September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 33
This patriotic-themed issue presents red, white and blue clad heroes of the Golden Age of comics, skillfully reproduced in complete story form, from vintage comics in sharp, clear images. The Flagman and his kid sidekick, Rusty, battle not one but two Axis dictators in Nazi occupied France! Both Hitler and Mussolini guest star! The Eagle and Buddy , the dare-devil boy, fight sabotage at sea when Nazis sink the Navy’s secret submarine… the PX-1! Miss Victory (AKA Joan Wayne) pits her prowess and pulchritude against “The Devils With Wings” led by Garto, King of the Falcons!! (sexy art by Nina Albright). Even though The Dart, a reincarnation of ancient Roman racket buster Cassius Martius, throws off our color scheme by wearing yellow, red and green, he and Ace, his juvenile partner, struggle against injustice to save a life-giving serum from destruction. The Spy Smasher rounds out the issue, even with his green and red, out-of-scheme costume colors. Believe me, kiddies, these are rare superheroics from Fox Features, Holyoke and Fawcett titles that you will only find in Men of Mystery. Color with black and white colors, 52 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 2001.