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Castle, Johnny. Johnny Castle was created by C.S. Montanye (Canary Kid, Archibald Catfitz, Dave McClain, Captain Valentine, Jeff Vance) and appeared in fifteen stories in Thrilling Detective and Triple Detective from 1944 to 1954, beginning with “Death With Murder” (Thrilling Detective, Feb. 1944). Johnny Castle is a Bellem. He is a hard-drinking sports reporter for the Orbit who finds crime in a variety of locations in Manhattan and solves the crimes, the better to further his career. He is somewhat happily engaged to Libby Hart, although she is never happy with his endangering himself through crime-solving.

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