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Number 3. Number 3 appeared in a number of stories in The Startler in 1931, beginning with “Ugly-Mug’s Warning” (The Startler, Jan. 3, 1931).

Number 3 is an international crime lord and inventor of SCIENCE! weaponry. He wants to CONQUER THE WORLD!, and the only organized opposition against him is Jerry Keen, boy millionaire, Keen’s toady, the young Cockney Pincher, and Santa, Keen’s Alsatian. However, they do not know who Number 3 really is, since Number 3 only ever appears in a robe, hood, and mask combination which covers all but his eyes.

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