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Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story]

"The Swamp of Satan"
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Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Gardner F. Fox
Penciler: Fred B. Guardineer
Cover Artist : Joe Shuster
Cover Date : June 1939
On Sale Date: May 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 32 Users Rated: 23
 
 
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Action Comics (v1) #13 [B Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [F Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story]
Action Comics (v1) #14 [H Story]
Detective Comics (v1) #28 [A Story]
         
 
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Members of a family are being killed off in a mysterious swamp, but they are reluctant to allow Zatara to help them.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Zatara
  Zatara last appeared in New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]. Zatara next appears in Action Comics (v1) #14 [H Story].
 

 
Supporting Characters
  Eleanor Hodges First Appearance
  Eleanor Hodges next appears in Action Comics (v1) #14 [H Story].
 

  Fred Hodges First Appearance
  Fred Hodges next appears in Action Comics (v1) #14 [H Story].
 

  Tong
  Tong last appeared in New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]. Tong next appears in Action Comics (v1) #14 [H Story].
 

 
Other Characters
  Jon First Appearance
  This is Jon's only appearance.
 

  Karl First Appearance
  This is Karl's only appearance.
 

  Martha First Appearance
  This is Martha's only appearance.
 

 
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  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-03 17:01:05  
  Kind of weird here. We have a new threat with power that might be able to stand up to Zatara, namely that witch, but she meets a rather untimely demise here. Or does she? The door's open for her to be back but it's hard to say if she actually will. I kind of liked Tong trying to test his strength and fighting prowess against Jon. But with a name like "the Swamp of Satan" I was expecting a little more. 2 stars.  
 
 

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2018-01-13 07:09:33  
  So the witch is the Hodges' aunt and her son is their brother? That's a confusing family tree, but maybe incest is the reason why the swamp people look like that.

This story lacks the amount of magic Zatara has been doing lately. I like that there is less of the overpowered magic, but only if it makes sense. Zatara and Tong were searching all day in the swamp when they heard Eleanor scream, but Zatara could have easily said some spell to bring them to the scream. I really wish his magic had more definition.

I kind of felt sorry for the demise of the with and Jon at the end. They were bad people yes, but they were also pawns in Uncle Karl's scheme to purchase the plantation.

2/5
 
 
 

  LarryE Says:    
  2018-07-01 14:06:58  
  I enjoy all the action that Tong had in this story.  
 
 

 
 
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