The Masked Detective, avenger of crime, battled evil the world over. He was master of la savate, kick-boxing, in addition to being a crack shot, skilled makeup artist and ventriloquist. Beneath that mask was crime reporter Rex Parker, who worked for New York's "Comet" daily paper. With the aid of Dan Gleason of Homicide and Winnie Bligh, beauty columnist, he struck terror to every dark corner of the underworld. The magazine made its debut in the fall of 1940, at the height of the popularity of the "pulp hero" magazines. It was published for twelve issues before it was forced to close due to the paper shortages of World War II. The final issue of The Masked Detective was Spring 1943. The Masked Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Featuring a New Mysterious Crime Avenger in
A Complete Book-Length Novel
by Sam Merwin, Jr. writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Rex Parker follows a jungle trail to justice when a series of murders engulfs an expedition in blood! The masked detective opens his bag of tricks to trap a desperate crew of undersea killers!
Pop-off Rookie — Exciting Short Story
by Leo Hoban
O’Rourke knew Bert Miles would always blow up under pressure — but he didn’t expect him to explode in a killer’s face!
Cats Can Kill — Exciting Short Story
by Ray Cummings
Murder assumes a strange and ghastly form when an ingenious killer resurrects an ancient legendary beast of prey!
Under The Domino — A Department