Summary · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Kenneth RobesonE to read the book to find out how read some time in 1984 Read in the 70s Ashton City has been a hotbed of corruption for years but now the local political boss lies on his deathbed and wants to fix things before he meets his maker To clean up the town he calls in Dick Benson the Avenger himself and asks him to mete out ustice as he sees fit Benson takes on the task and efficiently assigns the members of his team to infiltrate the various corrupt factions of the town s leadership and piece together the evidence necessary to bring them to ustice Of course all is not as it seems but plenty of perilous adventure ensuesThe fourth book in The Avenger
SERIES FEATURES DICK BENSON AND ALLfeatures Dick Benson and all of his aides This is the first novel in the series that hasn t added an additional member of the team and so to me it seems like the series has settled into its norm at least until everything gets changed again in book 13 The book was first published in
*1939 in the *in the magazine The Avenger published by Street SmithThis is a good potboiler yarn fairly typical of the series Benson maintains his sense of ustice meaning he never acts as Lonestar Sanctuary judgeury and executioner on his own but if the bad guys do themselves in through their own machinations and die as a result then ustice has been served. Rrible almost impersonal force masking chill genius and super normal power behind a face as white and dead as a mask from the grave Only his pale eyes like ice in a polar dawn hint at the deadliness of the scourge the underworld heedlessly invoked against itself when crime's greed turned millionaire adventurer Richard Benson into The Avenge. ,
Ng and very well written for the context of the era Benson s origin as recounted in Justice Inc the first story was similar to Bruce Wayne s in that the loss of his family spurred his decision to fight crime his wealth and physical prowess allowed him to do so The loss of his wife and daughter resulted in a weird facialdeformity that made his skin lose
Its Pigmentation And Left It Malleable Like Wax So Thatpigmentation and left it malleable like wax so that could reform it and made him the man of a thousand faces the loss of this ability in the thirteenth novel was a downturn in the series The series continued for a second dozen adventures in the 1940 s and then for a second dozen adventures in the 1940 s and then for a third dozen in the 1970 s when Warner Books had Goulart continue the series for another dozen volumes after they put out the first two dozen in paperback It was a fun and thrill packed intelligent series down to Earth than the Doc Savage books and much less crazy than The Spider series A city is run by corrupt gangsters politicians and police and Benson and his aides are called in to stop them Trouble follows trouble as Smitty is held in a police cell for murder and the two female aids are locked in a room to be killed More follows till they are all finally caught in a death trap by the people they are after Can they escape Of course but you ll hav. H Dick Benson He had been a man After the dread loss inflicted on him by an inhuman crime ring he became a machine of vengeance dedicated to the extermination of all other crime ringsHe turned into the the person we know now A figure of ice and steel pitiless than both; A mechanism of whipcord and flame; A symbol to crooks and killers; A te. .
Much like Doc Savage the Avenger fights crime with the help of his aids While the stories aren t as exciting and world ranging as Doc he
*is still a *still a pulp character and read Very recommended The Avenger Richard Benson was one of the greatest pulp crime fighters He and his band of associates comprised Justice Inc and armed with keen gadgets clear genius stout hearts good humor and the force of right set forth from their Bleek Street headuarters to thwart evil defend goodness and protect American society The adventures were published as by Kenneth Robeson the creator of Doc Savage which may have led to the perception that The Avenger was something of a second rate Doc though the originals were actually written by Paul Ernst and then continued by Ron Goulart many years later Armed with Mike Ike a very special knife and gun Benson was teamed with Mac and Smitty analogous to Monk and Ham from the Doc Savage series from the beginning and then oined by blonde and diminutive Nellie Grey who could definitely have held her own with Pat Savage or Nita van Slaon in the second book Josh and Rosabel Newton perhaps the best depicted African American couple from the era in The Sky Walker and light hearted Cole Wilson in the thirteenth adventure The stories were well paced and exciti. A message traced in blood reads The devil's horns; a political lies paralyzed The city he controls now in the hands of killers; and The Avenger must decipher the bloody message dieIn the roaring heart of the crucible steel is made In the raging flame of personal tragedy men are sometimes forged into something than humanIt was so wit.