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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published February 1940
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Abner Sundell

Cover Details

Pencils Charles Biro
Inks Charles Biro

12 page Steel Sterling story "The Man of Steel"

Characters I & O: Steel Sterling (John Sterling); V: The Black Knight (I)
Genre superhero
Script Abner Sundell ?
Pencils Charles Biro
Inks Charles Biro

6 page Scarlet Avenger story "Gang Buster"

Characters I & O: The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall); V: Sledge Hammer (I); I: Operative No. 12, Chief Mike Brady
Script Harry Shorten
Pencils Irv Novick
Inks Irv Novick

6 page Nevada Jones story "The Rustlers of South Valley"

Characters I: Nevada Jones, Irene Cox; V: A gang of Mexican rustlers (I, most D)

6 page Kalthar story "King of the Jungle"

Characters I & O: Kalthar; I: Ta-Lo (a witch doctor); V: A band of Arab slavers
Script Harry Shorten
Pencils Lin Streeter
Inks Lin Streeter

8 page War Eagles story "The Devil's Flying Twins"

Characters I: Tim and Tom Shane (the Devil's Twins); V: Anton Schultz (I)
Pencils Ed Smalle, Jr.
Inks Ed Smalle, Jr.

2 page text story "You Can't Win!"

Letters typeset

8 page Captain Valor story "The Pirates of Ho Tsin"

Characters I: Captain Valor, Ronnie and his sister Angie; V: Gen. Ho Tsin (I)
Script Abner Sundell
Pencils Mort Meskin
Inks Mort Meskin

6 page Mr. Satan story "The Eye of Oglu"

Characters I: Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw), Mary Doran, Mr. Doran; V: Count Bodana (I)
Script Abner Sundell
Pencils Edd Ashe
Inks Edd Ashe

8 page Zambini the Miracle Man story "The Ritania-Hundaria War"

Characters I: Zambini the Miracle Man; V: Mata Dari and other Hundarian spies (I for all); I: King of Ritania
Script Joe Blair
Pencils Ed Wexler
Inks Ed Wexler