September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 50
Big 50Th Issue!!! The” best of the best ” culled from comic’s Golden Age are reprinted as usual this issue, starting out with the legendary Spy Smasher, stranded on a tropical island and at the mercy of Nazi killers in “Winds of Death”, illustrated by Alex Blum. Then, from Down Under, it’s a reprise of Australia’s version of The Catman, and his partner Kit, as they must save beautiful Terry West and her father, The Professor, from the clutches of Capital Cities’ crimeboss, Vic Stombelli, in a beautifully-illustrated cliffhanger drawn by John Dixon. Look for the conclusion of the story in MoM #51. Then, Bulletman and Bulletgirl save a man from attempted murder on the ski slopes in “The Death Jump”, with art by Charles Tomsey. Then, counter-espionage takes The Black X into Finland and Russia, in the early days of World War II, in an untitled story drawn by Will Eisner, ortiginally seen in Smash Comics #10. Finally, it’s Cold War superheroics as The Avenger flim-flams a coterie of Communists into believing that he is a “Man From Mars”; with art by Bob Powell. Top quality printing and reproduction on superb full-story reprints of material originally seen in the 1940’s and ’50’s from publishers like Quality, Magazine Enterprises, and Fawcett. 52 pages, black and white with color covers. Printed in 2004.