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Smash Comics #16 [Nov'40]-68pg-c2c -Rolster scans
Issue: #16
Published: November 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Ed Cronin
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was On-Going Series
Notes: The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Espionage [Black X]
Credits: Pencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Spy
Characters: Espionage [Black X] The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset) Bozo The Robot (inset) Wings Wendall (inset) The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] (inset)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Revenge of Bela Jat
Featuring: The Ray
Synopsis: The Ray faces Bela Jat, a Hindu mystic, who can transform himself at will into an "ecto-fluid". His murderous reign ends when Police catch him in solid form and put a knife in his back.
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed) | Inks: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Ray [Happy Terrill] Shimego Gar Bela Jat (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (6 pages) Mystery of the Empty Theatre
Featuring: The Purple Trio
Credits: Pencils: Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed) | Inks: Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: The Purple Trio [Rocky Hill Warren Tiny Todd] Old Willy (introduction, Death)

Comic Story (2 pages) The Hypnotic Fiend
Featuring: Archie O'Toole
Credits: Script: George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas] | Pencils: George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas] | Inks: George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Archie O'Toole Sum Fun (intro)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Chic Carter
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Mae "Scoop" Merrill (intro) Chic Carter

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: The Scarlet Seal
Synopsis: Actor Barry Moore, after finishing the film "Oriental Horror," takes a job in his father's police department but finds that the commissioner is a soft headed liberal. So Barry devises a secret life in order to infiltrate the underworld disguised as a Chinese-American called the Scarlet Seal.
Credits: Script: Manning de Villeneuve Lee [as Manning DeV. Lee] (signed) | Pencils: Manning de Villeneuve Lee [as Manning DeV. Lee] (signed) | Inks: Manning de Villeneuve Lee [as Manning DeV. Lee] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: The Scarlet Seal [Barry Moore] (actor, Introduction, Origin) Captain Pat Moore (Barry's Father, Introduction) Lt. Bemis Spider (death) Bugs Marlone (villain)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Invisible Justice
Synopsis: An ancient Egyptian artifact that gives those close to it the power to suspend gravity is stolen by a member of an archaeological dig.. The Hood pursues the thief who commits suicide and destroys the artifact.
Credits: Script: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed) | Pencils: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed) | Inks: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] Professor James Professor Hill Dr. Robb (introduction, Death)

Comic Story (6 pages) Invasion of Mexico
Featuring: Espionage Starring Black X
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? [as William Erwin] (signed) | Pencils: Dan Zolnerowich | Inks: Dan Zolnerowich
Genre: Spy
Characters: Espionage [Black X] Rod Pasquale Colonel Atwater

Comic Story (4 pages) The Labor Racketeers
Featuring: Magno
Synopsis: Magno breaks up a fake union run by racketeers.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson | Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Magno [Tom Dalton] Big Tim Fink (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (2 pages) The Arson Arrows
Featuring: Wun Cloo
Credits: Script: Gill Fox | Pencils: Gill Fox (signed) | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Humor Detective-mystery
Characters: Fire Commissioner Nosey (Intro)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Sheik's Power Play
Featuring: Abdul the Arab
Credits: Script: Bob Powell | Pencils: Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] | Inks: Bob Powell
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Abdul Hassan Sheik Karu-Bali (Intro, Dies)

Comic Story (2 pages) Vanishing Gold
Featuring: Jimmy Christian
Credits: Script: Robert M. Hyatt | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Kidding the Kids
Credits: Script: Arthur Beeman (signed) | Pencils: Arthur Beeman (signed) | Inks: Arthur Beeman (signed)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (7 pages) The Fifth Column
Featuring: Wings Wendall
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Pencils: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Aviation
Characters: Wings Wendall Puget (Intro, Dies)

Comic Story (7 pages) Turgin's Fifth Column
Featuring: Bozo the Robot
Credits: Script: George Brenner | Pencils: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] | Inks: George Brenner
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Hugh Hazzard Bozo The Robot Turgin (intro,dies)

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