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Detective Comics (v1) #20 [H Story]

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Detective Comics (v1) #20 [H Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Jim G. Chambers
Penciler: Jim G. Chambers
Cover Artist : Leo O'Mealia
Cover Date : October 1938
On Sale Date: September 1938
Story Arc: -
Pages: 6
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 27 Users Rated: 17
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When a man beats a murder rap in spite of overwhelming evidence, the Crimson Avenger targets a crooked lawyer.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Crimson Avenger First Appearance
  Crimson Avenger next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #21 [H Story].

Supporting Characters
  Wing How First Appearance
  Wing How next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #21 [H Story].

Other Characters
  Ed First Appearance
  This is Ed's only appearance.

  Joe Marko First Appearance
  This is Joe Marko's only appearance.

  Myron Block First Appearance
  This is Myron Block's only appearance.

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  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2017-12-06 17:31:27  
  First appearance of the Crimson! He is considered DC's first masked hero (the Clock was published via Quality Comics at this time).

The story and art are average at best, but it just feels historic. Masked heroes become a dime a dozen for DC in the coming years, but the Crimson is the first!


  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-16 18:19:32  
  This was a bit convoluted, but quite ambitious. I find it interesting that Travis involves his newspaper in the Crimson's cases; here's hoping he doesn't overuse that angle lest somebody put two and two together.

Without giving away any spoilers, I do like the Crimson's origin, which was finally told many many years later. That's why I think this feels historic as well; the origin was indeed rooted in an important part of pop culture history.

2 stars. In spite of the semi-complicated plot, this was a nice start for the Crimson Avenger.

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