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Issue Details

Issue #43
Published June 1943
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing George Brenner

Cover Details - "The Murder Mask"

Characters Midnight; Lady Luck; Doc Wackey; Gabby
Genre adventure; superhero
Pencils Reed Crandall
Inks Reed Crandall

11 page Midnight story "The Murder Mask"

Characters Midnight; Doc Wackey; Gabby; Sniffer Snoop; Hot Foot; The Mask; Jolly Rogers; Anderson; Edgar Tompkins
Synopsis The Mask tries to kill off all those responsible for a radio show about him.
Genre superhero; adventure
Script Paul Gustavson
Pencils Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks Paul Gustavson

4 page Lady Luck story "Alien Shakedown"

Characters Count DeChange; Lady Luck
Synopsis Brenda breaks up a racket to shake down innocent aliens in exchange for "protection" against the government.
Genre superhero
Script Klaus Nordling
Pencils Klaus Nordling
Inks Klaus Nordling

1 page Archie O'Toole filler

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

7 page Marksman story "The Biggest Game of All- Adolph Hitler"

Characters Marksman; Yurka; Hitler
Genre war; adventure
Script Fred Guardineer
Pencils Fred Guardineer
Inks Fred Guardineer

8 page Espionage Starring Black X story "What Shall it Benefit a Man If He Gain the Whole World and Lose His Soul?"

Characters Black X; Batu; Dr. Harvey Bedsloe
Genre spy
Pencils Bernard Sachs
Inks Bernard Sachs

1 page Wun Cloo filler

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

7 page Daffy story "The Man With the Horrible Hobby"

Characters Daffy Dill; Mr. Nitemayer; Tea Biscuit; Vita Hayweed; Count De Corpuscles
Genre humor; wrestling
Script Gill Fox
Pencils Gill Fox (signed)
Inks Gill Fox

8 page Rookie Rankin story "The World's Champion"

Characters Foxy Harris; Spike Tolan; Masked Marvel; Bone Crusher Harrigan
Synopsis Rookie investigates crooked boxing matches.
Genre detective
Pencils Rudy Palais ?
Inks Rudy Palais ?

2 page text story "The Yukon Murders"

Letters typeset

8 page Yankee Eagle story "The Sailor Missed His Boat"

Genre adventure
Pencils Joe Cavallo (signed)
Inks Joe Cavallo

7 page Jester story "Oople's Truth Pills"

Characters Hustace McGinty; Jester; Oscar Oople; Ace Morgan; The Major; Lord Andrew; Slick
Synopsis Oscar Oople has pills that make everybody tell the truth, even Chuck Lane when they ask if he's the Jester.
Genre superhero
Script Paul Gustavson
Pencils Paul Gustavson
Inks Paul Gustavson