Comic Book Coffee, number 114: Funny Pages volume 4 #1 featuring The Owl drawn by Martin Filchock, published by Centaur Publications in January 1940.

Over coffee and eggs in a rural cabin Jack and his scientist father discuss their plans to obtain revenge against the racketeer who crippled Jack’s father. Retiring to the back room of the cabin, the young man soon emerges as the costumed crimefighter known as… the Dreaded Owl!

The Owl is literally the definition of a fly-by-night superhero (pun intended) as Funny Pages vol 4 #1 represents his one-and-only appearance ever!

Martin Filchock was a regular contributor to Centaur’s line of comic books in the late 1930s and early 40s. A prolific artist, Filchock’s career began in 1925, when he was only 13 years old. His work appeared in numerous magazines throughout the 20th Century. Filchock was still drawing professionally when he passed away in September 2012 at the ripe old age of 100!

The complete issue can be read on the Comic Book Plus website.

Further information on Martin Filchock can be found on the blog Comic Bits Online.

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Comic Book Coffee, number 114: Funny Pages volume 4 #1 featuring The Owl drawn by Martin Filchock, published by Centaur Publications in January 1940. Over coffee and eggs in a rural cabin Jack and his scientist father discuss their plans to obtain revenge against the racketeer who crippled Jack’s father....