Sunday, April 26, 2015
Crossover of the Week
THE CASE OF THE BLIND SOLDIER
The Green Ghost (George Chance) investigates the bizarre murder of an army Corporal. Agent Jeff Shannon of G-2 is also looking into the crime. Chance’s aide Joe Harper seeks a lead at the Pink Rat. Commissioner Standish tells Chance that Dan Fowler and his boys are moving in to clean up corruption at Fort Dix.
Story by Tom Johnson in Exciting Pulp Tales, Altus Press, 2011. The Green Ghost (aka simply the Ghost) appeared in the pulp magazine The Ghost Super-Detective (later retitled The Ghost Detective and then Green Ghost Detective), and was created by G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Jeff Shannon is better known as the Eagle, who appeared in stories by “Kerry McRoberts” (Norman A. Daniels) in Thrilling Spy Stories and Popular Detective. The Pink Rat is an underworld dive bar from the Shadow novels. FBI agent Dan Fowler was created by Major George Fielding Eliot, and appeared in the pulp G-Men Detective. The year is conjecture, though the story explicitly takes place during America’s involvement in World War II.