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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Crimson Devil


Creator: Brent E. Erwin
Writers: Mike Hall, Bob Elinskas, and Michael Wharton
Interior Art: D. S. Ellis
Cover: Chris Martinez
Clayton Duncan Blair (The Crimson Devil)
Lila Montgomery (American Star)
Fear (as himself)
Dr. Moon
Davey Jones (Prince of Mu)

Dr. Moon kidnapped Clayton Blair when he was just a child and was teaching him mystic arts and evil ways when Fear rescued him. Fear became Clayton’s mentor and helped him become a mystery man.
The Crimson Devil: Clad all in red, his uniform is cut vaguely like that of a limousine driver’s, with a bold yellow symbol emblazoned on his chest. The ensemble was rounded off with flare-cuff gloves, lace-up boots, and topped with a wide-brimmed hat decorated with tiny horns on the hatband.
Lila Montgomery is The American Star, a super heroine and actress in Saturday Matinee action serials. She was a lovely young figure, blonde hair and blue eyes; she wore a red miniskirt and unitard with a blue cape. Her appearance masked the evil-smashing machine that dwelled within her slim body.
Fear wore a typical business suit, a mask and cape. There is an air about him that commands attention. Little is discovered about him in the one story he appears in.
Four stories were published in one short story collection, then the characters disappeared, but it could have been an interesting series. More comic book superheroes than pulp, yet the collection was supposed to represent the pulps.
Atomic Age Treasury of Pulp Fiction (Ape Books) 2004
Bronze Dragon by Mike Hall
The Vengeful Ghost by Mike Hall
The Only Thing We Have by Bob Elinskas

The Waking Deep by Michael Wharton

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