Comic Book Cats, number 178: Rangers Comics #16 featuring The Werewolf Hunter drawn by Lily Renée, published by Fiction House in April 1944.

The Werewolf Hunter was one of the regular features to run in Rangers Comics throughout the 1940s. As the title implies, Professor Broussard started out fighting werewolves, but as the series progressed, he would eventually encounter all manner or bizarre creatures and supernatural phenomena. In “The Cats of Señor Shaitan” the Professor crosses paths with a sorcerer who transforms his three housecats into beautiful human women who he uses to carry out acts of evil. Fortunately the Professor is able to turn one of the felines against Señor Shaitan, who ends up with a lethal case of cat scratch fever.

Lily Renée was born 100 years ago on May 12, 1921 in Vienna, Austria. Fleeing her homeland in 1939 after the Nazis took power, Renée eventually made her way to the United States. From 1943 to 1947 she worked at Fiction House where she was the regular artist on several different features, among them The Werewolf Hunter, Jane Martin, The Lost World, and Senorita Rio. In the late 1940s she drew comic books for St. John’s Publishing. A remarkable woman, Renée left the comic book field at the start of the 1950s and worked in a number of different artistic & creative professions throughout the next several decades.

The entire Rangers Comics #16 can be read on the Comic Book Plus website.

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Comic Book Cats, number 178: Rangers Comics #16 featuring The Werewolf Hunter drawn by Lily Renée, published by Fiction House in April 1944. The Werewolf Hunter was one of the regular features to run in Rangers Comics throughout the 1940s. As the title implies, Professor Broussard started out fighting werewolves,...