In today’s comic we meet some of the local crime goons who will be pitting their wiles against our flamboyant hero as the story unfolds.  Octopus, who I think bears some resemblance to the Spider-Man villain, Dr. Ock showed up in Wonderworld Comics by Fox Features.  And Trigger Slumm (the guy with the pistol finger), appeared in Top Notch Comics by MLJ publishing.  Both of these comics were around in the early 1940’s.