Where ther'es a will - - there are relatives and heirs!
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (un-named); John Nicholas; Jason; Ted; Ned; Fancy Dan
John Nicholas' dream of building "Fairyland Isle", whose admission is absolutely free to poor kids, seems not to be ready for the Christmas season opening until Santa 'Superman' Claus steps in to make it a reality. Open it does, but the dis-inherited heirs of the man who provided their playland provide their share of sabotage.
Stuff, pal of The Vigilante. rolls up his sleeves...
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Mingo (crook); Forrester; Archie (crook)
Stuff is learning magic tricks. Greg takes him to the Hall of the Future, to see future 'magic' tricks such as photoelectric cells and prefabricated houses. When Mingo and his men try to steal artifacts, Vigilante and Stuff pursue them, and are captured. Stuff distracts the goon guarding them with magic tricks while Vigilante escapes his bonds.
Many times Zatara's run against the clever ruses of a crook!
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; "Stone" Stanner (crook); Hammer (crook); Miguel
Zatara is called in to help uncover illegal diamonds being smuggled in from Brazil. He fails to find any evidence on a newly-docked ship, so he travels to Rio to check the situation at its source. While there he uncovers the scam set up by "Stone" Stanner and brings him to justice.