September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 75
Our milestone 75Th issue leads off with a dynamic new cover by Mike Machlan, but the contents are all 100% pure vintage Golden Age reprints!! This volume opens with our cover star, Holyoke Comics’ FLAG-MAN in “The Wasp And The Sting Of Death”, nicely illustrated by the team of Alan Mandel and Dan Barrry, straight out of a 1944 issue of Captain Areo Comics. Next up is a brilliantly rendered episode of Quality Comics’ DOLLMAN, as Al Bryant does the art chores on “Tom Thumb and The Doll Man”!! Then, it’s CRIMEBUSTER in “Iron Jaw’s Treasure Hunt”, drawn by Hi Mankin, and originally seen in Lev Gleason Pubs’ Boy Illustories #78, from 1952. Then, Fawcett Comics’ RADAR makes his first MOM appearance, in a reprint of his very first Fawcett appearance; “Adventure In The States”, as drawn by Ken Battefield in Master Comics’ #83, in 1947. Then, it’s ROCKY X of the ROCKETEERS in “The City Beneath The Surface”, drawn by Ralph Mayo for Boy Illustories #94. Next, it’s the FIRST appearance of the “civilian” version of Fawcett’s star character, SPY SMASHER as CRIME SMASHER, in “Spy Smaeher Introduces Crime Smasher”, as drawn by Al Carreno in Whiz Comics #76. Rounding out the issue is MAJOR MIDNIGHT in “The Life Of The Shark”; drawn by Leonard Frank. A full 64-pages worth of Golden Age gems faithfully reproduced in glistening black & white. Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched with a full color cover. Printed in 2008.