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The Man in the Silver Mask. The Man in the Silver Mask was created by Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Barr, Major Copley Brane, Terry Clane, Bertha Cool, Ken Corning, Speed Dash, Jax Keen, Barney Killigen, Bob Larkin, Lester Leith, Señor Lobo, Perry Mason, Ed Migraine, Patent Leather Kid, Phantom Crook, Paul Pry (II), Doug Selby, Pete Wennick, White Rings, Gramps Wiggins, Bob Zane, Sidney Zoom) and appeared in three stories in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1935, beginning with “The Man in the Silver Mask” (Detective Fiction Weekly, July 13, 1935).
The Man in the Silver Mask is a Costumed Avenger. He is grim society playboy who wears a silver mask to fight crime. He is assisted by his deaf Chinese servant/valet Ah Wong. The Man in the Silver Mask’s modus operandi is to kidnap gangsters and threaten them with torture until they talk.
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