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Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 1

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    Cover art by Lou Fine. "Origin of the Green Mask and Domino"; The Green Mask vs. The Grim Circle and Red Simpson. "The Rule of J. J. Fakin"; The Green Mask (Michael Shelby) vs. J. J. Fakin. "The Tong War of San Sin"; The Green Mask, alarmed at the Tong wars erupting in Chinatown, seemingly joins forces with the nefarious San Sin in order to find a way to rescue Fong Lee's daughter from his evil clutches. "The Green Mask" text story by Edward Young. "The Will of John D. Lovingston"; The Green Mask vs. Janette Lovingston. "The Tah Lamah Jewels"; Agents of a warring nation plot to destroy all U.S. industrial plants and steal gold from the U.S. Federal Reserve in order to cripple the abilities of America to meddle in the war. "The Crime Syndicate"; The Green Mask vs. Rod Riley, Shive Parker, Goldie Gates and Frankie Ciconi. "A Modern Robin Hood"; The Green Mask vs. Rocky Vilon and Cyrus Boomer. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 2

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    "Sartor the Counterfeiter"; Green Mask battles Sartor, who makes his first appearance and then dies. "Milk Shortage Threatens New York"; The Green Mask takes on Gorsky, J. J. Ratfield and the Black Hand. "Steel Mill Explosion"; The Green Mask vs. Von Shlameal and Josef. "The Professor's Blackmail Band"; The Professor is indulging in a vicious blackmail racket upon four big business men he has tricked into a phony trust that has led several of them to commit suicide rather than pay up; When a Herman Bates commits suicide, the Green Mask looks into the matter and ferrets out the rats responsible. "The Camp of the Living Dead" text story by Wing Walters. "Tony Brick, Poison Ring Leader," art by Klaus Nordling; Lt. Drake vs. Tony Brick. "Marooned At the South Pole," art by George Tuska; Zanzibar vs. The Walrus Men. "The Morgue Moider Mystery" starring Hemlock Shomes, script and art by Fred Schwab. "Captured By Sin Lee" starring Captain Savage. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 3

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    "Radion the Racketeer"; The Green Mask (Michael Shelby) vs. Radion (Pelson). "The Electron Beam Weapon"; The Green Mask battles Marilyn Rich. "The Brain Strikes"; The Green Mask vs. The Brain. "Quicksands of Doom" text story by Nathaniel Nitkin (as N. N. Nathaniel). "Trouble In Gun Hollow," art by Art Peddy; The Waco Kid battles Brazos Teale. "Gang-Buster Appointed By Gov. Harmon," art by George Tuska; Robinson is hired to rid Capital City of crime. On his first case he busts a gang that killed a city cop. "The Panama Canal Affair," art by Bob Powell; a secret agent called D-13 (Richard Anthony) goes up against Manata. "Bull Thompson, the Pirate," art by Art Peddy; Captain Savage vs. Bull Thompson. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 4

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    Stories by Klaus Nordling and Bert Whitman. Art by Walter Frehm, Klaus Nordling, Martin Nodell and Bert Whitman. Cover by Chuck Cuidera. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. The Green Mask and Domino investigate a wave of payroll robberies in the city; Green Mask intervenes when the murder of a diplomat threatens to start a war; A story by Green Lantern creator Martin Nodell, featuring the last appearance of a mad scientist from space called Dr. Doom. The Payroll Pirates; The Factory Explosions; The Murder of Zarano; Smugglers of the Rio; Spark Stevens: The Radio-Controlled Blimp; Dr. Doom: The Paralyzing Poison; Navy Jones: Vendetta With U-204. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 5

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    Stories by Klaus Nordling and Bert Whitman. Art by Walter Frehm, Sid Greene and Ray Willner. Cover by Harry Fisk. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. The Green Mask and Domino face a trap set by spies Dr. Tsu and the beautiful Lo Lan; Nazi fifth columnists plot to destroy an airplane factory; Two-fisted sailor Spark Stevens faces a foreign agent with the unlikely name Madam Kakymamie (cockamamie, a 1940s slang term). Duel To the Death With Dr. Tsu; Kurt Ebler's Spy Gang; Stolen Submarine; Lana Gebb, Nazi Spy; Spark Stevens: The Menace of Madam Kakymamie; Chen Chang: The Gun-Runner; Navy Jones: The Pirate Submarine Fleet. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 6

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    Stories by Munson Paddock and Bert Whitman. Art by Munson Paddock and Bert Whitman. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. Circus acrobats impersonate Green Mask as they commit robberies and murder; Killer Creele targets a judge; Threatened by gangsters, photographer Lens Crockett finds a costume in an old clothes bin and becomes the superhero Night Bird. The Corpse Who Wouldn't Stay Dead; The Man Who Doubled for Death; Chen Chang; Oil and Bullets Over the Amazon; Navy Jones; The Night Bird. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 7

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    Art by Pierce Rice, Walter Frehm and Dan Gormley. Cover by Pierce Rice. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. Outlaws threaten Olivia and kid sidekick Domino after an actor is murdered on stage; In an offbeat story, bullied newsboy Timothy Smith enters the Land of Magic, where he battles Fo-Fum the Wicked Giant for 5000 jelly beans and the hand of a princess; Circus acrobat Lee Brothers becomes the superhero Tumbler when gangsters rob a payroll and threaten his friend Sockey. Green Mask; Timothy Smith; Gambling Ship; Oil and Bullets Over the Amazon; Tumbler; The Night Bird. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 8

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    Art by Walter Frehm and others. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. A phantom from the sea leads Green Mask and Olivia on a merry chase around a ship after he abducts Green Mask's kid sidekick, Domino; Female detective Bonnie O'Toole investigates strange goings-on at an old mansion and encounters the ghost of a murdered woman; The Tumbler protects an heiress from gangsters who want to abduct her. Also featuring a membership ad for the V-Boys Defense Corps, a patriotic group from publisher Fox Feature Syndicate. The Corpse That the Sea Returned; Harvest of Death; Super Scientists of Death; Death's Gilded Cage; Bonnie O'Toole; Treasure Island; Tumbler; The Night Bird: Death Deals in Diamonds. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 9

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    Art by Arturo Cazeneuve and others. Cover by Joe Simon. Vita-rays transform Michael Shelby into the hero known as the Green Mask. The Green Mask and his teen sidekick Domino help a woman regain the custody of her nephew from a criminal relation; Mickey Hawkins finds a genie called Alla Kazam in an old bottle; The Night Bird battles a villain called The Censor, in his final appearance. Cover by Captain America creator Joe Simon. Death Wields a Scalpel; The Devil's Hatchet Men; Horror Sings a Lullaby; The Mystery of Barren Island; Bonnie O'Toole: Harvest For Famine; Anchor Aweigh; Mickey and the Magic Bottle; The Night Bird: The Censor! 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 10

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    Stories and art by Hap Harris and Hal George. Cover by E. C. Stoner. Series changes format to 48 pages as Johnny Green inherits the mantle of the Green Mask from his father, the original Green Mask. The twist is that Johnny doesn't know he's Green Mask, but still instinctively says his power-word "Eeyow!" when danger threatens. Inept private detective Dick Transom encounters the villainous Foxface; In another sign of the times, a Junior Air Warden advises readers to save paper for the World War II war effort. Origin of the New Green Mask; One Round Hogan; Dick Transom, The Screwy Sleuth; Camp Capers; The Devil's Loop; Jr. Air Warden; Joy Family; Rocket Kelly; Death In a Padded Cell. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Green Mask Vol. 1 (1940) 11

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    Art by Hap Harris, Len Short and Stan Ford. Cover by E. C. Stoner. Series changes format again, to 32 pages, as humorous backup features are added. Johnny Green inherits the mantle of the Green Mask from his father, the original Green Mask. The twist is that Johnny doesn't know he's Green Mask, but still instinctively says his power-word "Eeyow!" when danger threatens. Investigating a haunted cave near the site of the class picnic, Johnny encounters a banshee; Oddball funny-animal hero Pussy Katnip is described in her intro thusly: Proprietress of the best cafe in town, singer of torchy songs and amateur detective, all rolled into one charming bundle of cat loveliness! Definitely one of a kind. The Banshee of Dead Man's Hill; Pussy Katnip; Dick Transom, The Screwy Sleuth; The Road to Happiness; Snooky; Rick Evans. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.