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c2c with four fiche pages.
A rangerhouse scan,
Edit by Yoc.
From the JVJ Collection.
Apologies to everyone for the delay in sharing this.

28-July-2017 4:00 am
Username: Yoc
Comment: Comment from Richard Kahl: The "Defender" story by Jack Cole is a blatant steal of the third Avenger pulp novel "The Sky Walker" which had a newsstand date of November 1939. Rocket # 2 has a newsstand date of April 1940. The Avenger was published by Street & Smith, while Rocket was published by Hillman. Other than the plagiarism, it is a very nice example of Jack Cole's early style. The Defender story in Rocket # 3, is not by Cole and is lacking all the elements of the "Avenger" that were in # 2.
28-July-2017 6:02 am
Username: lonespaceranger
Comment: That's interesting; MLJ had an Avenger clone in Zip Comics, called The Scarlet Avenger.
30-July-2017 7:18 pm
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: I forgot all about this one.

Volume: #1, Issue: #2
Published: April 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 445563.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Rocket Riley

Comic Story (16 pages) The Runaway Rocket: Part 2
Featuring: Rocket Riley
Characters: The Zarnos (Villain Intro) Devalo (Villain Kurt Von Stangle (Villain) Xenox (Intro) Ladana (Intro)

Comic Story (6 pages) Pearls of Death
Featuring: Hurricane Hart
Characters: Kanu (Intro Death) A Governor And His Daughter (Intro) Schultz (Villain Intro)

Comic Story (8 pages) Within the Law
Featuring: Phantom Ranger
Credits: Pencils: Jack Alderman (signed) | Inks: Jack Alderman (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Jed Sawyer (Villain Intro) Dad Hawkins (Intro)

Comic Story (10 pages) The Opium Smugglers
Featuring: Red Roberts
Characters: Scarface Marone (Villain Intro Death) Blackie Skull (Villain Intro) Bones Wilson (Villain Stumpy Jake (Villain Chin Lee (Intro) Gwen Blake (Intro) Captain Blake (Intro)

Comic Story (10 pages) Pursuit of the Steel Shark
Featuring: Steel Shark
Characters: Steel Shark (Villain) Graffe (Villain Intro) Barks (Villain Dare (Intro) Griffin (Intro)

Comic Story (7 pages) Wolf In the Fold
Featuring: Buzzard Barnes
Credits: Pencils: Maurice Gutwirth (signed) | Inks: Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Characters: General Larrot (Intro) Manard (Villain) Otto (Villain Intro Death?) Germans (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Man with a Thousand Faces
Featuring: Defender
Credits: Script: Jack Cole? | Pencils: Jack Cole? | Inks: Jack Cole? | Letters: Jack Cole?
Genre: Adventure
Characters: The Defender [Bob Larson] (Intro Origin) Lucky (Intro) J. Samuel Drew (Intro) John Ward (Intro Death) Frank Vonn (Villain Intro

Text Story (1 page) Handcuffed to Death
Featuring: Spike Williamson and His Sky Fighters
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Spike Williamson (Intro) Sky Fighters (Intro)

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