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Blackstone the Magician #2-4 (May 1948 - September 1948) continued from EC's Blackstone the Magician Detective Fights Crime #1.

Blackstone, the Magician was based on the real-life magician Harry Blackstone (September 27, 1885 – November 16, 1965) was a famed stage magician and illusionist of the 20th century. Blackstone was born Harry Bouton in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a magician in his teens and was popular through World War II as a USO entertainer. He was often billed as The Great Blackstone. His son Harry Blackstone, Jr. also became a famous magician.Harry Blackstone

Blackstone, Master Magician (Vital Publications, Inc) started in 1946 and ran for three issues, it was renamed Blackstone The Magician Detective and began with new numbering immediately after (EC comics). ran for one issues.

Blackstone, the Magic Detective is a 15-minute radio series which aired on Sunday afternoons on the Mutual Broadcasting System from October 1948 until 1949.

The old time radio mystery show stars Ed Jerome as Blackstone aka "the world's greatest living magician," plus Ted Osborne his John and Fran Carlon as Rhoda. The series was based on real-life magician Harry Blackstone Sr. Storylines usually opened with Blackstone (Jerome) telling his friends John (Ted Osborne) and Rhoda (Fran Carlon) about an experience from his past, and this mystery story was then dramatized in a flashback. At the end, Blackstone challenged the audience to find a solution to the magical mystery. Each show concluded with Blackstone outlining a trick that listeners could perform for the amusement of their friends. The announcer for Blackstone, the Magician was Alan Kent, and Bill Meeder supplied the dramatic organ rifts. Walter Gibson wrote for the series.

Gibson also created EC Comics' Blackstone the Magician Detective Fights Crime in 1947. The comic book series continued at Timely Comics as Blackstone the Magician (#2) and Blackstone the Magician Detective (#3, #4).
EC's Blackstone the Magician 01Radio series stars and Vital Publications comic