Introducing Secret Agent X, Man of Mystery and Destiny!
Editor Rose Wyn, with top writer Paul Chadwick, brainstormed and created Secret Agent X, an uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date.
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past in the Intelligence service who was declared dead by the Department of Justice and backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent X took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, X was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.