September 6, 2011

Men of Mystery 17

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This issue presents an article/interview with the legendary Joe Simon composed by Joe with his son Jim Simon. Also, indepth coverage of the Simon/Kirby masked hero, Stuntman- one of the best comic book concepts of all time, written by Bill Black, in support of the reprint of “Stuntman Enters The House Of Madness” from Stuntman #1, 1946. More historical text is presented by comics historian (and former Mad Magazine editor) Jerry DeFuccio who teamed up with Golden Age artist Mart Bailey to create a super-hero themed newspaper strip-The Owl. Jerry provides art and background on his creation as well as on the artist of Dell Comics 1940’s Owl character, “The REAL Frank Thomas”. Also featured are a reprint of the Holyoke Cat-Man and Kitten from Cat-Man Comics #31, with very Fujitaniesque art by George Gregg, and “The Owl And Me” by Jeff Gelb. Color cover, interiors are black and white with graytones. 52-page standard comic book format. Printed in 1999.