SUPER-DETECTIVE. SUPER-DETECTIVE. December 1941, No. 5 Volume 2.


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. With this issue and story "I.O.U. Murder" the series moved into a detective series with the adventure trappings and the Anthony character started wearing business suits. The stories were written by John Grange, a house pseudonym for Robert Leslie Bellem and W. T. Ballard. The Anthony character was phased out in 1943. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 543-545. Light edge wear with a closed tear to right front edge, short tear to lower left corner at spine, reading crease, a very good to nearly fine copy. (25224). Item #25224

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