The Manchurian Menace is on the prowl again!
1942 — the Japanese occupation of China. The Devil Doctor and his equally sinister daughter race OSS, MI-6, Gestapo and Kempeitai agents to find a missing Chinese scientist. His discovery, the secret to the Atomic Bomb, is the prize!
Also in this issue: A stranded conquistador and his crew faces certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists; The Pink Reaper hunts a serial killer; Detective Raphael Jones investigates the case of “The Golden Curl” when a mysterious child searches for his lost parents.
More original thrills and adventure, written especially for this issue!
New illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover design by Rich Harvey.
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After too long, we get a fourth issue of Awesome Tales, a fanzine produced by Black Cat Media (R. Allen Leider) and packaged/published by Bold Venture Press. The cover story of this issue is Leider’s Devil Doctor story, “The Manchurian Menace,” which has the doctor and his daughter after a Chinese scientist in WWII China. He has the secret of the atomic bomb, and is pursued by Nazis, Japanese, OSS, and MI-6. Other stories in this volume include a new Pink Reaper story, a Domino Lady-like new pulp heroine by Patrick Thomas. I’ve only seen one other story with this character, so not certain where else she has appeared. Patrick has several other series, such as the Mystic Investigators. KT Pinto provides another story, this time with private eye Raphael Jones, and Robert Water has a story about conquistadors in Central America. Hopefully we will see another volume soon. This is a nice series and wish we would see issues more often.