Two new characters Henri Duval and Dr Occult debuted in this issue, but neither was as important as the creative team who put them together; Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. New Fun only published original material and Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson needed a fresh supply of talent. While Henri Duval wasn't exactly Superman, the team's work was finally being published. The Siegel and Shuster by-line framed "Henri Duval, Famed soldier of fortune." but on Dr Occult, the ghost detective, the two adopted the psedonyms of Leger and Reuths. The swashbuckling musketeer Duval didn't cut a memorable figure and lasted only 4 installments. Dr Occult however, whose powers were only limited by his imagination, proved to have a little more life. In his first outing, Dr Occult rescued a victim from a vampire by using a potent talisman.