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Issue Details

Issue #21
Published April 1941
Cover Price $0.10
Pages 68
Editing Ed Cronin ?

Cover Details

Characters Ray; Midnight; Bozo; Wings Wendall; Black X
Genre superhero
Pencils Gill Fox ?
Inks Gill Fox ?

9 page The Ray story "The Empire of Captain Blue"

Characters Captain Blue (intro, villain); Ray; Jackie (intro, later known as Bud); Keefer; Rogers
Synopsis Ray and a boy and two men are stranded on a Pacific Island after their plane is shot down by "asiatics". There he meets Captain Blue, a pirate who intends to take over the world after the Americans and the "mongols" destroy each other. The young boy, Jackie, discovers the Ray's secret identity.
Genre superhero
Pencils Lou Fine [as E. Lectron]
Inks Lou Fine [as E. Lectron]

1 page Archie O'Toole filler

Genre humor; children

5 page Midnight story "Gabby, the Talking Monkey"

Characters Midnight; Gabby the talking monkey (intro); Slug McGurk; Julie the Jerk; Alice O'Day (dies)
Synopsis Midnight comes to the rescue of a purse snatching victim and discovers she's a scientist who can make animals talk. She dies leaving only Gabby as proof that her theories worked.
Genre superhero; adventure
Script Jack Cole
Pencils Jack Cole (signed)
Inks Jack Cole (signed)

4 page Wings Wendall story "Trouble on Sao Paulo Island"

Characters Wings Wendall; Spinner Benson; Derek; Baron; Col Harrison
Synopsis Wings and Spinner discover an unknown base on an American island.
Genre aviation
Pencils Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks Vernon Henkel (signed)

6 page Purple Trio story "The Kidnap Ring"

Characters Tiny; Warren; Rocky; J. G. Throcton
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Iger [as S.M. Regi]
Pencils Alex Blum ? [as S.M. Regi]
Inks Alex Blum ? [as S.M. Regi]

1 page Wun Cloo story

Genre humor; detective
Script Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Inks Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]

5 page Invisible Justice story "One Way Inn"

Characters Kent Thurston; Mr. Mite; Black John
Genre superhero
Pencils Art Pinajian ? [as Art Gordon]
Inks Art Pinajian ? [as Art Gordon]

6 page Espionage Starring Black X story "Indian Adventure"

Characters Black X; Batu; Madame Doom; Ahkir Jubnijhak
Synopsis Black X goes to India to help Batu track down infiltration of the British Raj by terrorists. Madame Doom follows for her own reasons.
Genre spy
Pencils Witmer Williams ? [as Will Erwin]
Inks Witmer Williams ? [as Will Erwin]

4 page Abdul the Arab story "The Kidnapping of Mr. Young"

Characters Abdul; Hassan; Afta Ikur; Cy Young
Genre adventure
Pencils John Celardo [as Powell Roberts]
Inks John Celardo [as Powell Roberts]

5 page Scarlet Seal story "Seymour Blots"

Characters Scarlet Seal (Barry Moore); Seymour Blots; Captain Moore
Genre detective
Pencils Harry Campbell (as Duane Byrd Monroe)
Inks Harry Campbell (as Duane Byrd Monroe)

4 page Magno story "Murder on Park Avenue"

Characters Magno; Dr. Harry Wood; Van Nest
Synopsis Five archeologists tattoo a map to ancient mystical treasure on the backs of their hands. Now someone is murdering them and stealing those hands.
Genre superhero
Pencils Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks Paul Gustavson (signed)

2 page Jimmy Christian text story "Ghost Stampede"

Genre adventure
Letters typeset

4 page Chic Carter story "Lost in the Wilds of Tibet"

Characters Chic Carter; Gordon Bruce; Chung Musta; Hilme; the Prince of Kabat
Genre detective
Pencils Vernon Henkel
Inks Vernon Henkel

7 page Bozo the Robot story "The Acme Insurance Racket"

Characters Tom Holms; Mr.Goyle; Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Chico
Genre science fiction
Pencils George Brenner ? [as Wayne Reid]
Inks George Brenner ? [as Wayne Reid]