The Phantom Empire ✦✦✦✦ (Mascot, 12 Chapters) Gene Autry, Frankie Darro D: Otto Brower, B. Eason
When a radio performer discovers a strange underground city ruled by Queen Tika, who wishes to keep her kingdom secret from the “surface people” she despises, his two bumbling friends, young Frankie and Betsy and the Thunder Riders Club ride “to the rescue.” Influenced: Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, The Empire Strikes Back
Undersea Kingdom ✦✦✦ (Republic, 12 Chapters) Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde D: B. Reeves Eason/Kane
Naval officer Crash Corrigan travels to the bottom of the sea in Professor Norton's mini-submarine to investigate emanations from the ocean floor. Sucked into a strange world, he and his party discover that the disturbances come from the divided kingdom of Atlantis, where dictator Unga Khan is bent upon raising his super tower to the earth's surface, to conquer or destroy the upper world.