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New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]

"The World's Fair Exhibit"
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New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Gardner F. Fox
Penciler: Fred B. Guardineer
Inker: Fred B. Guardineer
Letterer: Fred B. Guardineer
Cover Date : April 1939
On Sale Date: March 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price : $0.25
Users Watched: 39 Users Rated: 29
 
 
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New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [H Story]
New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [I Story]
New York World's Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [A Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [B Story]
         
 
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Zatara ventures to China to retrieve a necklace for the World's Fair, but is the necklace cursed?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Zatara
  Zatara last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #12 [H Story]. Zatara next appears in Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story].
 

 
Supporting Characters
  Tong
  Tong last appeared in Action Comics (v1) #11 [H Story]. Tong next appears in Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story].
 

 
Other Characters
  Elmer Gordon First Appearance
  This is Elmer Gordon's only appearance.
 

  Hu Song First Appearance
  This is Hu Song's only appearance.
 

  Rodgers First Appearance
  This is Rodgers's only appearance.
 

 
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  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-03 08:30:15  
  Wow, pretty gruesome panel there; one guy's decapitated head impaled on a sword, and another guy looks like he's throwing up blood as he's stabbed in the chest. However, I had to laugh at Rodgers's tongue hanging out after attempting to drink Zatara under the table!

I don't know about this story otherwise. I wonder if Gordon had made arrangements with the Mongolian government to display that necklace already, because Gordon doesn't appear to own it, and retrieving it was more like stealing it and creating a potential international incident.

And the curse? Maybe it was. That storm was never really explained, nor did Zatara look for any supernatural causes of it if there was one. Overall, kind of a weak and disappointing story. It's just Zatara being his usual overpowered self.

2 stars. Hey Zatara, even if drinking an entire punchbowl of alcohol doesn't make you drunk, I doubt there's a spell powerful enough to keep you from peeing over the next two hours!
 
 
 

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2018-01-08 23:17:46  
  This might be the most disappointing story in the whole book. I still like it more than Scoop, but with Scoop, I have lowered expectations. I was looking forward to Zatara at the World's Fair but instead, the fair is only book-ending the story, giving the plot a frame for Zatara stealing a necklace.

The drinking on the ship and the Chinese bandits stabbing the "coolies" (whatever that means) are the highlights of the story. The low-light is definitely the racism, especially the yellow coloring of the skin of all the Asians. The one with the long mustache and the buck teeth is also particularly disturbing. Man, the '30s was such a different time...

2/5
 
 
 

  LarryE Says:    
  2018-07-01 10:56:34  
  So today I learned that the 1939 New York's World's Fair was a hotbed of crime that needed the work of some of DC's major heroes to clean it up.  
 
 

 
 
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