The Shadow and the curse of the cat!
I think the Shadow was one of the best pulp magazine heroes ever, and I can still read a Shadow novel by Walter Gibson and be caught up in the mystery. The Shadow made a transition to a popular radio show, and then into comic books. The era where the Shadow was drawn by Bob Powell and his studio (see Pappy's #622 for a picture) had some of the best artwork in that title's long run.
The cover for this issue is like a poster, and its graphic excellence must've popped out at the casual browser at the newsstand.
The story is from The Shadow Comics Volume 8 Number 1, from 1948. Here is a note from the Grand Comics Database about the story:
Curse of the Cat is adapted from the 01/20/46 SHADOW radioplay by Lawrence Crowley. [Note from Anthony Tollin on 17 August 2004] Also: "It's possible that Bruce Elliot did the adaptations, though I wouldn't be at all surprised if artist Bob Powell himself simply adapted the radioplays to comic format."