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Full Name: Fireball
Nationality: British
Organization: British Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: Neville Wilson
Time Span: 1976 - 1979

ABOUT THE SERIES

Fireball is a freelance agent.

Though we first meet him as he answers an urgent call from MI5 for assistance and he will work for them again, he truly is a freelancer available for hire to anyone who has a need and can fulfill one of his primary requirements, as shown below. In what looks like a business card shown on the first adventure, a lot of what Fireball is all about is described in just a handful of words:

"Fireball For Hire - Mysteries solved ... Problems licked ... Lost things found ... Crooks straightened out ... anytime ... any place But ... Only Dangerous Jobs Accepted"

We are also shown that he is an excitement junkie by the tagline, "He thrives on thrills, he lives for danger, he's Fireball".

Considering the impressive number of recorded adventures there are about this extremely active man, it is bizarre, to say the least, to admit that his real name is never revealed. Fireball is the nickname he prefers and the only one we ever hear used for him.

What drives this still quite young man with a handsome physique, thick mustache, and daredevil attitude to answer his lust for danger is unknown but how he came to be able to survive his constant placing of his life on the line is known.

As a young child, Fireball became an orphan when his parents died in a car crash, the cause of which remained a mystery for quite a long time. With apparently no other relatives to take him in, Fireball became the ward of Lord Peter Flint, a wealthy member of the British aristocracy who a couple decades before had constantly put his own live in danger performing an incredible number of secret missions behind enemy lines during WWII. It was from the now much older Flint that he became an expert in firearms of all shapes and lengths, learned to be a black belt in several martial arts, and was taught how to survive in a variety of environments with little more than his wits as his tools.

Making his life more dangerous still and yet vastly more interesting is the beautiful Catriona Klansberg, aka 'The Cat', a die-hard criminal that Fireball finds himself going up against on several occasions and inevitably defeating, though always unwilling to see her apprehended.

Another interesting and quite deadly repeat opponent is the blind criminal mastermind Faldo Reburg, the son of a major criminal gang leader who has surpassed his father's level of expertise and avarice.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:158
First Appearance:1976
Last Appearance:1979

       In 1976, popular British publisher D. C. Thomson unveiled a new weekly magazine aimed at male teens and young men, filled with stories about war, sports, science fiction, and adventure.

       Its primary character who had an exciting escapade in every issue was a black mustached, highly talented adventure junkie and freelance secret agent who went by the moniker of Fireball.
       The publication would last 147 issues before being merged into the much longer running sister mag Warlord.
       In each of those first 147 issues, Fireball would have a prominent position with a solo stand-alone adventure (a couple were actually two part stories but each part was unique).
       Inside the rebranded Warlord and Bullet magazine, the first six Fireball adventures would become twice as long and take two issues each to tell.


       Roughly in the middle of the original Bullet run the Fireball tales had shared space in the magazine with multi-part stories about a Young Fireball. These adventures recounted the times when he was 16 and sent out into the world by his Uncle Pete to get some solo experience. There were 2 such adventures, each taking several issues to tell.
       Those Young Fireball stories were followed by 2 Cadet Fireball adventures which also took multiple issues to relate, these taking place when a returned Fireball tries to convince his Uncle Pete that college was not for him..
       A third Cadet Fireball adventure not be offered to the readers for a couple of years when, as Warlord and Bullet magazine returned to the original Warlord title with issue #232, that additional tale would see print. It would be the last time we saw Fireball but this end came with an impressive, lengthy final adventure which would take 20 issues to recount. It would have its own title of Fireball On The Run.
       To not interrupt the flow of the regular Fireball escapades, I have listed the Young Fireball and Cadet Fireball adventures at the end of this list.


Note: The many adventures of Fireball did not have titles so I have created my own. Blame for all of these is therefore mine.

1 Trouble With The Trap On Trondjann Island Trouble With The Trap On Trondjann Island
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #001, 02/14/1976.
Fireball is going 140mph in a stock car race when an urgent call for help from MI5 comes in. One of their agents is trapped in Norway with vital intel and Fireball is needed to go there to rescue him and the information. No sooner does he arrive but he is almost killed to keep him from reaching the man. Even more interesting is the fact that the agent he finally meets up with is a fake!

2 Trouble With The New World Order Trouble With The New World Order
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #002, 02/21/1976.
A friend of Fireball's Uncle Peter needs him locating his grown son. The man had taken up with a crowd who called themselves The Brotherhood of Order which wants to "put the world to rights with hard living and discipline". It is lead by a man calling himself Colonel Sparta but Fireball recognizes him as a well-known conman.

3 Trouble With The Celebration In Lasutoland Trouble With The Celebration In Lasutoland
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #003, 02/28/1976.[plot unknown]
"On the big trouble train in the jungles of Africa." An old college friend of Fireball is Zimba, the new President of Lasutoland, who has invited Fireball to the Independence Day celebration in that country. Lucky for Zimba because Fireball is there to save his life with fighter planes involved in the festivities decide to strafe the dais. Matters get worse when it learned that the leader's son has been kidnapped by rebel forces.

4 Trouble With The Phony Corpse In Bavaria Trouble With The Phony Corpse In Bavaria
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #004, 03/06/1976.
"An invitation [to Fireball] from an old friend to join him skiing in the Bavarian Alps soon has [him] hot-footing it to Germany". He learns that his friend had died in a car accident but the body in the morgue is definitely not his friend. The questions then are who is the deceased and where is his friend?

5 Trouble With The Lost Athenian Athlete Trouble With The Lost Athenian Athlete
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #005, 03/13/1976.
"Guns, Gliding and Gangsters in Greece for Fireball." According to Fireball, there is no better spot for hand-gliding than the mountains of Greece. His trip is interrupted by a request for help from an old friend, Professor Stavros, who needs assistance. He tells of a rich American on a yacht searching the seas for a  priceless small silver statue called the Athenian Athlete. Since the item really belongs to the people of Greece, Fireball is asked to investigate.

6 Trouble With The Cat And The Professor Trouble With The Cat And The Professor
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #006, 03/20/1976.
Fireball is impressed and a bit flattered when he receives a package which contains an excellent bust of his handsome image. He is less pleased when reading the note he is told it is "made of plastic explosive and will detonate in ten seconds". It is signed The Cat. It is just the first warning for him to refuse an upcoming request from MI5 to guard a Professor Chalmers.

7 Trouble With The Duplicate Fireball Trouble With The Duplicate Fireball
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #007, 03/27/1976.
"Urgent - Bank Robbery S.W.1 - 2 Policemen Killed - One Robber Identified As Fireball - Arrest Immediately" That was the police bulletin and plenty of witnesses back it up. Fireball knows it is a frame but since he has no alibi, it will fall to him to find who was the real culprit and bring him to justice.

8 Trouble With The Matter Of A Little Coup Trouble With The Matter Of A Little Coup
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #008, 04/03/1976.
The trip to the small Caribbean island nation to visit a friend, President Algarve, turns dangerous for Fireball when he arrives to learn that a coup has deposed the leader and "any friend of Algarve is an enemy of the new regime", as evidenced by the visit with a firing squad.

9 Trouble With The Museum Of Death Trouble With The Museum Of Death
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #009, 04/10/1976.
Returning home for the evening, Fireball finds a note from Catriona advising getting lots of life insurance because he is soon to die. This is backed up by a small man with a deadly blowgun. The assault is followed up with an invitation to an exhibition of Japanese arts and armor but, of course, that is a trap. And it is not the last.

10 Trouble With The Corn Merchant of Death Trouble With The Corn Merchant of Death
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #010, 04/17/1976.
"A fiery death for Fireball?" Flying over a cornfield being set afire by a gang gets Fireball fired upon. Now very curious as to why, he learns that farmers in the area who do not sell their crops to corn merchant Mike Lorenzo find their produce getting destroyed. Fireball now has even more reasons for going up against the man than just a wrecked plane.

11 Trouble With The Dragon Tong Trouble With The Dragon Tong
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #011, 04/24/1976.
"Fireball has 10 heartbeats to live!" Standing on a balcony while attending a fancy party at the home of rich Ho Chin, Fireball is surprised by an assailant who tries "to part [his] hair with a hatchet". He is helping his old mate, Superintendent Tim Bradley of the Hong Kong Police to "winkle out the 'Mr. Big' behind a drugs-smuggling racket.

12 Trouble With The Plane Crash In Borneo Trouble With The Plane Crash In Borneo
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #012, 05/01/1976.
"Big Bandit Trouble In Borneo" That is what awaits Fireball as he answers the request for help from a wealthy man who is convinced his son is still alive after a plane crash in the jungles of Borneo. The man dreamed his offspring had survived and he wants Fireball to confirm it. This will involve fighting vicious creatures from hungry crocodiles to the bandits holding the son for ransom

13 Trouble With The Treasure In The Castle Trouble With The Treasure In The Castle
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #013, 05/08/1976.
Returning to his apartment with a friend, Fireball was surprised to find a waiting Catriona and enough goons to make sure he is whisked off to Austria. There 200 years ago a Count hid all his treasure at the end of a much booby-trapped passage beneath a castle. The Cat wants Fireball to survive those traps or die trying.

14 Trouble With The Armored Truck Thefts Trouble With The Armored Truck Thefts
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #014, 05/15/1976.
Fireball happens upon the armored truck of his friend Art as the man was en route a delivery. That is interrupted an ambush disables the vehicle and the cargo is robbed. Art asks Fireball to help prove he is not the inside man tipping off the thieves to the itinerary.

15 Trouble With The Ransom Robbery In Rio Trouble With The Ransom Robbery In Rio
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #015, 05/22/1976.
Attending a soccer match, Fireball is handed a newspaper containing a check for £1 million, making him certain someone wants him to be the go-between to pay the ransom for a man held in Brazil. Behind the scenes, Fireball's Uncle Pete is scheming that his ward can find a way to rescue the man and save the ransom as well as strike a blow against Flint's old WWII enemy, Gruber.

16 Trouble With The Rio Revenge Ploy Trouble With The Rio Revenge Ploy
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #016, 05/29/1976.
Still in Rio but this time on the hunt for deadly master criminal Faldo Reburg, son of Peter Flint's old nemesis Gruber, Fireball is instead the hunted as the blind Reburg wants to use Fireball as revenge for his father's treatment.

17 Trouble With The Hidden Treasure Trail Trouble With The Hidden Treasure Trail
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #017, 06/05/1976.
"Big trouble on the hidden treasure trail." Bill Busker was one of Fireball's favorite musicians and an old friend, a one-man-band working the streets for tips. He is given a coin in his hat which Fireball discovers is an 18th century doubloon that can be opened and inside it is a note saying "Treasure here at sunset June 6th". As the two ponder this oddity, Catriona and two armed goons show up at the cafe they were at and take the coin back at gunpoint.

18 Trouble With The Crooked Crook Catcher Trouble With The Crooked Crook Catcher
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #018, 06/12/1976.
"A dead man is found in Fireball's flat and the chief suspect is Fireball!" It is a fake crime, though, to get Fireball placed in prison to be close to a convict who was part of a series of large scale robberies. The plan is to allow them to escape and follow the con to the stolen loot.

19 Trouble With The Taken Nuclear Bomb Trouble With The Taken Nuclear Bomb
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #019, 06/19/1976.
When Russians find the pendant that Fireball usually wears around his neck at the site where one of their nuclear weapons was stolen, they send operatives to England to kidnap him to smuggle him to the USSR for questioning. Unfortunately for Fireball, the pendant had been stolen from him several days before and he has no idea of any missing nuke.

20 Trouble With The Mystery In The Castle Of Secrets Trouble With The Mystery In The Castle Of Secrets
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #020, 06/26/1976.
Preece of MI5 calls Fireball to his office to show him a large bottle of wine on the label of which has micro dots containing the exact locations of top-secret N.A.T.O. missile sites. The bottle was in a consignment on its way to the the Slobodian Embassy in London. Preece wants Fireball to find the leak and plug it.

21 Trouble With The Stolen Modern Masterpiece Trouble With The Stolen Modern Masterpiece
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #021, 07/03/1976.
Fireball receives an urgent call from Professor Gray at the Gallery of Modern Art. Joseph Brasque, a great collector of modern art, died recently leaving his entire collection to the Gallery. Unfortunately the most valuable painting in the collection is missing and Fireball is asked to recover it.

22 Trouble With The Missing Mountie Trouble With The Missing Mountie
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #022, 07/10/1976.
While visiting Canada, Fireball decides to drop in for a visit with his old Mountie mate, Corporal Jack MacDonald. When he shows up at the remote site where his friend is stationed, he is greeted with rifle fire and a missing friend.

23 Trouble With The Snatched Ballet Star Trouble With The Snatched Ballet Star
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #023, 07/17/1976.
Fireball is reluctantly attending a ballet with a lovely lady when his boredom is relieved as two hooded figures swing onto the stage to snatch the male lead in the production, the great Nurinskaya. The Cat is naturally behind the kidnapping.

24 Trouble With The Games Sabotage, Part 1 Trouble With The Games Sabotage, Part 1
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #024, 07/24/1976.
Sabotage at the lighting ceremony of the [Olympics] Games is followed by a radio extortion demanding $50 million or the sabotage would ruin the events. When the payment is not made, accidents start happening. Fireball is asked to smoke out the perpetrator.

25 Trouble With The Games Sabotage, Part 2 Trouble With The Games Sabotage, Part 2
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #025, 07/31/1976.
Fireball is now hot on the pursuit of the man behind the Olympic sabotage and extortion which will mean breaking into the heavily guarded headquarters of the mastermind.

26 Trouble With The Eccentric Financiers Trouble With The Eccentric Financiers
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #026, 08/07/1976.
A Scottish island has been purchased by "a group who have rejected today's world and have reverted to Victorian times". Several of them rank at the top of Britain's top financiers. The son of one of them fears that someone is extorting his father so wants Fireball to investigate. Some on the island do not like his incursion and want to show their unhappiness.

27 Trouble With The Crooks Convention Trouble With The Crooks Convention
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #027, 08/14/1976.
Dropping in (literally) to visit his Uncle Pete, Fireball is surprised when he is asked to take a 'vacation' on St. Kitts. Pete tells Fireball that on that Caribbean island several dangerous escapees from American prisons have been spotted there and the worry is that they were broken out to take part in a major caper.

28 Trouble With The Missing Explorer Trouble With The Missing Explorer
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #028, 08/21/1976.
Famous British explorer, Dr. Felix Pooler, has disappeared in the jungles Africa. Fireball decides he must find the missing man immediately. In country he hires the first available aircraft, not knowing the plane was "a death-trap, only fit for the scrap-heap!" That is the least of his problems.

29 Trouble With The Rajah's Sunken Treasure Trouble With The Rajah's Sunken Treasure
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #029, 08/28/1976.
Fireball is skeptical when he is summoned to a tiny island republic in the Indian Ocean by his Uncle Pete. Pete not only immediately upon arrival starts raving about a sunken treasure ship, he pooh-pooh's the thought that someone was following them.

30 Trouble With The Missing Consul Trouble With The Missing Consul
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #030, 09/04/1976.
In La Paz, Fireball heads to a scheduled meeting with the Consul but is turned away, rather violently, at the gate by guards. Investigating he finds the Consulate vacant which really makes Fireball curious. 

31 Trouble With The Car Delivery Trouble With The Car Delivery
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #031, 09/11/1976.
Fireball is surprised to find in his garage a beautiful old roadster along with a note from Uncle Pete saying the car was to be delivered to the Borghese Car Museum outside Milan. Fireball knew it would be an exciting delivery when the helicopter flew up behind him and dropped two men from a rope ladder to steal the car.

32 Trouble With The Burning Hamburger Joint Trouble With The Burning Hamburger Joint
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #032, 09/18/1976.
In the States, Fireball is looking forward to a quick visit to Antonio's, the best hamburger joint he knows of. He finds the place on fire and races in to rescue a bound Antonio, victim of a gang's protection racket.

33 Trouble With The Treasure of Uncle Franz Trouble With The Treasure of Uncle Franz
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #033, 09/25/1976.
On a pleasure skiing trip in Austria, Fireball comes upon a man being beaten by three who are demanding treasure maps the man, in town to handle the estate of his late uncle, knows nothing about.

34 Trouble With The Rigged Chess Game Trouble With The Rigged Chess Game
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #034, 10/02/1976.
At a chess meet behind the Iron Curtain, going up against Count Ivan Ulianov, an old friend of Uncle Pete, Fireball wins the match easily. When the Count sudden is escorted away, Fireball finds a hidden message asking help. It is a ploy by the country's Secret Service to demand Fireball's help in stealing the secret guidance system from the latest British war missile system.

35 Trouble With The Incan Gold Trouble With The Incan Gold
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #035, 10/09/1976.
Not believing that The Cat was actually dead when it is reported that her plane crashed in the Amazon near where a reported lost Incan tribe was said to have a huge gold supply, Fireball decides to see for himself. He finds tribesmen not at all happy with his arrival.

36 Trouble With The Illegal Treasure Hunt Trouble With The Illegal Treasure Hunt
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #036, 10/16/1976.
In Haiti, Fireball is at a scheduled spot on a street corner for a requested meeting when he discovers his pocket has been picked. Chasing the thief, he watches the man hit by a bus. When he is almost killed himself by a sniper while attending the thief, Fireball knows he in for an exciting visit.

37 Trouble With The Downed Bi-Plane Trouble With The Downed Bi-Plane
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #037, 10/23/1976.
In Spain Fireball comes across a film crew where the director wants a hot air balloon to fly close to a WWI bi-plane. The balloonist refuses but Fireball is crazy enough to give it a go.

38 Trouble With The Rocking-Horse Robbers Trouble With The Rocking-Horse Robbers
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #038, 10/30/1976.
Why would thieves break into an exhibition of Victorian memorabilia? Fireball definitely wonders that since he was there when they broke in and bopped him on the head to steal a rocking horse.

39 Trouble With The Venice Ransom Demand Trouble With The Venice Ransom Demand
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #039, 11/06/1976.
The Cat sends to Venice an extortion note - deposit £20 million in her bank account or 'watch your splendid city sink beneath the waves'. When Fireball arrives in town, he finds she is ready for him, starting with poisoned darts in his hotel bed.

40 Trouble With The Dummy For A Neighbor Trouble With The Dummy For A Neighbor
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #040, 11/13/1976.
When Uncle Pete insists that Fireball head to the Alps for some great skiing, there is certain to be excitement. Avoiding an avalanche is the first stage. Finding others out for a frozen Nazi treasure is another.

41 Trouble With The Dying Research Team Trouble With The Dying Research Team
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #041, 11/20/1976.
The British Secret Service asks Fireball to take the place of a Professor Hughes, a top nuclear scientist since several of the man's research team have died mysteriously.

42 Trouble With The Troublesome Time Machine Trouble With The Troublesome Time Machine
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #042, 11/27/1976.
Fireball is curious why a Professor Mallon invited him to visit him at his home on Sri Lanka. He gets the picture when the researcher reveals his newly developed time machine!

43 Trouble With The Troubled Emir Trouble With The Troubled Emir
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #043, 12/04/1976.
Fireball admits that he picked the wrong time to visit his old friend, Salim Bin Amir, the Emir of the state of Sahma. The ruler's cousin wants to be in charge and has control of a good portion of the military.

44 Trouble With The Fake Interviewer Trouble With The Fake Interviewer
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #044, 12/11/1976.
A beautiful woman saying she want to interview Fireball about his exciting adventures sets him up for an attack from old nemesis Count Vallance. He is demanding Fireball steal a deadly nerve gas formula

45 Trouble With The Rally Car Trouble With The Rally Car
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #045, 12/18/1976.
Fireball's pal, Harry Fox, has a winning rally race car thanks to a new transmission system he has created. He worries, though, that there have been a couple of attempts to steal it. Fireball asks to be given a chance to look into the thefts to stop future ones.

46 Trouble With The Circus Fire Trouble With The Circus Fire
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #046, 12/25/1976.
Fireball is pleased to go visit a circus but on his arrival, he finds the main tent engulfed in flames. Saving the manager's life, Fireball is intrigued by the near certainty it was arson.

47 Trouble With The Irate Yeti Trouble With The Irate Yeti
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #047, 01/01/1977.
Fireball is hired by a Professor Jenkins to free the man's missing partner from captivity by Tibetan monks who claim the man was stealing items from their monastery. Jenkins and his partner had been looking for proof of the Yeti.

48 Trouble With The Lost Boy Trouble With The Lost Boy
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #048, 01/08/1977.
Twelve-year-old Elmer Grenshaw, sole heir to the multi-million dollar Grenshaw publishing empire, is missing after failing to return from an orienteering expedition organized by the local high school. Fireball offers his services in finding the lad which is a good thing because the boy has found himself an unhappy bear.

49 Trouble With The Hidden S-Bend Trouble With The Hidden S-Bend
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #049, 01/15/1977.
Five top rading drives have vanished within a month. Fireball's old mate Jeff colt, the World Champion, is not one of them yet and Fireball is on the scene to keep it that way.

50 Trouble With The Crusaders' Treasure Trouble With The Crusaders' Treasure
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #050, 01/22/1977.
A frantic Professor Septimus Spott is urgently seeking Fireball's help and two brutes are just as determined he stop. The scholar wants assistance in seeking a treasure from the time of a Crusade, described in a secret parchment found at a museum.

51 Trouble With The Federal Bullion Reserve Trouble With The Federal Bullion Reserve
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #051, 01/29/1977.
Flying a single engine plane over Nevada, Fireball is surprised by a biplane making a diving run at him. Intrigued, he lands at the nearest airport and heads into the small town nearby. There he will find out that the Federal Bullion Reserve is nearby, its head of security is an old FBI friend who is expecting him, and the Cat is lying in wait to kidnap him and replace him with a disguised henchman.

52 Trouble With The Red Hand Of Terror Trouble With The Red Hand Of Terror
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #052, 02/05/1977.
Visiting Hong Kong, Fireball is at his favorite small restaurant, confused why such a good place is so empty. Then a hand grenade is tossed inside causing a lot of damage and Fireball discovers a protection racket is underway by a group calling themselves the Red Hand.

53 Trouble With The Island Of Fear Trouble With The Island Of Fear
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #053, 02/12/1977.
American Intelligence wants Fireball to investigate the island of Callagaye. Secret radio transmissions have been coming from that location. He knows something is add when upon landing he is attacked by a large group of very unhappy rabbits. Things get weird after that.

54 Trouble With The Visit To The Theater Trouble With The Visit To The Theater
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #054, 02/19/1977.
The British Secret Service asks Fireball to bodyguard a foreign ambassador. When the dignitary asks to attend a theater play, Fireball is with him and is barely able to stop an assassination attempt on his protectee by one of the actors. The attempted hits just keep on coming.

55 Trouble With The Rock Group Trouble With The Rock Group
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #055, 02/26/1977.
A LP by the band Incendiary arrives in the mail for Fireball with an odd song on it, 'I Need Your Help'. Intrigues, Fireball will end up involved in a case of kidnapping and murderous insurance fraud.

56 Trouble With The Desert Of Doom Trouble With The Desert Of Doom
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #056, 03/05/1977.
An Arab sheikh reluctantly agrees to Fireball being a bodyguard during his visit to the UK, not believing he is a target. He is proven wrong when three men attack and Fireball has to defend him. The curious thing to Fireball is the men all seem either drugged or hypnotized. Fireball travels with the ruler back to the Middle East to learn the answer.

57 Trouble With The Duel In The Sky Trouble With The Duel In The Sky
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #057, 03/12/1977.
When his friend Doug Capers asks Fireball to 'drop in' for a visit to his electronic research facility outside Billings, Montana, he meant it literally. Capers needs help recovering some film in a recon satellite which crashed on a tall peak in Yellowstone. Unfortunately for Fireball, the US Army's man chosen to get it is mighty competitive.

58 Trouble With The Menace From Below Trouble With The Menace From Below
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #058, 03/19/1977.
Inspector Pujol is an old friend who telexes Fireball to come immediately to the small French village of Agrigon where the whole town was wiped out in a horrific way; the flesh had been stripped from their bones. The only clue was an open manhole cover but the two men that the Inspector had sent in to investigate never came back. 

59 Trouble With The Citadel Of Crime - Part 1 Trouble With The Citadel Of Crime - Part 1
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #059, 03/26/1977.
Walking through the large city of Feldheim, Fireball realizes he is lost and asks a group of men to directions. They pull nasty looking knives and Fireball has to chastise them. Joining in the punishment is a man with a whip who proclaims that no one robs people in the city except he and his mob. That mob has some major power in the city and Fireball does not like it.

60 Trouble With The Citadel Of Doom - Part 2 Trouble With The Citadel Of Doom - Part 2
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #060, 04/02/1977.
The trouble in Feldheim is not over as Fireball and his police comrade learn the hard way but they discover that a captured band of thieves not belonging to the controlling gang have some revenge issues that can help.

61 Trouble With The Lynx Trouble With The Lynx
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #061, 04/09/1977.
A mysterious phone call has brought Fireball to the Natural History Museum where Uncle Pete pops up and shows him a photo of an assassin called the Lynx. Pete says he wants the man killed right away and when Fireball disgustedly refuses, Pete tells him he anticipated that reaction so to force the issue, he had offered the intended target £10k to kill Fireball!

62 Trouble With The Air Charter Trouble With The Air Charter
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #062, 04/16/1977.
Fireball is waterskiing in Alberta with an old friend, Tom Bowley, who runs a charter air service in the province. When Bowley gets injured and breaks a leg, Fireball offers to help with the latest flight. The charter turns out to be "a bunch of killers known as the Durkin Gang on the run after a couple of murders in Winnipeg".

63 Trouble With The Cult Of Killers Trouble With The Cult Of Killers
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #063, 04/23/1977.
In an urgent phone call, a man named Rania Singh begs for help from a band of Thuggee which has "risen again". After he hears the man being murdered, Fireball flies to New Delhi to take on the killers.

64 Trouble With The Murder In the Outback Trouble With The Murder In the Outback
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #064, 04/30/1977.
A telegram request for Fireball to meet an old Aborigine friend in the Gibson Desert of Australia. The man's father, who was a mentor to Fireball years before, had been accused of killing a policeman and then disappeared. Adding to the trouble are a band of townspeople who are not keen on, well, anyone.

65 Trouble With The Pilgrim Peak Trouble With The Pilgrim Peak
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #065, 05/07/1977.
Fireball was "enjoying a peaceful horseback journey along a trail in Grand Teton Park, Wyoming, when" he and his horse are literally run off the road into a river plunge. Unhappy about it, he tracks the assailant to a resort where he encounters the Cat who has unpleasant business planned.

66 Trouble With The Leaking Nitro Trouble With The Leaking Nitro
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #066, 05/14/1977.
In Africa visiting a college buddy who has become the ruler of a small nation, Fireball encounters rebels who had taken possession of a load of leaking nitroglycerin. He escapes but then learns that a colony of sick children is nearby and thus in danger so he insists on helping.

67 Trouble With The Roman Dig Trouble With The Roman Dig
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #067, 05/21/1977.
Rescuing a man fallen on a London subway track, Fireball learns the fellow does not think it was an accident because he is working at a Roman excavation site and there have been a series of accidents there as well. Fireball is intrigued.

68 Trouble With The Football Cup Trophy Trouble With The Football Cup Trophy
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #068, 05/28/1977.
The Secretary of the Football Association has asked Fireball to assist in a serious matter. The F.A. Cup has been stolen, the security van it was transported in vanishing, and a ransom of £1mil demanded or the Cup is melted. That is not the real crime, though, as the Cat will show up soon.

69 Trouble With The Brain Surgeon Trouble With The Brain Surgeon
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #069, 06/04/1977.
On his way driving for a swim in the south of France, Fireball spots Samantha, the protege of nemesis Count Vallance. He follows her to the home of the world's top brain surgeon. Knowing if she is present, the massive Skull cannot be far behind. But what intrigues Fireball is what the two, working for the Count, wants with such a noted physician.

70 Trouble With The Lost Nazi Treasure Trouble With The Lost Nazi Treasure
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #070, 06/11/1977.
Sailing into a small port on the Aegean in the north of Greece, Fireball spots several ruffians attack a single man so he steps in to rescue him. He learns the victim is on the hunt for lost Nazi treasure and someone wants to get it first.

71 Trouble With The Novice Reporter Trouble With The Novice Reporter
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #071, 06/18/1977.
Fireball cannot just sit and watch a young woman cry while he was visiting NYC. She is a new reporter failing in her efforts to interview a gang boss. Fireball decides to help her out with all that trouble it brings. Trouble from the woman who has different intent in mind.

72 Trouble With The Stealing Motorbike Racer Trouble With The Stealing Motorbike Racer
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #072, 06/25/1977.
Visiting the Isle of Man, Fireball is asked to protect a small cache of valuable stamps, some worth many thousands of pounds. He is also hoping to watch a popular motorbike race on the island. When the stamps are stolen, Fireball watches as they are handed to one of those races so he heads in pursuit.

73 Trouble With The Missing Sandpiper Trouble With The Missing Sandpiper
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #073, 07/02/1977.
Uncle Pete wants Fireball's help in finding out what happened to an undercover British spy, codenamed Sandpiper, who was captured by Germans during WWII and then disappeared.

74 Trouble With The Missing Land Deed Trouble With The Missing Land Deed
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #074, 07/09/1977.
Traveling in a reservation in New Mexico, he sees a small group ganging up on a Native American. There is a land dispute underway and unless that victim's father can find a missing deed, a lot of land will be taken over by land grabbers. Unfortunately the deed is likely at an old camp on land now used by a military missile testing site.

75 Trouble With The Endangered Nuclear Physicist Trouble With The Endangered Nuclear Physicist
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #075, 07/16/1977.
British Secret Service bigwig Preece calls upon Fireball to keep an eye on a top nuclear physicist after an advanced nuclear bomb goes missing. The scientist is in danger because he is one of only two men who know how to arm the device.

76 Trouble With The Cable Laying Ship Trouble With The Cable Laying Ship
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #076, 07/23/1977.
Off the coast of Brazin aboard a cable-laying ship, Fireball is on the vessel  because two of the divers on the crew have died under mysterious conditions.

77 Trouble With The Mask Trouble With The Mask
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #077, 07/30/1977.
At the same time in Paris and Rome, two world leaders are assassinated. Fireball is hired by the British government to provided added protection for one its leading politicians. The killers are young men who are themselves killed by someone called The Mask.

78 Trouble With The Defector's Nephew Trouble With The Defector's Nephew
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #078, 08/06/1977 - 8 pages.
After helping a powerful defector from behind the Iron Curtain, Fireball is asked to go to that country, Bulaga, to extricate the man's nephew.

79 Trouble With The Flying Circus Trouble With The Flying Circus
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #079, 08/13/1977 - 8 pages.
A pal of Fireball, Chuck Carson, runs a Flying Circus group out of Wyoming, earning money by performing air stunts using old biplanes. When one of the pilots is killed by a bomb and Fireball is determined to learn who was behind the sabotage and why. Missing diamonds are somehow involved.

80 Trouble With The Arab Tycoon Trouble With The Arab Tycoon
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #080, 08/20/1977 - 8 pages.
Fireball is brought by telegram to a small Arabian state near the Persian Gulf to help a friend, Colonel Redman, who is training the troops there. When Redman is killed and Fireball injured by a bomb planted in the jeep, he is out for justice.

81 Trouble With The Wild Wild West Trouble With The Wild Wild West
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #081, 08/27/1977 - 8 pages.
Fireball is in Dry Gulch City, Texas, where Uncle Pete had suggested he say hi to an old friend named Brannigan. Asking about the man get some people running and a small mob out to beat him up. It seems Brannigan had stood up to a newcomer gangster who did not like that attitude.

82 Trouble With The Visiting Leader Of Valdesia Trouble With The Visiting Leader Of Valdesia
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #082, 09/03/1977 - 6 pages.
Preece of the British Secret Service asks Fireball to lend a hand with the protection of a visiting President of Valdesia. Rumors talk of a planned assassination attempt but exactly who is planning it is not known.

83 Trouble With The Presidential Man Hunt Trouble With The Presidential Man Hunt
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #083, 09/10/1977 - 8 pages.
At the airport of a small African state called Wangima, Fireball is grabbed and thrown into a cell with a friend named Bugsy. That man is being held suspected of plotting the assassination of the country leader.

84 Trouble With The Island Dictator Trouble With The Island Dictator
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #084, 09/17/1977 - 8 pages.
On the island of Skirnos, the editor of the main newspaper is certain the death of his lead reporter is murder, reprisal for his special assignment. Fireball is asked to help investigate. From his arrival, he is constantly followed by that country's secret police.

85 Trouble With The Exploding Nimrod Trouble With The Exploding Nimrod
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #085, 09/24/1977 - 8 pages.
The explosion of an RAF Nimrod on a test flight prompts Preece of British Intelligence to call in Fireball to investigate.

86 Trouble With The Cat's Uncle Trouble With The Cat's Uncle
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #086, 10/01/1977 - 8 pages.
Preece tells Fireball a leading archaeologist is being held for ransom by mountain guerillas in a small country. Fireball agrees to help but heading to his apartment for his gear, he is surprised and captured by a gang belonging to the Cat. To his astonishment, she wants Fireball to rescue the same man!

87 Trouble With The Hijacked Airship Trouble With The Hijacked Airship
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #087, 10/08/1977 - 8 pages.
In Venezuela helping test-pilot a brand new airship, Fireball spots on a river in the rainforest a couple of men who say they are anthropologists attached by Indians. They lie. They also pull guns to hijack the blimp to use it to collect the wreckage of a small plane.

88 Trouble With The Cursed Island Trouble With The Cursed Island
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #088, 10/15/1977.
An urgent message from Professor Maxwell, one of Britain's top botanists, brings Fireball to the tropical island of Spectera in the Pacific Ocean. His arrival is met with suspicion by the crew who want to end the trip because of strange occurrences; men disappearing, equipment suddenly damaged. Is the island cursed?

89 Trouble With The Research Facility. Trouble With The Research Facility.
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #089, 10/22/1977.
Fireball has been invited to a pleasant lunch at Preece's country club when the Intelligence man receives a call that there is trouble at the Cranston Research Establishment. Fireball offers to drive him there and they discover something has wrecked havoc with the place, smashing through walls, ripping holes in metal fences, bringing down huge trees.

90 Trouble With The Kidnapped Arab Princess Trouble With The Kidnapped Arab Princess
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #090, 10/29/1977.
Fireball is enjoying the entertainment at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo when known Arab terrorist Abu Zanga stages a major attack on the place, all to kidnap Princess Layla, daughter of the King of Somadia.

91 Trouble With The Doodlebat Trouble With The Doodlebat
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #091, 11/05/1977.
Off Malaya's east coast, an American fighter jet is attacked and destroyed by a missile from a yacht. Nearby Fireball is helping out with research on marine life in the area. He will be drawn into the trouble when his nemesis, the Cat, makes her presence known.

92 Trouble With The Foreign Legion Treasure Trouble With The Foreign Legion Treasure
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #092, 11/12/1977.
On a quiet holiday in Marseilles, Fireball sees a man receive a thrown knife in his back on an street. The man's dying words talk of a hidden item at his home and the need to contact two people. The man is not the only chap to get a knife in the back.

93 Trouble With The Strange Orange Light Trouble With The Strange Orange Light
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #093, 11/19/1977.
"Sudden death strikes a police chief, a Mafia boss, and a Senator in New York." The police in the Big Apple asks for Fireball's help in figuring out who is doing the killings and why. Whoever it is is a darn good shot, hitting each victim from a distance with a .22 through the heart.

94 Trouble With The Sinister Snapshot Trouble With The Sinister Snapshot
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #094, 11/26/1977.
Preece summons Fireball on an urgent matter. He has an old photograph showing Uncle Pete gunning down several men in British uniform. The pic had been sent to the BBC by Sheikh Omir, ruler of Balassa. Fireball must find the truth behind the picture but Uncle Pete has disappeared!

95 Trouble With The Movie Stunt Request Trouble With The Movie Stunt Request
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #095, 12/03/1977.
When Uncle Pete calls Fireball to ask him to fly to Arizona and help with stunt work on a movie being filmed there, Fireball is happy to agree. He does not know that Uncle Pete has a gun pointed at him when he makes the call and the person behind the 'request' is the Cat.

96 Trouble With The Vanished German Trouble With The Vanished German
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #96, 12/10/1977.
Fireball is in the Lake District helping the police look for the body of Karl Uloch, a top German civil servant, who crashed his car off a cliff into one of the lakes. It seems he purposefully disappeared because others are after him. We are also introduced to 4 Fireball Agents

97 Trouble With The Fake Treasure Map Trouble With The Fake Treasure Map
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #097, 12/17/1977.
Fireball is deep-sea fishing off south Florida when he sees a man tossed off a boat. Rescuing him, he learns the man is Harry the Scratch, a fellow making a living peddling fake treasure maps to tourists. Some people are not happy with his maps but Harry does not understand since he is honest about the maps being fake.

98 Trouble With The Secret Garden Trouble With The Secret Garden
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #98, 12/24/1977.
In Australia to spend Christmas with an old tutor named Professor Gantana, Fireball is dismayed to learn the man had been killed when he stopped his car on a train track and it was hit. His housekeeper tells of the Professor recently muttering about a Secret Garden which intrigues Fireball.

99 Trouble With The Tossed Octopus Trouble With The Tossed Octopus
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #99, 12/31/1977.
In Amsterdam visiting a Dutch police friend, Fireball sees a young girl fall from a boat in a canal. He dives in to rescue her but is almost killed by a speeding vessel. Fireball later spots Benny Gold, a safecracker in the employ of the Cat.

100 Trouble With The Missing Nephew Trouble With The Missing Nephew
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #100, 01/07/1978.
Visiting Taiwan, Fireball is approached by a powerful man named Fenton who wants Fireball to locate his nephew who is somewhere on the island. It was a simple job for Fireball up until the Triad assassins show up to kill the nephew.

101 Trouble With The Juggernaut Trouble With The Juggernaut
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #101, 01/14/1978.
While in Guatana, South America, visiting a film maker named Cassidy. Also dropping by the set is the country's president for a tour. While checking out a cool 'prop', a huge tank-like vessel called the Juggernaut, word comes that a rebel leader named El Lobo has planning an attack.

102 Trouble With The Vanished Athletes Trouble With The Vanished Athletes
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #102, 01/21/1978.
Five noted athletes, including an American high-jumper and a Russian sprinter, have disappeared. Fireball is asked by authorities to look into it. He quickly is doped and captured by a scientist named Doctor Bojor who is developing a pill to "increase man's strength, stamina, and lifespan". The mad doctor needs the captured athletes to test his formula and uses torture to make them take part.

103 Trouble With The Tanker Turmoils Trouble With The Tanker Turmoils
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #103, 01/28/1978.
Quicksilver International Tankers has troubles they need Fireball's help with. Someone is trying to stop their fulfilling their contracts so they ask him to do a ride-along on a run. 

104 Trouble With The Montana Glacier Trouble With The Montana Glacier
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #104, 02/04/1978.
Fireball had joined Professor Pringle to measure the ice flow in Glacier Park in Montana. Some very unpleasant fellows would like very much for Fireball and the Professor to leave and they have very nasty guns to back up their insistance.

105 Trouble With The Island Dictator Trouble With The Island Dictator
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #105, 02/11/1978.
On the island of San Karanga, Fireball has a few problems to deal with. One, he is a prisoner of the dictator, El Supremo. Two, he is sentenced to work in a rock quarry. Three, the Cat is nearby backing the tyrant for her own purposes. Four, Fireball has no memory of who he is or why he is on the island.

106 Trouble With The Stolen Buddha Trouble With The Stolen Buddha
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #106, 02/18/1978.
In Burma in 1942, Japanese soldiers massacred a group of Buddhist monks but fled into the jungle when British aircraft arrived. They were never heard from again. One soldier who did not take part in the killings was injured and left to be captured. Three decades later he asks Fireball's help in finding what happened to them and the buddha idol they stole.

107 Trouble With The Dented Fender Trouble With The Dented Fender
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #107, 02/25/1978.
In Algiers, Fireball's prized MG is hit as he drove out of a parking lot. The driver of the other vehicle tells him he owns a garage and repairs will be made quickly and for free. The next day with his car fixed, Fireball is stopped at Customs as he prepares to leave the country and drugs are found hidden in the repaired section. Now he is in jail!

108 Trouble With The Island of Death Trouble With The Island of Death
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #108, 03/04/1978.
Fireball is enjoying a libation at a pub in Australia when he learns of a volcanic eruption on the island of Maru Atoll. A friend tells him that on the island a group of archaeologists were looking for old ruins and now they have disappeared. They are likely about to die unless Fireball can rescue them.

109 Trouble With The Deadly Blackout Trouble With The Deadly Blackout
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #109, 03/11/1978.
Fireball is surprised that the invitation from the NYC police commissioner to attend an international police convention in that city was fake. He learns it came from Faldo Reburg so he would be on hand to witness the shutoff of power in the City to enable Reburg to perpetrate a major crime.

110 Trouble With The Terror In Space Trouble With The Terror In Space
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #110, 03/18/1978.
Fireball is visiting a friend at NASA's space center in Houston to watch the launch of a research rocket to the moon. The facility is broken into by the Cat and her henchmen and what she is up to will involve that rocket becoming a threat to the Russian space station orbiting the planet.

111 Trouble With The Emerald Hunt Trouble With The Emerald Hunt
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #111, 03/25/1978.
Getting a call from a friend in Columbia, Fireball heads to that nation to help look for the man's missing son, Chero, while prospecting in the jungle. On his first day he makes a very unpleasant enemy in a bar fight who will be back for revenge.

112 Trouble With The Fire-Breathing Monster Trouble With The Fire-Breathing Monster
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #112, 04/01/1978.
In Australia visiting an aborigine friend, Fireball agrees to help look for three anthropologists who had received permission to research cave painting on the tribal reservation. The search will bring Fireball up against a huge fire-breathing water serpent!

113 Trouble With The Crew Who Died From Fear Trouble With The Crew Who Died From Fear
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #113, 04/08/1978.
A boarding party makes a grim discovery aboard the SS Maid of Fortune in the Persian Gulf - the crew were all dead apparently from fright! The ship had been on a routine brandy smuggling run when the trouble hit. One of the co-owners asks Fireball to investigate.

114 Trouble With The Oil Rig Explosions Trouble With The Oil Rig Explosions
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #114, 04/15/1978.
When a plausible threat is made to blow up some of Britain's North Sea oil rigs, the authorities bring in Fireball to help in the investigation. 

115 Trouble With The Atlantic Yacht Race Trouble With The Atlantic Yacht Race
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #115, 04/22/1978.
Fireball is invited by an old friend to be part of the crew in a trans-Atlantic yacht race from Manchester, Massachusetts to Plymouth, England. Some of the crew has plans for the vessel other than winning the race.

116 Trouble With The Phony Broadcast Trouble With The Phony Broadcast
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #116, 04/29/1978.
After receiving an invitation to appear on an episode of "Here Is Your Life" honoring Lord Peter Flint, aka Uncle Pete, Fireball is pleased to show up for the broadcast. He is a tad upset when it turns out to be a trap set by the Cat to capture him.

117 Trouble With The Grand Prix Murder Trouble With The Grand Prix Murder
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #117, 05/06/1978.
Taking part in a Grand Prix race, Fireball sees a fellow racer failing to make a very simple curve and crashing. The man died as a result. Now Fireball finds that someone is trying to remove him from competing as well.

118 Trouble With The Atom Bomb Factory Trouble With The Atom Bomb Factory
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #118, 05/13/1978.
Coming to Australia to locate a friend named Harvey Wentlock, a gold prospector, Fireball arrives at the mine where the man was working in time to see a huge explosion. The men trying to dig for survivors find their hands blistered as they start feeling bad. Fireball realizes the explosion had been a small nuclear bomb.

119 Trouble With The Killer Rats Trouble With The Killer Rats
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #119, 05/20/1978.
Fireball is driving down a road in the English countryside when he comes across a young girl in a hospital gown out wandering. He learns she has recently been attacked by a large angry rat. Fireball now wants to know what the rat was doing in the area and why was he so aggressive.

120 Trouble With The War Criminal Trouble With The War Criminal
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #120, 05/27/1978.
A Nazi war criminal has been discovered and is heading to trial. Numerous threats on his life have prompted authorities to ask Fireball to secretly transport him. En route, the man insists that he was not the concentration camp commandant but a regular soldier serving with the Afrika Corps.

121 Trouble With The Murdered Reporter Trouble With The Murdered Reporter
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #121, 06/03/1978.
After a reporter in a small city in America is murdered by a bomb while investigating police corruption in the state, a fellow reporter asks Fireball to come help. Fireball agrees but is very curious how the police knew he was coming and set up a welcome to force him to leave.

122 Trouble With The Movie Action Hero Trouble With The Movie Action Hero
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #122, 06/10/1978.
Sean More is the action hero star of the James Pond movies and is famed for doing his own stunts. He does not, though. For his latest movie, Fireball is brought in because he bears enough of a resemblance to make a good stunt double. When More is kidnapped by the Cat to force him to handle a caper, Fireball must come to his rescue.

123 Trouble With The Killer Smugglers Trouble With The Killer Smugglers
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #123, 06/17/1978.
While sailing a small boat in the North Sea for enjoyment, Fireball comes upon a fishing boat exploding. He rescues the sole survivor who is certain there had been a bomb planted on the vessel. Fireball's investigation leads to a gang smuggling out wanted murderers using down-on-their-luck fisherman and their ships.

124 Trouble With The FIFA World Cup Team Trouble With The FIFA World Cup Team
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #124, 06/24/1978.
Fireball was hired to provide protection for the Scottish World Cup football team travelling by train to its next match. How was he to know that the Cat would use a blimp with a claw chain to steal the entire train car.

125 Trouble With The Deadly Carnival Trouble With The Deadly Carnival
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #125, 07/01/1978.
Visiting a carnival, Fireball is enjoying the scary ghost ride when he discovers a woman held captive and about to be fed to alligators. The woman is the Cat. Why she is in danger and who the leader of the bad guys is remains a secret.

126 Trouble With The European Song Contest Trouble With The European Song Contest
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #126, 07/08/1978.
Fireball is in Austria to hear his friend Rick Dello sing for Britain in the European Song Contest. Watching the show on live television, he sees his friend snatched from above and kidnapped. Fireball would soon learn it was the Cat behind the grabbing, out to earn £1 mil for making sure a Greek competitor wins.

127 Trouble With The Free Money Trouble With The Free Money
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #127, 07/15/1978.
The personal ad in the newspaper claimed that if your name begins with 'K' and you contact the Cat on the 4th of that month, you would be given £10. Fireball is not a little curious as to why a notorious criminal like her would do such an odd thing.

128 Trouble With The Sabotaged Skateboard Trouble With The Sabotaged Skateboard
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #128, 07/22/1978.
Fireball is taking part in the U.S. Downhill Skateboard Racing Championship to help a friend name Wheels who designs the sleds used. His friend is injured in an mishap and blames it on sabotage by a competitor named O'Bannion. Fireball wants the truth.

129 Trouble With The Sunken Treasure Find Trouble With The Sunken Treasure Find
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #129, 07/29/1978.
Fireball is skin diving off a Greek island with his friend Professor Stangos, working to recover sunken treasure thought to have been looted from India by Alexander the Great. An arriving museum inspector insists on detailed cataloguing of all found items. Her demand will open the door to some larcenous activity.

130 Trouble With The Heading Aid Trouble With The Heading Aid
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #130, 08/05/1978.
After the terrorist group 'The Destroyers' attack an oil refinery demanding that their leader be released from prison, Preece of the British Secret Service accompanies Fireball to a new oil refinery where he is certain bombs have been planted to destroy that facility as well. His men have not been able to find them so he wants Fireball 'to have a go'.

131 Trouble With The Deep Sea Terror Trouble With The Deep Sea Terror
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #131, 08/12/1978.
In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, US deep-sea craft 'Trilobite' went under attack. On the mother ship, Fireball is assisting on the exploration and joins his friend in a dive to investigate. They find the craft ripped apart and the two-man crew dead. Fireball is determined to learn the cause. An old enemy named Tawn is involved.

132 Trouble With The Suspect Dam Project Trouble With The Suspect Dam Project
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #132, 08/19/1978.
In the Arab state of Dahran, two British engineers working on a dam project were involved in a bar fight the night before flying home. Unfortunately one of the other participants died in the scuffle and the two men were arrested for murder. The step-brother of the Sultan, however, offers to let them out if they go back to work for him. Then they disappear. Fireball is asked to investigate what happened to them.

133 Trouble With The Rain Of Death - Part 1 Trouble With The Rain Of Death - Part 1
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #133, 08/26/1978.
Fireball is helping crew a reconstructed 16th Century galleon when it is boarded and captured by evil scientist Tawn, all in a plan to further hijack a plane carrying radioactive material.

134 Trouble With The Rain Of Death - Part 2 Trouble With The Rain Of Death - Part 2
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #134, 09/02/1978.
The trouble with Tawn and his capture of the galleon Fireball was helping crew continues as Tawn forces the kidnapped men to sail into London with a radioactive cargo.

135 Trouble With The Flight Into Danger Trouble With The Flight Into Danger
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #135, 09/09/1978.
Driving down a quiet road in New Zealand, Fireball is surprised to encounter floating above the ground a flying saucer. It turns out to not be a UFO but his friend invention, powered by magnetic energy and able to fly 4,000 miles an hour. Unfortunately someone has tampered with the controls and they almost crash. Fireball is determined to find who is behind it.

136 Trouble With The Suspect Resistance Leader Trouble With The Suspect Resistance Leader
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #136, 09/16/1978.
When Uncle Pete heard Fireball was in France, he asked his ward to visit Jacques Beaune, an ex-wartime Resistance fighter. He was waylaid en route by a man shooting with a tranquilizer dart, all to arrange a meeting with a man named Marshall, head of the CIA Paris Station. Marshall thinks Beaune is working with the Reds and wants Fireball to investigate.

137 Trouble With The Floating Bomb - Part 1 Trouble With The Floating Bomb - Part 1
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #137, 09/23/1978.
Fireball received a message to "be at Baffin Bay on Saturday, September 9th at noon" and gives the lat/long of the exact location. Intrigued, Fireball snow skis to the spot. He is surprised to be greeting by a ice-breaking surfacing submarine. He finds the regular crew unconscious and the vessel under the command of Tawn who has plans for the nuclear powered boat.

138 Trouble With The Floating Bomb - Part 2 Trouble With The Floating Bomb - Part 2
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #138, 09/30/1978.
Knowing that Fireball is trying to find a way to alert the authorities about Tarn's capture of a nuclear submarine, Tarn has provided a horrifying 'distraction' - a ferocious grizzly bear who is very unhappy. Now Fireball has two enemies to fight.

139 Trouble With The Hit On Uncle Pete Trouble With The Hit On Uncle Pete
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #139, 10/07/1978.
Fireball is having fun hand gliding with friends when a sniper shoots him in the leg with a tranquilizing dart. A 'doctor' is on hand when he crash-lands and he is whisked away. Waking, he finds he is in the hands of his old enemy Faldo Reburg. Faldo has one instruction for Fireball - kill Lord Peter Flint.

140 Trouble With The Imprisoned Director Trouble With The Imprisoned Director
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #140, 10/14/1978.
Receiving a phone call from Sir Henry Hunter, chairman of the Hunter Shipping Company, Fireball arrives for his requested meeting but when Hunter arrives, he denies there was any appointment. When the meeting does take place, Fireball is asked to deliver a ransom of £10k to get a director of the firm freed from an African prison. Something feels wrong to Fireball.

141 Trouble With The Norwegian Radar Station Trouble With The Norwegian Radar Station
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #141, 10/21/1978.
Fireball is invited to join the Royal Marines in a joint exercise with Norway. The goal of his side is to capture a radar station help by Norwegian troops but when they show up, the other side fires on them with real bullets.

142 Trouble With The Whaling Crew Trouble With The Whaling Crew
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #142, 10/28/1978.
Professor Mendez is the President of the Whole Preservation Society of South America, at least up until he is shot in the back in a port. Three days later Fireball is part of the crew on a whaling ship who gets in bad with the other crew as he investigates the murder.

143 Trouble With The Space Shuttle Trouble With The Space Shuttle
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #143, 11/04/1978.
Fireball is allowed to monitor the latest launching of a US space shuttle piggybacking off a jumbo jet. He is there because his Uncle Pete was worried something would happen and it does. The space shuttle malfunctions and crashes.

144 Trouble With The West African Pirates Trouble With The West African Pirates
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #144, 11/11/1978.
When pirates off the West African coast take over a Danish freighter, the owning company asks Fireball to find a way to make such activity come to an end.

145 Trouble With The Russian Trawler Trouble With The Russian Trawler
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #145, 11/18/1978.
At Blairshall boarding school for boys, the Fireball Club, a fan club of Fireball enthusiasts, has been ordered closed by one of the school's leaders, Dr. Charles. When Fireball hears this he comes to visit to learn why. He finds the man severely injured from a fall from a cliff. He also finds a Russian trawler moored nearby. His suspicions only get stronger.

146 Trouble With The WWII Traitor Trouble With The WWII Traitor
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #146, 11/25/1978.
In 1940 a German plane tried to land in an area in Yorkshire but crashed. 38 years later, two teen boys discover the some of the wreckage and report it. When they go back a couple days later to search for more parts, they are met by several hostile men who warn them off forcibly. Those men are from a rich businessman who worried that the discovery of the plane could ruin his reputation. The teens go to visit Fireball.

147 Trouble With The UFO Visitors Trouble With The UFO Visitors
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Bullet #147, 12/02/1978.
Flying his jet to Austria to do some skiing, Fireball is over the Alps when his radio suddenly cuts out and he becomes extremely sleepy, almost crashing the plane into a mountain. Making it the nearest airport, Fireball learns he is the second person recently to report spotty signals and intense drowsiness over an area called Death Valley. Naturally he is intrigued, especially since the locals have made several UFO sighting reports.

148 Trouble With The Stolen Tiger Tank Trouble With The Stolen Tiger Tank
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Warlord and Bullet #220-221, 12/09/1978 - 12/16/1978.
Fireball is having a good time taking part in some reenactments by the local War Games Club, using tanks and such restored from scrapyard junk. One is a German Tiger and it almost ran over Fireball and the club leader. When Fireball learns the tank has been stolen, he is off to get it back and learn why. What he discovers is the involvement of his old enemy, Reburg.

149 Trouble With The Yacht Thieves Trouble With The Yacht Thieves
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1978

Published in Warlord and Bullet #222-223, 12/23/1978 - 12/30/1978.
Hired by a tycoon named Merrill to find his expensive yacht, the Florabelle, which was hijacked by a gang leader, Fireball heads to the Everglades in Florida where it was last seen.

150 Trouble With The Tyrant's Submarine Trouble With The Tyrant's Submarine
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1979

Published in Warlord and Bullet #224-225, 01/06/1979 - 01/13/1979.
Fireball is on a small ship heading to the Caribbean island of Casteras to visit his friend Jacob King who recently was elected President of the country after the ouster of the previous dictator. When a gunship warns the vessel off saying no one is allowed to enter the bay, Fireball goes for a swim to learn what happened to his friend and that country.

151 Trouble With The Stolen Air Marshal Trouble With The Stolen Air Marshal
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1979

Published in Warlord and Bullet #226-227, 01/20/1979 - 01/27/1979.
While attending a Battle of Britain air show reenactment with Air Marshal Masters, an old friend of Uncle Pete, Fireball is present when the old leader is taken hostage by the Cat and her henchmen.

152 Trouble With The Whoopee Trouble With The Whoopee
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1979

Published in Warlord and Bullet #228-229, 02/03/1979 - 02/10/1979.
Being a fan of the Wild West, Fireball is pleased to accept the invitation of Marshal Brandenburger to attend this year's Cripple Creek Whoopee to raise a very large amount money for the county hospitals. When robbers dressed in western gear, complete with bandanas over their faces, rob the charity funds, Fireball takes action.

153 Trouble With The Bulgarian Authorities Trouble With The Bulgarian Authorities
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1979

Published in Warlord and Bullet #230-231, 02/17/1979 - 02/24/1979.
The airliner Fireball was taking home after a holiday in Turkey ran into bad weather and was forced to make an emergency landing in Bulgaria. Needing to spend time awaiting a replacement plane, Fireball runs into trouble with the authorities when he spots a pair of British bank robbers at a cafe but is arrested himself.

154 Young Fireball Meets The Cat Young Fireball Meets The Cat
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1977

Published in Bullet #077-082, 07/30/1977 - 09/03/1977.
Young Fireball 1
This is the first Young Fireball story. It tells how at 16, living in Bavaria with his adopted uncle, the Earl of Greymarl, known to him as Uncle Pete, hands him a passport and £10 and told him to come back in two years after seeing the world and living on his own. From the very first he is hunted by several men working for someone resembling a man named Cornelius Klansberg, an old enemy of Fireball and Uncle Pete who was killed some time back in Egypt. This will mark the first time Fireball has a run in with a very vengeful Cat!

155 Young Fireball And The Murder Attempt Young Fireball And The Murder Attempt
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #083-089, 09/10/1977 - 10/22/1977.
Young Fireball 2
Fireball is out to find a solution to a code list, the key for which can be found in the pendant he wears around his neck.

156 Cadet Fireball At The Academy Cadet Fireball At The Academy
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #099-107, 12/31/1977 - 02/25/1978.
Cadet Fireball 1
Determined that college would not be right for him, Fireball makes his case to Uncle Pete who seems to agree with him. At least so it seems until a plane jaunt to 'do some thinking' takes Pete and Fireball southeast to an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea where a surprised Fireball is tossed out of the plane (with parachute!). The island is home to the Academie Florian, an educational establishment that "grounds young gentlemen in the sciences, languages, and sundry subjects not found in the programme of any other college". These lessons will come in quite useful when his old enemy, the Cat, comes to call.
[Note: the 1st issue brings him to the Academy, the 2nd sees him learning a lot there, all leading to the 3rd-on escapade against Catriona.

157 Cadet Fireball Against The Cat Cadet Fireball Against The Cat
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Bullet #108-116, 03/04/1978 - 04/29/1978.
Cadet Fireball 2
As training intensifies at the Academy, Fireball will find competition aplenty with his Dutch rival but both will have their hands full when the Cat comes back to try and destroy Fireball. This time she will lure his Uncle Pete into a trap as bait to get Fireball where she can end him once and for all.

158 Fireball On The Run Fireball On The Run
Published by D C Thomson
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1979

Published in Warlord #232-251, 03/03/1979 - 07/14/1979. - Cadet Fireball 2
Young Fireball is about to graduate from the Academie Florian but he has one final 'mission' to perform. It can be a solo or team effort but it must show use of the skills learned at the institution. He is talked into a three-man team to break into a research facility they had visited on an earlier lesson, leave a calling card, and get out unnoticed. It might have gone alright except one of the two with Fireball is an enemy agent and the objective is to leave a bomb there to destroy the plant.

MY COMMENTS

I did not quite know what to expect from this series but I was fairly excited about it because it looked good. My appraisal was borne out as the series is a hoot to read. There is a ton of action in each adventure and the locations and styles of each one is different.

Granted, each will have nasty fellows who will pick a fight with Fireball and live (well, usually) to regret it. But that sort of thing is expected in every action story ever so Fireball cannot be blamed for giving what is expected.

Fireball does not have any romantic interaction ever because the audience for these stories would have made that a no-no (imagine the hew and cry!) plus with just a few pages for each story, there probably would not have been time. If, however, there had been, well, I can just imagine!

GRADE

My Grade: B

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