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CRACK COMICS #20

Cover Date: January 1942
Cover Price: $.10
Publication Date: 1941-11-14

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Cover Credits:
Pencils: 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 and his gang (including Mysto the Hindu, who hypnotizes guards into forgetfulness)

Location(s):

Washington, DC
New York City, NY


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Second Story: [No Title] (7 Pages)

Credits:

StoryGeorge Brenner
ArtGeorge Brenner
LetteringGeorge Brenner
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Clock

Supporting Character(s):

Police Captain Kane

Villain(s):

Gelton Boys (first appearance for all; cause a cross country crime spree)


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Third Story: [No Title] (5 Pages)

Credits:

StoryFred Guardineer
ArtFred Guardineer
LetteringFred Guardineer
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Tor, The Magic Master

Villain(s):

German Navy (first appearance for all; uses invasive non-native bugs to destroy America's food supply)


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Fourth Story: [No Title] (6 Pages)

Credits:

ArtVernon Henkel
LetteringVernon Henkel
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Don Q

Villain(s):

German agents (first appearance for all; steal an oil substitute formula; Z-10 named)

Other Character(s):

Little Pierre (first appearance; a French taxi driver working in Lisbon)

Location(s):

Lisbon, Spain
London, England


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Fifth Story: "The Red Torpedo vs. The Black Shark" (6 Pages)

Credits:

ArtHenry Kiefer
LetteringHenry Kiefer
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Red Torpedo (Jim Lockhart; next in flashback in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #26/2)

Villain(s):

Black Shark (runs a secret tank factory for the Nazis; last appearance)
Nazis

Location(s):

Caribbean Sea

Comment(s):

Henry Kiefer credited as Drew Allen.


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Sixth Story: "The League of Haunted Men" (5 Pages)

Credits:

StoryArt Pinajian
ArtArt Pinajian
LetteringArt Pinajian
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Madame Fatal

Villain(s):

League of Haunted Men (first appearance for all; escaped convicts who pull crimes together; Mycroft (Scrappy's uncle) named )

Other Character(s):

Tubby White and Scrappy Nelson (first appearance for both; former newsies who form a detective agency)


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Seventh Story: [No Title] (6 Pages)

Credits:

StoryPaul Gustavson
ArtPaul Gustavson
LetteringPaul Gustavson
EditingEd Cronin

Feature Character(s):

Spider

Villain(s):

Ghost of Candlewood Estate (first appearance; hereditary insane member tries to kill other members of family for inheritance; dies)


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