There’s nothing a true Golden Age fan likes more than finding some “new” character or strip that they’d never seen before. If that fans’ particular area of interest is costumed super-types, this 91st issue on AC’s long-running vintage reprint anthology MEN OF MYSTERY is absolutely NOT to be missed!! We’ve searched through every hidden corner of the Golden Age to find the most obscure, most esoteric and most down-right WEIRD superhero concepts ever to make it into print in the 1940′s!! This book has alien heroes (MARTAN the MARVEL MAN and his girl-partner were from Mars, SUB-ZERO was another off-worlder); android heroes( The WHITE STREAK is an artificial human); lawyer-heroes(The MOUTHPIECE- need we say more?), heroes-by-proxy (Professor SUPERMINDand SON- you’ll just have to see it to believe it) multiple heroes (MIRROR MAN); a guy that turns into a red, flaming rock (FEARLESS FLINT); a babe who dresses up as an old hag to fight crime(SPIDER WIDOW); and we don’t even have room to get into trying to explain PHANTASMO, The FLYING FIST and BINGO, The FACE, HOODED WASP, LIGHTNING, PHANTOM FALCON, BRONZE MAN, IRON MUNROE, STEEL FIST, GHOST of FLANDERS, RED DRAGON, ZERO- GHOST DETECTIVE and a half-dozen others who will be on display in MOM #91. Some of these concepts were pretty creative, and you might wonder why they never found amajor audience. Others will just make you say “WHAT were they THINKING!”- but all will be interesting. Interior artists include H.G. Peter, John Daly, Emil Gershwin, Charles Sultan, Fred Guardineer, Frank Borth, H. C. Kiefer, Elmer Stoner, John Celardo, Mart Bailey and others; cover by the legendary Lou Fine. And, for those who are NOT fans of the obscure, we’ve got a couple of well-crafted stories starring Quality Comics’ first-line stars DOLLMAN (by Reed Crandall) and cover feature HERCULES. That’s AC Comics’ MEN of MYSTERY #91; 140 pages of high-quality, full-story Golden Age reprints (in black and white with color covers); standard comic book sixe with saddle-stitched binding. Be sure to look for it in the August edition of Diamond Previews; Volume23, #299, for products shipping in October of 2013, and place your preorder with your local comics retailer.
– June 7, 2013