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Issue: #2
Published: March 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Abner Sundell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/). On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 445575.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling

Comic Story (12 pages) The Return of the Black Knight
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: In the state penitentiary, a gang of desperate convicts begin a well-planned escape. They are going to hi-jack a boatload of gold from Alaska.
Credits: Script: Charles Biro ? | Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Black Knight (Villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Mugsy
Credits: Script: Kin Platt [as Quincy] | Pencils: Kin Platt [as Quincy] | Inks: Kin Platt [as Quincy]
Genre: Humor
Characters: Mugsy (dog)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Protection Racket
Featuring: The Scarlet Avenger Gang Buster
Synopsis: A bomb is tossed from a speeding car into a shop and kills a tailor, and the police won't listen to Jim as a witness. It turns out to be a case of protection racketeering.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Irv Novick (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall) Sam The Tailor District Attorney (racketeer Boss)

Comic Story (6 pages) Introducing the Masked Man
Featuring: Nevada Jones Quick-trigger Man
Synopsis: Nevada Jones gains masked identity.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Nevada Jones Little Joe (sidekick) VILLAINS: Brock Craven (killer) Bill Craven Hatfield

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: Taking the red grain that turns him into a giant of 15 feet, Kalthar wreaks havoc among a gang of ivory hunters.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Kalthar Mano (elephant) Ta-Lo Ivory Hunters

Comic Story (8 pages) Herr Schultz's Luftwaffe Trap
Featuring: War Eagles
Synopsis: The Shane brothers refuse to become squadron leaders.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Smalle | Inks: Ed Smalle
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Tim Shane (pilot) Tom Shane (pilot) Herr Schultz (Villain)

Text Story (2 pages) The Oregon Death Dealer!
Credits: Pencils: Lin Streeter [as Lin S.] (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter [as Lin S.] (signed) | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Harry Tracy Janet Warrington Phil Austin

Comic Story (8 pages) The Revenge of Hop-Lung
Featuring: Captain Valor
Synopsis: Captain Valor and his two friends help a couple of American missionaries besieged in the mountains by a pirate gang.
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell | Pencils: Mort Meskin (signed) | Inks: Mort Meskin (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Valor Ronnie His Sister Angie Gen. Ho Tsin (villain) Hop-Lung (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Monster of Shadow Pond
Featuring: Mr. Satan
Synopsis: Three men had disappeared into Shadow Pond, and never returned. Tracks of a prehistoric monster had been found.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Ed Ashe (signed) | Inks: Ed Ashe (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw) Prof. Heaslip John Heaslip (brother) Mrs. Heaslip

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Cyclone Jones
Synopsis: Iron in the left glove.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Cyclone Jones Mr. Carter

Comic Story (8 pages) On the Planet Inferno
Featuring: Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
Synopsis: A new planet will burn up the Earth in 48 hours, and Zambini uses his magic to get to the planet on a palm tree growing like a beanstalk.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Zambini (magician) Prof. Stargaze (Villain Introduction) Girl Secretary Glass Blower (Villain

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