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Issue Details

Issue #38
Published November 1940
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Ed Cronin

Cover Details

Characters Doll Man [Darrel Dane]
Genre superhero
Pencils Ed Cronin?
Inks Ed Cronin?

9 page Doll Man story "The Deadly Toymaker"

Characters Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Kurt Killdor (first appearance; villain; death); Gimpy (first appearane; villain); other crooks (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis Darrel Dane becomes a government detective.
Genre superhero
Pencils John Celardo
Inks John Celardo

4 page Rance Keane story "Mystery At the World's Fair"

Characters Rance Keane; Harvey Topping (first appearance); Frank Topping (first appearance; villain)
Genre western
Script William A. Smith
Pencils William A. Smith (Will Arthur)
Inks William A. Smith

2 page Mickey Finn story

Genre sitcom
Script Lank Leonard
Pencils Lank Leonard
Inks Lank Leonard
Notes strip reprints

5 page Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy story "The Band of Treason"

Characters Capt. Bruce Blackburn; Henry and other "Band" members (first appearance; villains)
Genre adventure; spy
Script Harry Campbell
Pencils Harry Campbell
Inks Harry Campbell

5 page Samar story "Queen of the Bat-Men"

Characters Samar; The Bat-Men first appearance; villains; all die); Queen Nevar (first appearaance; villain; death)
Genre jungle
Pencils Maurice Gutwirth
Inks Maurice Gutwirth

6 page Spin Shaw story "Action In Guatemala"

Characters Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Genre aviation
Pencils Clark Williams
Inks Clark Williams

2 page Lala Palooza story

Genre humor
Script Joe Devlin
Pencils Joe Devlin
Inks Joe Devlin

5 page Zero story "Mission To the Spirit World"

Characters Zero; Mr. Tobias Finch (first appearance); Mrs. Tobias Finch (first appearance); Sylvia Finch (first appearance); Madame Aura (first appearance; a medium)
Pencils Charles Sultan?
Inks Charles Sultan?

2 page Big Top story

Genre Humor
Script Joe Devlin
Pencils Joe Devlin
Inks Joe Devlin

5 page Ace of Space story "Origin of the Ace of Space"

Characters The Ace of Space [Ace Egan] (first appearance; origin); Jennings (first appearance); an alien (first appearance; death); The Slogons (first appearance; villain; death)
Genre adventure
Script H. Weston Taylor (?)
Pencils Harry Campbell
Inks Harry Campbell

2 page Homer Doodle and Son story "The Hunting Trip"

Characters Mr. Homer Doodle (first appearance); Mrs. Homer Doodle (first appearance); Bud Doodle (first appearance)
Genre Gags
Script Arthur Beeman
Pencils Arthur Beeman
Inks Arthur Beeman

2 page Perry Scott text story "The Curse of Quetzal"

Characters Perry Scott
Genre adventure
Script Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters typeset

4 page Dusty Dane story "Trouble On the Rubber Plantation"

Characters Dusty Dane; Wolf Hennick (first appearance; villain; death); the Mouse (first appearance; villain; death); Patricia Morley (first appearance)
Genre adventure
Script Vernon Henkel
Pencils Vernon Henkel
Inks Vernon Henkel

4 page Rusty Ryan story "The Game With Stamford"

Characters Rusty Ryan; Chuck (first appearance)
Genre spy; adventure; children
Script Paul Gustavson
Pencils Paul Gustavson
Inks Paul Gustavson

2 page Poison Ivy story "The Mighty Mite Versus Muscletoe"

Characters Poison Ivy; Muscletoe (first appearance; villain); The Great Colosso (first appearance; a superhero)
Genre humor
Script Gill Fox
Pencils Gill Fox
Inks Gill Fox

5 page Reynolds of the Mounted story "The Sinister Lighthouse"

Characters Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Waxey Ginzo (first appearance; villain; death); Tito (first appearance; villain; death)
Genre western
Script Art Pinajian
Pencils Art Pinajian
Inks Art Pinajian