Friday, April 22, 2016
Number 1883: Bitten by escaped gorillas!
In the final panel we are told that X, the Phantom Fed, “fights single-handedly against the underworld,” which goes against the idea of being a fed and having the backing of the federal government to fight evildoers. If this story is typical of X’s cases, then it is no wonder the rest of the feds don’t want to get mixed up in his business.
The Grand Comics Database lists no writer on whom to assign blame. The artist is also unknown.
UPDATE, April 29, 2016: Reader Darci has asked a question of her friends in the Pulp Magazines group online, brought up in the comments section of this posting. They have confirmed that the story is taken from a 1934 Secret Agent X novel, City of the Living Dead. Many thanks to Darci for her follow-up.