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Two new characters Henri Duval and Dr Occult debuted in this issue, but neither was as important as the creative team who put them together; Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. New Fun only published original material and Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson needed a fresh supply of talent. While Henri Duval wasn't exactly Superman, the team's work was finally being published. The Siegel and Shuster by-line framed "Henri Duval, Famed soldier of fortune." but on Dr Occult, the ghost detective, the two adopted the psedonyms of Leger and Reuths. The swashbuckling musketeer Duval didn't cut a memorable figure and lasted only 4 installments. Dr Occult however, whose powers were only limited by his imagination, proved to have a little more life. In his first outing, Dr Occult rescued a victim from a vampire by using a potent talisman.

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Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (1890-1968) was American pulp magazine writer and entrepreneur who pioneered the American comic book, publishing the first such periodical consisting solely of original material rather than reprints of newspaper comic strips. His comics company, National Allied Publications, would evolve into DC Comics, one of the world's two largest comic book publishers, though long after its founder had left it.A former U.S. Cavalry officer, Wheeler-Nicholson, by his account, "...

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