It's well known that Walter Gibson and Lester Dent pitched ideas that led to the creation of The Avenger, but what aspects did writer Paul Ernst introduce? This collection explores this... More > relatively-unexplored question. From the pages of Popular Publications from 1936-38, these ten stories examine characters whose weapons, physical traits, unique facial quirks and back story were similar to The Avenger. Included are all five stories of Seekay, a private detective whose disfigured face is hidden behind a plastic mask; The Wraith, a triple-identitied crimefighter who utilized a knife and a gun; Dick Bullitt and his gray features; Old Stone Face, the G-man with the emotionless visage; The Gray Marauder, who used a dual identity to fight crime; and Karlu, the mystic. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Pre-dating the great comic book villains, Paul Ernst's Doctor Satan stalked through the pages of Weird Tales in 1935 and 1936, bent on world domination and... More > bizarre evil deeds for his own amusement. Opposing him with his own blend of science and sorcery is criminologist Ascott Keane.
For the first time since their original publication--from Doctor Satan's first appearance to his last bow in the pages of "the unique magazine"--at long last, all of Doctor Satan's appearances are collected in one handsome volume in chronological order.
All the stories have been carefully edited and re-typeset, and this edition features a new introduction by author/editor John Pelan.< Less