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Issue: #27
Published: July 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Harry Shorten
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Story titles from inside front cover. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) American Vs. Jap!!
Featuring: Steel Sterling; Black Jack; Web
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick | Inks: Irv Novick
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] The Web [John Raymond] Black Jack [Jack Jones]

Comic Story (13 pages) The Black Dragon of Death!
Featuring: The Web
Synopsis: A dead man found in a burned car, identified by John Raymond as the missing General Mason, has been murdered by The Black Dragon. Raymond changes into the Web to track down the villain, but in the process inadvertently leaves clues that Rose Wayne has found, through which she discovers that John Raymond is the Web.
Credits: Pencils: John Cassone | Inks: John Cassone
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Web [John Raymond] (criminology Professor, Introduction) Rose Wayne (Raymond's Future Wife, Learns The Web's Secret Identity, Introduction) General Mason (death) The Black Dragon (villain, Introduction) Japanese Spies [Lin Chow Rest Unnamed] (villains, Introduction For All, Many Die) Nick Morro (villain, Big-shot Gangster, Introduction) Morro's Gang (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (11 pages) The Stars Drip Blood
Featuring: Black Jack
Synopsis: The Black Seven is born as seventh son of a seventh son, and that is a bad sign. He becomes a symbol for fiendish cunning and murder. When he is out to steal secret documents from the Turkish ambassador, he meets up with Black Jack.
Credits: Pencils: Al Camy [as Camy] (signed) | Inks: Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Black Jack [Jack Jones] The Black Seven [Omar Rest Unnamed] (villains, Introduction For All) Hussein And His Six Sons (father And Brothers Of Black Seven, All Die)

Comic Story (12 pages) The Swastika of Death
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: The Germans are after a Polish immigrant, but the attempt fails when Steel interferes. On his back is written the secret whereabouts of the gold of the Polish government in exile.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Sergeant Clancy McGinty (Policeman) Anton (Polish Immigrant, Introduction) Anton's Sister (introduction) Looney Baron Gestapo (villain, Introduction) Nazi Spies [Karl Others Unnamed] (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (7 pages) A-Hunting We Will Go
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur and his dad are on a hunting trip with Mr. Phillips.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Lin Streeter | Inks: Lin Streeter
Genre: Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Robert Wilkin (dad) Mary Wilkin (mom) I: Jim Phillips

Comic Story (6 pages) Vengeance from the Grave
Featuring: Stories of the Black Witch
Synopsis: The pirate captain was a practical man, wise in the ways of sailing ships, but he knew nothing about ghosts or the curses from a murdered lighthouse keeper.
Credits: Pencils: Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed) | Inks: Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Black Witch Captain Price (pirat) Old Harry (lighthouse Keeper)

Comic Story (6 pages) Wings of Doom
Featuring: War Eagles
Synopsis: The Eagles are on their way to New York on an American Clipper when attacked by a German plane.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Ed Smalle | Inks: Ed Smalle
Genre: War Aviation
Characters: Tim Shane (pilot) Tom Shane (pilot) Swen (crewman) V: Nazis

Comic Story (6 pages) The Fiddle and the Prize-Fighter
Featuring: Zambini
Synopsis: Zambini helps a chagrined mother, whose violinist son has turned to prize fighting.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten? | Pencils: Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed) | Inks: Jim Phillips [as J. H. Phillips] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Zambini (magician) I: James Graham, Mrs. Graham, The Champ V: A Manager And A Trainer (I For Both)

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