The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor, No. 18, December 1975, Whitman Comics. Words by Don Glut. Art by Jesse Santos.
DARK INTRUDER (1965) - once hen’s teeth-rare, this 59-minute movie starring Leslie Nielsen plays like a fore-runner to KOLCHAK. Set in San Franciso in 1890, Nielsen is a rich playboy who is also an investigator of the occult. Tense and atmospheric at the same time it is amiable. Meant to be a pilot for a failed television series (“The Black Cloak”), it was released theatrically before it found its home in obscurity. Can be found in its entirety on Youtube.
Beardy Hornsworth; Occult Detective, by Francesco Francavilla
Weird Tales, July 1933, featuring the Seabury Quinn story “The Hand of Glory.”
Illuminati burglars use a “hand of glory” to steal a magical artifact from an archaeologist. The thieves use the object’s weird powers to lure an innocent young beauty into the clutches of a cult that worships a hermaphroditic demon from ancient times. Only paranormal detective Jules de Grandin and the unflappable Dr. Trowbridge can save the young woman and deliver cult-infested Harrisonville NJ from its latest peril.