The Avenger

avengers lg.jpgThe Avenger is a fictional character whose original adventures appeared from 1939 to 1942 in The Avenger magazine, published by Street and Smith Publications. Five additional short stories were published in Clues Detective magazine from 1942 to 1943, and a sixth novelette in The Shadow magazine in 1943. Newly-written adventures were commissioned and published by Warner Brother's Paperback Library from 1973 to 1974. The Avenger was a pulp hero who combined elements of Doc Savage and The Shadow though he was never as popular as either of these characters.

The authorship of the pulp series was credited by Street and Smith to Kenneth Robeson, the same byline that appeared on the Doc Savage stories. The "Kenneth Robeson" name was a house pseudonym used by a number of different Street & Smith writers. Most of the original Avenger stories were written by Paul Ernst.

Episode Number Episode Title Aired Datesort descending
1 High Tide Murders Friday, June 8, 1945
2 Mystery of the Giant Brain Friday, June 15, 1945
3 Rendevous with Murder Friday, June 22, 1945
4 The Eyes of Shiva Friday, June 29, 1945
5 The Coins of Death Friday, July 6, 1945
6 Mystery of Dead Man's Rock Friday, July 13, 1945
7 Tunnel of Disaster Friday, July 20, 1945
8 The Crypt of Thoth Friday, July 27, 1945
9 Melody of Murder Friday, August 3, 1945
10 Fiery Death Friday, August 10, 1945
11 Ghost Murder Friday, August 17, 1945
12 The Blue Pearls Friday, August 24, 1945
13 Wingate Heirs Friday, August 31, 1945
14 Thoroughbred Murders Friday, September 7, 1945
15 Department of Death Friday, September 14, 1945
16 Keys To the City Friday, September 21, 1945
17 Death in Mid-Air Friday, September 28, 1945
18 The Hooded Circle Friday, October 5, 1945
19 Death Rings the Bell Friday, October 12, 1945
20 The Subway Ghost Friday, October 19, 1945
21 The Cradle of Doom Friday, October 26, 1945
22 Death Meets the Boat Friday, November 2, 1945
23 Murder Hits the Jackpot Friday, November 9, 1945
24 Diploma of Death Friday, November 16, 1945
25 The Shot in the Dark Friday, November 23, 1945
26 Death Counts Ten Friday, November 30, 1945

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