Martin Kane (1950) comic books
Art by Wally Wood, Lou Ferstadt, George Tuska and A.C. Hollingsworth. The comic-book version of the pipe-smoking radio and TV detective, with cases supposedly inspired by real life. Kane matches wits with an atomic scientist whose loyalty is to the Reds; A Junior Detective Club story tells the violent tale of killer Eddie Doll; A guard is killed during a fur warehouse robbery. The Man of Many Faces; The Case of the Tattooed Stool Pigeon; Zack Bodego the Crusher; The Case of the Choppers; The Tunnel was a Secret; John Hamilton: Hard Luck Killer. Final issue of the series; this issue was actually published after issue #4. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.
Art by Wally Wood and others. Cover by Wally Wood. The comic-book version of the pipe-smoking radio and TV detective, with cases supposedly inspired by real life. Numbering continues from My Secret Affair (1949) #3; followed by issue #2. The violent life and death of gangster Legs Diamond; Kane tells the story of the Whyos, the gang that terrorized New York after the Civil War; Fun facts about the famous French prison, Devil's Island. Mentioned in the legendary anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Legs Diamond; The Whyos; Booked for Murder; The Killing Punch. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.