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RIGHT/ THEY WOM'T 
TUMBLE UNLESS YOU 

MAKE A SUP, LARRy/ 




THB FOLLOWING NIQHT ~ 

WAIT HERB, >JQCKYf 

I'LL SEE IF LARRYS 
GOT ONE L/NED UP/ 



HOW ABOUT 1 OKAY THEY 
THE TRUCK > GOT A LOAP. 
OUT HERE J J J LL SLIP >EK\ 
LARRYP Ml THE MEDICINE, 

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A TRAILER 
JOB GOT 
DITCHED UP 
AHEAD LAST 
NIGHT, JACK. 
DRIVER FELL 
ASLEEP AT 
THE WHEEL.' 




YEAH- 1 SEEM 
IT IN THE 
PAP Eft/ 
HALF THE 
LOAD 
STOLEN-- 
AND THEY 
WAS HAUUN' 

ClGGlES 
SAME ASUS,' 





A Short while later larry's sw/ster 

DEED BEARS &JTTE& FRU/T/ 



FEEL KlNPA 
SLEEPS TAkiE 
THE WHEEL, 



WATCH €HTT t MAC/ 




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SHATTERING CRASH, THE HISS OF 
A TORN AIR &REAKUNE, A HEAVy 
THUP- THEM COLP SCIENCE/ 




YOUR TRUCK, 



YEAH- WE J D 
BETTEi? RUSH 
IT,' THEM TWO 
UP FEONT ARE 
(50MK3A NEED 
WOODEN 
OVERCOATS' 




7%5E ^7>U C*VlS>* AROi/SSS SUSP/C/OA/ 
/A/ CAL MARTM'S LB&AL Mi/VO 
NEXT MORM/AA3/ 



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I'LL TAKE" YOUR 
DICTATION NOW, 
CAL' 



HMMf r think we'll 

HAVE TO DROP MY 
LAW PRACTICE FOR 
A FEW Df&S t DORS/ 





HAUMTEE? 
HIGHWAY* BAH / 
THE GHOST IS 
SELLING THOSE 

STOLEN 
CIGARETTES 

on the BiACK 

MARKET' 



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WH 

MEANS 
THAT 
ROCKETMAN } 

AND 
ROCKETGlRL 
HAD SETTER 

get ©usy/ 




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WE WASTED 
ALL Q*W 
CHASING DOWN 
FALSE CLUES, 
BUT t Ti-tfNK 
WE'LL LEARN 
SOMETHING 
TONIGHT* 



A B/G 
TRUCK'S 
PULLING 
IN HERE. 
LET'S 
QUESTION 

THE 
DRIVEE. 



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STEVE 



THE ROCKET 
GUYAX&H'S 
GAL* HOW WE 
GONNA RUB 

''EM OUT 
WITHOUT 

BBN J REPOZ1EP, 
LOUP 



— JUST 
LEAVE 
THEM 
TRICK y 
ANGLES TO 
ME,jOOiy/ 

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MAWf I DON'T 
BELIEVE THIS HIGHWAY'S 
HAUNTED, ROCKETMAN. 
BUT NOBODY KNOWS 
WHAT CAUSBO 
THE WPPfk'*; / 



jjfiett it/ 
who 4bf J 




rCL WAWE MTROPVCT/OHS 
'CAUSE YOt/ GErtTS ARE 
PAC*Y/#G RODS? 




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We'EE USJN' THfS 
TRUCK FOR SAJT 
SETTING A TRAP 
BACK BY THE 
CROSSROAD. 
IF YOU'D GO 
DOWW THESE- - 




Pqwereo ay /eocxer fuele& mot&zs 

INVENTED By CAL MA&TW, THE PAWWG 
DUO C/J?CLE /N THE BLACK SKy BEHfhO 
STEVE'S &NE&, W47TN/A& BUT UNSEED. 



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tOOKf THOSE PHOMy 
£>/CXS APE LEAP/MG 
TMB PXtVER iNTO 
THE AWBp/ 




THAT COFFEE WILL 
KEEP YOU AWAKE, 
PAL. KEEP YOUR EYES 

ON THE ROAD — AND 

OON'T STOP 

for Noaoovf 





LOCKED YOURSELF 
IN, W(JH? LUCKY 
I GOT HERE. THE 
DRIVER'S UNCONSCIOUS.' 
AND THE CAS'S 



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PUCKAtfOUND J 
THE $/QE,QUtCKfJ 

HERE COME 

THE HIJACK 

KfLLERSf 




I WINGED 
RQCKETMAN/ 
RUSH AROUND 
THE FRONT 





<fja$ will w 

DO MOieE "^ 

, DAMAGE THAN 
THE SHOT THAT 
GRAZED ME' 



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EASY 
DOES IT, 
PAT/ 
THAT 
WAS LOU 
STANZA^ 
CAR AND 
HE'S QUICK 
ON THE 
TRIGGER { 



LARRY ^\ 
SP'LLEDTWE ) 
LOW DOWN 
ON THE WAV 
HERE. IT TOOK 
FAST THINKING 
TO OUTWJT 
LOU STANZA, 
ROCKETM AN ' 



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YOU'XE 
TELUNGMEl 

BUT we 
KNOCKED 
A HOLE 'N 

■ THE 

ciGA-ee TT E 
Slack 
market and 
corralled 

THREE 
CUSTOMERS 
FOR THE 
ELECTRIC 

CHAIR/ 



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jHEATiNG THE ELECTRIC 
CHA/R /$ A TOUGH TASK 
AS ANY, KILLS 8 WILL 

tell you ^-r ay car dell, 
park avenue. playboy, 
didn't arouse underworld 

suspicion when me 
identified a dead man 
wmom he nad never before 
seem because &an&do/. . 

didn't suspect that 
ray was rbally the 
i master key in d/sguise/ 
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t life hun& by a thread 
f when he heard a cough 
prom the coffin 
of a killer/ 




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DIVE TO THE 

FLOOR— 
MARCIA! I'M 
GRABBING 
THAT 





THIS TlA/vE, THE 
FINGER'S ON 
YOU, J, §/ 




THIS IS A 
RESPECTABLE 
CLUB, JERK? 
KtLL YOUR 
FRIENDS 



BUDDY — 
YOU'RE GONNA 

DIE FOR 
INTERFERING 
WITH MY 




SPEED HERNAN/^ WITH 
KILL THE RAT, 7 PLEASURE, 
MACK.' WE ^L BOSS- 
CAN CALL JT W WtTH 

Pleasure/ 

TAKE 





RAY CARDELL 

JS MAD-- 
DEFINITEUy/ 

GOING TO THE 
RESCUE OF 
J. B, KARL EX 
A CHEAP, 
CROOKED 



TAKE IT 

EASY- , 
MARC! a! 

YOUR 

PLAYBOY 

FRIEND 

HASN'T BEEN 
JN THE 

HEADLINES 

FDR WEEKS. 

GIVE HIM 




SPORTING OF 

YOU MR. CAR PELL; 

THANKS. HERN AN 
ACCUSED ME 
HIRING JAKE 
ZIGSWORT TO^ 




ME- A BOOKMAKER? 

LOOK CARDELL. YOU 
KNOW MY RECORD'S 
CLEAN. AS ALDERMAN 
FROM THE FIFTH 
DISTRICT I'M A 
STAUNCH SUPPORTER 
OF LAW AND ORDER/ 






PLEASE, 
SISTER/ 
UN* OH J 
SEE" 




IS THIS 
YOUR IDEA- 
OF FUN- 
MR, CARDELL? 
WELL, I'VE 

Had enough 

of you' 



BUT, MARCIA 
YOU DON'T 
UNDERSTAND/ 

THIS IS 

DOLORES. 

DUGAN,XB'S 

PAPER DOLL. 

SHE'S OFF 

HER TROLLEY/ 







ItAY CA&DFLL WAfTS FOR THE 
'a/?/?j val OF THE PQUC&~ 



WE'LL TAKE 
YOUR WORD 
FOR \T~- 
BUT DON'T 
OPEN YOUR 
MOUTH 
TO THE 



YOU CAN 
TRUST ME, 
tNSPECTQRl 



THE 



REPORTERS/ 



PAPERS WILL 
TiE THIS UP 
WITH VOGT'S 
MURDER. ARE 
THE COPS TRYING 
TO COVER UP 
OR J. B ? 



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HE ATTENDANT SHOWS RAY 



SEVENTEEN BODIES, BUT NOT ONE 
RESSM&LES J&4CE ZfGSVSORT* 

GET AWAY/ 



DIDN'T YOU 
OVERLOOK 
THIS CORPSE? 
IT ME 
t 



POLICE ORDERS 
THAT NOBODY 
TOUCH THAT BODY/ 




/ftS THE ATTENDANT TURNS, THE 
*** MASTER REVS X-RAY &EAAA 



FLASHES TNj 



'E ^ANEU 



NOW- CCmE ON- 
MISTER, THERE 
GOES MY PHONE' 



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I'VE 
ENOUGH ' 



'sEE^r^L, 




FIND YOUR 
FRIEND IN 
THERE, MISTER? 




-AND WHILE WE'RE 
ON THE SUBJECT 
OF BRIDGES, My 
GOOD FELLOW- 




VES-- AFTER VOUVE 

answered aav 
Questions, your 
dentist can 
make you some 
bridgework/ 




ALDERMAN 
J. B. KARLEY 
HAS INFLUENCE. 
I SEE! JAKE 
ZIGSWORT 
WILL CATCH 
PNEUMONIA 
ON THAT SLAB. 
WHO SIGNED 
HIS PHONY 
DEATH 
CERTIFICATE? 



--&OC 
LAPHAM 
--THE 
tORONEE. 
KARLEY 
GOT HIM 
APPOINTED. 
BUT DONT 
TURN ME 
INXHUM- 
I'LL LEAVE 

TOWN 
TONIGHT/ 






.HZARLY THE NEXT ^ m 

Wmqrwng* m j, a karlevS 

CKJPLEX APARTMENT 



SULLY DOESN'T] { I TOLD 
ANSWER AND \\YUH HE'D 
JOE, THE MORGUE;) SKIP 
MAN SAYS HE jf'TOWN, 
AIN'T SEEN /(BOSS.WHEN 
SULLY SINCE/) THE HEAT 
MIDNIGHT/ /f* WAS ON / 

you'd better 
stuff jake in 
a coffin and 
Give him a 



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YOU THfNK WE 
CAN GET AWAY 
WITH BURYING 
JAKE ALIVE? 





AY CAG&ELL fS AN EARLV 
WtSiTOg AT POLICE HEA&QOARTERS 

KEEP YOUR EYE ^ W WE WANTED JAKE 
ON POC LAPHAmBI ZK35WORT FOR 
INSPECTOR YOU'LLlBF MURDERING ED 
GET A CALL FROM M VOGT IF JAKE 
THE MASTER KEY^ DIDN'T DIE LIKE 
ABOUT HIM' ^^ *v YOU SAID, DOC-- 



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DON'T LISTEN 
TO H*AA— 
INSPECTOR/ 
HE'S WHACKY* 



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SOMETHING TELLS ME 
J.&. PULLED A FAST 
ONE ON JA^E ZIGSWORT 
AMD THAT JAKE 
DOESN'T KNOW 1 




THE, SERVICES 
MR. Z/GSWORT 
ARE PRIVATE - 
BUT SINCE VOU 
SAY VOU WERE 




MY BEAM MELTED 
THE LATCH COME 
OUT AND FACE THE 
MUSIC, JAKE' 






THEY'LL PLAY THE 
RJNERAL MARCH 
FOR YOU, WISE GUY' 



DROP THAT CHOPPER, ft T YEAH? WHEN THE 
CHUMP.' KARLEV AND/V CORONER SAYS 
MACK WERE GOING il YOU'RE DEAD. HE 
TO BURY VOU A^VE/JiiLwON'T BE KIDDING' 




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THE STATE PEN'S 
ELECTRIC BtLL IS 
GOING TO BE HIGH NEXT 
MONTH > AFTER YOU AND 
KARLEY AND MACK 
GET THE HOT SEAT/ 



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£fr tip from master 

KEY SENDS THE- 
tNSPECTOR TO PARLEY'S . 



THE JtG JS UP, J.B 
JAKE AND DOC 
LAPHAM ARE 
BATING 
BREAKFAST 
IN THE CUNK- 
AND YOU TWO 
ARE JOINING 'EM 



THE 
DOOR 
WAS 
LOCKED, 
HOW'pyA 
SNEAK IH 
COPPER? 




NO LOCK IS TOO TOUGH 
FOR THE MASTER KEY, 
TO TACKLE- EXCEPT 
PERHAPS THE ONE THAT* 
PROTECTS A CERTAIl 





YOU AOAlNf NOW, 

WHAT IS IT, * 

PRIVATE LANDING? 



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/AAJOR LAFF~\ 
I WANT TO GET 
TRANSFERRED J 
TO THE FIVE- \ 
ELEVEN PARACHUTE) 
INFANT RY [ _ ^ 




WITH PLEASURE, 
MY BOY. WE'LL BE 
DEE-LIGHTEP TO 

GET RiP OF YOU/ 





BOY, THE FIVE- 
ELEVEN AIN'T ^O 
GOLPBRlCKiNfr 
OUTFIT' 





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UAPpY LANPfN^f YEAH, 

heard rumors 

ABOUT YOU, <l&- 

Bad rumors' 



WE 



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WHO ME? WHY, if YEAU, THAT'S WHAT 
NEVER PONE -^^ Vs/E HEARD. BUT 
NOTHING _^-£a^ VOU'RH GQNNA BE 

COIN' SOMETHING 
PRETTy SOOH, HAPPV/ 





MCX YOU CANT 
DO THIS TO ME' 












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WH-WMAT/ 

DO NOT OPEN 
UNTIL tfMAS/ 
WELL. THE 
HECK WITH , 

ORDERS! 
I'M OPENING 
IT NOW/ >i 
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OH, SO THAT'S WHAT'S 
ALL THE SUOOJItf&S , 
A&OUT* THE JUNGLE'S 
LOUSY WITM JA.PS/ 




CC*AE ON, YOUSe JERKS' GIVE 
PT SACK TO THE N1PPOS 
«FFOKE WE HIT THE TUffF.' 










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OKAY, PONES' HEy, TUlS 
DANGED MEAT CHOPPER 
JUMPEP OUTTA My HANDS' 






S* 



flAWZA/A kill 



THE YANKEE PIGS.' 





v 7 Those Japs 

■•> CAN'T CALL 
/A£ NAMES 
AND GET 
AWAywiTU IT/ 




J'LL TAKE THE TWO 

OF VODSB TO BROOKLYN 

'ENBEKSt ^\ 





COUPCE of nips hi ping ^K 

UNDER ONE OF OUR CMUTESJ 
TMJS'LL FIX 'EM' 




CRIPCS' f SHOULDA 
BEL1EVE& THE SAR6E 
WHEN ME SAID J APS 
WUZ DVN/AMITE. 
ONE OF- 'EM HERE 

mustve biown upr 




WH^TS THE MATTER 
SAR6E? I JUST 
JUNKED TWO JAPS* 





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AIN'T rH£ ^j——-f^=^SL Sec P» _JSi 

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WHO VO« \/ >OU COME WITHIN A 
J^fD? WHO Jf SECOND OF GETTING SHOT, 

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EXPECTINT -*S 



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KNOW THE LONE GUNMAN f THE LAW 
WHO HELD UP THE PRAIRIE J WANTS A GUY 
NATIONAL BANK, DWYER/ ^NAfAED JW 
DON'T STAUt I WAHT IT JCOLUNS FER 
STRAIGHT ANO FAST// A Th JOB/ 



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I DIDN'T ASK YOU r THE WHITE MASK 
WHO THE LAW WMIB^PUUEV THAT JOB, 
DWYER. MY F/N(SER*$ /PLANTING EVf&EMCE 
TIGHTENtNG ON THE J THAT FRAMED COLUNS/iC&mH'f 
TWOGERf ^ BUT^SmMEYpUR { 



ff&SSeSf MUST I KEEP YOUR TRAPStW 

BE THE ^J^T 0VYYE&, OR THE WHITE, 
SHERIFF Y^**MASK WtLL BE LOOKIN' 

FOR YOU IF HE BEATS 
yH£ TO TH£ DRAW.' 










NO LUCK 
SHERIFF/ 
MAXEARUN , 
FER \OUR CAR/ 






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HOW WE DOIMi 
THE SHERIFF'S 
CAME CLOSEf 



PATSY? lHE'S HIGH8ALUNG 
SHOTS' W- 'T AFTER US, 
MbKJBUT WE CAN 




THAT SHOT GOT HfM, 
SHERIFF/ HE WONT MARE 
THE BORPBRf H/S CAR'S 
CAREEN/NG FOR THE PITCH/ 








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THE SHERIFF'S BURNING W NO-BUT I 
UP THE ROAD/ WE'VE ^f FEEL LIKE A 
GOTTA SCRAM FOR IP TEAM OF MULES , 
THE BORDER, MTSy? I HAD KICKED ME/ 




' VEAH-THE/V\ } IT'S A GOOD UP ANC 

-n_iiMf=,cL _V THING WEVE 



HOSS, PATSY/ 
THEY Ve GOT 
OUR RANGE: 



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WHIZZING GOT JACK A/ PATS// 
PAST MY J RABBIT BLOOD J I THEY'VE 
EAR AWT ^ IN OUR ^V* GOT NO 

HONEY J VEJNS, JJAA.' J / LEGAL 

RIGHT TO 



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WHEN WEVE 
CROSSED INTO 
MEXICO/ 



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THEY BEAT US Af DOGGONE, 
TO THE BORDER, JVSHERIFFi 
CLEM , BUT yr THAT 
MAYBE OKIE \7 DESPERADO 
OF y BM _^/& MOMBRE £ 
DROPPED T~/ GONNA 
A CLUE' y/W^B TROUBLE 
FER US/ WAIT 
AND SEE/ 



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\m PATSY REACH THE FOOTHILLS OF 
THE MEXICAN BADLANDS/ 



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HERE'S 
MONEY FOR 



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UNhUTCK THOSE 



YOU AlN'T EXACTLY 
GONNA STEAL 

'EM, HUH ? 



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YOUR BURROS/ 
WOULD YOU KNOW 
WHERE THE WHITE 
MASK IS HIDING— 
FOR TEN DOLLARS 

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$/, SEHOR &ESPERA0O/ 

WHITE MASK EES HONG E£N 
OLD StLVER AAINE ON NORTH 
SLOPE OF SKULL 
MOUNTAIN/ 



THAWK 

YaU* 

AAA! GO/ 

BU6NOG 

DIAS/ 



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TROUBLE WITH 
T///S TYPE OF 1 
TRANSPORTATION 
IS TMAT IT 
ATTRACTS 
DOG FLIESA 



SAVE SOUR STRENGTH, 

FMSVJ YOU'LL A/£E0 

IT WHEN WE REACH 

THE OLD 

SILVER 

AAINE/ 



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br WHITE MASK'S KEEN 

'£YEP COMPAWON WARMS 

OF THE STgAfi/GBRS'AP&gOACJ' 



WSJ 

tfOMBffE 

AN' A KtD 

COM[N J UP 
HERE ON 

jose , 

ALVAREZ 

BURZosf 



SO! WE 
PRETEND TO 
BE VSINERS/ 
THAT IS ALL, 
EL TIQRE.WE 
ARE NOT WANTED / 
FOR MURDER 



DON'T £EACH ^\T|M NOT \ 
FORVOUR QUHj THAT f 
DESPERADO, Js FOOLISH, l 
OR THEY'LL TTWHITE MASK/ > 
utzvco ^DAVE DWVER 

SENT ME TO 
FETCH YOU 
BACK TO 
TEXAS FOR A 
UTTLe BANK JOB 



NEVER 

CALL YOU 
CSAV AGAIN/ 



DWVER ADMIRES 
THE JO& YOU 
PULLED AT 
THE PRAIRIE 
NATIONAL 
BANK AND 
WANTS TO 
CUT YOU IN 
ON A B/G 
HAUL/ 



IN MEXICO/ 







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HE SHOULD 
KEEP MS 
TRAP SHUT! 

THE LAW 
PfNNED 
THAT JOB 

ON A HALF- 
STARVED 
RANCHER BY 
NAME OF 

COLLfMsC 



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WHITE MASK/ tN 
FACT, J AM 



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LUCKY I STOOD 
OFF ON THE 
SIDELINES BEFORE 
THE CAME STARTED/ 






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BITE THE PUSX VUH 
SHBAKW COYOTE, OR. I'LL 
MAKE YOUR NOGGJN LOOK 
LIKE A NEST FULL OF 
GOOSE E<5£S, SAVVY? 



AWK- WE'LL SEE 
WHO COMES OUT 
ON TOR MISTER 
FALL GUY/ 



YOU'RE STROM AS 
AW OX, WHITE 
IK, BUT ALSO AS 
STUPID AS ONE/ 



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QONlZiNQ PAIN STA3S THE 
GAY DESPERADO W /* 
A44£F OOZBN SPOTS AS HE 
LANDS ON THE SHARP ROCKS h 



ooowfmy 
wrist- my 
shoulder//^ 

JF I CANT 
GET TO AAV FEET 
FASX HE'S GOT 
ME LICKED/ 

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THAT 
PICKAXE 

WILL WC 
HIM' 



THAT'S BAD 
0MSWfi5$, WHITE 
MASK/ PICKING 
ON A GUV VOUR 
OWHS\ZBt /<U 
T«CW YOU NOT t 
TO TRY IT AGAIN/ 



MAKE A RUM 
FOR THE TRAIL, 
JIM/ ELT1GRE 
PLAYED DEAD 
THEN SCOOTED 
IHTO THE Af/tfE .' 
J'LL BET HE'S 
LIGHTED THE 
FUSE ON SOME 
OY/VAM/TEf 



YQUteE 

GONNA 

WIN THE 

» BET, TOO 

PATSY' 



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THAR SHE BLOWS, JIM' 
EL TJGRE MUST'VE 
CUT A SHORT FUSE/ 



THAT KILLED 

WHITE MASK. 

SO I'LL HAVE A 

TOUGHER TIME 

PROV/HG HE R038ED 

THE PRAIRIE BANK/ 



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YOU SAV THE GAY 
DESPERADO AND THE 
WHITE MASK GOT 
BLOWN TO BITS AT THE 

OLD SILVER MINE, JOSE? 
RECKON I'LL HAVE TUH ' 
CROSS 'EM OFF 
MY LISTf 



£/-- 

SHERIFF* 

SENQ£ 

DESPERADO 

FAY MUCHOS 

pesos FDR 

AAV LEETLE 
BURROS.' HOW 
DOYQUUKE 
THBES CAZZ 
BUY-ERp 



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MURDER IN ACT II 

The drama was dull until death teak the stage, 



Tommy Rider stepped gingerly into the 
omce of the Great Mutual Insurance Company 
and asked the girl at (he telephone switch- 
board: 'Pop in?" 

The girl nodded. "He's just closed a big 
deal. If it worked out okay, it will be safe 
to go in. If nut, you'll bounce out fast." 

Tommy entered and found his father in an 
expansive mood. "Sure, son. The deal worked 
out all right. You'll be going to Brockton 
Military Academy in the fall," 

"Thai's swell ( pop/' Tommy said, "but 
really, well, It ma Cross and me, well anyway, 
she wants to see Horace Lefworthy tonight 
The play's opening at the Palace," 

"A fitting celebration/* John Ridder agreed. 
"Here's ten." 

Johnny rldgeted in the theater seat as the 
second act of "Hearts in Bloom" got under 
way. He whispered to Irma : "Our junior play 
was better than this." 

"Hush," Irma retorted. "Who cares about 
the play. Isn't Horace Lefworthy simply out 
of this world?" 

Tommy wrinkled his nose in an uncompli- 
mentary manner and turned o"ack 10 the stage 
as a murmur spread through the audience. 

"Come on, Irma," he said, pulling her after 
him in front of a row of excited spectators. 

Horace Lefworthy was writhing in pain on 
the stage as the Curtain went down. Tommy 
paid no attention to the manager of the theater 
who had appeared from behind the curtain to 
quiet the crowd. He led Irma up the steps 
from the orchestra to the box and thence out 
to the back of the stage 

"Quiet, Chick," Tommy ordered. "Let's see 
what's cooking." 

Hor^pe Lefworthy lay just where he had 
HfaitcnT He was quite still. Over him leaned 
Stephen fiorg, the producer, a cigar clenched 
viciously in his jaw, his face heavy with lines 
of anxiety. Kneeling beside Lefworthy, a 
physician listened to the actor's heart with a 
stethoscope. Finally the physician arose, shak* 
ing his head. 

"He's dead," the doctor told Borg. "Heart 
attack." 

"Oh, how awful!" Irma whispered to 
Tommy. 

"I know," said Tommy. "But if they're 
trying to say he died of a sickness, they're 
lytng. That guy was murdered!" 

Tommy's voice had risen above the din and 



now a deathly stillness came like a pall over 
everyone. The physician stood erect, bristling, 

"Who said that?" he snapped. "Who ques- 
tions my judgment?" 

Tommy was beside the corpse. He kneeled 
down and placed his nose close to the dead 
man's mouth. "Poison," he said gravely. 

The doctor grabbed his shoulder. "You 
question me. Doctor George Mouiton? A 
youngster like you? Get out of here! Police! 
Get this youngster away!" 

Borg came over and put his hand on Tom- 
my's arm. 

"Come on, soft- You and your girl friend, 
If it's true, we'll get the police." 

Borg led Tommy and Irma out through the 
stage entrance toward a large sedan parked 
close to the building. The floodlights were 
off and The night was dark, A hand clapped 
over Irma's mouth and muffled the half scream 
she made. Steel fingers gripped Tommy and 
a fist crashed against his jaw. 

"Get rid of 'em," said Borg. "They know 
too much!" 

Tommy suddenly made a quick twist of his 
body, threw his captor to the ground. He 
sprang down as his assailant's hand shot up- 
ward, grabbed the gun from him. The man 
holding Irma pushed her away and came for 
Tommy, a gun blazing before him. 

Tommy fired coolly. The man dropped. 
The flood lights turned on. Tommy shouted, 
"Halt, or I'll mow down the bunch of you!'' 

Crowds began pouring from the stage door. 
The police rushed out and took control of the 
situation, 

Tommy and Irma rode to police headquar- 
ters in a squad car and were escorted to In- 
spector King's office. 

"We checked on that house physician," he 
explained. "He was a phony. It was poison, 
too. 

"But how did you know, Tommy?" Irma 
gasped. 

"The poison? First aid course," Tommy 
told her. "And heck, that was the big deal 
pop closed today. The Great Mutual had just 
okayed Lefworthy for a hundred thousand in 
favor of Borg, to protect him in case Lef- 
worthy died before Borg got his money out 
of the show. Borg must have thought it was 
a flop and decided to collect." Tommy hesi- 
tated a moment, then added: "It sure looked 
like a flop 10 me." 








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PITCHER BY FORCE 



Jack Worth's wild pitch almost cost the championship* 



Jack Worth opened the door to his hotel 
room and stepped back, a look of surprise on 
his face, as the man in the checked suit stepped 
over the threshold. 

"I'm Doc RigcL" said the man, as Jack 
closed the doot. "You're pitching for the 
Redwings Saturday, aren't you?" 

Jack nodded. Rigel tleared his throat, of- 
fered Jack a cigarette, hut jack didn'r rake it. 

"I understand your brother is at County 
Hospital for a serious leg operation," He 
hesitated a moment, but did not notice the 
crimson flush spreading across Jack's face 
Rigel slipped his fingers into the inner pocket 
of his coat, drew forth a wallet 

**Here it is," he said. "One grand. There 
are a good many of us home town people that 
have a lot of dough on the Blue Sox " 

Jack's fist swept in a hard and fast blow to 
Rigel 's jaw Rigel staggered against the wall, 
then collapsed to the floor. 

"Bud's in the hospital/' Jack snarled, "but 
he*d die right off if he even thought I'd throw 
the County championship because of him." 

Rigel moved toward the door. He waited 
till he was passing into the hall, before he 
said: "Think it over, Worth Phone me if 
you change your mind." 

Jack Worth paced the floor for an hour, his 
brain whirling, his nerves weak. Finally he 
reached for the Telephone, go( the outside wire 
and dialed a number. Jack's back was to the 
doof and he did not see Toby Smith, the 
Redwings' manager, enter the room, - 

"Hello, Doc?" Jack said, "I'd like to make 
an appointment to see you." 

Jack turned with a start when Toby grabbed 
the telephone from his hand and yanked the 
cord from the bell box. 

"You double-crossing rat!" Tony growled. 

"Listen, Toby!" Jack pleaded "Let mc ex- 
plain!" 

Toby's stubby hands pounded the telephone 
table, his naiurally florid face now looked like 
the shell of a boiled lobster. "You're through!" 
he screamed. "You won't pitch roday or any 
other day for the Redwings! And don't argue! 
Moley Olsen will be on the mound for the 
Redwings Tomorrow 1" 

That night Jack left the hotel wit-i his suit 
case. As he stepped to the sidewalk he saw 
Olsen walking off the curb ahead of him. 

"Moley!" he called The relief pitcher 
turned and Jack came up to hinv stood for a 
moment in the gutter beside him. At that 



moment an approaching car swept (or the 
curb into the no- parking space, where Jack and 
Moley stood. 

"Look out!" Jack cried, and jumped clear. 
But Moley was too late. The car knocked 
down Moley and the rear wheel ran over his 
left leg. With its lights turned oft, the car 
roared on into the night. 

An hour before the game Jack went to 
Toby's room. The manager was pacing the 
floor like a caged lion, a cloud of cigar smoke 
swirling around his shoulders. 

"1 stayed over/' Jack said. "I want to help 
you, Toby," 

"1 doped your stunt," Toby cracked. "By 
steering Moley into that car you thought you'd 
get another chance, 1 won't have you even if 
it means I'll have to pitch myself!" 

Jack's answer was a left hook to Toby's jaw. 
As Toby thudded to the floor, Jack turned and 
opened the closet in Toby's room. Then he 
stuffed the limp form In the closet and closed 
the door. 

The score was three to two in favor of the 
Redwings in the last half of the ninth. Jack 
was on the mound. From where he stood he 
could see Doc Rigel sitting anxiously in the 
bleachers, jack passed three men in a row 
and when he saw Toby come into the bull 
pen the bases were loaded and no outs. Rigel 
was grinning slyly. Jack *i*ed up the situation. 

He fanned the next man to the plate. The 
following man sent out a pop fly which Jack 
caught in a wild jump. The last man up sent 
a hot liner between Jack and short-stop. Jack 
made a mad lunge, swept the ball off the 
ground and winged it home for the out, He 
staggered a dizzy course going in ft;om the 
field and fell in a heap near home plate. 

Toby couldn't wait till Jack got out of the 
shower, "You did it!'* Toby shouted. "But 
why didn't you tell me you had a bum arm?" 

"You wouldn't let me/' Jack answered. "I 
m,', isn't phoning Doc Rigel when you came to 
my room. 1 was calling Doc Andrews, a 
physician. I wrenched my pitching arm when 
I socked Doc Rigel!" Then Jack pointed 
toward the stand. Two detectives were taking 
the protesting Rigel off between them. "1 
recognized R'gel diiving ihc hit-and-run car 
that struck Moley and reported it to the police. 
They found his car, but Rigel was gone. The 
ditks were in the stands, but 1 had to pass 
three guys before 1 got their attention to put 
the finger on him." 



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BUT THIS T/ME, JOHNNY /SNV SEEING 
DOUBLE— IT'S THE REAL rH/HQ/ 



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BIRCHJE/ 
I'M JUST A. 
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TOUGH BREAKS! 
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FAULT, 
JOHNNY! 




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fN REFORM SCHOOL. 
FELLA. EVER HEAR, 
THE VERB, 

PUCK 







JUG-HEAD BRENNEP, 

THE STICK- UP 
ARTIST/ AND YOU 
BOPPED HJM, -JOHNNY 
JENKINS! BOY— YOU 
DESERVE A MEDAL / 



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JENKINS/ 



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ARE MAKING 

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GPANDSTANDlNQ 
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DID YGt/# BIT 

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Lcoke Castle/ 



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THAT GENT 
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STOLEN 
GREENBACKS. 
MAYBE HE'LL 
DONATE A TEN 
TOWARD MV 
RETIREMENT 
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YOUN& MAW, 
YOUR NO&LE 
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WITH ME 
AND YOU 
SHALL BE 
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BET, 
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TOMORROW/ 



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tomorrow; 
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HEAR ME? 



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TOMORROWS 
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STUFF, COWBOY.' 

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Publication: Punch Comics #14 

Date: July, 1945 

Publisher: Flying Cadet Publishing Co. Inc. (Harry 'A' Chessler) 

Notes: Coverless (replaced with Heritage front and back cover). From the collection of Scott Nichols. 

Scanner: Eric Schumacher <goldenyearspub@gmail.com> 

Scanning Date: July 13, 2002 

Credits: 

Cover: A: Gus Ricca(?) 

Rocketman: W: (?); A: Ruben Moreira 

Master Key: W: (?) A: Paul Gattuso 

"Happy" Landing: W: (?); A: Joe Beck 

The Gay Desperado: W: (?); A: George Tuska 

Stamp-O-Grams: W: (?); A: (?) 

Knock-out Drops: W: (?); A: Joe Beck 

Punch and Cutey: W: (?); A: Joe Beck 

Text: W: (?) 

Manhunters: W: (?); A: Sam Cooper(?) 

Text: W: (?) 

Johnny on the Spot: W: (?); A: Al Plastino 

Li'l Willie: W: (?); A: (?) 



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