World’s Finest 63 – Captain Compass guests

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Spreading the news on the cover of World’s Finest 63 (March/April 1953).

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Captain Mark Compass gets a one-off story in this issue, with art by Joe Certa.  He has been asked to patrol the coasts of South America, to prevent an international criminal, the Rapier, from landing.

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That’s one heck of a task.  But Compass takes an interesting tack on it, disguising himself as the Rapier, to work his way towards the man himself.

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There is more detective work and less seamanship than usual for the series, but it’s a good tale.  Captain Compass’ series in Star Spangled Comics had ended about 6 months earlier, and this may have been a leftover story.  On the other hand, Captain Compass would begin a new run, in Detective Comics, in about 6 months, so this may have been a try-out to check his popularity.

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