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PULP HEROES: THE MOON MAN – STORIES 1-3

I’m continuing my look at Frederick C Davis’ pulp hero the Moon Man. In reality police detective Stephen Thatcher, the Moon Man stalked the night-darkened streets of fictional Great City (“Great City ya got here … it’d be a shame if something happened to it …”) clad in his black costume and his helmet made of one-way Argus glass. Armed with a revolver plus limitless courage and ingenuity the Moon Man captured or killed Great City’s most dangerous criminals (white collar and blue collar) and robbed them of their ill-gotten booty. He would then distribute that money to the city’s Great Depression-ravaged poor. ( “Great Depression ya got here … it’d be a shame if – ” oh, forget it!) All this made him hunted by both the crooks AND the cops. For more on the Moon Man and other neglected pulp heroes click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

1. THE SINISTER SPHERE – This initial story of our urban Robin Hood nicely establishes all the whys and wherefores of the Moon Man universe. In the opening, set in June of 1933, our hero robs the mansion of white-collar criminal Martin Richmond. The press and politicians of Great City are pressuring the police force to end the Moon Man’s months-long “crime spree”. MM’s alter ego, Detective Stephen Thatcher pretends he’s Continue reading

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