Written by Walter B. Gibson, American author and professional magician, best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow.
from Blackstone Master Magician Comics #1 (March-April 1946)
around the same time, this digest sized pulp novel appeared, also by Gibson. Although the cover says it is an Atlas (Martin Goodman's company) publication, the interior indicia says it was published by Vital, same as this comic, leading one to wonder if there was some link. Goodman liked nothing better than playing the shell game with companies.