Arc 15: The Stout Man
Frank Robbins (writer and artist)
Strips: 823 - 882
Dates: 01/20/1947 - 03/29/1947
Daily Arc 009
Hazard is on a commercial flight over the jungles of South America to get a part needed to fix his plane when a very nasty man named Mr. Am knocks him out, kills the pilot and copilot, and kidnaps a nuclear scientist onboard, both bailing out after disabling the autopilot. The plane crash kills everyone except Hazard, a stewardess named Robin, and a journalist named Blitz Martin. Unfortunately, that is not the last they see of Mr. Am.