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Men of Mystery 86

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The latest action-packed issue of comicdom’s premiere Golden Age superhero reprint anthology focuses exclusively on the World War II heroes of Fawcett Comics- including two FULL ISSUE reprints featuring a pair of rare, sought-after gems from the early heydays of Fawcett’s costumed champions of justice! Appearing here in this issue, it its entirety is the very rare MINUTE MAN #1, from the Spring of 1941; currently valued at over $3000.00! A spin-off from Master Comics, the MINUTE MAN stories from this book were released before thre US entered World War II. The four untitled stories from #1 were all drawn by Charles Sultan with the help of the Chesler Shop artists. SPY SMASHER #5 is reprised here as well, with four stories drawn by the excellent Emil Gershwin- “Death Itself Must Die”, “The Two-Faced Killer”, “America Smasher”, and one untitled story. SS #5 currently guides at a value of about $1000.00 But that’s not all- this volume also contains a Dan Barry COMMANDO YANK story from a 1942 issue of Wow Comics- “The White Lily of France”, an untitled Mr. SCARLET story from Wow #7 where the Crimson Crusader takes on The Black Sphinx (art by Jack Binder) AND the Spy Smasher back-up feature “Thrilling Spy Tales”, plus house ads & text features. In all, it’s 160 pages of vintage 1940s comic book action at it’s best. All stories are reprinted in full, utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology to maintain the integrity of the art. Standard comic book size, black & white interiors with full color covers, saddle-stitched. Released in 2011.

7 Responses to "Men of Mystery 86"

  1. Robert M. Price  December 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Who is the skull-faced villain on this cover?

  2. accomics  December 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The “skull-faced” villain on the cover is just a generic bag guy that cover artist Mike Machlan made a part of the scene; he is not meant to represent any actiual villain, Golden Age or otherwise.

  3. Mark Holmes  December 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    There is a Skull Faced villain in this issue! Nobody important tho, just Death.

  4. Robert M. Price  December 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you. I suspected as much but wantrd to know for sure. I love those covers and have made a custom figure of Mike’s creation, as well as of seven of the star-spangled heroes in the book. If Mike cares to give that villain a name, so I’ll know what to call him, I’d love to hear it!

  5. harlan  May 6, 2012 at 3:16 am

    So since this was published in 2011 and it is now May 2012 it is safe to assume this was the last issue?

  6. Mark G. Heike  May 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    No, actually. In fact, before the week is out, you’ll see solicitation info posted here for Men of Mystery #87 as a September, 2012 release. Some internal reorganization here has delayed production on the MOM title, but we are hoping to get it back on a more regular release schedule before too long.

  7. Jimjohnston  May 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    That is great news . I look forward to making a purchase.

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