The Escape Wizard was printed in Atlantic City by Charles A. Bohem and edited by 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 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, 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, The Escape Wizard was discontinued and in its place The Wizard Monthly was published.
- Linking Ring February 1953, page 46