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MAX MALONE

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Full Name: Max Malone
Series Name: Max Malone of the Secret Service
Nationality: British
Organization: British Secret Service
Occupation Agent

Creator: Trevor Hugh
Time Span: 1957 - 1961

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Max Malone is an agent with the British Secret Service.
       The period of time for this operative's activities in World War II. The principle area of interest is the Far East with Malone combatting the Japanese while traveling throughout the entire region from the Indo-China region all the way north to Japan itself.
       Prior to his first recorded adventure being printed, this 'press release' detailed important information about the agent"
       "[Max Malone] moves like a silent, deadly shadow in the jungle battlegrounds of the Far East. His daring missions by land, sea and air carry him far behind the Japanese lines to face overwhelming odds in some of the most gripping adventures of World War II. He's Max Malone, Britain's toughest undercover agent!"
       In that initial story, we learn a few interesting facts about Malone in the first few paragraphs. He holds the rank of Major in the British Army. He has already earned the D.S.O. from some unspecified previous mission. While exactly how many missions he had already gone on is unknown, this noted "British saboteur" was marked as "the man the Japs feared". This does not tell us whether the Japanese forces knew of him by name but they definitely knew of him by action.
       From a drawing of him, we can tell that he is of slightly taller than average stature, lean and honed. He is likely in his mid-30s. He is extremely confident in that he routinely operated, at least in the beginning, all on his own. We are told that he "was an old hand at jungle warfare, both in the air above it and down here, in its depths".
       Malone, who is prone to using the exclamation 'By Thunder!' quite a lot as well as the almost obligatory 'By George', switches from being a solo operative shortly after his recounted tales begin. It is in the fourth of those that we meet Hutch Hall, a man about ten years younger than Malone with whom Malone will share several dozen harrowing assignments. Hall will be a sturdy and dependable sidekick for over 100 harrowing adventures, able to assist when needed and to be witness to Malone's derring-do's.
     In the 108th adventure, Malone and Hutch were joined in the mission by legendary British aviator and adventurer, Battler Britton, a chap about whom a considerable number of terrific stories had already been written. The very next mission would see Hutch suffer a dangerous head would and be sent home to convalesce. Britton tells him, "Don't worry, Hutch. Until you're fit and about again, I'll stand in for you with Max". Britton would keep that promise for the next 22 exciting escapades.
     The adventures told after the time with Britton have Max Malone "Behind Enemy Lines" and depict the two dozen or so missions that Malone handled for the British Secret Service in Europe. These may have been before he was transferred to the Far East as an intro to the first one mentions it took place in "the early days of World War II". In these he works closely with the French Resistance getting numerous aid from a fellow names Jules.


Good lines:
- "To Malone, the impossible was a stirring challenge."

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:153
First Appearance:1957
Last Appearance:1961

     The weekly British publication Lion got its start in 1952 when Amalgamated Press (AP) decided to produce a combination of graphic and text adventures aimed at the teen and young adult male audience. AP would be acquired by Fleetway Publications in 1959 which would keep the successful magazine going. An impressive 1,156 issues of Lion would land on the newstands.
     Five years into its existence, Lion would add to its stable of repeat characters the adventures of Max Malone of the Secret Service. The stories were told in text format penned by Trevor Hugh and each week a new mission would be given Malone. Unlike many of the other storylines the magazine contained which were told in serial format, each issue's adventure was self-contained.
     The title stayed Max Malone of the Secret Service for about 105 of 153 total stories (I am missing a couple here for exact numbers are not possible). In each of these many operations, Malone was assisted by his friend and subordinate, Hutch Hall.
     When the title of the series changed, shortly after AP sold the mag to Fleetway, it became Behind Enemy Lines and Malone was teamed up with 'Battler' Britton. This was, to me, an astonishing move because Britton was himself an already existing, highly popular character who would headline his own magazine. 
     In the 131st adventure of Max Malone, another major change would take place. Gone would be his partnership with Britton. The tales would no longer have a cover title (Max Malone of the Secret Service or Behind Enemy Lines).The time frame and the area of operations would also drastically alter. Now the stories would tell of the adventures of Malone working largely alone in the early days of the War in Europe with Malone helping out the French Resistance going up against the Nazis and more specifically the feared Gestapo.


     In the plot synopsis section, I have, when available, placed within quotation marks first the one-liner "intro" that graced the beginning of that mission as well as the teaser for that assignment that came at the end of the previous week's story.

1 The Lone Raider The Lone Raider
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #288, 08/24/1957.
"Join Britain's ace undercover agent on his action-packed exploits behind enemy lines!" Max Malone is sent by sub to a jungle island held by the Japanese to rescue a British intel officer held prisoner there.
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2 A Mission For Max A Mission For Max
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #289, 08/31/1957.
"To save the vital British food convoy, he joined the Japanese army!" "Vital British food convoy cut off behind the enemy lines! Only one man can save these precious supplies for our hard-pressed troops - Max Malone, secret agent No. 1."
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3 Parachuting Into Danger Parachuting Into Danger
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #290, 09/07/1957.
"What was the hidden threat on the mystery island?" "How'd you like to raid a secret Japanese submarine base? Then join Max Malone on his next assignment!"
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4 The Menace of the Gorge The Menace of the Gorge
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #291, 09/14/1957.
"British train-buster in action behind enemy lines!" "Max takes a new pal with him on a perilous mission." This mission marks the first time that Max Malone works with his new partner, Hutch Hall. Their mission is to plant dynamite to take out a viaduct.
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5 A Night Attack! A Night Attack!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #292, 09/21/1957.
"Can Max discover the enemy's plan to invade Australia?" "Only one man could gain the secret information that would smash a Japanese invasion! That man was Max Malone."
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6 Prisoner of the Japs Prisoner of the Japs
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #293, 09/28/1957.
"They outwitted the enemy – by becoming floor polishers." "A vital blue-print buried in the heart of Jap-held barracks! Can Max fool the guards with his astounding elbow-grease ruse?"
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7 The Ambush In The Cave The Ambush In The Cave
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #294, 10/05/1957.
"Betrayed to the enemy by a mystery traitor." "Who set out to rescue an Allied agent who'd been captured by the enemy? Why - Max Malone!"
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8 Hutch Disappears Hutch Disappears
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #295, 10/12/1957.
"Roaring into battle – aboard an 80 m.p.h. battering ram!" "The pride of the enemy's war fleet lies hidden in a secret Pacific stronghold. Can Max detect and destroy the Jap ship before it raids British shipping?"
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9 The War of the Radio Waves The War of the Radio Waves
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #296, 10/19/1957.
"He fooled Japanese soldiers – by setting a lake on fire!" "You'll gasp with excitement when Max sets out to smash a secret radio-jamming station, so that a vial Allied convoy can be warned of an ambush."
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10 Underwater Ambush! Underwater Ambush!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #297, 10/26/1957.
"Into perilous action on a two-man torpedo!" "Why have the Japs suddenly decided to fortify a barren atoll? Only one man can pierce this mystery - Max Malone."
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11 Front Line Assignment Front Line Assignment
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #298, 11/02/1957.
"Menaced by a deadly swamp and snipers' bullets in 'No Man's Land'!" "Max's next target is an enemy arms dump, which lies behind impregnable defenses. Can Max foot the defenders with his sensational mud-bath ruse?"
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12 Unarmed – In Enemy Territory! Unarmed – In Enemy Territory!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #299, 11/09/1957.
"In search of a hidden enemy airfield." "Zooming earthwards in a flaming plane, with Hutch wounded and the radio out of action, how can Max warn H.Q. of a deadly enemy invasion threat?"
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13 The Coast of 1000 Creeks The Coast of 1000 Creeks
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #300, 11/16/1957.
"Their two-man canoe was rammed by a three-thousand-ton warship!" "It's touch and go for the Secret Service pals when three 'shipwrecked survivors' lead them into a perilous trap on the 'Coast of a Thousand Creeks'."
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14 The Vanishing Prisoners! The Vanishing Prisoners!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #301, 11/23/1957.
"They solved the riddle of 'Operation Mountain' by throwing away their guns!" "Why does Max Malone give himself up to the Japanese military police? You'll gasp when you learn the astounding reason."
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15 Dawn Attack Dawn Attack
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #302, 11/30/1957.
"Daring stunt-man foils enemy bridge-busters!" "Max, Hutch, and twelve picked men fight a ding-dong battle with overwhelming enemy forces when they set out to save a vital railway bridge and tunnel from destruction."
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16 Wanted – Dead Or Alive Wanted – Dead Or Alive
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #303, 12/07/1957.
"He fooled the enemy by pitching a coconut into a plane!" "A deadly panther - and an ordinary coconut! Those are the 'weapons' Max Malone uses in a brilliant bid to save hundreds of British lives."
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17 Duel With A Sting-Ray Duel With A Sting-Ray
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #304, 12/14/1957.
"When a magnifying-glass destroyed an enemy oil-tanker." "A giant sting-ray and an ordinary magnifying-glass both play a big part in Max Malone's next action-packet exploit."
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18 The Mystery Message The Mystery Message
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #305, 12/21/1957.
"Out to save a fellow secret agent from a Japanese firing squad!" "Can Max prevent a fellow Secret Service agent from being shot by a Japanese firing squad?"
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19 Traitor In The Camp! Traitor In The Camp!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1957

Published in Lion #306, 12/28/1957.
"Vital British war plans were menaced by a 'hidden eye'!" "Cheerful Barney Slade was the most popular officer at British Headquarters. Was he also the skulking spy who had betrayed on Allied invasion attempt to the Japs?"
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20 Sailing 'Blind'! Sailing 'Blind'!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #307, 01/04/1958.
"Their two-man submarine was trapped under a 10`000-ton enemy cruiser!" "When out to free a famous British scientist who has been captures, Max and Hutch are cornered by the enemy."
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21 Appointment At Midnight! Appointment At Midnight!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #308, 01/11/1958.
"Q: How could a secret agent escape from the Japanese? A: by being taken prisoner!" "The famous Secret Service ace and his pal star again in another smashing yarn of war in the East."
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22 Night Encounter Night Encounter
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #309, 01/18/1958.
"British major 'promoted' to Nazi general – to foil 'Operation Fire Balloon'!" "In the next high-tension yarn, Max and Hutch 'join' the Nazi Secret Service - in order to put a step to a Japanese terror-plan!"
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23 Dive For Your Life! Dive For Your Life!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #310, 01/25/1958.
"He planned to scupper a train-load of enemy tanks!" "A train-load of monster enemy tanks presents a terrible menace to the Allies. It has to be smashed, and max is the man to do it. But aboard the train Hutch to held prisoner!"
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24 Jungle Trek! Jungle Trek!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #311, 02/01/1958.
"When two British agents destroyed an enemy invasion fleet!" "Two men versus an entire enemy invasion fleet!"
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25 Deadlock! Deadlock!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #312, 02/08/1958.
"The Allies' war plans were menaced – because a bandit was greedy for ransom." "To capture a vital jungle pass, Max risked his life 'assisting' the enemy!"
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26 Calm Before The Storm! Calm Before The Storm!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #313, 02/15/1958.
They hunted a Pacific island that dodged from place to place!
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27 Max Malone – P.O.W. Max Malone – P.O.W.
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #314, 02/22/1958.
He wanted to stay in prison – but the guards forced him to escape!
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28 Drifting Into Peril Drifting Into Peril
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #315, 03/01/1958.
The 'secret weapon' that could scupper British agents was a cement mixer!
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29 Message In Music Message In Music
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #316, 03/08/1958.
Out to warn the undercover agent whose war-weapon was – a piano!
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30 Marooned In A Minefield Marooned In A Minefield
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #317, 03/15/1958.
To scupper the enemy guns he had to dig up buried land-mines.
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31 Vanishing Villagers! Vanishing Villagers!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #318, 03/22/1958.
How did two hundred men get into a hut that was only five feet square?
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32 Destination Formosa! Destination Formosa!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #319, 03/29/1958.
He gate-crashed an enemy research depot – to capture a white handkerchief!
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33 Jungle Encounter Jungle Encounter
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #320, 04/05/1958.
"North` south` east` west – Max's compass stunt was the best!"
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34 Sky Chase! Sky Chase!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #321, 04/12/1958.
Astounding vanishing trick by British spy-hunters!
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35 Under-Sea Trap Under-Sea Trap
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #322, 04/19/1958.
An enemy bucket helped British agents to sink an enemy warship.
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36 Pole Vault Into Peril Pole Vault Into Peril
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #323, 04/26/1958.
Two British agents captured a two-ton secret by 'recruiting' twelve enemy soldiers!
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37 Traitor's Vengeance Traitor's Vengeance
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #324, 05/03/1958.
When he went into action his weapon was – a wall of water!
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38 Race For Time! Race For Time!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #325, 05/10/1958.
Enemy officers were 'taken for a ride' – by British undercover agents!
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39 War Of Nerves! War Of Nerves!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #326, 05/17/1958.
The enemy general's guard helped British agents to capture him!
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40 Fishing For Victory! Fishing For Victory!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #327, 05/24/1958.
The enemy planned to win a battle – by shelling one of their own ships!
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41 Operation Jail-Buster Operation Jail-Buster
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #328, 05/31/1958.
No one could break out of Kulang Prison – until two British agents broke in!
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42 Jungle Mystery! Jungle Mystery!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #329, 06/07/1958.
The enemy's twenty-ton tanks could 'fly' over mountains!
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43 Aerial Hide-And-Seek! Aerial Hide-And-Seek!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #330, 06/14/1958.
Ordered to locate an enemy oil-well that had vanished.
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44 Dangerous Disguise! Dangerous Disguise!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #331, 06/21/1958.
Their canal-busting plan threatened – by British prisoners of war!
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45 Max Malone – Decoy! Max Malone – Decoy!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #332, 06/28/1958.
The British agents who wrecked an enemy H.Q. - by mixing grain and water!
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46 Operation 'Mailed Fist' Operation 'Mailed Fist'
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #333, 07/05/1958.
They fired harmless thorns from blow-pipes – and punctured an enemy plan!
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47 Perilous Patrol! Perilous Patrol!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #334, 07/12/1958.
While enemy guns bombarded the surface` Max's pal was trapped underwater!
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48 The Island Of Mystery The Island Of Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #335, 07/19/1958.
Can a phoney mine help them escape from a deadly underwater trap?
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49 Collision With Danger! Collision With Danger!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #336, 07/26/1958.
They hitch=hiked into deadly peril – on the deck of an enemy submarine!
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50 An Air-Sea Duel An Air-Sea Duel
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #337, 08/02/1958.
Fifty lengths of perforated piping could destroy a British invasion army!
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51 Traitor! Traitor!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #338, 08/09/1958.
He planned a crushing defeat for the enemy – by getting 'fired' from his job!
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52 Underwater Trap Underwater Trap
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #339, 08/16/1958.
When the enemy went fishing – for British frogmen!
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53 Max's Snake Stunt Max's Snake Stunt
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #340, 08/23/1958.
British agents + a packet of 'sweets' saved a city from an all-out bombing attack.
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54 Betrayed! Betrayed!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #341, 08/30/1958.
They were sentenced to death by an enemy officer – and the same man saved their lives!
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55 Assignment In Sarawak Assignment In Sarawak
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #342, 09/06/1958.
He outwitted enemy sentries by 'steering' an ox with a pencil!
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56 Max Malone – Gatecrasher! Max Malone – Gatecrasher!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #343, 09/13/1958.
The British agents' 'ally' was an invisible man!
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57 In Danger From a Friend! In Danger From a Friend!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #344, 09/20/1958.
Two cloth caps saved British agents from a hail of deadly machine-gun bullets!
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58 Tripwire Trap! Tripwire Trap!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #345, 09/27/1958.
Two British agents faced death to solve 'The Riddle of the Ripe Bananas'!
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59 Operation Dawnlight Operation Dawnlight
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #346, 10/04/1958.
Out to wreck an enemy parachute invasion – by tossing pebbles in the air!
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60 Dark Secret! Dark Secret!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #347, 10/11/1958.
British agents faced death to smash the spy-gang that threw money away!
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61 Max To The Rescue Max To The Rescue
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #348, 10/18/1958.
British agents wrecked an enemy fortress – by saving the life of an elephant.
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62 Invisible Orders Invisible Orders
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #349, 10/25/1958.
The paper was blank – yet it carried a vital enemy message.
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63 Island Peril! Island Peril!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #350, 11/01/1958.
Why did the enemy move a huge hill fifty miles?
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64 The Walking Tree! The Walking Tree!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #351, 11/08/1958.
The baffling riddle of patrols that vanished on the Ridge of Silent Peril.
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65 Mission To Japan! Mission To Japan!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #352, 11/15/1958.
British agents 'hitch-hiked' into Tokyo Bay – aboard the warship that sank their sub!
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66 The Treacherous Messenger The Treacherous Messenger
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #353, 11/22/1958.
A trickle of dust brought danger to the daring jail-busters!
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67 The Sniper's Mistake! The Sniper's Mistake!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #354, 11/29/1958.
British troops faced a terrible menace – from a town that wasn't there!
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68 Aerial Ambush! Aerial Ambush!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #355, 12/06/1958.
They carried out a daring rescue mission – in a play that had 'crashed in flames'!
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69 Cap Snatcher! Cap Snatcher!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #356, 12/13/1958.
The 'recruit' who gave British agents a super 'secret weapon' was – a monkey!
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70 Suspicious Business! Suspicious Business!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #357, 12/20/1958.
The treacherous fisherman's 'catch' came from an enemy submarine!
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71 Underwater Menace Underwater Menace
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion #358, 12/27/1958.
British agents beat an enemy secret weapon with one of their own – a paperweight!
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72 A Rocket-Firing Stunt A Rocket-Firing Stunt
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #359, 01/03/1959.
British agents cheated disaster by cutting their life-line!
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73 Bike-Ride Into Danger! Bike-Ride Into Danger!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #360, 01/10/1959.
They ran a 'seaside excursion' for saboteurs – on a train that was due to explode!
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74 Unlucky Landing! Unlucky Landing!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #361, 01/17/1959.
British agents ordered to 'get on parade' – with the Imperial Japanese army.
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75 Adventure 75 – Title Unknown Adventure 75 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #362, 01/24/1959.
[plot unknown]

76 Dawn Intruder! Dawn Intruder!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #363, 01/31/1959.
Q: Why did British agents go behind enemy lines? A: To stop loyal resistance fighters from listening to their radio!
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77 Adventure 77 – Title Unknown Adventure 77 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #364, 02/07/1959.
[plot unknown]

78 High Dive! High Dive!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #365, 02/14/1959.
A Japanese 'secret weapon' saved British agents' lives!
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79 Adventure 79 – Title Unknown Adventure 79 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #366, 02/21/1959.
[plot unknown]

80 Peril of the Monsoon Peril of the Monsoon
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #367, 02/28/1959.
Max uses astounding tree-trunk stunt in daring bid to rescue prisoners from the Japs.
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81 Warm Reception! Warm Reception!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #368, 03/07/1959.
The 'welcome committee' for British agents was a squad of enemy troops!
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82 Photo Mystery Photo Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #369, 03/14/1959.
The riddle of a jungle fire that burned for days – yet never grew any bigger!
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83 Two Against The Sea! Two Against The Sea!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #370, 03/21/1959.
He hoped to escape from the Japs – by pouring fuel into the water!
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84 Peril In The Night! Peril In The Night!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #371, 03/28/1959.
To get vital information he went surf-riding – in a breakdown lorry!
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85 Silent Peril! Silent Peril!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #372, 04/04/1959.
The 'bait' in his trap for Japanese troops was – a man-eating tiger!
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86 Escort For An Enemy! Escort For An Enemy!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #373, 04/11/1959.
He fought a savage hand-to-hand combat with a champion judo wrestler!
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87 Volcano Mystery Volcano Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #374, 04/18/1959.
Two leather belts prevented the Japanese army from launching a mighty attack!
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88 Mission To Maymo Mission To Maymo
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #375, 04/25/1959.
To wreck a ruthless enemy war-plan – they had to rescue a sacred white elephant!
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89 Mystery In Burma Mystery In Burma
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #376, 05/02/1959.
A 'successful' mission by British agents would mean disaster – for British forces!
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90 Operation Landslide! Operation Landslide!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #377, 05/09/1959.
A British commando task-force doomed – because of Max's wrist-watch!
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91 Kidnap Double-Cross Kidnap Double-Cross
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #378, 05/16/1959.
20 cigarettes helped him to carry out a sensational sub-busting mission!
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92 Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #379, 05/23/1959.
British agents on a mercy mission were hunted by – jungle 'dragons'!
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93 The Mystery Submarines The Mystery Submarines
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #380, 05/30/1959.
Why were Japanese sailors allowed to speak nothing but English?
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94 Jungle Terror! Jungle Terror!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #381, 06/06/1959.
To escape from a wall of flames – they lit a fire!
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95 Adventure 95 – Title Unknown Adventure 95 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #382, 06/13/1959.
[plot unknown]

96 Pontoon Mystery Pontoon Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #383, 06/20/1959.
When captured British agents escaped – to please their jailer enemy!
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97 Gliding Into Peril! Gliding Into Peril!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #384, 06/27/1959.
The 'landing-ground' for a British agent's glider was – the bottom of an icy lake!
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98 Messenger Of Disaster Messenger Of Disaster
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #385, 07/04/1959.
British agents tried to escape – by using a 'three-wheeled bomb'!
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99 Jungle Dog-Fight Jungle Dog-Fight
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #386, 08/29/1959.
To escape from Jap pursuers they left a trail that couldn't be missed.
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100 Midnight Mystery Midnight Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #387, 09/05/1959.
The strange riddle of enemy troops whose 'parade-ground' was the bed of a deep river!
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101 A Daring Disguise A Daring Disguise
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #388, 09/12/1959.
Betrayed by a Nazi salute – that's the strange plight of Max Malone` when he sets out to recapture one of the most important men in the Japanese army!
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102 Intruders From The Sky! Intruders From The Sky!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #389, 09/19/1959.
Betrayed to Jap parachutists – by a radio 'watchdog'.
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103 Night Intruders! Night Intruders!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #390, 09/26/1959.
They faced deadly peril from Arctic cold – in the heart of tropical Burma! Freezing to death in the tropics! This seems to be the strange fate in store for Max and Hutch when they attempt to rescue a Burmese patriot from the Japs.
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104 Adventure 104 – Title Unknown Adventure 104 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #391, 10/03/1959.
Dark treachery ceaselessly searched the eerie jungle glades of a Pacific island` and its luckless prey was – Max Malone!

105 Blue River Mystery Blue River Mystery
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #392, 10/10/1959.
The Japanese 'car park' was hidden underwater!
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106 Adventure 106 – Title Unknown Adventure 106 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #393, 10/17/1959.
“There was no misunderstanding the order - Max was told to execute Hutch or forfeit his own life! Why?”

107 Adventure 107 – Title Unknown Adventure 107 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #394, 10/24/1959.
[plot unknown]

108 The Vanishing River The Vanishing River
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #395, 10/31/1959.
Max Malone and Battler Britton 'boomerang' a terrible enemy secret weapon!
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109 Mystery Of The Map Mystery Of The Map
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #396, 11/07/1959.
Enemy tank attack wrecked – by one hand-grenade! What a superb fighting team Battler and Max make!
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110 Call From The Blue! Call From The Blue!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #397, 11/14/1959.
The 'secret weapon' that routed an enemy task force was – Max's pocket knife! - Earth's toughest trouble shooters on the run – from the thing from outer space!
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111 Silent Witness! Silent Witness!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #398, 11/21/1959.
Combined ops' starring secret agents Max Malone and Battler Britton! - When top secret war plans are betrayed to the Japs` it's a sure thing a spy is at work!o
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112 Adventure 112 – Title Unknown Adventure 112 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #399, 11/28/1959.
[plot unknown]

113 Mystery Jap Fighters Mystery Jap Fighters
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #400, 12/05/1959.
They gained a few vital minutes – by 'losing' a watch!
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114 Secret Entry – Under Canvas Secret Entry – Under Canvas
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #401, 12/12/1959.
Why did a British war hero join forces with an enemy spy?
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115 So Near And Yet... So Near And Yet...
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #402, 12/19/1959.
When Jap marauders planned to gain a victory – by surrendering! - Has Max turned coward? This startling question flashed into Battler's mind when his pal decided to surrender a jungle patriot to the Japs!
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116 Mystery In Sumatra Mystery In Sumatra
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion #403, 12/26/1959.
Why did enemy assault troops hurl themselves from a high cliff? - It looks like mass suicide when the pals see Jap after Jap leap over the edge of a towering cliff. But Max finds a sinister reason for the enemy's amazing move.
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117 Cornered! Cornered!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #404, 01/02/1960.
British agents aimed to escape the japs – by jumping into a furnace. - Trapped inside a top-secret Jap factory` the pals seek to fool their pursuers – by leaping into a furnace!
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118 Adventure 118 – Title Unknown Adventure 118 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #405, 01/09/1960.
Two pieces of polished steel are all Max needs to throw a Jap task force into confusion!

119 Peril In the Night! (2) Peril In the Night! (2)
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #406, 01/16/1960.
Why did Jap invaders build a railroad that led to nowhere?
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120 Adventure 120 – Title Unknown Adventure 120 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #407, 01/23/1960.
- Max and Battler are astounded when they discover that the Japs have built a single street of houses in the midst of the jungle!

121 Target Practice For Japs! Target Practice For Japs!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #408, 01/30/1960.
Jap war plans were blasted – by a bomber plane that didn't exist!
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122 Too Close For Comfort Too Close For Comfort
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #409, 02/06/1960.
Strangest disguise ever for intrepid secret agents was – a million tiny bubbles! - To outwit the Jap defenders of a secret bast` Max and Battler cover themselves with a mass of tiny bubbles!
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123 Secret Of The Rocks Secret Of The Rocks
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #410, 02/13/1960.
The War's strangest riddle – when British agents joined the Jap Navy! - When Max and Battler join the Jap Navy they cause a whole heap of trouble!
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124 Waiting For A Ghost! Waiting For A Ghost!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #411, 02/20/1960.
What was the astounding news that made starving natives destroy their own food? - Why were precious rice fields ruthlessly laid waste by hungry nativs? Where did the 'ghost' plane come from?
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125 Riding The Rods! Riding The Rods!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #412, 02/27/1960.
Amazing jungle berries that turned a British agent into a traitor!
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126 On The Track Of The Green Dragon On The Track Of The Green Dragon
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #413, 03/05/1960.
British agents fooled Jap pursuers – by wearing snowshoes in the Tropics. - There's only one way the Secret Service pals can escape Jap pursuers – by making boots of bamboo for themselves.
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127 Surprise Packet! Surprise Packet!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #414, 03/12/1960.
The most dangerous member of the Jap Armed Forces was a man made of wood!
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128 Adventure 128 – Title Unknown Adventure 128 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #415, 03/19/1960.
- A shot rang out in the silence of the jungle – and Max Malone crashed to the ground. The man who pulled the trigger was none other than – Battler Britton!

129 Manhunt! Manhunt!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #416, 03/26/1960.
British agents hope to smash an enemy war plan – by torpedoing the Japanese coast!
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130 Operation Green Arrow! Operation Green Arrow!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #417, 04/02/1960.
Deadly peril for the Japs – when Max Malone turns traitor! - Why did Max Malone tell the Japs all about a vital Allied War Plan?
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131 Operation Blockbuster Operation Blockbuster
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #418, 04/09/1960.
The most astounding weapon of the war – a tape measure! - In the hands of the Gestapo in enemy-occupied France! It's a fate that would freeze te blood of any ordinary man. But this time the prisoner is Max Malone.,Start o0f Operation Blockbuste
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132 Adventure 132 – Title Unknown Adventure 132 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #419, 04/16/1960.
- A crack scientist with war-winning know-how is imprisoned in Nazi-occupied France – and it's Max's task to rescue him.

133 The Phantom Army The Phantom Army
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #420, 04/23/1960.
Nazi invaders face their greatest peril when Max is sacked by the French Resistance!
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134 Adventure 134 – Title Unknown Adventure 134 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #421, 04/30/1960.
[plot unknown]

135 Adventure 135 – Title Unknown Adventure 135 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #422, 05/07/1960.
[plot unknown]

136 The Bare-Foot Raiders The Bare-Foot Raiders
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #423, 05/14/1960.
Max's most powerful ally was an unexploded bomb!
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137 Adventure 137 – Title Unknown Adventure 137 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #424, 05/21/1960.
- The lives of two hundred and fifty innocent Frenchmen are endangered because a Nazi commandant was hated by his own men!

138 Wreck That Bridge! Wreck That Bridge!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #425, 05/28/1960.
The bridge of silent menace! British agent's victory effort – tracking down saboteurs for the Nazis!
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139 Adventure 139 – Title Unknown Adventure 139 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #426, 06/04/1960.
- There's only one way Max can get a man wanted by the Gestapo to safety – by filling his uniform with air!

140 Adventure 140 – Title Unknown Adventure 140 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #427, 06/11/1960.
[plot unknown]

141 Gestapo Defeat! Gestapo Defeat!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #428, 06/18/1960.
Why should ten medicine bottles mean a dose of danger for the Nazis?
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142 Bombers' Booby-Trap Bombers' Booby-Trap
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #429, 06/25/1960.
The amazing order from a ruthless Gestapo chief was – 'Aid Max Malone'. - Max takes on the strangest Secret Service job ever when he sets out to scrub the floors of a Nazi HQ.
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143 Snatched From The Gestapo Snatched From The Gestapo
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #430, 07/02/1960.
Wanted – Dead or Alive! - To rescue a wounded Polish pilot from the clutches of the Gestapo` Max Malone performs an incredible feat. He multiplies the prisoner by ten!
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144 Adventure 144 – Title Unknown Adventure 144 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #431, 07/09/1960.
- Branded as a traitor by his comrades of the French resistance! That's Max's fate when he crosses swords with the wiliest spy-catcher of the Gestapo.

145 Adventure 145 – Title Unknown Adventure 145 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #432, 07/16/1960.
[plot unknown]

146 Adventure 146 – Title Unknown Adventure 146 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #433, 07/23/1960.
[plot unknown]

147 Spitfire's Secret Spitfire's Secret
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #434, 07/30/1960.
Perilous sky-trails. When Max tried to shield a fugitive – by hiding him beneath a handkerchief!
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148 Freed From Nazi Terror Freed From Nazi Terror
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #435, 08/06/1960.
When Max tried to hole a prison wall – by blasting it with buttons! - Denounced to the Gestapo! That's the fate of Max Malone – and the traitor is none other than Jules-the-Fox!
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149 Adventure 149 – Title Unknown Adventure 149 – Title Unknown
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion #436, 08/13/1960.
- There's a hot time in store for the Nazis when Max and the men of the Maquis turn their hands to making firemen's uniforms!

150 The Bird Calls That Spelt Deadly Danger The Bird Calls That Spelt Deadly Danger
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1958

Published in Lion Annual 1959.
A gripping story of tense jungle adventure during World War II.
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151 Operation Mystery Island Operation Mystery Island
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1959

Published in Lion Annual 1960.
Crash dive! A daring mission into the Heart of enemy territory during World War II.
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152 Peril From The Skies! Peril From The Skies!
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1960

Published in Lion Annual 1961.
[plot unknown]
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153 Ambush In The Sky Ambush In The Sky
short story
Written by Trevor Hugh
Copyright: 1961

Published in Lion Annual 1962.
Behind enemy lines on a daring prison-break mission.
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MY COMMENTS

     153 adventures! That is a lot of action that Max Malone of the Secret Service saw, or at least those that we the readers were told about. If you reckon a couple of weeks to get to and from each assignment, as well as planning and the actual execution, that is six years of solid, no-rest-for-the-weary service to his country. Awe inspiring.
     So, too, is the output of Trevor Hugh, the author who penned most and probably all of the stories. Not only is that a whole lot of ideas to have to come up with and put onto paper, to do so each and every week is impressive.
     The stories are action-filled and well crafted. We do not learn much about Malone outside of his duty but then again, he obviously had no time for any personal life!

GRADE

My Grade: B

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