The Blonde Tigress Regrets
Daily Newspaper Strip - Nov 3 - Nov 15
The Scientists of Sudden Death Part 8: The League to Destroy Superman is gutted. Most of its membership lies dead by their own hands, destroyed by the deadly tools they constructed to end the crime-fighting crusade of the Man of Steel. Carlos, Block and Fant, all dead; Coker and his Super-lookalike Jenks, dead; the “deadly dwarf” Slag, dead. The million dollar bounty upon Superman’s head remains, at least for this moment, unclaimed.
Now there is only Ralph Roland, the crooked land developer who began the whole murderous affair, and his most zealous recruit, Lil Danvers, a.k.a. The Blond Tigress. Hell-bent on avenging her father’s murder for which she mistakenly blames Superman, her passion for revenge is tempered by a growing attraction to the Man of Tomorrow’s courage and strength. Superman has saved her from the explosion which claimed the life of her associate Fant and rescued her from blindness at the hands of Sleez’s terrible electric rod, but still her hatred burns purely.
With nothing left to lose, Roland and Danvers work together to destroy the Man of Steel at last, but Superman hasn’t been idle in the interim; he’s been investigating the murder of Danvers’ father and has finally identified the culprit – it was Ralph Roland all along, The Blond Tigress’ partner, the founder of the Scientists of Sudden Death!
Danvers turns on Roland, in desperation Roland levels a pistol at the Man of Steel and fires, and sacrificing herself possibly as an act of contrition or madness – a bullet, after all, could not kill Superman – Lil Danvers throws herself between the deadly projectile and its intended target. She dies in Superman’s arms, Lois looking on in shock as she shares a kiss with Superman before dying – and with her, the League to Destroy Superman…