September 6, 2011

Men of Mystery 55

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Another full volume of classic Golden Age costumed- hero reprints, starting off with cover star The Avenger, who is featured in a Bob Powell -drawn story originally seen in The Avenger #4; “The Man Who Played Spy”. Then, it’s that post-war espionage ace, Quality Comic’s T-Man, in “Trouble’s Double”, well-drawn by W. G. Hargis. This adventure takes place in the Middle East, smack dab in the middle of a late-’40’s oil crisis!! Commando Yank returns, courtest of artist Carl Pfeuffer in a story from Wow Comics #44, “Quisling Quest in Tibet”, followed by the surreal & unearthly Stardust the Superwizard, in an untitled Henry Fletcher story originally seen in an early issue of Fox Features’ Fantastic Comics. Camilla, the jungle queen saves a cache of native diamonds in an untitled Ralph Mayo story from Fiction House’ Jungle Comics; the great Steve Ditko provides art on “Operation Blacksnake”, another petroleum- related story, this one narrated by Charlton’s Mysterious Traveller; and Pete Morisi’s Masked Raider appears in “The Shotgun Army” 52 pages, black & white with color covers, standard comic-book size, saddle-stitched. Printed in 2005