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Comic Cavalcade Archives (2005) HC vol. 01 - Comic Book DB
Synopsis: Reports of Nazi saboteurs on the New England Coast send Major Trevor and Diana Prince to Boston. While she's searching for fifth-columnists, she accepts a request to help find Tommy, a missing boy. The child is in the clutches of saboteurs, who coerce him into helping them. Wonder Woman outsmarts the invaders, as does Tommy elsewhere, and the two coincidentally meet at The House of Seven Gables; both are taken captive. Wonder Woman easily breaks her chains, then frees Tommy who reveals overheard Nazi plans to blow up an American aircraft carrier. Steve has also learned of the plot, and shows up with Etta at the shipyard just as WW arrives. They prevail!
Synopsis: Queen Elizabeth I is distraught because shipments of gold are being stolen afore they reach her treasury. Jon and Justin must confront treachery, a "sea monster", and "rascal Spaniards" in order to restore the loot.
Synopsis: Doiby is smitten by a girl who happens to have constant bad luck. Alan suspects her recent misadventure with a falling safe is part of an ongoing plot on her life. Green Lantern keeps Doiby under a close watch and, pursuant to subsequent foul play, instructs him how to help uncover the neer-do-well's identity.
Synopsis: A so-so boxer is booked for a bout with the champ, Ted Grant. Ted is kidnapped as part of a plot to collect on bets dependent on carefully misleading terminology. Wildcat upsets that plan and Ted prevails, natch.
Synopsis: Freshly returned from Hollywood, Scribbly is eager to see the old gang, and even Daphne...but she's become infatuated with swell-headed Sylvester, on whom the gang tries to help Scribbly take revenge.
Synopsis: The criminal Horseface arranges for birthday presents to be given to various authorities in the city -- including documentation about past crimes. To the district attorney Horseface gives himself...promptly ending up in the clink. Flash assists the police in following up on the surprise leads but they turn out to be fake, and Horseface himself (despite having been put in a cell) is seen at his hideout plotting new mischief. Flash reasons out what's going on, and nabs Horseface after a house robbery.
Synopsis: Using a threat to Steve's life to ensnare Wonder Woman, Nazi agent Fausta Grables discovers that Diana Prince is Wonder Woman. Grables subsequently steals into Diana's apartment and finds the Wonder Woman outfit. She then begins to masquerade as Wonder Woman.
Fausta's first order of business is to hold a public competition in which she challenges other women to physically best her. Diana, no doubt eager to control the potential public relations damage done to her Wonder Woman identity by a Nazi, finds another masked outfit to wear and then answers Fausta's open call to a public wrestling match. Victory will prove to an onlooking public which of the two is actually Wonder Woman.
Unfortuantely, Fausta is able to tie up Wonder Woman with the golden lasso, stripping Diana of all her powers. Steve and Etta, having been previously alerted to the "switcheroo" are able to arrive in the nick of time to save the real Wonder Woman and right Fausta's wrongs.
Synopsis: A caustic lampoon of Hitler and his sycophants. His astrologer, Professor Zimplepuss, assures Hitler that the Reich's new supertank can successfully cross the Channel and would not be attacked by British forces. The Ghost Patrol upsets the plan.
Synopsis: Jon's and Justin's ladies are brokenhearted over the torn and threadbare condition of their dresses, so the sturdy pirates sail to the exotic East to buy replacement frocks. Blaggards ridicule them, are defeated, then plot vengeance precipitated with the help of two comely wenches they had set adrift at sea.
Jon and Justin rescue the duo, only to learn that the garments purchased earlier had actually been stolen from those very ladies! Naturally, gracious gentlemen both, they give them back. Once returned to Pirate Island with no new garb for their women, they are soundly berated and end up sleeping literally in a doghouse.
Synopsis: Retired lightweight champ Sock Smith opens a theme restaurant. Rival restauranteur and former boxer Killer Hooke orders Sock's patrons assaulted and intimidated. Ted Grant offers to underwrite Socks' losses in order to offset the reduced patronage. Wildcat nabs attempted vandals but a smooth lawyer gets them released.
Meanwhile, soup at Sock's kitchen is tampered with -- causing a severe bellyache for Stretch. The FDA tests the cuisine and decides to jail Sock, but Wildcat bails him out. Wildcat's plan is to have Socks goad Killer into a fistfight, anticipating that the out-of-shape mug will fall down and publicly admit his involvement in the assaults on Sock's restaurant.
That plan has only limited success, so Stretch elicits the needed confession from one of Hooke's confederates after serving him soup laced with castor oil. The villain is jailed and Sock's restaurant soon re-achieves its initial popularity.
Synopsis: Bruised feelings and loud bravado result in a duel between Red and what turns out to be a Prussian noble in cahoots with Nazis. The duel's winner is undetermined but a short time later the Prussian and an associate find the lads walking along the street, so attempt to gun them down.
Red saves his pals from the gunfire; soon after, the trio happen upon a docked Jap sub. Red disables it with a crane, and justice has triumphed!
Synopsis: Jay and Joan's fellow subway riders are a kaleidescope of schemes and disappointments: young lovers with financial problems; an ignored wife; a hood trying to improve his status by shouldering in on a legitimate businessman.
One afternoon, all of these lifelines intersect in a complex web; Joan and Flash are factors in all the problems being solved in fine Golden Age tradition.
Synopsis: An irate South Seas islander jumps to the conclusion that Hop and Tank have shot to death his parents during a strafing by a Jap flier. The cannibals prepare to execute our heroes when a deus ex machina intervenes. [True to Golden Age contrivance, all three ethnicities have no trouble communicating among themselves in English.]
Synopsis: A Nazi spy calling himself "Bushmaster" arranges the theft of his namesake snake from a zoo, intending to use it to frighten the holder of scientific documents craved by the U.S. government. While attempting to aid the documents' possessor, Irene and Doiby are taken captive. Green Lantern gives chase and, with Doiby's fists flashing, saves the hostages and thwarts Bushmaster and his goons.
Synopsis: Crooked "Eel" Madden, on the lam from Flash, hides out in a town whose outdated, wacky laws allow him to take advantage of everyone around him. Jay and Joan, in town by way of a convenient coincidence, try to cope. Flash is arrested for not wearing something green, but studies the local lawbooks and finds a loophole. He snags Eel after a bank robbery, and drags him through the streets until he confesses.