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Uploader: Yoc
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Original was missing ifc, ibc.
A very cool Rangerhouse scan!
Edit by Yoc
Fills found in eBay ad. Better scans pulled from two other RH books to create the missing pages.

2-December-2016 8:53 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: Comment by erwin-k: The true publisher of this particular comic may be in question. A friend of mine had a copy of this. On the inside front cover the original indicia had been blacked out and another, very short one put in. It made the big printer in St. Louis, Missouri, the publisher. Note that at the end of the Black Raider story the reader is invited to write to the printer's address. Perhaps this is that 2nd edition. Maybe Rural Home owed the printer money & this is how they tried to collect.
2-December-2016 11:15 pm
Username: Bob Hughes
Comment: Publisher of Rural Home- Baird, I think, was arrested and convicted of evading WWII paper restrictions. Many of his books were seized by the government and then sold as surplus. The new owner was then allowed to sell them on the newsstands with the original indicia blocked out and something else written there. It may be that World Color bought them back to recover the money for the printing bill that Baird never paid.
3-December-2016 6:32 am
Username: Poztron
Comment: Whatever the confusing origins of this comic, that front cover art by LB Cole is one of his very best. Thanks for filling in the missing pages and bringing it back to our attention.
3-December-2016 4:42 pm
Username: erwin-k
Comment: Glad to see the upgrade. If only a comics scholar could get their hands on a copy, I'll bet that overprinted indicia could be read with a bit of effort.

Issue: #2
Published: April-May 1945, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indicia on all known copies is blacked out and replaced with: 420 Desoto Ave, St. Louis Missouri. Dated Fall 1945. Issue Number appears on cover only.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Fantasy

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: American Ranger Glowlight
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (12 pages)
Featuring: Black Raider
Synopsis: After being wounded during the D-Day invasion, Gordon and Red are discharged from the military only to return home and fight a war against crime. Gordon adopts the secret disguise as a masked adventurer, who seeks to put two notorious robbers behind bars.
Credits: Script: Bill Woolfolk ? | Pencils: Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed) | Inks: Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Crime War
Characters: Black Raider [Gordon Summers] (Army Ranger) Harold "Red" Crandall (Army Ranger) Jewelry Store Owner (death) Unnamed Chief Of Police Jake Dugger (villain) Harry Malone (villain) Ben Rainer (villain, Pawnshop Owner, Fence) The Nazis (villains, Many Die)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chin Chop
Synopsis: Chin Chop tries to find a job as a detective.
Credits: Script: Bill Woolfolk ? | Pencils: Tony DiPreta (signed) | Inks: Tony DiPreta (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Chin Chop Momma Poppa

Comic Story (6 pages) Avalanche
Synopsis: Jake finds gold and his partner, Spots, kills him to stake the claim for himself.
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Jake Spots

Text Story (2 pages) Treachery, Inc.
Synopsis: A stranger hands Jack a bagful of uncut diamonds as they pass each other on the street. Astonished by the situation, Jack contacts his friend, detective Ralph Carson, and they set off to discover the mystery of the diamonds.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Jack Houston Ralph Carson George Manther

Comic Story (10 pages) The Collector
Featuring: Shroud
Synopsis: When Patrolman Riordan is killed while saving another man's life, the forces of heaven grant him a return to Earth as a collector of souls.
Credits: Pencils: Maurice Whitman ? | Inks: Maurice Whitman ?
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: The Shroud Gus Gorilla Hanson Riordan [The Collector] General Yamamoto

Comic Story (12 pages)
Featuring: Merlin the Boy Magician
Synopsis: Duke and his gang rob the spectators at Merlin's latest show and kill the night watchman. After the murder and robbery, Merlin volunteers to trap Duke for the police department.
Credits: Script: Bill Woolfolk ? | Pencils: Leo Morey | Inks: Leo Morey
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Merlin Duke Deval Commissioner Trask

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