The Masked Raider (Marvel Mystery Comics #4, February 1940)
Al Anders was a comic book artist during the "Golden Age" of American comic books. Working through the Funnies Inc. shop, he is best known as the creator of 'The Masked Raider', the first ever western character published by Timely/Marvel. The feature first appeared in Marvel Comics issue 1 of 1939 and was a regular feature in Marvel Mystery Comics until 1940. Anders also drew 'Fantom of the Fair' and 'Phantom Rider' for Centaur Comics, and contributed to Novelty's Blue Bolt Comics. In the mid 1940s he did 'Secret Agent 2 B-3' for Superior Publishers.