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Appearing in Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers"Edit

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Adversaries:

  • Ian Karkull (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Everett Dahlen (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for Doctor Fate: "The Shadow Killers"Edit

(adapted from plot summary at dcindexes.com)
Kent Nelson and Inza attend a society party. Kent finds explorer Everett Dahlen dead. A shadow man flees the scene. Kent pursues, but he is unable to touch the shadow man.

Later as Doctor Fate, Kent uses his mystic powers to track the shadow man to Ian Karkull, Dahlen's former partner. Karkull has invented a machine that can turn men into shadows and back. He is using the machine for crime, so Doctor Fate step in to stops the scientist. Karkull turns himself into an intangible shadow to escape, but when Doctor Fate destroys his machine, Karkull is unable to resume human form. Karkull is left to wander the world trapped in shadow form.

Appearing in The Spectre: "The Strangler"Edit

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Supporting Characters:

  • Chief

Adversaries:

  • Unnamed horticulturist (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Jake Carstairs (Single appearance)[1]
  • Daniel Lakespur (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Thomas Bardsley (Only appearance; dies)[1]

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Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Strangler"Edit

Thomas Bardsley phones police to report a death threat. When police including Jim Corrigan arrive at Bardsley's house they find him strangled inside a locked room. Similar events take the lives of other men, forcing Corrigan's other self the Spectre to set a trap for the killer. When Jake Carstairs is threatened, the Spectre interrupts his death, discovering the killer is a plant. Spectre track down the plant's creator, who was extorting money from the victims. The Spectre ends the scheme, and the horticulturist is killed by his own plants.

NotesEdit

  • Aside from the stories above, this issue contains:
  • According to Roy Thomas, in All-Star Squadron Annual #3, 1984, 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 More Fun Comics #69 July 1941, and then fought a teamed-up Karkull and Wotan in More Fun Comics #70 Aug 1941. Therefore both of those adventures took place before 28 June 1941. In fact, according to Green Lantern's remark on page 26 of the Annual, the second Fate versus Karkull battle had happened "last year." It therefore follows that those stories took place not later than December 1940, with earlier Doctor Fate stories being likewise “compressed forward” on the Earth-Two timeline to compensate.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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