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The Mighty League of the Just
Kidnapped by Big Boy Malone and his gang, Robert Dickering was hustled into a car to meet certain death! The gangster and his cronies thought they had captured Robert's brother John Dickering (the Comet), who had given evidence to the police that could have put Malone in jail for a long time.
As Robert was being forced into the automobile, the Comet swooped down to rescue his brother. The hoods let out a deadly hail of lead, but not before the Comet could use his dissolvo-vision to disable the getaway car and send it crashing into a lamppost while Robert escaped.
Bob Dickering took John's nearly lifeless body back to the Dickering lab, where Thelma Gordon, newswoman and John's girlfriend, was waiting for the brothers. As he lay dying on a couch, the Comet asked Bob and Thelma to carry on his life's work. Then he disintegrated before their very eyes!
Grief-stricken, Bob solemnly vowed to avenge his brother and all other crime victims. On that day the Hangman was born! The Hangman, aided by Thelma Gordon, fights crime and corruption. But the Hangman is not an executioner; rather, he is a man of justice who believes in the law. In keeping with his principles, the Hangman tries to bring the fiends he faces to meet justice at the hands of the law. The Hangman's career is an incredible journey and a testament to his brother, the Comet.