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No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons. or dead person or institution is intended, and dny such similarity which may exist is purely coinci f ANP SO ENPS THE MISERABLE CAREER OF ALFRED QUEELY-- RECLUSE, COLLECTOR, AND THIER S BUT-THE VERY OBJECT HE STOLE BECAME 7we | INSTRUMENT OF WS} NONSENSE, MISTER LITTLE S OH, THE ee WHOEVER KILLED QUEELY FROG OID HIM MOVER AASTER THAN THAT HIM FROG EVER WILL. INs ALL RIGHT! THAT WOUND WAS QUEELY MUST'VE FRESH LNT MAY BEEN HAVE BEEN EXPERIMENTING INFLICTED ONLY WITH IT, MOMENTS BEFORE WE ARRIVED’ A SINEWY SWORD ARM HACKS AWAY TV AIT THAT MOMENT, THE BLACK PANTHERS SWARPENED INSTINCTS REACT TO 4 GENSE OF SUODEN PANGER--ANB SAVE Hi FROM THE FATE WHICH CLAIMEP QUEELY c+ THE BLACK PANTHERS SUPERB AGILITY KEEPS HIM ALIVE UNTIL HE'S IN POSITION TO COUNTER-ATTACK... PURSUIT OF ITS INTENPED TARGET, BUT... TAKE COVER, MISTER LITTLE! THE KILLER'S S722 THEN, WITH COBRA-SPEER, THE BLACK PANTHER STRIKES GACK S | eee eerie SBuT You WiLL FING THE PANTHER A MOST UNCOOPERATIVE TARGETS SPLENDID, PANTHER, SPLEND/D. Vi YOUR SKILL IN DEFENDING : |S MOST ADMIRABLE / UGH! BELTING | |PB4NIC SEEMS TO OVERTAKE THE PANTHERS SHAT ARMORED | | STRANGE ATTACKER, HE RISES QUICKLY AS mM HIDE is Like | | Wi OPPONENT RUSHES IN TO ORESS His PUNCHING OUT | ty Gaqep LET nin USE THAT LOS TAGE oe A BRICK WALL!) | cwoRD AGAIN GOT TO RI is ie PHIDOM a HIM «- WOW! s : Bs A ie yt aS ) c IE xX en gi. —4 W \ l Ler wim Go [Ht surrose He wit! HE’LL BE PICKED WITH THAT RON UP BY _THE POLICE SUIT ANP THAT , SWORD, HELL BE UPS Wee ON le VN | OS LS Beco THE BLACK PANTHER CAN BEACH H/M, 7 THE ARMORED WARRIOR CRASHES THROUGH A WINPOW (iW A MOVE TO ESCAPES WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT, MISTER LITTLE? I DIDN'T PURSUE THAT MAN BECAUSE I SENSE THAT HIS CAPTURE |S CERTAIN-- BECAUSE HES A FRIGHTENED S7RANGER AMONG US. BECAUSE HE/S THE REAL M©Coy; MY -BOY! A LIVING WARRIOR PLUCKED FROM ANTIQUITY ANP TRANSPLANTED THIS CENTURY,’ I APPLAUP YOUR UNCANNY PERCEPTIONS MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME ‘WAS THE MOST MONOREO ANONG THE AFRICAN LEADERS OF HIS TIME...1F YOUR LETTER HADN'T MENTIONED HIS. NAME, I'P MEVER HAVE JOINED YOU IN THIS WILD CAPERS > / YOUR GRANDFATHER ONGE OWNED THIS .. BRASS FROG! FUNNED INTO SILENCE, THE BLACK ASNTHER USES THE BYE*HIECE TO STUPY THE FROG io. UNLIKE ALFRED QUEELY, YOUR ANCESTOR I MEAN THAT HE KNEW \T TO BE WHAT IT TRULY /$--A by TIME MACHINE! J FROG THROUGH THIS! THE STRANGE FORCES ANP MIMATURE MECHANISMS THAT POWER THE FROG ARE QUICKLY REVEALED... Y AZZARI BURIED THE COMPLEX, I/LL FROG, BUT IT WAS. AGREE TO EXHUMED BY ANOTHER -- AND THUS CONTINUED ITS CHAIN OF DISASTERS TO TAS DAY! THOSE WHO TAMPER OMENTS LATER, THE BLACK PANTHER ACCOM Wit ae Geos ARE me Mee MISTER LITTLE TO A JET=CORTER KLE ++ BY PARKER NEARBY, ANO THEY LEAVE THE AREA, «: WHATEVER SPRINGS eon ae : y (Now THAT We've IM NOT SURE OPEN DOOR sige) G BONE ne ropes THAT L WANT TO f Y UT QUEEL i oF es WELL. BEON pom é QUEELY LEARNED THAT -= 700 Lave! BUT YOU MUST SEE THIS a YOU-MAY AS WELL LOOK JF KING SOLOMON THROUGH » MY FRIEND I DON'T FOR CAMELOT-- OR THE WAS WOT A MYTH. INTEND TO KEEP THE BRASS LOST AZTEC cv7y HE LIVED A FROG. IT MUST BE RETURNED Q FABULOUS LIFE -- TO ITS ORIGINAL RESTING. 2 i i ANC ACCUMULATED PLAC E--KING SOLOMON'S a a ‘ FANTASTIC BURIAL CHAMBER AAC TREASURES! THE BRASS FROG WAS AMONG WeWHAT!/? YOU'V! GONE CRAZY, MISTER LITTLE / AN ARMY OF FOOLS HAS DIED FOLLOWING 7HAT FAIRY TALE LH) THE PIT! WE/VE BEEN JOINED: BY SOME PILOT TO BASE. IVE NY SPOTTED METER LITTLE'S COPTER... ALL I HAVE : TO BO IS SCOOP SUCQENLY, A STRANGE A/RCRAPT BY ALL THE oe SOARS INTO VIEW +++ y ny Li ay ee I'VE NEVER SEEN AN AIR- CRAFT LIKE THAT BEFORE! WHO CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE TE PURSUER CLOSES RAPICLY WITH HIS PREYS AUGE POORS OPEN (NV THE MOUTH OF THE MYSTERY PLANE 10s ( THINK HE INTENDS TO SNATCH THIS COPTER OUT OF IF WE DON'T PUT SOME FAST MILEAGE BETWEEN US AND THAT TIN SHARK, YOU CAN POSTPONE YOUR TRIP TO. KING SOLOMON’S TOMB/ THE AIR 4! al a NEVER FEAR, HOW ABOUT-IT, PANTHER, IN MISTER LITTLE /? MY DEALINGS WITH COMPETITORS IVE LEARNED TO PREPARE FOR Gj ANY Ke CONTINGENCY, HEN MISTER LITTLE FLIPS A SWITCH TWO PEACLY MISSILES LEAP FROM THE COPTER'S. TAIL ANP ROCKET INTO THE OPEN JAWS OF THE FLYING TRAP... MISS(LES! YOU'RE NOT EXACTLY PLAYING GAMES, ARE WES BEEN BLOWN TO BITS A THE BLAST ALMOST TOOK &S WITH HIM! STILL HAS AbL ITS-RIVETS// be TM SURPRISED THAT YOUR COPTER ‘ IVS A STUROCY CRAFT, I ASSURE YOU,’ : ABNER LITTLE’S EQUIPMENT I3- WNEQUALLED FOR QUALITY.’ i" it SEEMS THAT COMPETITION FOR THE BRASS FROG IS PRETTY STIFF! YOU COLLECTORS WILL STOP AT WOTA/NG TO GET YOUR HANGS ON IT? Vou FORGET» PANTHER! Y MY PLAN |S TO REPURMV IT TO ITS RIGHTPUL PLACE,’ THA HING IS A DANGER TO ALL MANKIND,! WHO CREATE? THE FROG 1S NOT KNOWN. H8’S LOST TO HISTORY =*LIKE THE INVENTOR OF THE WHEEL. BUT KING IOLOMON RECEIVED THE BRASS ROG AG A ROYAL GIFT--ANDP IT'S MLAGUEP US EVER SINCE! ( THE FIRST GROUP OF THIEVES TO RIFLE KING SOLOMONW'S TOMB FOUND CHESTS FILL EP WITH TREASURE 1. 87 THE YOUNGEST. OF THE LOT ALSO FOUNC THE BRASS FROG. HAHAHAHAH! BABA BUSIES V IT 18 A STRANGE “HIMSELF WITH CURIOUSITIES OBJECT! A= AND SPURNS THE JEWELS! /& TOY, PERHAPS, J : =<) J d TAMPERING WITH THE TOY PROVED er RUN! RUNS 2 THE HIPEOUS THING Wriee GESTROY XS OP _QUEELY WAS NOT THE FIRS: (7S A FANTASTIC PREMISE, (Arne | EXPERIMENT WITH Fe MISTER LITTLE --AND VERY WE ARs ENTURY ! THE PREHISTORIC THING = HARD TO ICH NESS IS AMPLE "OOL, ABSORSTION guage TIME MACHINE! F DIGEST! I/VE YET TO SEE THIS. BEASS. RESTRAIN | your IMPULSES -70R WELL BOTH WING UP LIKE QUEELY! TAGAIN // THEY‘VE PUT A Si f Wwe : YET-PACK SQUAD ON UNCER FIRES , ie OUR TAIL, “ THEY‘LL GET THE IDEA! BUT: IF THEY DONT en WIT ERLE RESPOND! LETS FLANK ‘EM ON BOTH SIGES! Sa GOT ANY WE/LL DO. WHAT WE/RE MORE EQUIPPED TO DO--Lik& SURPRISES UP SWITCHING TO SUPER- your slesver SOME SPEEO MS OBEY THEIR CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE LES AHEAD, THE SON AT BLURRING You CAN VERY WELl, MY SLOW IT GOWN LANOING PAG NOW; MISTER 18 NOT FAR Gidea LITTLE“! WE/VE FROM THIS > Se 7 _( 2eeiitely } AREAL WAPRENED: es Ce Ne 7 A PIT CARVED r : BY NATURE, WE'RE DESCENDING! Ee i ns THAT YOURE LANDIN a - . INSIDE TANS! WHY, Ge Tua Eee ee UARGE ge ‘ COMMON-- YOU SPEND : YOUR LIVES A/Q/VG Egy FROM ONE. ANOTHER! IT'S A RISKY Sy] BUSINESS-- iF YOU COLLECT HOO IT! T=l PETECT ANOTHER PRESENCE HERE. IN BACT, THERE ARE HOM OIEERS (POSSIBLE! THIS PLACE (5 [MPOSSIBLE TO FIND=-YET, PRINCESS ZANDA MIGHT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO-- | AS THE GRIM TARGETS SWARM ABOUT Hifi THE BLACK PANTHERS MIGHTY FISTS SWAKE OUT AND CROP | THEM IN THER | FRACKSS STAN ASIPE, YOU FUMBLING CLOWNS! MUST ZT CON ae cy, Aa WOMAN'S VOICE! A STRONG BUT SLENDER FINGER TIGHTENS UPON 4 TRIGGERI! | CRONING WAVES OF FORCE, RUSH TO MAKE CONTACT: THEY STRIKE ANP BRING DOWN THE BLACK PANTHER... Cy CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE Fveey NERVE (N THE PANTHER'S BOPY BECOMES A CENTER OF PAIN! HE SCREAMS ONCE ANP COLLAPSES IN A LIMP HEAP. THEN HS VICTORIOUS ADVERSARY MAKES HER APPEARANCE 00+ ~ . : ({ SERVILE THIS A DAY OF TRIUMPH. ( gurFooNs PRINCESS ZANDA! YOU'VE YOURE CONQUERED YOUR FORTUNATE THAT ENEMIES AND WOM THIS / 1 DIDN'T TURN COVETED PRIZE // MY. NERVE Rees WAVES ON THE LOT OF YOU, THE GRASS \ FROG 15 YOURS! MISTER LITTLE 1S DEAL? MISTRESS « = : NO, YOU FOOL/ THE PRINCESS HAS NEED OF HIM FOR HER PLANS / AT LAST IT'S MIME? THE DOORWAY TO TIME ITSELF =< COMPACT AND SECURE WITHIN THIS MUMBLE OBJECT! BUT IT CANNOT BE CONTROLLED, HIGHNESS,’ IT’S PANGEROUS TO USE. SOMEWHERE IN ‘THE TOMB OF KING SOLOMON LIES THE CONTROL CODES GOT= NOTHING -TO- SAYA'YOU COLLECTORS MAKE HIM TALK, CAN -GO-TO-- HIGHNESS / vee ] DEFIANCE 1S BUT HE CAN FRUITLESS! iT i ANOTHER JOLT TO YOUR NERVES’ AFTER ALL, YOU WERE WILLING TO JOIN ASTER CIT 7LES WHY NOT HELP J ME INSTEAR I? YOURE A COLP-BL00RED KILLER AY WILL ONLY EARN YOU WHY EIGHT ME, PANTHER ? YOUVE WITNESSED. THE POWER AT MY COMMAND, THOUGH YOU ELUDED CAPTURE IN THE AIR, MY MERCENARIES HAD ALREADY TRACKED YOU HERE.-« ~ YOU CAM’? ESCAPE THE POWER OF PRINCESS ZANDAYS 4BIOT! PO YOU THINK THAT LITTLE’S GOAL WAS ANY GIFFERENT THAN MINE!2, HE WANTED THE CONTROL CODE. THAT WILL REGULATE & THE FORCES IN THIS, ARTIFACT! ONCE YOU'D FOUND IT, CONTINUED AFTER NEXT PAGE (HD ~ ay [ THE FROG HE O DEAL s : KICKED THE FROG fy PRINCESS // FIND ANOTHER TRAVEL A HE CAN'T KEEP HIS EVE HE MOVES LIKE A ON ALL OF US PICK VUNGLE CA7s HIGH- HIM OFF WITH A NESS, BUT I/LL FO CAREFUL SHOTH. MY BESTS THERE ARE GASPS OF HORROR AS THE BRASS FROG F485 FROM [7S CAPTORS HAND ="BUT OW HES SEIZED WE FROGS a SMASH THIS: THING,’ f CARRY OUT 4 1S THREAT? THE BLACK PANTHER WATCHES AND RETRERTS WITH CAUTION WT ME SEES THE RAISED WEAPON TOO LATE MA SHO? RINGS OUT A. Al GLARING RADIANCE FILLS THE FIELD OF ACTION «-THé (AY TO TIME HAS OPEN = . pice aon, aed, VAGUE, MAN = € APPEARS ~-|A PHANTOM FROM.., Re WED, WHEN THE BLINBING “LIGHT FADES » THE TUNE THRESHOLD HAS CLOSED ,., BUT THE G2ZARRE BEING. WHO HAS STEPPED ACROSS THE CENTURIES NOW STANDS $0L/D AND ALONE +40 FACING CREATURES. AS STRANGE TO wim AS HE IS 70 THEM BY THE GREAT LION! 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