January 1, 2018
It’s that time again; another issue of AC Comic’s acclaimed Golden Age superhero reprint anthology, Men of Mystery is now available and on sale!! This big 106Th issue of the long-running MOM series is, as usual, chock-a-block with rare, unseen vintage reprints of classic 1940’s costumed hero stories from long-defunct publishers; a treat for collectors, afficionados and comics historians everywhere!! Looking inside this issue’s iconic Edd Ashe cover (originally published on an issue of Fox Features’ Mystery Men comics), the discerning reader will find a top-flight adventure starring STORMY FOSTER-THE GREAT DEFENDER: “The Four Feathers Of Death”, with evocative art by Rudy Palais; originally seen in a 1943 issue of Hit Comics; The FLAME in “The Tomb Of The Tortured Death”, illustrated by the Cazeneuve brothers (Louis and Arturo) first printed in Fox’s Big Three Comics #7, January, 1942; Mr SCARLET and PINKY in “Music of Madness” from Wow Comics #35, drawn by Harry Anderson; RUSTY RYAN and the BOYVILLE BRIGADEERS fighting The Black Dragon Society from Feature #59, with art by Paul Gustavson; cover feature The BLUE BEETLE in “Death At The Ball”, also from Big Three #7-drawn by Al Carreno; The RED COMET( by Saul Rosen) in an untitled story originally published in Fiction House Comics’ Planet #18, BLACKHAWK in “The Flying Tank Platoon” (from Quality Comics’ Blackhawk #106), illustrated by Dick Dillin and BH creator Chuck Cuidera; CAPTAIN TRIUMPH facing off against the villianous Ruby Conn from Hit Comics, drawn by Reed Crandall and Cuidera; Bob Powell’s MAN IN BLACK in “Betrayed”; LADY LUCK tangling with the impessionist painter. Salvador Dilly in an untitled story drawn by Fred Schwab; CAPTAIN FREEDOM and the YOUNG DEFENDERS from Speed #37, delineated by the highly-underrated Ernie Schroeder; Ajax-Farrel’s version of The BLACK COBRA in “Deadline For Danger”, drawn by Robert Hayward Webb; never-previously-reprinted episodes of Fiction House’s SPACE RANGERS and CAPTAIN TERRY THUNDER; plus this issue’s MOM “premiere” character, CAPTAIN WIZARD, in a VERY surreal story (that must be SEEN to be appreciated) from Captain Wizard #1, illustrated by Jack Alderman. Add it all up, and it’s the MOM standard 140 pages of great full-story reprints in black and white (inside a full-color cover), printed at standard comic book size, and saddle stitched, for $29.95. Available now from AC Comics. Printed in 2017.