Crane, Ted. Ted Crane is a “noted college athlete” who is invited by “Professor Hawkins, famous anthropologist,” to accompany him on a quest to find the “lost Konogo tribe.” What follows for Crane is a colorful career of adventure, exploration, and treasure-hunting. He fights human-sacrificing Leopard Men in their hidden jungle village, he fights Tombi head-hunters on his way to the City of Gold, he fights Pharaonic cultists in Egypt, and he fights Afghan natives at the cursed Demon Pool of Shai-tan. He appears in stories with titles like “The Voice From the Flames,” “In Basutoland,” and “At the Top of the World.”

First Appearance: Exciting Comics #2 (Standard), May 1940. 21 appearances, 1940-1942. Created by George Mandel and ?










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