"WHEN YOU FISH UPON A STAR"
Early Fall of 1953
Sporting another fantastic cover painting by Nelson Rosetti, this issue sees Hoverboy fighting crime at the Center Town Fishland Aquarium.
When tourists at the aquarium start dying mysteriously, Hoverboy goes undercover as a merman in the "Fishland Singing Cetaceans Show" to solve the mystery.
Though gorgeously illustrated by a now confident Bob Stark, the story is difficult to follow as complication is heaped upon complication. A real mermaid shows up early in the story, illegally selling cigarettes from Mexico without a customs stamp, a harp seal named Daisy turns out to be an FBI agent in disguise, and the dolphin trainer announces he's really an alien from Saturn, bent on world domination. In the end, the mysterious deaths turn out to be the result of poorly refrigerated smelts, sold at the