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NIGHT IN THE CITY, THE NORMALLY \—) Af “| STILL, THE STREETS ARE NOT COMPLETELY \U) CROWDED STREETS ARE EAAPTY | IN HIS” bea DESERTED IN THIS CITY AG IN ALL CITIES, HOW DARK AND DESERTED. THIS fT || THERE ARE AMEN AND WOMEN WHO EXPSE {5 MEW YORK, AFTER ALL““AND NO 1 FOR THE TWILIGHT HOURS -- WHO SLEEP BY ONE WALKS THE STREETS OF THATIS...F ee MANHATTAN AFTER MIDNIGHT... DAY AND WORK BY NIGHT. | SOME OF THESE [MEN ARE CRIMINALS! mun ONE OF THESE MEN... 15 Se : | 1GER-MAN! LARRY LIEBER a PRESENIG A : me r GERRY CONWAY STEVE DITKO. MASTERWORK > (SCREAMIN' AND ALL- 1 YEAH>-DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE \_AFRaio OF SOME CRUMMY COPS! / ail SECURITY'LL .¥ BE HERE ANY I MITE! HEY UH, DON'TCHA THINK WE'D BETTER GET GOING? I MEAN, WITH THAT ALARAA A PR , > . / AH, 70U! | NUTS, EDDIE... PLAIN NUFS. ALL THE SAME:- I THINK WE SHOULD Pack UP THE AFRAID? WO MA NOT AFRAID LM wor! » SPOOK S CMON, WE'VE GOT ALL WE-- HB! MAYBE WE DID TAKE TOO LONG! SOMETHING ¥ ABOUT THE CITY TONIGHT-- J COPPER, YOU AIN'T SEEN AUTHin'! )f CHANCE To SEB IP THESE Gizmos THAT'S IT! THAT HAS po TO BE IT! a BLéctaiciry CRACKLES, LIGHTING THE GLOOMY STREET ¥ WITH A BLUE FIRE FILLINGS TAE AIR WITHE THE METALLIC STENCH OF OZONE... AN ODOR STRANGELY LIKE THE STINK WHaDpaya THESE TWO Dicks ¥ HNOW? THE ARE DEADER THAN PROFESSOR'S i . LAST YEAR'S Gi2ZMos yi WORKS OTHER MEN WOULD HAVE BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE MONEY-- — \ BUT YOU HAVE PROVEN oo YOURSELVES BEYON®S Ma OTHER MEN... YOU'RE SATISFIED ONCY WITH--AAURDER!, 7 YOU SHOULD CONGAATIAATE YOURSELVES, GENTLEMEN... WHAT IS THIS-~ HALLOWEEN? CLAWS FLASH IN THE OARKNESS, CATCHING A STRAY BEAM OF MOONLIGNHT-~ AND GLINTING LIKE MOLTEN SILVER. — [ H-HEY... WAIT... AFTER A MOMENT \ LOOK, PLEASE... ALL STRUGGLING ENDS, 7 AND THE COSTUMED STRANGER CALLED TIGER-MAN RISES FROM THE GROUND, TURNING NG Ae ATIEN- MAKE UP YOUR AND ZLt MIND, PUNK! NOW! RiLL YOu iF THERE'S NO ANSWER--NO SOUND, OTHER | THAN EDDIE'S RAGGED BREATHING. SLOwey, HE OPENS HIS EYES AND GAPES . AT THE SIGHT BEFORE Him... The sveeer is emery TIGER-MAN /S-- GONE. THey MENTIONED LS eve ME PROFESSOR. H-HE'D KILL AAG-- THE PROFESSOR WOULD-- WOULD A/LL ME! HS NAM NAMES MOMART...PROFESSOR \ IDERSON HOBART... TEACHES AT MANHATTAN LINWERSITY..UPTOWN... P PLEASE... YOU WON'T ACL Me, WILL For A MOMENT EDDIE SUMMERS DEBATES WHAT TO DO, SHOULD HE RUN OR GIVE HIMSELF UP? Al SIREN BLASTS | IN THE DISTANCE. - ANO A POLICE CAR APPEARS DOWN THE STREET. EDDIE SUMMERS MAKES UP HIS « MINO AND DOES THE ONLY THING POSSIBLE, WITH * | LITTLE GRACE BUT PERFECT EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER _ i STARTLED, INSTINCTIVELY, RESPONDING TO THE HOT PAIN WHICH LASHES ae STOMACH AND CHEST, TISER-MAN NA’ BANTU SAID TO TALUAT YOU WITH THE TRUTH, DR. HILL TO PLAY WITH ‘YOU, AS THE LEOPARD PLAYS WITH ITS ..: LISTEN TO ME, Nua FOR YOUR SINS he f YOU WILL DIE DR.'LANCASTER HILL, gy AGAINST MY PEOPLE, j=] |/ WHEN Z DECIDE-- LISTEN TO THE VOICE |. YOU WILL OVE... \ ANDO YOU WILL OIE CE : PAINFULLY...» = “You've TALKED A GOOD FA ‘tl Z LINE-- BUT YOU STILL HAVE A HEL eh eknleneniiels e ute EXPLAINING EXPLANATIONS... 4 3Y His BREATH COMES IN SHORT, RAGGED GASPS AND HIS LUNGS SEEMS ALMOST ON FIRE. TIGER. MAN AS HE REGAINS HIS FEET... Ae ren meme ge SS a WHY, SO SUDDENLY, HE FEELS WEAK... BUN -., WEAKER THA HE'S EVER FELT BE; NA‘ BANTU PREPARED A POTION FOR MY CLAWS, TH/S TIME | IT ACTS MERELY TO rae NEXT. TIME, THE AMOUNT The Leoparp's voice ECHOES ODDLY, LIKE A SOUND HEARD, THROUGH WATER OR A VOICE SPEAKING IN THE DISTANCE, TisER-MAN FEELS A S$ FLOODING THROUGH HIA BDA MAN: DR. LANCASTER Witt, ADEDI- | | HIS INTEREST IN ANIMAL INSTINCTS LED HIM TO” ATED YOUNGS DOCTOR WITH THE PEACE Co _ | GRPERUIMENT WITH A TIBER SHIPPED TO THE MECI-| WORKING IN AFRICAN ZAMBIA TO HELP.uN Wis CAL CENTER FROM INIA. HE WASN'T SURE | OWN WAY.-TO REUEVE THE TROUBLES OF _ | WHAT HE Was LOOMING FOR... HED FOUND IT, RATHER WHEN A JEALOUS WITCH DOCTOR RELEASED THE THAN RISK ANGTHER MAN'S LIFE, HE USED Mit: | \ "TIGER HOPING TO BLAME DR. HILL FOR ANY DEAS >| SELF AS A GUINEA PIG FOR THE SERUM HED iy “AUSED 8Y THE BEASTS RAMPAGE... {SOLATED, -.DR. HILL FOUND. HIMSELF gr 4ii BATTLING. THE GIANT CAT... bet ; ... AND, TRANSFORMED 3 ie * 8Y THE SERUM HE'D = ; if ‘| TAKEN, SEATING THE ~ e ah TIGER IN 4 STRUGGLE HOW MUCH LIKE A DRBAM IT ALL SEEMS, LIKE A MAGHTMARE-NOT REALITY BUT IT 1S REALITY-- DARK REALITY--AND THOUGH Wf COMES BACK TO HIM NOW AS A DREAM... «1 HE KNOWS, IN HIS SOUL, THAT THIS THAT ORUG MUST HAVE AARTICULAR DREAM WILL NEVER ENO. HEPT ME SLEEPING FOR em 4 HOURS... AND TSTILL FEEL 2 DAYLIGHT. ? | aie | GROGGY LIVE THERE'S A ; POUND OF ON... =, WE me sun's \ | AcMosT OvER- A MY GOD-- I'VE GOT A TWELVE O'CLOCK CALL AT THE HOSPITALS Z'LL NEVER MAKE. IT UPTOWN IN TIME UNLESS AFTER ALL, HOW MANY TIGER-MEN ARE THERE fs IN A CITY OF NINE MILLION PEOPLE ? LAN! THERE YOu ARE! 7 OH, HELLO, I DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE SHARING THIS SHIFT TODAY if ol WAS AFRAID ; OF THAT, WE WOULDN'T BE IF CAROL ROPER HADN'T CALLED IN SICK, 7 WHERE HAVE yOU BBEN, LAN? \ DR. MceCAULEY HAS BEEN LOOK: ING BVERY- FRANKLY--AH--l'VE ‘\ / SLEEPING. ? ARE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE} | You SEROUS? LATELY, IT'S6 NOTA JOKE... 1 CAN'T GET TO SLEEP-- AND WHEN I FINALLY 22... Y..T FIND IT ALMOST MMPOSSIBLE TO WAKE UP WHEN I WANT TO. I CAN'T BELIEVE ‘YOU'RE TELLING ME THIS, WOULD \] ZL LIE ABOUT f SOMETHING AS (I » STMPIP AS me THAT? 'BOsT Goes--4 Day MUCH LIKE MANY OTHER DAYS BEFORE IT, AND DOUBTLESS--LIKE MANY BurTHRover \ | (TALC, OR. HiLL\ FINDS HIMSELF SLIGHTLY... W AT MY AGE, AND IN MY CONDITION -- i MOTHING DISTURBS Dh -ME_ANYMORE, A YOUNG BOY LIKE YOU SHOULDN'T LET LIFE “éPSEr HMM? DID YOU SAY SOMETHING, MRS. ATWICK 2 I SAID YOU SEEM i DISTRACTED, PROBLEMS | AT HOME, DOCTOR? ARE YOU MARRIED? I'M SORRY IF MY BEHAVIOR DISTURBED YOU, Al SMILE OF THANKS, A MURMURED "GOOD EVENING” AND... IT'S BECAUSE I HAVEN'T RESOLWWED EITHER THIS MAD- NESS WITH THAT LEOPARD CHARACTER... INTEREST IN THE ACTIONS OF DA. ANDERSON ) HOBART. MY DUTY TOUR 1S OVER. OON, A LITHE FIGURE MOVES UNSEEN ALONG THE SHADOWED ROOFTOPS OF UPPER BROADWAY DARTING SUDDENLY FROM ROOFTOP 70. TRUCK TOP. me wo ‘ ed Py |. ITCHING A RIDE IN ee A MOST PECULIAR WAY! Be €L5E THAT OLD ABT H RU! TION WITH Pr Arter ALL, IT WAS MY.” WOMAN SAID STL ’ : SISTER'S DEATH WHICH MADE BOTHERS ME... ABOUT C ME DECIDE ON A CAREER, HOW I SHOULDN'T LET" 2 : FIGHTING BVIL*--/ LIFE "““PSET" ME, : f ; SOMETHING COULD I HAVE h BEEN SO DISTRAUGHT { LIFE UPSET ME? ik a a ' BY HER KILLING... He 16 THAT THE -_ ‘ j “ Ao SA ~ If REASON 1 Be- i Pei ST | CAME TIGER- EY AccoROING To “THE INFORMA®| «THAT T'VE a DON'T | fe WHICH Raises .. WHAT x... 1'VE BEEN FIGHTING } KNOW. MAY ANOTHER QUESTION ON EARTH EY GOT NO OTHER ve IEDM A MAN b CHOICE! SPECIALTY 15 OF | AM I DOING TION 1 DUG UP ,) IN PAYSICAL MEDICINE--A te, AILLING ile : DURING MY MEDICINE... HEALER... {45 as rf LUNCH BREAK AT ij Q i a THE HOSPITAL... ... KOBART \\ ¢ HAS HIS OFFICE +\ a HERE... WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE POINTING DIRECTLY TO YOU, TIGER-MAN! 4 “THATS WHY YOU'VE SUPPOSE You SHOULD THANK COME HERE, ME FOR SAVING | ISN'T IT--TO ALL HIM? I OVERHEARD YOUR DIALOGUE WITH KOBART'S LA MEWCHAAAN LAST NIGHT, —~— OF COURSE... WHICH 15 “SY SOMETHING WHY I THOUGHT \ WITH WHICH TO PROVIDE YOU ‘TO COMPLI- WITH THIS SMALL) G47E YOUR, PRESENT-~ ic: "YOU HAVE.TEN SECONDS, * LEOPARD, TEN SECONDS TO EXPLAIN-- BEFORE Ki ; 4 ZI Kit You TION 1S SIMPLE ENOUGH, DR. HILL. I AM HERE TO CLAIM TH DOCTOR OF OUR VILLAGE IN ZAMBIA, SENT ME TO EXACT RETR 2 SORCERY CAUSED..." . HUMILIATE “yYOu-- © THEN TAME FINAL. HIS MAND:- MOVING TOO QUICKLY! I'VE 607 70 AVOID HIS CLAWS OR-- HE'S FORGOTTEN My ... WHICH GIVES ME JimME HOOWA! POWERS! I SENSED k 70 SIDE-STEP AND FOLLOW A THAT LEAP BEFORE /T GAME... ; UP==WITH FAS! THAT'S THE KEY WORD, LBOrARDS BLUE LEOPARD " TWISTS*-SWINGS ALL I HAVE-- HIMSELF TO DO--1S TOLICH AROUNO-* AND FR YOU--AND |T'S-- LANDS ON Tor : GF TIGER-MAN... $Ha00ws OART WILPLY AS THE BLUE LEOP FLIPS IN MID-AlR, REGAINING AIS FEET ALMOST BEFORE HE'S LOST THEM. 3 YOu HAVE To FA ONE THING Z WON'T “eb "mu bos LANDS. H/5 BODY Ac READY TENSING TO ATTACK LL LEAVE d ‘YOU TO THE POLICE, ; =e : elt Y MOLDIT! DR. HILL--FOR WOW, | , , _ ; / you AREN'T ‘YOu CAN STAY AND es A : ARS GOING ANY- ATTEMPT AN ; | x NS WHERE EXPLANATION j | cae é MISTER! POR KOBART'S , ‘ Md CONES geek DEATH... 2 - OR YOU CAN RUN, AND MAKE YOURSELF A FUGITIVE. TONIGHT 7 WAS JUST | A PRY RUN, f DR. HILL. ° Se) ’.. BEFORE | THERE ARE | Nie : You DIES THINGS YOU | i | STILL HAVE La , 10 LEARN Asour } ME. ODDLY ACCENTED LAUGHTER DRIFTS UP FROM THE DARKENED CAMPUS, REACHING TO THE DEPTHS OF TIGER-MAN'S SOUL... -WHERE NEW FORCES ARE FUSING, UNKNOWN F) “JO LANNIE HILL--AND FOR THE MOMENT, OF HEAVEN... VTHE LEOPARD AILEP KOBART-- JusT TO ANNOY ME. A MAN DIED-- TO suIT ANOTHER MAN'S WHIM. cE Ee eee ———— My GoD. I WAS GOING TO KILL KOBART My- SELF, AND iF I HAD *-WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN BETWEEN THE LEOPARD ee JAN IMPORTANT QUESTION, TIGER-MAN.. | A SURE INDICATION THAT DESPITE APPEARANCES -- THIS IS ANYTHING BUT.- THE END!