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Detective Comics (1937) - #20
DC Comics


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Vincent A. 'Vin' Sullivan

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Leo O'Mealia
 

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Cover Date: October 1938
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman (2019) HC
Detective Comics: The Complete Covers (2018) HC vol. 01

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When crooked lawyer Myron Block uses a phony witness racket to get a murderer acquitted, the Crimson Avenger takes interest in the case. The Crimson approaches Block claiming to need an alibi for a murder he is planning to commit. Block agrees to help, providing the murder weapon and a note that will make the death look like suicide.

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Slam Bradley learns to perform magic. He then attends a magician's convention and pledges to use his magic to help people. His first target is political boss Pete Hansen, who is responsible for much of the graft in the city. Slam uses magic to frighten and confuse Hansen's men. Vowing to get Bradley, Hansen enlists a magician of his own Professor Mysto. Slam proves to be superior to Mysto, and through his efforts forces Hansen to return his ill-gotten profits and leave the city.

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