--- In email@example.com, "J.C. Hocking" <jchocking@...> wrote:
> For Davis it was The Adventures of Max Latin, a very enjoyable
> And for Nebel it was The Adventures of Cardigan, which was even better.
> But there's lots more superb work by both authors still lost in the
> This is especially true for Nebel, who to my mind is the most
criminally under-rated (and under-reprinted) of all the Black Mask boys.
I like Nebel, but I wouldn't say he was as good as Norbert Davis or
Raoul Whitfield, or Gardner at his best. I would place Nebel in the
same category as, for example, Roger Torrey (or Torres) and Richard
Sale: high second rank. Nebel was great at depicting action, but
characterwise, he tended to be one dimensional.
Anyway, please forgive the digression... who cares how Blackmaskers
are ranked? A pulp is to pick up and enjoy.
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