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John A. Coughlin

Detective Story Magazine (1931)

Real Name
John Albert Coughlin

Detective Story Magazine


Place of Birth
Chicago , Illinois , United States of America

Date of Birth
Date of Death

January 23, 1885
April 3, 1943

Professional History

John A. Coughlin was a pulp magazine artist who painted several covers for Street & Smith publications. He painted the first cover for Detective Story Magazine and continued to create almost all of the covers for the next twenty years. His cover for the March 7, 1931 issue is the first painted appearance of The Shadow.

Work History

Images Attributed to John A. Coughlin


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