Flashback 16: Pep Comics 17 (1941/1974) comic books
The 16th issue of the Flashback reprint series presents PEP COMICS # 17 originally published in 1941 by MLJ Magazines. First appearance and origin of the Hangman. Cover art by Irv Novick. Shield G-Man Club ad. "The Case of the Kid Lookout," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The Shield (Joe Higgins) vs. Blinker and his gang. "The Origin of the Hangman," art by George Storm; John "The Comet" Dickering sees his brother Bob being kidnapped by a couple of Big Boy Malone's men, and flies to his aid, but is shot and killed in the process; Bob swears revenge and becomes The Hangman, and when Chugger is found not guilty because John Dickering isn't alive to testify against him, The Hangman hustles Chugger out of the courtroom, and subjects him to his own methods to extract a confession. "Prisoners of the Cyclops," script by Harry Shorten, art by Lin Streeter; Danny In Wonderland encounters a giant cyclops. "Trapped by the Fuzzy Wuzzies," art by Charles Biro; Sergeant Boyle and Corporal Collins vs. the Fuzzy Wuzzies. "The Sailboat Smugglers"; The Fireball (Ted Tyler) vs. a gang of smugglers. Pep Comics ad. "Man without a Face," script by Harry Shorten, art by George Storm; On his wedding day, Kayo's face is badly burned; Ashamed of his scarred face, he flees and becomes a hobo; Kayo fights a local fighter in a small town. "The Parachute Killer," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; Bentley of Scotland Yard vs. Roger Kimberley. 68-pages, full color cardstock covers, 7-3/4-in. x 10-3/8-in. black-and-white interior on white paper stock, saddle-stitched binding. Cover price $3.00.