I love the scene where he comes upon a box marked “time bombs.” Gad, how convenient. Any terrorist worth his suicide vest would love to find that.
The story is from Grand Slam Three Aces #47 (1946), a Canadian comic book from Anglo-American Publishing, which did have some distribution in the U.S. after the war, when embargoes on importing U.S. comics and other non-essential goods were lifted. Alas, even Commander Steel couldn’t save the publisher against the onslaught of our homegrown U.S. comic book industry. By the end of 1946 this comic and Commander Steel were back north of the 49th parallel, and then gone for good.
***********In 2010 I showed another Commander Steel story. Click on the thumbnail.