A woman calling herself The Orchid is sitting behind a blonde man on an open-topped bus, when she notices brown hairs growing on the back of his nexk. She writes a note, which he picks up, stating she knows he is The Clock and to meet her at a specific time and place. Thinking this might lead to a romantic encounter, he attends and helps rescue her from a band of thugs, but she disappears into the night.
in Wags Comics (Editors Press Service) #? [overseas]
Nikolas Gale; Inspector Craig; the Captain; Crimmins
Wealthy Nikolas Gale is murdered aboad the liner S.S. Gigantic, two days out of Southampton, England, and the fabulous Rajah Diamond stolen. Inspector Craig, on vacation, is also aboard and brings the murderer to justice.
Speed Rush, "hard-boiled Ace of the private detectives", is called in by Fenton, who is charged by the Rajah of Dewar to cut the famous Dewar Diamond, worth half a million dollars. International diamond thief Rocks McCool steals the gem at gunpoint, and takes Rush and Fenton aboard a ship, intending to encase them in cement and drop them overboard. But Rush disarms one of the crooks and holds the others at gunpoint until the arrival of the Coast Guard.
Lilly Belle Swidge; Whitney D. Le Zard; Norman Rogers
Lilly Belle rejects Le Zard's proposal of marriage in favor of Norman Rogers. Le Zard murders Rogers, staging it to look like a suicide, but still has no luck gaining her affections. Eventually, proof of the murder takes Le Zard to the electric chair.