|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.
Cover by Denis Rodier
Published by Black Coat Press in 2009
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