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Enter the Nyctalope

by Jean de La Hire & others
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
A mysterious criminal mastermind shoots Engineer Pierre Saint-Clair and steals his plans for a revolutionary invention. His son, Leo, and a band of young adventurers, pursue the villains, a gang of international anarchists, to Switzerland, where he is captured and murdered. But like a phoenix, he rises from the dead, having gained the power to see in the dark, and sporting a heart made of metal and rubber, powered by electro-magnets. 20-year-old Leo Saint-Clair has now become-the superheroic Nyctalope!

Enter the Nyctalope, written in 1933, is the origin story of the greatest of all French pulp heroes, created in 1911 by prolific writer Jean de La Hire. It is presented here with three additional short stories also featuring the Nyctalope.

Enter the Nyctalope by Jean de La Hire (L'Assassinat du Nyctalope, 1933)
Black and Gold by Emmanuel Gorlier
Marguerite by Jean-Marc Lofficier
The Heart of a Man by Roman Leary
Introduction & Notes by Brian Stableford

Cover by Denis Rodier

Published by Black Coat Press in 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934543-99-3

The Brian Stableford Website