Richard Turner, Mentor to the Spirit?

The December issue of D. C. Comic “The Spirit” is all about magic, and The Spirit solves the murder of Ogden Thompson, a very famous magician/magic inventor.

On the first frame (shown between the cover and full page image), Whit Haydn, Richard Turner, and Johnny “Ace” Palmer are named by The Spirit as the top magicians who were his mentors.

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Spirit cover