September 6, 2011
Golden Age Men of Mystery 9
Nedor/Standard’s hero from Startling Comics , Pyroman leads off this issue, in an untitled story reprinted from America’s Best Comics #3, circa 1942. Another Better Publications favorite follows, as The Black Terror tosses “The Dice Of Death”, drawn by Mort Lawrence, and reproduced from Exciting Comics #68, July of 1949. Mr. Scarlet and Pinky deal with “Willpower” in a Bob Fujitani-illustrated story from Fawcett’s Wow Comics #61, February of 1947. A special feature this issue is an indepth text article on the bizarre MLJ hero, The Hangman, which is written by Mark Heike and profusely illustrated with Bob Fujitani artwork. And, lest you think we’ve left out the luscious ladies of long ago, Yankee Girl stars in a new “retro” tale, guest-starring The Fighting Yank, “Watch Out For The Ooze”, written and drawn by Bill Black. Bonus featurette- a rare page from Tem’s Crash Comics Adventures #5, from the second ever appearance of The Catman. Art by Irwin Hasen. Color Alex Schomburg cover, interiors are black and white with graytones. 52-page standard comic book format. Printed in 1998.