Red Skeleton

First Appearance: Mystic Comics #10 (August 1942).
Golden Age Appearances: Mystic Comics #10.
Modern Appearances: None.
Years Active: 1942-?

Red is a mystery writer for Crimely Publications. His boss, editor Stanley Dee, is none too happy with him, however, since his plots are not what Dee expects. So Red goes in search of a better story, along with his female assistant Deena. Red's not a traditional hero (on his first exposure to a corpse he faints) but when he has to he comes through, using his knowledge of "jui-jitsu" to take down a mobster. He gets help from Deena, too, who is quick and able with a gun and who rejects his attempts at romancing her with "save it, Casanova."

Notes: The story shows Dee's assistant reading an issue of Captain America Comics, and Red says "I'll write an adventure that'll even make the Human Torch (I) envious!"

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