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Issue Details

Issue #37
Published November 1942
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Gil Fox

Cover Details

Characters Midnight; Doc Wackey; The Ray; Black X; Rookie Ranking; Marksman
Genre superhero; adventure
Pencils Gil Fox?
Inks Gil Fox?

9 page Midnight story "Doc Wackey Goes Berserk!"

Characters Midnight; Doc Wackey; Gabby; Skull Duggery; The Professor
Synopsis When The Professor demands Doc submit to his experiments in exchange for Midnight's life, Wackey ends up with super speed, which he proceeds to dedicate to a life of crime!
Genre superhero; adventure
Script Jack Cole
Pencils Jack Cole
Inks Jack Cole

6 page Espionage Starring Black X story "Rescuing Papa"

Characters Black X; Batu; Tinka Van Doorne; Peter Van Doorne
Synopsis A little girl asks Black X to rescue her father who is being held by the Nazis behind enemy lines.
Genre spy
Pencils Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks Alex Kotzky

1 page Archie O'Toole filler

Genre humor; children
Script Bernard Dibble
Pencils Bernard Dibble
Inks Bernard Dibble

5 page Jester story "Tough Tony"

Characters Jester; Tough Tony; Dagger Joe; Trigger
Synopsis Chuck Lane asks that the toughest juvenile offender be paroled in his custody.
Genre superhero
Script Paul Gustavson
Pencils Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks Paul Gustavson

5 page Wildfire story "Dean of Darkness"

Characters Dean of Darkness; Wildfire
Synopsis The Dean of Darkness tries to hold Carol Martin for ransom, not realizing she's Wildfire.
Genre superhero
Script Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks Jim Mooney
Notes last appearance

5 page Bozo the Robot story "The Kidnapping of Peter Percy Gotgelt III"

Characters Peter Percy Gotgelt III; Hugh Hazzard; Bozo; The Terrible Trio
Synopsis A trio of kidnappers find a little boy too much to handle.
Genre science fiction
Script George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]
Pencils George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]
Inks George Brenner

6 page Ray story "The Frozen Lands of the Midnight Sun"

Characters The Ray; Bud
Synopsis The Ray searches for a spy who has ferreted out plans for an allied invasion of Norway.
Genre superhero
Pencils Reed Crandall
Inks Reed Crandall

6 page Rookie Rankin story "A G-Man Is Loose Among Crooks"

Characters Rookie Rankin; Ma Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Artie
Synopsis Rankin breaks up a counterfeiting ring that makes phony rationing coupons.
Genre detective
Pencils Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks Arthur Peddy

1 page Wun Cloo filler

Genre humor; detective
Script Jack Cole
Pencils Jack Cole
Inks Jack Cole

5 page Purple Trio story "Ghastly Web of Revenge"

Characters Rocky; Warren; Tiny; Peters
Synopsis A disgruntled zoo employee, lets the animals loose to get revenge on the director.
Genre adventure
Script S. M. Iger
Pencils Alex Blum
Inks Alex Blum
Notes last appearance

2 page Jimmy Christian text story "Spy"

Genre adventure
Letters typeset

6 page Wings Wendall story "The Undersea Wolf"

Characters Wings Wendall; Captain Kroll; Spinner Benson
Genre aviation
Script Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks Vernon Henkel
Notes last appearance

7 page Marksman story "The Amazing Adventures of the Three Shadows"

Characters Marksman; Schtuper; Vorka; The Three Shadows
Synopsis A Czech, an Austrian and a Pole escape from a concentration camp and join the underground as the Three Shadows.
Genre war; adventure
Script Bob Powell?
Pencils Alex Koda
Inks Alex Koda