by Capt. Kerry McRoberts, Robert Wallace and Tom Johnson
The largest issue from the relaunched Triple Detective! This time enjoy these stories:
“The Gibbering Gas of Madness” by Capt. Kerry McRoberts. When Scientist working on military weapons mysteriously go mad, The U.S. Government fears a foreign power at the source of the evil and G-2 calls in their top secret agent, The Eagle. But this time his foe may be the greatest spy in the world—and the most beautiful. Will Jeff Shannon also fall victim to her womanly charms?
“City of Phantoms” by Robert Wallace. When an old case resurfaces, The World’s Greatest Detective is pulled back into a new battle with a deadly enemy, while ex-Fighting District Attorney Tony Quinn’s lovely secretary, Carol Baldwin is kidnapped by a vicious mob, hoping to force the prosecution to drop its case against their Boss. Two champions of Justice meet in a race against time!
“Plague of Death” by Tom Johnson. A German scientist has brought a virus to America to aid in the Brown Shirts taking control of the United States for Hitler. To test the virus, the scientist releases it on a Chicago orphanage, killing all but one child. The Masked Avenger puts the child, a young Korean boy, under his protection, while a Chicago policeman and young Korean woman also watch over him. But when the boy is kidnapped, the trail leads the Masked Avenger to New York, where he must uncover the German scientist and stop the virus from killing everyone in the great city. A wild ride, as the German mob and Brown Shirts combine to bring America to its knees while Hitler concentrates his army on Europe! Can one man, even such as the Masked Avenger, succeed when America looks to be doomed?
An additional surprise is in store for the readers with “The Legend” by Tom Johnson. In this short story, The Legend returns to bring justice to an old hoodlum! This giant issue also contains a Phantom Detective comic not reprinted in The Phantom Detective Companion.
Triple Detective #4 (Fall 1956) contains the following stories:
- “The Gibbering Gas of Madness”
- “City of Phantoms”
- “Plague of Death”