As for who dusted a ghoul next to the Daily Show studio, and why…take a look at Shine’s baby-sister comic, The Eagle of Hermes.
New York City.
Dandy (thinking): This city is nothing but a waste of time! It’s only a target at all because Americans are emotionally attached to it. There’s not a supernatural challenger for miles around.
Wait…now that’s more like it! Someone actually took out a ghoul here!
Smells of adrenaline and sweat…but no blood.
Dandy: Come out, come out, wherever you are…I know there’s someone here. You reek of fear and–
Stephen: What’s that, Sweetness? You say he talks too much? You think we should shoot him some more? That’s my girl.
Sweetness: Double-action Colt Detective .38 special, third issue.