September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 20
THIS BOOK IS SOLD OUT AND UNAVAILABLE AT ANY PRICE> The Men Of Mystery spotlight focuses on a woman this time around, as this issue’s theme is The Phantom Lady and other heroes. Start off with a breathtaking Matt Baker Phantom Lady cover recreation, and a lead story starring comics’ ultimate “good girl art” heroine from her Fox Features run, “The Subway Slayer”, from All Top Comics #12, August, 1948. An interview with Golden Age artist Frank Borth touches on his days drawing the original incarnation of the ‘Lady ar Quality Comics, as well as the rest of his career. We’ll see a sample of Mr. Borth’s work as we present an adventure of his creation, The Spider Widow ,in a story from Feature Comics #63, then see her, co-star The Raven and The Phantom Lady all in action together in a tale from Feature #71, drawn by Rudy Palais. Then, it’s Harry “A” Chesler’s Dynamic Man, out of the pages of an early 1940’s issue of Dynamic Comics, in an untitled story drawn by Al (Superman) Plastino. Jack Cole is represented with a Death Patrol saga (again untitled) from Quality’s Military Comics #2, and the Phantom Lady returns in the very last story published in her Fox run, “The Mystery Of The Monkey Cult”. Get a peek into comics history here that you’ll see nowhere else. Color cover, enteriors are black and white with graytones. 52-page standard comic book format. Printed in 1999.