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Crack Comics 18

CRACK COMICS #18

Cover Date: November 1941
Cover Price: $.10
Publication Date: 1941-09-18

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Cover Credits:
Art: Gill Fox


Story: [No Title] (9 Pages)

Credits:

ArtLou Fine
LetteringLou Fine
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Black Condor

Supporting Character(s):

Doctor Foster
Wendy Foster

Villain(s):

Jasper Crow (supervises the kidnapping and hypnosis of scientists who build submarines for a foreign power)

Location(s):

Cape Hattaras, NC

Story Reprinted in:

Superman Vol. 1 #252/5 (June 1972)


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Second Story: [No Title] (5 Pages)

Credits:

ArtHarry Kiefer
LetteringHarry Kiefer
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Red Torpedo

Villain(s):

Black Shark (double crossed by "Mongol" Navy)
"Mongol" Navy (first appearance)

Other Character(s):

Professor Grey (first appearance; discovers gold in a sunken treasure; see Comments)

Location(s):

Cocos Isle, Indian Ocean

Comment(s):

The Professor Grey shown in this story may be related to another archaeologist, Richard Grey, biological father of the Black Condor.


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Third Story: [No Title] (5 Pages)

Credits:

ArtFred Guardineer
LetteringFred Guardineer
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Tor, The Magic Master

Villain(s):

A foreign agent (first appearance; tries to sabotage a railroad track)

Location(s):

Delaware


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Fourth Story: [No Title] (7 Pages)

Credits:

StoryPaul Gustavson
ArtPaul Gustavson
LetteringPaul Gustavson
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Spider

Supporting Character(s):

Chuck

Villain(s):

The Crow (first appearance; a crime boss; probably dies)

Location(s):

New York City, NY

Comment(s):

The Spider uses Black Widow in this story.


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Fifth Story: [No Title] (5 Pages)

Credits:

ArtArt Pinajian
LetteringArt Pinajian
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Madame Fatal

Villain(s):

Black Witch (first appearance; a voodoo priestess who tries to use the heart of an explorer's wife to achieve eternal life; dies)


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Sixth Story: "The Clock Strikes" (7 Pages)

Credits:

StoryGeorge Brenner
ArtGeorge Brenner
LetteringGeorge Brenner
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Clock

Villain(s):

The Terror (Bunds Bale; first appearance; a former racketeer who begins poisoning city officials)


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