The Escape Wizard was printed in Atlantic City by Charles A. Bohem (also known as Charles Von Tome). The four-page magazine sold at 10c per copy and subscription $1 per year.
The first issue in April, 1946 featured:
- Hardeen's Milk Can Escape Explained
- Handcuff Secrets Exposed by Von Tome,
- Locks and Lock Picking
- The Von Tome $1,000 Challenge.
The second issue (May 1916) contained about the same type of material and a notification that the subscription price had been reduced to 50c a year with single copies priced at 5c.
The third issue (June 1916), which featured Dunninger on the cover, continued with articles on lock picking and of interest was a notice that all those sending subscriptions before June 30 would receive one of Von Tome's improved skeleton keys. A new department called Magic Department, had a drinkable wine and water trick and a version of the torn and restored tissue paper.
After the third issue (June, 1916), The Escape Wizard was discontinued and in its place The Wizard Monthly was published.