November 23, 2011
Men of Mystery 86
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.