All-Star Squadron no. 49. The Return of Dr. Occult! For a guy like me who was already smitten with Superman, and increasingly fascinated by the Golden Age of comics, you can probably imagine how intrigued I was to learn that Siegel and Shuster had created another character well before Superman; and that he still turned up in comics. Dr. Occult, a “ghost detective” had been in comics limbo since 1938, until Roy Thomas brought him back (and saved him from the public domain) in this issue. The story really deals with Wotan the Wizard controlling the Shining Knight against the Squadron and the British Armed Forces, and Occult doesn’t have a lot to do here. He would become more important in later stories, becoming a key figure in DC’s magical landscape. Still, appearances by him are quite a rare treat.