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 Unofficial Adventure Comics Index

Adventure Comics 73

ADVENTURE COMICS #73

Cover Date: April 1942
Cover Price: $.10

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Cover Credits:
Pencils: Jack Kirby
Inks: Joe Simon


Story: "The Case of the Murders in Outer Space!" (13 Pages)

Credits:

StoryGardner Fox
ArtJack Burnley
LetteringBetty Burnley
ColorsRaymond Perry
Associate editingMort Weisinger, Jack Schiff
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Starman (next in All-Star Comics #10)

Supporting Character(s):

Doris Lee
Woodley Allen

Villain(s):

Hooded Hunchback (Lieutenant-Governor Morgan; first appearance; tries to steal an inheritance by rocketing dead heirs to California)

Location(s):

San Francisco, CA
New York City, NY

Story Reprinted in:

Golden Age Starman Archives #1 (2000)


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Second Story: "The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge" (10 Pages)

Credits:

StoryJack Kirby, Joe Simon
PencilsJack Kirby
InksJoe Simon
LetteringHoward Ferguson
Associate editingMort Weisinger, Jack Schiff
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Manhunter (Paul Kirk; a big game hunter; first appearance; appears in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #22/4 between panels)

Villain(s):

Buzzard (first appearance; a ruined businessman who seeks revenge on the rich and powerful; revealed later to be funded and supported by the Manhunters)

Other Character(s):

Inspector Donovan (first appearance; an Empire City police detective who is killed by the Buzzard; later revealed to be replaced by Kirk in the Manhunters)

Location(s):

Empire City (first appearance)

Comment(s):

The hero of this story is named Rick Nelson, but beginning next issue is called Paul Kirk.

Story Reprinted in:

New Gods Vol. 1 #4/2 (August-September 1971)


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Third Story: "The Golden Quest!" (11 Pages)

Credits:

StoryHenry Lynn Perkins
ArtLouis Cazeneuve
LetteringLouis Cazeneuve
Associate editingMort Weisinger, Jack Schiff
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Shining Knight (next in Leading Comics #2)

Supporting Character(s):

Winged Victory (next in Leading Comics #2)
Professor Moresby (next in issue #75/3)

Other Character(s):

Bruce Bower (first appearance; a wrestling champion)
Jeff Mason (first appearance; a sports reporter)

Comment(s):

This story begins on a Monday and takes place over the course of a month.


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Fourth Story: [No Title] (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryKen Fitch
ArtBernard Baily
LetteringBernard Baily
Associate editingMort Weisinger, Jack Schiff
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Hourman (Rex Tyler; between All-Star Squadron #42 and #44)

Supporting Character(s):

Minute-Man Martin (last in issue #71; last appearance)

Villain(s):

Professor Q (David Manders; first appearance; commits crimes to take over the city as the new mayor)


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Fifth Story: "Bells of Madness!" (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryJack Kirby, Joe Simon
PencilsJack Kirby
InksJoe Simon
LetteringHoward Ferguson
Associate editingMort Weisinger, Jack Schiff
EditingWhitney Ellsworth

Feature Character(s):

Sandman (next in All-Star Comics #10)
Sandy, The Golden Boy

Villain(s):

Frank Scata and Martha Mansfield (first appearance of both; attempt to drive Lois insane to inherit her estate)

Other Character(s):

Lois Mansfield (first appearance)

Story Reprinted in:

The Sandman By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (2009)


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