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"Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers"": When several shadow men appear and start commiting crimes, Doctor Fate tracks them down to the lair of Ian Karkull, the mad scientist who invented the machine that turn men into shadows temporarily.



Appearing in Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers"

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Villains:

  • Ian Karkull (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
    • Slick
    • Hart
    • 3rd thug

Other Characters:

  • Everett Dahlen (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback and main story)

Locations:

  • Ragnor (Flashback only)

Synopsis for Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers"

When several shadow men appear and start commiting crimes, Doctor Fate tracks them down to the lair of Ian Karkull, the mad scientist who invented the machine that turn men into shadows temporarily.

During the confrontation, Doctor Fate is apparently wounded by Karkull's machine, but he is simply pretending in order to capture the whole gang. Having stopped all the henchmen, Fate focuses on Karkull, who used his machine on himself, turning into a shadow. Doctor Fate, unable to harm or stop shadows, destroys the machine, condemning Karkull to live eternally as a shadow.

Appearing in Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Aqueduct Case"

Featured Characters:

  • Detective Sergeant Carey

Synopsis for Detective Sergeant Carey: "The Aqueduct Case"

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Appearing in Clip Carson: "The Swamp of Pestilence"

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Synopsis for Clip Carson: "The Swamp of Pestilence"

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Appearing in Captain Desmo: "The Count"

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Desmo

Supporting Characters:

  • Gabby

Synopsis for Captain Desmo: "The Count"

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Appearing in Radio Squad: "The Priceless Art Treasures"

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Appearing in Lance Larkin: "Mystery in Jungletown"

Featured Characters:

  • Lance Larkin

Synopsis for Lance Larkin: "Mystery in Jungletown"

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Appearing in Red Coat Patrol: "Bailey's Nugget"

Featured Characters:

  • Sgt. O'Malley

Synopsis for Red Coat Patrol: "Bailey's Nugget"

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Appearing in The Spectre: "The Strangler"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Chief

Villains:

  • Unnamed horticulturist (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Jake Carstairs (Single appearance)
  • Daniel Lakespur (Only appearance; dies)
  • Thomas Bardsley (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Strangler"

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Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
  • Doctor Fate:
    • According to Roy Thomas, in All-Star Squadron Annual #3, Ian Karkull’s elaborate attack on eight future U.S. presidents took place on 28 & 29 June, 1941.
    • Doctor Fate first encountered Ian Karkull in this issue, and then fought a teamed-up Karkull and Wotan in More Fun Comics #70.
    • Therefore both of those adventures took place before 28 June 1941.
    • According to Green Lantern's remark on page 26 of the Annual, the second Fate-versus-Karkull battle had happened "last year."
    • Therefore both of those More Fun stories took place not later than December 1940, with earlier Doctor Fate stories being likewise "compressed forward" on the Earth-Two timeline to compensate.
  • Spectre: The Strangler is reprinted in The Golden Age Spectre Archives Vol. 1.
  • Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers" is reprinted in The Golden Age Doctor Fate Archives Vol. 1.
  • Also appearing in this issue of More Fun Comics were:

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