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Issue: #3
Published: April 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 in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 447052.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling

Comic Story (12 pages) The Black Knight's War on Brazoria
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: The world famous scientist, Walter Cummings is kidnapped and his daughter seeks the help of detective John Sterling, and Steel, he battles the flying tanks of Dr. Yar.
Credits: Script: Charles Biro ? | Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Walter Cummings (scientist) Dora Cummings (daughter) V: Black Knight Dr. Yar

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

Comic Story (6 pages) Death to the Scarlet Avenger [Part 1]
Featuring: Scarlet Avenger
Synopsis: Scarlet Avenger battles the airship of Texa who will steal the government's caches of gold bullion.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall) Texa (introduction, Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Rattleweed Indian Uprising
Featuring: Nevada Jones, Quick-trigger man
Synopsis: Doc Poser is the leader of a gang of white men disguised as Indians.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Historical Western-frontier
Characters: Nevada Jones Little Joe (sidekick) Marshal Doc Poser (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: White scientists are looking for the lost land of Kybys.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Kalthar Professor Goodwill (introduction) Kate (daughter, Introduction) John (villain) Merrick (villain)

Comic Story (8 pages) Captured by the Germans
Featuring: War Eagles
Synopsis: The twins and Kermit have bailed out over German territory and been taken prisoners. The twins manage to escape in a German plane and later return to rescue Kermit.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr] (signed) | Inks: Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr] (signed)
Genre: War
Characters: Tim Shane (pilot) Tom Shane (pilot) Kermit (pilot) Herr Schultz (villain)

Text Story (2 pages) The Slip-Up
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Larry Duryea Walter Burbank

Comic Story (8 pages) Captured by Ho Tsin
Featuring: Captain Valor
Synopsis: Captain Valor's plane is shot down near the pirate ship, and as a prisoner, he fights a Chinese giant, Big Dip, who later becomes his friend.
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) I: Big Dip

Comic Story (6 pages) The Disappearing Trains
Featuring: Mr. Satan
Synopsis: Trains with payrolls get wrecked and passengers killed by a gang that has built a fake rail switch.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Adventure Superhero
Characters: Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw) Sheriff (gang Leader)

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Shield; Wizard; Midshipman; Westpointer
Genre: Adventure Superhero

Comic Story (8 pages) Battle in Hell
Featuring: Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
Synopsis: Satan plots the downfall of Zambini, and there is a fiery battle between them in the flames of his burning pit. Zambini turns Satan's men into rabbits, and Satan himself is killed when Hell freezes over.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Zambini (magician) Satan (death, Villain)

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