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 Rex Parker, Mysterious Crime Avenger in
The Crimes Of Stilicho
A Complete Book-Length Novel
by Sam Merwin, Jr. writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Death came from the sky and under the ground in Parker’s most baffling case — but the daring masked detective braved perilous risks to bring in the most dangerous killer in criminal annals!
Bullets Are Dynamite — Exciting Short Story
by Robert Wallace
Tom Burke’s ex-con pals wouldn’t let him go straight! A short short story
Moon Over Murder — Exciting Short Story
by Fredric Brown
Pete Holm finds a gruesome setting for his brush and palette when death stalks
Under The Domino — A Department
A chat with the editor