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JUMBO YELLOW PERIL MYSTERY FUNNIES
"NIGHT OF THE TERROR"

October, 1942

Unlike most superheroes, Hoverboy spent most of WW2 at home. The fact that writer C.L. Nutt had been classed 4-F, or unfit for military service, by doctors may have had some part to play in this decision. It proved to be a popular one for the millions of men who wanted to serve but couldn’t due to bad eyesight or chronic diarrhea.

This issue of YELLOW PERIL, dated 1942 pits HOVERBOY against Japanese escaped from Arizona internment camp. The series was generally very popular during the war, and continued selling very well in the South-Western United States until the early '50's, when activists groups had the series cancelled. One of three concurrently running wartime HOVERBOY titles, YELLOW PERIL is noted for being the an extremely rare find for collectors, as most issues when found, are burned.

 

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