June 21, 2013
Men of Mystery 90- NOW AVAILABLE!!
Issue #90, the latest in AC’s premiere Golden Age reprint anthology series, Men of Mystery, is now available!! Shady publisher Victor Fox’ Fox Features line was one of the earliest comic houses to jump “whole-hog” onto the costumed superhero trend right around 1940; and if not for some questionable business practices and bad decisions, they COULD have made a big success of it. They definitely had the right type of product out there at the right time, but apparently just didn’t quite know what to do with it. But that doesn’t mean that they didn’t do some colorful, interesting, and historically-important comic book stuff for a few years. Based on some positive reaction to previous reprints of the Fox Features’ original version of the BLUE BEETLE that we’ve done lately, we’re bringing interested readers even MORE BB this go around. We’re presenting complete reprintings of two issues of Fox’ BIG 3 comic ( #’s 3 and 4 ), their “all star” anthology of the time, and addtional material from BLUE BEETLE #10. Here, you’ll get a chance to see the Sombre Scarab in THREE big stories; two of which are feature-length 18-pagers!! All of these BB tales are rendered by Al Carreno, a Mexican-American artist whose father rode with Pancho Villa!. One of the stories, ( the lead adventure from Big Three #3 ) was reported by the late, legendary comics writer Robert Kanigher to be his FIRST professional swcripting job in comics!! In addition to that, you’ll get a quartet of adventures starring FFC’s mythical strong-man hero, SAMSON, illustrated by Pierce Rice and Arturo Cazeneuve, and a pair of pyrotechnical dramas with The FLAME. Murder. mayhem and destruction on a mass scale are the order of the day in these tense potboilers filled with villainous mad doctors and gangsters with their incredible schemes. Then, get ready for The GORILLA!! Did you think The SUB-MARINER was the BEST anti-hero produced in comics’ early days? Well, maybe he was. But he wasn’t the ONLY one!! Check out a strange “take” on a recurring super-character with The GORILLA !! ALL are never-previously-reprinted Golden Age full-story classics, all straight out of the pages of early 1940’s Fox Features comic books !! A full 140 pages of vintage excitement ! Black and white interiors with full-color covers; standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Like EVERY issue of MOM, THIS one is NOT to be missed!! Released in 2013.