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Action Comics (v1) #13 [B Story]

"The Ibor Jewel Curse"
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Action Comics (v1) #13 [B Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: John William Ely
Penciler: John William Ely
Cover Artist : Joe Shuster
Cover Date : June 1939
On Sale Date: May 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 6
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 30 Users Rated: 23
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New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [J Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [A Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [B Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [F Story]
Action Comics (v1) #13 [H Story]
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Scoop investigates the deaths of members of an Indian expedition whose bodies turned to stone.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Scoop Scanlon
  Scoop Scanlon last appeared in New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [F Story].

Supporting Characters
  Marlin Rogers First Appearance
  This is Marlin Rogers's only appearance.

  Rusty James
  Rusty James last appeared in New York World[appost]s Fair Comics 1939 [F Story].

Other Characters
  William Davis First Appearance
  This is William Davis's only appearance.

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  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-03 16:38:22  
  Another fairly routine case for Scoop, but that ending was as hokey as all get out! And this, we bid adieu to our heroic reporter in his final Golden Age appearance (other than a debatable appearance in World's Finest Comics #6, according to Scoop's DC wikia entry).

2 stars for the story, and a final grade of D+ for the series. I liked the multi-part arc with the car thieves but this series didn't really offer anything else that the other non-super series did. We'll start seeing series like this one elbowed out to make room for the costumed and super-powered heroes over time as the Golden Age progresses.

  thatsAgoodONE11 @ Russ (original post):    
  2018-01-13 00:12:16  
  I wasn't aware this was Scoop's last appearance. Thanks for keeping on top of things!  

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2018-01-13 00:17:14  
  Scoop goes out with a whimper. This story only stands out for the bizarre use of a corpse-as-a-puppet to get a guy to confess to his crimes. From the first two panels that set up the "mystery," it is easy to tell who is behind the murders. Scoop isn't much of a detective as much as he is a person who gets people to spill the beans on themselves.

Bye, Scoop. I'm not really going to miss you or your generic photographer sidekick.


  Russ @ thatsAgoodONE11 (original post):    
  2018-01-13 06:11:46  
  Actually, it snuck up on me, too. That's how memorable he was, I guess!  

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