEVRE PICKINS 
THEMSELVES UPOUT I 
OFTH&TVNRECKAGE/I 
■WE'LL GET OUT OF 
SIGHTl 




0» A QUIET LITTLE STREETCORNER NEAR7HE OUT5KIRTS 






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MY FIRST TRY VJAS A 
FAILURE ! MWBE THE 
NEKT ONE WLL BRING 
BETTER LUCK i WHAT'i 
THAT? SOUNPS LIKE 
ANOTWER ONE OF 
THOSE GOON- SpQUAD 




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BUT HOW ? 






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I DELIBERWELY WROTETHEVrfRONO ™ 
FORMULA FOR PMOTOSVNTHeSIS - 

Y/ITHOUT WHICH NO LIFE ON EdRtU COULD 
EXISTl I KNEW * BRILUfcNT SCIEMTIST 
COULD-klOT RESISTTHE URGETO 
CORRECTlTi 




NOW THAT I'VE MADE HIM j 
}K PR160NER, WHAT AM I 

GOING TO PO 'WfTH HIM?/ 
li CAN'T FREE HIM, FOR 

HE'D HAVE RALPH 
; KILLEDi I CANT KEEP 
f HIMHERE,ORKILLHIM. 
'VM NEITHER AKIDNAPPER., 
fNOR 6. MURDEREf?,,,, 



WMT! THAT GHOST RIDER 
MASK VOLI BOUGWT 
FOR VOUR VOUNG 
NEPHEW! IT GIVES ME 
AN IDE A! VJHY CAN'T 
I VJEAR SOME SORT 
OF COST LIME, AND GO 
VISIT THOSE REDSTA 
COSTUME TO PROTECT 
MV OVJN IDENTITy AND 
RALPH AT THE SAME 
TIME! 



A» THE NEXT FEVJ DAVS, 
ROGER WRIGHT AND HIS 
SECRETARy, CLAIRE 
FARROW, ARE BUSy IM 
THE LABftRATORy, BUT 
THISTIME THEy WORW 
<NITH CLOTH ANDTHREAD. 
RATHERTHAN CHEMICALS- 



^EN,ONENieHT,HlS 

EQUIPMENT IS COMPLETS, 
AND ROGER WRIGHT 
BECAMES A STRANGE 
MVSTERIOUS FU3URE 
OF THE NIGHT. 




tf INUTE5 LATER, THE 
SW«/£TBSrREAKlNS 

THROUGH THE SKY, 
BOUNO TOR EUROPE„ 






SOME TIME LATER, A 
PROWSY RUSSIAN 
SENTINEL SEES A 
BLACK SHAPOW ON 
TWEGROUND — 



A GERMAN HOUSEWIFE 
SEES A PARK FISURE OM 
A ROOFTOP,-. 



A DOOR OPENS SLOWLY- 




>!NP GENERAL SER6EI 

VIROSH0N5KV STARES 
IN AMAZEMENT— 

\WHO- wHOA&eycu? . 

WH-WHAT CO YOU. 
WANT? 



AS HE SPEAKS, 
THE TOE OF HIS 
RUSSIAN BOOT 
PRESSES DOWN 
HARD ON A 
HIPDEN ALARM 
BELL, ANP 










^IKE A HUMAN BATTERING-RAM, THE PARK-CLAD 
SCIENTIST LEAVES HIS FEET IN A 80NE-VJRENCHING 
BODY BLOCK : 




^HENTHE RUSSlAN SOLDlERS HAVE GONE, ANP 
GENERAL SERGEI VlROSHONSNV IS ALONE WITH 
ROGER \NR\GHT 



AS THE RUSSIAN GENERAL STARES, ROGER 
WRIGHT LIFTS A GLASS PELLET FRCM HIS 
BELT AND BREAKS IT„„ 




THAT IS A GASEOUS FORM OFA 
TRUTH S£/?UM '. NOW VOU WILL BE 
UNABLE TO LIE , GENERAL. AND SOI 
WILL 8EGIN MV QUESTIONING J 
WHERE ARE COLONEL RALPH 
WRIGHT AND HIS V/IFE ? 



fHE SwEAT BREAWS OUT IN BEADS ONTHE 
GENERAL'S FACE. HE KNOWSTHATHE IS 
SENTENCING HIMSELF TO A MOSCOVJ 
FIRING SQUAD. THE COMMUNISTS "NILL 
NEV/ER LET HIM LIVE NO*N 1