SUPER-DETECTIVE. SUPER-DETECTIVE. October 1940, No. 1 Volume 1.


New York: Trojan Publishing Corporation, 1941. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. In the beginning this was not really a detective magazine but a hero-adventure magazine featuring Jim Anthony of Irish and American Indian lineage. Basically a Doc Savage imitation. The stories were written by John Grange, a house pseudonym for Robert Leslie Bellem and W. T. Ballard. This first novel, "Dealer of Death," Anthony fights a radical who is trying to overthrow the U. S. government. The Anthony character was phased out in 1943. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 543-545. Chip and minor edge loss along lower front cover, ring type stain to front cover with stain to first few pages and succeeding lower page edges, contents are sound and readable. A good copy. (25222). Item #25222

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