Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Widow Bewitched by Carter Brown

Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero, always the great lover and never a dull moment.

That is the essence of Rafael Vega, or otherwise known as the Black Death! Perhaps that is because he is the Chief of Secret Police or because he believes the shortest distance between two points is a bullet. It is because of few of those bullets that he now owns an America Thunderbird, which assists him greatly in matters of love and war. He works for the Great One, El Presidente, the runt, and he wishes him to investigate the widow of one of the country's greatest reformers. Unfortunately, that reformer met with a rather bad accident, and is with the living no more. His beautiful widow claims his spirit lives on, which does not please the Great one. During the first seance,he witnessed, his bad the General get murdered. At the next seance he was named the murder. He felt he did not live up to his name, the Black Death, so he killed a few of his enemies and ran off with the beautiful American girl, with the firing squad hot on the wheels of the Thunderbird.

Printing History

Horwitz Publications Inc.
Numbered Series #60 (March 1958)
Reprinted By Demand Series #16 (January 1960)

The Black Death, Rafael Vega, made one other appearance. He appeared in Murder Wears A Mantilla (1957) with Mavis Seidlitz as a secondary character.

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