Nelson Strong hears the tale of a callous and arrogant photographer who goes to Africa in search of a secret tribal ceremony, in this Adventurer’s Club story by John Albano and Jim Aparo.
His trespass first costs the life of his guide, and the story has a dark ending. Again, this would fit completely into House of Mystery, or any of the rest of the DC horror line.
Vigilante deals with a murder on a western film set in his final outing in Adventure Comics, a story by Cary Bates with art by Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano.
An actor’s gun is loaded with real bullets, and though he claims innocence no one except Vigilante believes him.
The brief tale winds up being about mob vengeance and a phony production company that is a front for diamond smuggling, but is actually pretty good for all that.
Vigilante’s next series comes about four years down the road, in World’s Finest Comics, though the Earth-3 version of the character gets a story in Adventure in another year or so.
The woman Captain Fear rescued in the previous issue, Denise, turns on him when their ship is attacked by another. The enemy ship is captained by her father – or so she claims at first, and Fero is put into chains in this Robert Kanigher/Alex Nino story.
She tells Fero that does not want to see him imprisoned and killed by her father, and frees him, but this is merely a set-up.
He defeats the pirate, and Denise reveals that he was not her father, rather, she was his unwilling mistress. She takes command of the ship, and offers to make Fero her second in command, but he spurns her once again.