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Issue: #23
Published: June 1941, 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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Ray
Credits: Pencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Ray [Happy Terrill] Bozo The Robot (inset) Espionage [Black X] (inset) The Jester [Chuck Lane] (inset) Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Beetle and the Tongs
Featuring: The Ray
Synopsis: To help out during a case involving feuds between rival clans in Chinatown, The Ray gives Bud a "ray ring" that emits a beam to blind people.
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed) | Inks: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Ray [Happy Terrill] Bud Tom Lum (introduction) The Beetle (villain, Introduction) Long Woo (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Hijacked War Planes
Featuring: Wings Wendall
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Pencils: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Inks: Vernon Henkel (signed)
Genre: Aviation
Characters: Wings Wendall Spinner General Harrison

Comic Story (1 page) Boomerang Bullets
Featuring: Wun Cloo
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole | Letters: Jack Cole
Genre: Humor Detective-mystery
Characters: Wun Cloo (detective)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Hundred Grand Hobo
Featuring: The Jester
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson | Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Jester [Chuck Lane] Mulligan Limpy (introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Ghost Town Bandits
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 [Tiny Todd Warren Rocky Hill] Wolf Fang (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Archie O'Toole
Credits: Script: John Devlin | Pencils: John Devlin | Inks: John Devlin
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Princess Itchovitch (intro) Archie Ivan

Comic Story (5 pages) Enter: Doc Wackey
Featuring: Midnight
Synopsis: Midnight faces a foe who administers pills to people that regresses them to infancy, and he is even tricked to ingesting the drug as well. Gabby takes a chance with the antidote, which might kill the subject, but Dave is restored. Then, instead of turning the doctor in, Midnight gives Wackey a chance to reform, working with him and Gabby to better promote his genius.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed) | Letters: Jack Cole
Genre: Adventure Superhero
Characters: Midnight [Dave Clark] Gabby (a Monkey) Doc Mortimer Wackey (villain, Introduction, Reforms)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Temple of Mars
Featuring: Espionage Starring Black X
Credits: Script: Lane French [as Will Erwin] (signed) | Pencils: Witmer Williams | Inks: Witmer Williams
Genre: Spy
Characters: Espionage [Black X] Sandra Sanders (introduction), Luigi Piscato (death) Madam Doom (villain)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Blue Death
Featuring: Invisible Justice
Synopsis: Caglio and the Crystal Queen squabble over a mystical and lethal blue gem, which ends when the magician kiils the Queen and later succumbs to an explosion.
Credits: Pencils: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed) | Inks: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] The Crystal Queen (villain, Death) Caglio (villain, A Magician, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Human Bronzes
Featuring: The Scarlet Seal
Synopsis: The Seal takes the law into his own hands to stop a murderous embalmer who is killing young women and posing them as life-like sculptures.
Credits: Script: Harry Francis Campbell [as Duane Byrd Monroe] (signed) | Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell [as Duane Byrd Monroe] (signed) | Inks: Harry Francis Campbell [as Duane Byrd Monroe] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: The Scarlet Seal [Barry Moore] Captain Tim Moore Bernice Fonda (introduction, Death) Morta (villain, Embalmer, Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) Beeskrieg
Featuring: Jimmy Christian
Credits: Script: Robert M. Hyatt? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Jimmy Christian

Comic Story (4 pages) The Capture of Princess Bardia
Featuring: Abdul the Arab
Credits: Script: Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed) | Inks: Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Abdul Hassan Pooch (intro,a Girl), Princess Bardia Kibur (Intro, Dies)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Black Death
Featuring: Chic Carter
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Chic Carter Monahan The Black Death (Intro Holt) Foster (intro, Dies), Worthington (intro, Dies) Dr. Parker

Comic Story (7 pages) Karl Zoff's Double
Featuring: Bozo the Robot
Credits: Script: George Brenner ? | Pencils: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed) | Inks: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Hugh Hazzard Bozo Karl Zoff Kurtz (Intro For Both) Fox (intro)

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