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Black (II). Black (II) was created by “Paul Cain,” the pseudonym of George Sims (Gerry Kells), and appeared in “Black” (Black Mask, May, 1932) and “Trouble-Chaser” (Black Mask, Apr. 1934).

Black (II) (no first name ever given) is a cold, hard, and tough private detective. After having gotten involved in some dirty business he left New York for another (unnamed) big city, where he gets people out of trouble and not into it. He is emotionless and detached and is a skilled crime-solver.

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