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Kingsley, Lord. Lord Kingsley was created by the Danish authors Harry Hansen (Count Basil) and Niels Meyn (Count Basil, Kurt Danner, Gentleman Detective, Lord Lister, John Mac Carty, Mister X, Modern Thief, Count Sterling) and appeared in Lord Kingsley–Gentlemantyven #1-133 (1925-1927).
Lord Kingsley is a Lupin, modeled on A.J. Raffles, who has a grand old time stealing everything in sight from a variety of locations in Europe and America. He is usually successful at this, despite being pursued by Nat Pinkerton, who can never quite seem to catch Kingsley. In Lord Kingsley #74, “Den Mystiske Lord X,” Lord Kingsley encounters Mister X. Lord Kingsley fights rival Lupins, the Human Beast, female spies, Femmes Fatales (like “the Lady With The Velvet Mask”), the Circus Devil, the Shaman, Lost Race Inca, the Ghost, the Creature from the Congo, Mad Scientists, the Snake Devil, the Tiger King, and a second Jack the Ripper.
Lord Kingsley appears in stories with titles like "The Demonic Woman in the Dark," "The Cannibal Tree," and "The Revolver Virtuoso."
* I'm including Lord Kingsley in the Best of the Encyclopedia category because of the ideasplosions within Lord Kingsley--Gentlemantyven. On some level Harry Hansen and Niels Meyn must have decided that combining the stories of A.J. Raffles with the imaginative heftromane and a Danish hero would be a great idea, because that's what Lord Kingsley--Gentlemantyven. The pulp lasted 133 issues over three years' time, so clearly Hansen and Meyn were correct in their decision. Lord Kingsley--Gentlemantyven could easily have passed for an ideasplosion heftroman, so many crossovers and gloriously pulpy ideas and opponents appeared in its pages. The crossovers with Nat Pinkerton and Mister X are very tasty toppings on the yummy dessert that is Lord Kingsley--Gentlemantyven.
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