While researching THE SHADOW--you know. Lamont Cranston, funny hat, evil lurking in the hearts of men. That guy--I came across THIS guy who apparently ran for more than 15 years in Australia beginning in the early fifties.
Oh, and did you catch the rather blatant rip-off of the classic Alex Raymond Rip Kirby image as seen below? I'm betting other covers were probably similarly "inspired."