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Issue: #4
Published: May 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/) The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Characters: Steel Sterling

Comic Story (12 pages) The Radium Robbers
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: Cummings is suspected of stealing all the radium from his own hospital, and his daughter gets the help of detective Sterling.
Credits: Script: Charles Biro ? | Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Walter Cummings (scientist) Dora Cummings (daughter) Black Knight (villain)

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)
Featuring: Scarlet Avenger
Synopsis: The Scarlet Avenger has come to grips with Texa, a beautiful Amazon, the queen of crime. She will use his powerfull brains in her next crime, to snatch the president.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (credited) | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall) Texa (Villain) President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Comic Story (6 pages) Slade Bowman's Boast
Featuring: Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
Synopsis: Nevada Jones is ordered by the governor to catch the train robber, Slade Bowman.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Nevada Jones Little Joe (sidekick) Slade Bowman (train Bandit) Bud Jones (undercover Man)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: Kalthar is taken prisoner by the tribe of Shem and taken to their king, Pharoah.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Kalthar Bwonga Pharoah Bogdu (ape)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Munitions Works Mission
Featuring: War Eagles
Synopsis: The Eagles blow up a German munitions works but must ditch their planes.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Smalle | Inks: Ed Smalle
Genre: War
Characters: Tim Shane (pilot) Tom Shane (pilot) Kermit (pilot) Herr Schultz (Villain)

Text Story (2 pages) Frontier Tamers
Synopsis: A two-gun devastator meets his match in a prairie raccoon.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as D.H.M.] (signed) (2 spot illustrations) | Inks: ? [as D.H.M.] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Western-frontier
Characters: Wanglin (gunman) Tom Smith Raccoon (mascot)

Comic Story (8 pages) Yat Sing's Poison Plot
Featuring: Captain Valor
Synopsis: Captain Valor and Big Dip are led into a trap by a girl named Tania and fall into the hands of Yat Sing, who prepares to execute them.
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell [as Sundall] (credited) | Pencils: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed) | Inks: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Valor Ronnie His Sister Angie Big Dip Yat Sing (Villain) Tania (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Diamond Cattle Smugglers
Featuring: Mr. Satan
Synopsis: Corn cobs are used to smugglle diamonds.
Credits: Script: Edd Ashe | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw) Doris O'Day (rancher)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Daughter of the Mermen
Featuring: Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
Synopsis: The mermen beneath the sea have sent their great wizard, Magi, to America to bring back a young girl who is their last descendant on earth.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Zambini (magician) Magi (Villain Introduction)

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