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Ferdinand Cochini

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Talented classical oboist and title character of the story "The Man Who Played the Oboe!" in the Anglo-American comic book Grand Slam Three Aces Comics #47 (October 1945). He was the first to play Heigel's extremely difficult Fantasia for the Oboe in the United States. That was 15 years ago (so, 1930).

The orchestra conductor gives us the exposition: "He was so disappointed over the public's reception of his playing, he dropped his name and vanished into obscurity. The funny thing is, he vanished too soon! A recording he made of the selection became immensely popular and made a fortune."

Hero Dr. Destine and his sidekick Rugged come to see Alberti play the piece, but Alberti is shot dead right after finishing playing. Turns out it was a jealous Cochini, who could no longer play after he got false teeth. Dr. Destine catches him and turns him over to the cops.

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